Avant garde hotel mid-city hotel.
Posted Feb 19, 2016
Funky, fun, arty and comfortable.
This unusual hotel has a huge wire sculpture of a woman out front, mis-matched upscale furniture in the "Stay Lounge" hang-out in the lobby (including a pool table), a nice protected pool area with a "picnic beach" and greenery tucked between the hotel and the next building, and a great huge "beach deck" above the fitness center with a hottub (cool water), big fans and shade areas near a rooftop bar.
A lot of this was deserted mid-week, but the picnic beach had a big movie screen and when we arrived after dark they were showing "Jaws" and folks were sipping drinks, eating dinner and hanging out.
The room was small but upscale with polished concrete furnishings(!) a 7-foot-tall velvet headboard and a lovely big shower stall. Did I mention the huge walk-in closet with safe? Or the "book" lined hallways (art not real books) and other art installations around the hotel?
The restaurant, "Solo" looked upscale at night, for breakfast it was more like a coffee shop with a nice buffet of fruit, eggs, coldcuts and breads -- a typical mid-range Panama breakfast included in the hotel fee.