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Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo

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In the heart of the UNESCO-listed historic district, Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo welcomes you with 5-star luxury and unrivaled service. As you contemplate the Pacific from our singular pool deck, it's clear why we're the best hotel in Panama City.

Discover an irresistible blend of French sophistication and Panamanian history. Our heritage building immerses you in a rich legacy, from colonial furnishings to our local art collection, while looking to the future with a philosophy of sustainability.

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1917: An architectural landmark

The Union Club building, designed by James C. Wright, opens. It is an embodiment of the city's aspirations and ambitions, a place where deals are made, relationships forged and memories created.

1920s-1960s: A golden era

The Union Club is a beacon of opulence, welcoming a long list of celebrities, dignitaries and eminent royals. In 1953, the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II graces the Club with her presence.

1969: A new role

The building becomes "El Club de Clases y Tropas" (Classes and Troops Club), hosting cultural and sporting activities for officers.

1989: A turbulent time

As dawn breaks on December 20, the building becomes an area of interest in a U.S. search for high-ranking Panamanian officers. After this episode, the building is abandoned.

2022: A harmonious blend of past and present

Artisans, architects and historians collaborate with Sofitel to rejuvenate this historic gem. The Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo emerges, joining our exclusive collection of heritage properties.

Suites & rooms

Elegant and serene, our rooms and suites combine classic four-poster beds with modern luxuries like a Smart HDTV and state-of-the-art speakers. Diptyque bath amenities delight your senses in a spacious bathroom decorated with hand-painted tiles. Most accommodations have ocean views and balconies.


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Sofitel Spa takes a holistic approach to wellbeing with experiences that restore balance to body and mind, as well as KOS Paris facials. Facilities include a double room for couples, plunge pools, a Vichy shower and a relaxation room with ocean views.
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Côté Piscine

Plunge into the largest pool in Casco Viejo, or take in the spectacular ocean vistas from a lounger. Poolside service is available, and if you need a break from the sun, you can retreat to the covered pool bar for fresh juices, light dishes or cocktails.
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Fitness Center

Contemplate the Pacific Ocean during a session on the treadmill at our modern gym, which offers state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and free weights. For your convenience, the facility is open 24 hours, and personal training and classes are available.
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Restaurants & bars

Savor every moment. Two restaurants, three bars, an artisan café and in-room dining cater to every mood and craving. Indulge in Mediterranean fusion dishes at our sophisticated brasserie, afternoon tea in the lush Plaza Courtyard or crowd-friendly plates and cocktails on the buzzing rooftop.

Experiences & offers

Explore the delights our hotel has to offer with one of our specially curated packages and enjoy irresistible savings.

We've created a variety of options to enhance your stay, from indulgent spa escapes to cultural discoveries and gastronomic getaways.

  • Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo, Panama City Legendary Tour

    Discover the history of Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo from its illustrious days as an elite club to its transformation into an iconic luxury hotel.

  • Family Offer, Inspired by Le Petit Prince

    Book our Family Offer Inspired by Le Petit Prince for 50% off an adjoining room for your children, along with breakfast and late checkout.

  • Romantic Getaway

    Set the scene for a lovers' getaway at Sofitel with our Romantic getaway offer. Enjoy champagne, in-room breakfast. Book now.

  • Early birds' delight

    Save up to 25% when you book in advance at Sofitel. Plan ahead for a memorable stay with luxury rooms, first-class dining and indulgent spa treatments

Meetings & events

Milestone events deserve a landmark setting. For a corporate summit, a sumptuous gala or a destination wedding, become part of our hotel's history. Refined spaces include the Carnaval Ballroom, while our experienced team ensures every detail is flawless, from bespoke menus to the latest technology.

Sustainable luxury

At Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo, we're committed to sustainable practices, from recycling and using ethically sourced ingredients to participation in reforestation programs. We proudly partner with initiatives that support local artists and artisans and promote diversity in the hospitality industry.

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Frequently asked questions

Once home to the elite Union Club, our stately building was constructed in 1917. The club hosted lavish Carnival balls, presidential inaugurations and illustrious visitors including Albert Einstein and Queen Elizabeth II. The building was shuttered after the revolution, but was used as a movie location before it was reborn as Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo.

When you reserve a suite at our Casco Viejo, Panama, hotel an impeccably trained butler is at your service. Your butler is available for a variety of tasks, from unpacking your bags and shining your shoes to providing the perfect pillow. Ask your butler to prepare an Indulgent Bath Experience featuring a choice of essences from relaxing to energizing.

The Miraflores Visitor Center, about a 30-minute taxi ride from the hotel, offers the best vantage point, along with historical displays and an IMAX movie about the epic engineering feat that transformed international trade. The nonprofit Canal Museum, which tells the story through a collection of artifacts, is within a five-minute walk of the hotel.

Yes, not only has the historic district been extensively restored, it's a popular nightlife destination. It's perfectly safe to stroll through the area after dark, and you'll encounter locals and visitors enjoying the balmy weather in picturesque squares and hopping between restaurants and rooftop bars.

Location & Contact


Calle Primera Oeste, San Felipe, Casco Viejo



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