The ocean views from the sleek guest rooms and 13th-floor pool terrace of this impressive skyscraper are the big selling points, but the restaurants, facilities, and friendly staff close the deal. The hotel occupies floors 13 through 35 of a 70-story building that resembles a gargantuan sailboat. Its modern guest rooms have a bathtub between the shower and the bed, mirrors along one wall, and a balcony with a view of the sea and nearby towers. Details such as an espresso machine and iPod dock remind you that you're sailing first class. There's a massive Botero sculpture in the building's lobby, which also holds shops and restaurants; the hotel lobby is on the 15th floor. The 13th-floor terrace holds four pools surrounded by lounge chairs and beds, and a restaurant and bar that are a popular night spot.
Calle Punta Colón, Panama City, Panama
507-215–8800; 885-225–9640-in U.S.