This unique and exclusive property offers luxury grounded in history. The American Trade Developing Company building was built in 1917. In the heady years following the completion of the Panama Canal, the neo-classical building made headlines as Panama’s first “skyscraper,” home to the city’s first modern apartments, and as the first building to be built from reinforced concrete.

The interior design of the American Trade Hotel is rooted in the colorful history of Casco Viejo, reflecting its diverse mix of cultural and design influences. Taking a building that has gone through radical transformations in its storied history from its origins as luxury apartments over a bank and department store to its more recent use as headquarters for a neighborhood gang. Commune borrowed from an assortment of 19th-century styles present on the Isthmus to re-imagine the American Trade Building as a family-run luxury hotel. The American Trade Building has the feel of a landmark passed down through generations.


The American Trade Hotel is approximately 30 minutes away from the Tocumen International Airport.

The vibrant Casco Viejo is a melting pot of many cultures converging in one place which is truly unlike any other! Casco Viejo is also home to the Presidential Palace (Palacia de la Garzas) The plazas of Casco Viejo, such as Plaza de Catedral, Plaza Bolivar, Plaza de Francia, Plaza Herrera and others, are social meeting places for residents and visitors alike.

There are restaurants (some of the best in the city in fact), cafes, boutiques, shops, beautiful buildings surrounding the plazas and immaculately manicured gardens. As you stroll through the old streets from one plaza to the next, you’ll meet vendors selling everything from Empenadas and Enchilladas to flavored shaved ice called “raspao” (shaved by hand and only set you back 35 cents!) to cool you down from the heat.


  • Wireless Internet
  • Aesop Bath Products
  • Frette Linens
  • Rain Shower
  • Robes
  • Slippers
  • 40″ Plasma Screen TV
  • Fully-stocked minibar
  • Coffee Maker
  • In-room safe