PANAMA CITY American Trade Hotel

American Trade Hotel Panama City by Commune Design bar patterned tile floor white stools

Even though we’re wrapping up summer — and summer vacations — travel is always in season.

Especially when I find a destination that catches my eye and imagination, like the American Trade Hotel in Panama City. Remodeled by California design powerhouse Commune Design, it’s a light and airy, stripped-down Colonial whose charm is in its original architectural details not weighed down by traditional furnishings. Instead, simple pieces with clean lines keep richly tiled floors and paneled ceilings tastefully restrained. Add in lush tropicals and a room with a view, and I’m hooked.

American Trade Hotel Panama City by Commune Design dining patterned tile floor

American Trade Hotel Panama City by Commune Design dining wood tables woven chair backs palms

American Trade Hotel Panama City by Commune Design patterned tile floor bench palm cushions

American Trade Hotel Panama City by Commune Design view pool

American Trade Hotel Panama City by Commune Design pool

American Trade Hotel Panama City by Commune Design courtyard Bertoia chairs umbrellas striped benches

American Trade Hotel Panama City by Commune Design room white linens balcony view

American Trade Hotel Panama City by Commune Design bathroom tiled floor marble sink claw foot tub

American Trade Hotel Panama City by Commune Design room sitting area Americana

American Trade Hotel Panama City by Commune Design Colonial exterior square

Who’s ready for a fall getaway?

xoxo-EB

Design by and photos via Commune Design

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

5 Comments
  1. So cool that you wrote on this hotel! We have some friends getting married there at the end of January and thankfully we’re staying there as well! I’ve been obsessing over the design for awhile and now even more so after your post 😉 Thanks for sharing Erika!!!