Trump opens 70-story luxury hotel in Panama

The sail-shaped structure, soaring 284 meters into the sky, is a resort and residential complex that joins the real estate boom in Panama City. Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli and top officials were present at the ceremony.

“I want to thank Donald Trump for coming to Panama to invest in Panama and Panamanians for this opportunity to host one of the most important and beautiful buildings,” said President Ricardo Martinelli, adding that “I'm sure it's going to be on many postcards.”

The Trump Ocean Club reflects “the modern sensibility of the new generation of luxury travel,” the company said in an invitation to the inauguration of the resort, where the cheapest room costs 300 USD per night and homes sell for 250,000 to 1 million USD.

With an investment of 430 million USD, the resort designed by Colombian architecture firm Arias Serna Saravia is home to 47 suites, 37 elevators, a spa, marina, casino and an island with a private beach. It also boasts a 900-square-meter terrace with an oceanfront pool, personalized butler service and a convention centre stretched across 4,200 square meters.