The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort, which is located in Panama's Buenaventura resort community, joined Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels following the completion of a renovation to enhance its guestrooms, restaurants and meeting spaces, as well as the addition of the Buenaventura Zoo.
The Buenaventura was built around a 100-year-old Corotu tree, incorporating Panamanian elements into its design. The property made enhancements to the 118 guestrooms, suites and villas, all of them now including handcrafted pillows and handwoven traditional chunga baskets influenced by the country’s central provinces.
The resort’s five restaurants were also upgraded. EDG Design was involved in the remodeling of the restaurants.
The resort added two new meeting spaces, bringing the total to 2,056 square feet. Created as an extension of the meetings facilities, the new rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows to bring the outside in and can accommodate up to 150 people.
Also new with the conversion is the addition of the Buenaventura Zoo, which debuted last fall.