JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

JW Suite

Lobby / JW suite

Key selling points: The high ceilings in this top-floor accommodation lend an airy feel, while the balcony offers Pacific Ocean vistas and views of the resort’s lake.

The bathroom also comes with an ocean view through large glass windows, plus a whirlpool and glass-enclosed shower.

Standout service: One couple enjoyed chef Jose Rodriguez’s Baked Alaska dessert, so before their departure, the chef prepared a surprise Baked Alaska breakfast for them.

Style: Cozy luxury, by Alberto Vallarino with Darlene PierPoint from Design World Studio, 2009

Resort Pool / JW suite

Special amenities: Frette linens, Sealy Posturepedic mattress, 42-inch LG LCD flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, aromatherapy bath amenities, daily tropical fruit, chocolate turndown amenity

Square footage: 1,320

Number of bedrooms in suite: One

Number of bathrooms: One and one half-bath

Number of rooms and suites in hotel: 118

Who’s slept here: High-profile politicians

Nightly rate: From $579

Location: 340 Third Street, Buenaventura Beach Community, Rio Hato, Cocle, Panama

Director of Sales & Marketing Xavier Pineda