Ok, it’s official. I ready to finally visit the melting pot that is Panama. Seeing photos of the new American Trade Hotel sealed the deal for me – it’s located in the 340 year old Casco Viejo neighborhood of the city and is a collaboration between the Ace Hotel Group and Conservatorio, a Casco real estate development company dedicated to revitalizing the neighborhood. The 50 room boutique hotel is oozing with Latin American flavor with white stucco walls, ceiling fans and patterned tiles. I can just imagine seeking refuge here, after a sweltering day exploring the bustling metropolis, with an ice cold beer in the courtyard. You too? Let’s go.