On October 12, 2013, the Azuero Peninsula will open a new chapter with the official inauguration of the Cubita Boutique Resort & Spa, a first-of-its-kind project in the Republic of Panama. The brainchild of Panamanian finance specialist Ivan Eskildsen and wife Maria Amelia Pezzotti, Cubita Boutique Resort & Spa represents a unique marriage of world-class amenities with the colonial charm of the Azuero Peninsula, long considered the cradle of Panamanian culture and folklore.
Since the groundbreaking in 2012, construction of the Cubita Boutique Resort & Spa has proceeded at an unprecedented pace, entailing the dedicated efforts of over 200 workers and 20 engineers to meet the projected delivery dates. The Grand Opening scheduled for October 12th will be marked by animated festivities including a tour of the facilities and a presentation of the “Cubita Experience”, which seeks to preserve and promote the wealth of tradition and history of the Azuero region while providing experiences consonant with the highest standards of service. The guest list for this landmark event includes numerous Panamanian government and private personalities as well as distinguished international figures.
Set among landscaped gardens with a thematic backdrop evocative of the region’s Spanish colonial heritage, the facilities of the Cubita Boutique Resort & Spa include a 100-room luxury hotel, convention center, restaurant, pool, sauna, gym and state-of-the-art spa. Two of the most unique features of the hotel are the colonial chapel located in the courtyard – providing the perfect setting for unforgettable destination weddings in Azuero – and the museum, a beacon of culture in Azuero which will offer both visitors and locals the opportunity to explore the variety of influences that have shaped the history, art and folklore of the region.
At the helm of this ambitious hotel complex stands Argentinean Hugo Bemporat, a graduate of the Perito Moreno Tourism Institute of Buenos Aires and recipient of post-graduate certificates in Hotel Management from Cornell University and the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. Mr. Bemporat brings to Cubita over 25 years of management experience, including a successful career record in hospitality chains such as Radisson Hotels, Hoteles Barcelo RD, and AMHSA Marina Hotels & Resorts.
Cubita Boutique Resort & Spa, www.cubitapanama.com