Thursday, April 2, 2015


By Eva Fydrych

Shopping, Art & Design

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine (Click to enlarge)

PANAMA CITY - Last October, Fashion Studio Magazine had the pleasure to collaborate with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Panama and attended four days of fabulous catwalk shows and fashion events in Panama City.

More than 25 local and international designers participated in the latest edition of #MBFWP. The event was a great opportunity to get familiar with Panamanian fashion and to learn about the upcoming trends.

Vibrant Panama City has a bit of everything - from excellent restaurants to shopping, night life, art galleries, and historic sties. Our trip was definitely a very memorable experience and we can't wait to go back!

Welcome sign at the airport

#MBFWP (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Sleeping in Style

TRYP By Wyndham is one of the city’s premier addresses for business and holiday stays. It is located inside one of the largest shopping centres in Latin America, Albrook Mall, where you can find more than 700 shops, food courts, movie theatres, casino, and a beautiful bowling facility; it is also only 10 minutes from the City of Knowledge and the Panama Canal.

This trendy hotel offers spectacular rooftop infinity pool, spacious fitness centre, and 13 meeting rooms. Specially designed to meet the needs of both executive and leisure guests, the hotel features state-of-the-art facilities, great location, and a delicious variety of Panamanian and international cuisines. 331 guest rooms, all of which include free wireless internet as well as a fully stocked minibar and in-room coffee maker, are modern and comfortable. Buffet breakfast is included in all rates.

TRYP Panama displays a lot of art, including beautiful works of the local painter Diego Fábrega Toledano.

"Designed to suit those with a penchant for travel and new experiences, we offer a one-of-a-kind experience that encourages you to get out and enjoy the city, socialize and live life to the fullest." - TRYP by Wyndham

Photo courtesy of Tryp Panama (Click to enlarge)

Hotel lobby (Photo courtesy of Tryp Panama)

Our Experience

Staying at TRYP Panama was an excellent experience from the very begging to the very end. Our beautiful suite was equipped with two 40’ LED Cable TVs, comfortable king size bed, large wardrobe, spacious work desk, and a separate living area.

Elegant bathroom featured a glass shower and a large bathtub. O2 Oxygen toiletries were very pleasant to use. Coming back to the hotel, after long days at the fashion week, was relaxing and enjoyable.

During our stay, we had the pleasure to meet and interview Mr Glenn Simon, TRYP Panama General Manager, who described the hotel's style and atmosphere in a very accurate way:

"It's a cosmopolitan hotel and that's part of the TRYP brand. We look at ourselves as the extension of the city. The design is modern and refreshing - a fusion of innovative and functional, classic and modern."

Trendy keycard (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Sophisticated design

Spacious wardrobe

Delicious coffee available in the room

Bright bathroom

King size bed

Modern technology

Living area and our welcome cheese platter

View from the room

Healthy breakfast

Fashion magazine available at the hotel (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


  • Well-designed, bright and spacious lobby
  • Rooftop swimming pool with spectacular views
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Modern bathroom featuring a separate glass shower and a large bathtub
  • Elegant room design
  • Welcome cheese platter on our arrival
  • Location next to the Albrook Mall

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Rooftop terrace with beautiful views

Relaxing afternoon by the pool


  • Albrook Mall - The largest shopping mall in Latin America with over 700 shops.
  • Fashionable Balboa Avenue and its surroundings - "The city’s newest park area is the Cinta Costera, which runs along the busy waterfront boulevard Avenida Balboa and is lined with palm trees and features views of the Bay of Panama and Casco Viejo. The park is a great walking and jogging route."
  • Panama Canal "The Panama Canal only took ten years, $382 million and a near miracle to complete. From conception to construction, the project changed hands several times over the course of 400 years, resulting in a magnificent final product that over 13,000 ships conveniently pass through each year."
  • Casco Viejo (also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe) features beautiful Panamanian architecture: colourful buildings, picturesque cobblestone streets, and several religious landmarks. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997.

Casco Viejo (Photo courtesy of

Panama City at night (Photo courtesy of Tryp Panama)

  • Metropolitan National Park - The only protected area in Central America that is located in a city. MNP is home to a rich biodiversity: there have been recorded about 284 species of trees, 45 species of mammals, 254 species of birds, reptiles and amphibians.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) - "The Museum of Contemporary Art is much more than a Collection of Art; it is a place for everyone to enjoy, to learn and to investigate art in general and to investigate Panamanian art especially." - MAC
  • Biomuseo - Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Biomuseo is his only work in Latin America and the tropics.
  • Weil Art Gallery - "This upscale gallery showcases a range of remarkable paintings and sculptures, as well as handicraft of local and international origin. It includes pieces crafted in the 21st century by the indigenous Wounaan, Embera and Guna tribes of Panama – a powerful statement on the confrontation between modernity and tradition." -

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada exhibition at MAC (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Biomuseo designed by Frank Gehry (Photo courtesy of


TRYP by Wyndham, a hotel near Albrook Mall, is strategically located minutes away from the city’s main business hubs in the heart of Panama’s tourism, commercial and financial district:

• City of Knowledge – 5 minutes
• Amador – 5 minutes
• Banking Area – 10 minutes
• Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal – 10 minutes
• Howard – 15 minutes
• Panama Pacific – 20 minutes
• Tocumen International Airport – 30 minutes
• Colon Free Zone – 45 minutes
• International Airport Marcos A. Gelabert – Adjacent
• International Bus Terminal – connected
• Immediate access to North Corridor Highway 

At the same time, visitors who need to attend business at the Colon Free Zone, have the fastest and most convenient access through the North Corridor highway system, located right in front of the hotel. From the door of the Tryp Panama Albrook Mall the Colon Free Zone the driving is just under 45 minutes. 
Source: TRYP Panama

Albrook Mall

Koala entrance at Albrook Mall (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Albrook Mall, Avienda Marginal,
Corregimiento de Ancon, Panama

Tel: +507-307-0300 / Fax: +507-307-0399

To view hotel's fact sheet, please click here

*Special thank you to Tryp By Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall for hosting FSM in October 2014.

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