Blesso Properties purchased a run-down building just blocks from the Presidential Palace in Panama City’s Casco Viejo historic district in 2008. The property was converted to the city’s first boutique hotel, featuring a 70-seat restaurant, bar and lounge and a rooftop bar offering breathtaking views of the historic district. The project is widely considered a driver in the transformation of the Casco Viejo neighborhood.  Today, Tantalo Hotel is an institution and is one of the most successful and profitable operations in Panama City.



Panama City, Panama


Hotel, Restaurant, Roof bar


Developer, Operator


Trendsetter Award, Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards
New & Noteworthy Award, Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards
Panama’s Leading Boutique Hotel Nominee, World Travel Awards
Certificate of Excellence, Trip Advisor
Boutique Design Awards Nominee
Best Global Hangout, Gulf News
Top 25 Hotels for Service in Panama (#12), Trip Advisor Traveler’s  Choice Award
Top Ten Best Art Hotels, Tablet Hotels/Huffington Post Traveler’s Choice Award, Trip Advisor