Santa Maria Hotel
LOCATION: PANAMA CITY, PANAMA
SCOPE: INTERNAL & FAÇADE LIGHTING DESIGN
The Santa Maria Hotel and Golf Resort is part of The Luxury Collection by Starwood Hotels and UMAYA’s first hospitality project in Central America.
The new hotel features 182 luxurious guestrooms and suites with authentic Panamanian design elements, including traditional Mola blankets to adorn the beds, handmade baskets made by the Embera community and wood mined from the depth of the Gatun Lake. The Santa Maria offers stunning urban and golf course views, two restaurants, a state-of-the-art spa, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and exceptional meeting and event spaces.
UMAYA was commissioned to develop the interior lighting design for all front-of-house public areas, in addition to the façade lighting scheme. This was a joint effort between our offices in Dubai and Latin America, following our philosophy of combining global design know-how with local expertise.