PUNTA PACIFICA, Panama, Nov. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower Panama is pleased to announce that they have selected Sun International to operate the expansive, on-site casino slated to open mid-year 2014. Helping to further elevate the entertainment experience at the award-winning hotel, the 75,000 square foot casino will be located on the Mezzanine level and will showcase numerous offerings including 32 gaming tables for blackjack, poker, roulette, baccarat, among others, as well as a superior collection of 600 slot machines showcasing numerous diversions for both the amateur and experienced gamer. The casino will also have a fine-dining restaurant and expansive bar & lounge. Enjoying spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and City, a Salon Prive will be set on the 66th floor for private gaming, which will also include an intimate restaurant and lounge. The 65th floor will reserve private suites for most elite clientele and gaming enthusiasts.

"Trump Panama has quickly established itself as a world-class destination for leisure and business travelers alike offering exceptional service and amenities. The opening of the casino will bring our guest experience to a whole new level," said Mark Stevenson, Vice President & Managing Director of Trump Panama. "We are excited to be working with Sun International, a company that shares our standards of service excellence and superior experiences."

Sun International acquired the space at Trump Panama and rights to operate the casino for $45.5 million. The company plans to invest a total of $60 million to build-out and fully develop the multiple spaces. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sun International is a globally recognized public company that has an impressive portfolio of 27 resorts, luxury hotels and casinos operating in eight countries. The company prides itself on successful leisure group offerings focusing on superior gaming, hotel and entertainment experiences that exceed customer expectations. With Monticello in Chile, Trump Panama will be Sun International's second operation in Latin America.

"Given Trump Panama's icon status, great location and superb brand standards that match our own, we are very confident that upon opening, the casino will attract hundreds of local and foreign visitors annually," says Sun International's Acting GE, Garth Collins.

Having just celebrated its one-year anniversary in July 2012, Trump Panama has become one of the most sought-after hotels in the region. With a resort feel in the heart of the vibrant Panama City, the property attracts thousands of leisure and business travelers, as well as group and incentive travelers from North and South America. Most recently, the property was named the top #2 hotel in Central America by Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers' Choice Awards. With the opening of the casino, Trump Panama will further set itself apart as the only hotel of its kind in Latin America.

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About Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower® Panama

Perched above Panama Bay in Punta Pacifica, Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower®Panama was the first international venture for THE TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION. Developed by Newland International Properties Corp., it is the largest hotel in Latin America. Its 369 handsomely appointed hotel rooms, including 47 suites, serve as a home away from home for travelers. Amenities include a floor of elite boutiques and shops, multiple restaurants reflective of the region's best fare, two phenomenal pool decks with 5 pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and over 46,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space. Signature services of the TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION, including The Trump Attaché, are also a part of the Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower® Panama experience. Connect with Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower® Panama on Facebook and Twitter. Reservations can be made by visiting www.TrumpPanamaHotel.com or calling (877) 898-7867.


Launched in October 2007, TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ is the next generation of luxury hospitality – one that is raising the bar in the top-tier travel experience with a level of customized service unrivaled in the market today. Presided over by internationally renowned developer Donald J. Trump and his three grown children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric, the prestigious portfolio includes the highly acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel™ Waikiki Beach Walk®, Trump SoHo® New York, Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower® Panama, and the newly opened Trump International Hotel & Tower® Toronto. TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ recently acquired and assumed operations of Miami's iconic Doral® Golf Resort & Spa. Trump International Hotel™ Washington, D.C., a redevelopment of the historic Old Post Office building, is slated to open in 2016. Reservations can be made at www.TRUMPHOTELCOLLECTION.com or by calling (855) TRUMP-00 (878-6700). TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ is headquartered at Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Connect with TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ on its social media pages.

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