Hospitality

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega's hospitality practice includes operations and investments in hospitality and tourism throughout Panama.

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega's hospitality practice covers the entire spectrum of hospitality activities. In this area, ARIFA represents real estate owners; developers; international hotel operators; franchisors and franchisees; and tourism operators and travel agencies.

ARIFA lawyers work in multi-disciplinary teams, pulling together resources from various practice areas (real estate, environmental, regulatory, taxation and corporations) to provide comprehensive services to domestic and foreign clients operating in Panama.

In connection with these transactions, lawyers in the hospitality practice area have developed significant expertise in the drafting of various types of development and operation agreements for hotel projects; reviewing and adapting international franchise and license contracts; stewarding clients through the process of obtaining operating and tourism licenses; identifying and procuring tax benefits applicable to tourism activities; navigating zoning, environmental, construction and property laws and regulations applicable to hospitality projects in various parts of the country; and local and international financing for development projects.

Representative Clients

Marriott Hotels, Grivalia Hospitality Group, La Compañía Hotel, Grupo Hoteles Playa, BCD Travel, Sunwing Travel Group, Booking.com.

Representative Transactions