Interior Inspiration

The American Trade Hotel

Today's best hotels are designing their rooms less like generic boarding rooms and more like inviting apartments. The open concept floor-plans are outfitted with unique and eclectic furnishings, modernist lighting and bespoke amenities that complement your new surroundings. Case in point: Panama City's American Trade Hotel—an Ace property that's quickly become a go-to for stylish travelers thanks to its vintage charm and vibrant design. Here are a few interior cues from their guest rooms that you can use when pulling together your home.


Opt for a few pieces with a sharp, retro design. Whether truly vintage from the 1950s and '60s, or influenced from the time period, these items have an inherent masculine quality that will always look right in a man's place. Contrast them with some comfortable pieces that are more natural like a jute or seagrass rug or leather campaign chair.

Expat lounge chair,
$649 by CB2

Architect's boom sconce,
$375 by Restoration Hardware

Hand-woven jute rug, from $76.45 at Pier 1 Imports

Midcentury bench,
$249.99 / $200 by Threshold

A Crisp and Calm Bed

Keep the bedroom clean, calm and simple. White sheets are always a solid move. Complement the white with a textured blanket thrown along the bottom of the bed and an accent pillow or two. A nightstand with a drawer will keep clutter and other items tucked away out of sight.

Indigo-dyed pillow, $45 by Wax and Wane and Merino wool blanket, $190 / $152.98 by Faribault Woolen Mill Co.


The hotel is located in Panama City's "Casco Viejo" or old quarter, first settled by the Spanish in the early 16th century.