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February 7, 2007
By Julieta Ledezma
With an investment of USD$3.5 million dollars, Bern Hotels & Resorts, Hospitality and Tourism Division of Empresas Bern, began their expansion of Gamboa Rainforest Resort, located on the banks of the Chagres River.
The expansion will include 60 additional rooms, for a grand total of 200 rooms and 86 historic villas that date from 1930. Throughout the planning stages, it has been agreed that all new rooms will have a privileged view of the Chagres River, the principal water source for the operation of the Panama Canal and the world’s only river that flows into two oceans.
The expansion began last December in response to the increase in tourism. This investment by Empreses Bern is aimed at satisfying the future needs of future guests. Work should culminate in November 2007, just before high tourist season.