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During Trump hotel strife, a ‘Trump Mojito’ but no water

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PANAMA CITY — If you can overlook the intermittently running water, Friday’s four-hour power outage and occasional police presence in the lobby, the Trump hotel in Panama City retains its status as one of the city’s finest.

The hotel remains open for business against a backdrop of service interruptions, bad press and a fight over the Trump Organization’s management contract that ended in fisticuffs and repeated police calls last week.

“This isn’t what you expect from a luxury hotel,” one guest was heard fuming when told Thursday that access to running water would not be restored for hours.

Related: Panama hotel owners want Trump’s name off the property

The hotel’s lobby is notable mostly for its shortage of guests, compensated for by a generous allotment of reporters and security staff bracing for renewed confrontations after investor Orestes Fintiklis tried to wrest the administrative office back from the Trump Organization last week.




Image: The Trump Ocean Club Hotel in Panama City

The Trump Ocean Club Hotel in Panama City, Panama, on Feb. 23, 2018.