ITC Hotels opens first coastal resort

    Hamish Kilburn
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    ITC Hotels has officially opened its first coastal property in serene southern Goa, ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

    Renowned for its impressive portfolio of city hotels, ITC Hotels has relaunched ITC Grand Goa, which was formerly operating as Park Hyatt Goa, introducing its range of restaurants, indulgent Kaya Kalp spa brand to the popular destination of Goa.

    Located on the Arossim beach in Cansaulim, South Goa, the resort with village-style architecture and design touchpoints is inspired by the region’s Indo-Portuguese heritage, in line with ITC’s ethos to inject a sense of place and destination into each hotel. Full of light and subtle texture, combined with traditional local touches and rich woods, the 252 guestrooms and suites feature sumptuous open-plan marble baths with spa inspired sunken tubs, as well as private outdoor balconies or patios. Select suites feature private outdoor rain showers and secluded secret gardens, while the expansive Presidential Suite promises breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea, with a private lap pool, marble bath and private outdoor spa tub with whirlpool.

    “The opening of ITC Grand Goa marks a significant milestone in The Luxury Collection’s long-standing relationship with ITC, as our thirteenth property in India and our first beach resort in South Asia,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection. “Best known for its alluring beaches, ​Goa offers a diverse blend of Indian and Portuguese culture, architecture, and cuisine and we are thrilled to unlock this unique destination for global explorers, as only The Luxury Collection can.” ​

    ITC is globally reputed for its wide range and high level of cuisine and restaurants at each property, and ITC Grand Goa is no exception, offering six dining experiences that bring the colour and flavor of the destination to life.

    The Kaya Kalp The Royal Spa is set in the lush beachfront gardens has 16 exquisitely designed spa and treatment rooms where guests can enjoy traditional Indian therapies.

    Within the grounds, the resort’s swimming pool is a multi-level oasis set among lush gardens, making it the perfect spot to soak up the sun and take in the views of the Arabian sea.

    “After establishing our brand’s presence in the popular Golden Triangle circuit, New Delhi-Agra-Jaipur, the opening of ITC Grand Goa fortifies ITC Hotels’ leisure portfolio in this globally sought-after beach destination,” said Dipak Haksar, Chief Executive, ITC Hotels & WelcomHotels. “This resort embodies our commitment to showcase the diversity of India through unique and enriching experiences that bring to life both the culture and ethos of the destination. ITC Grand Goa further reinforces ITC Hotels’ exclusive partnership with The Luxury Collection brand in India.”

     The opening of ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa brings ITC’s luxury portfolio to thirteen hotels across ten cities in India. Set amidst 45 acres of lush landscaped gardens and coconut palms, with the pristine Arossim beach just steps from the hotel, ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa has all the ingredients to cater to the growing wellness trend that is sweeping the globe one hotel opening at a time.

    Hamish Kilburn / 04.12.2018


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