Hotel Opening: Swissôtel Goa, India

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    The 1st of March marks the official opening of the Swissôtel Goa. Located in the town of Calangute, one of the most popular tourist destinations in North Goa, it’s only 16 kms from the capital city Panaji and within an hour’s drive from Goa’s international airport. The 135 guestrooms and suites are designed and distributed between nine three-level buildings, set within a tropical garden featuring idyllic lily ponds and a courtyard pool area. Rooms vary in size between 31m on category, and feature modern design elements. An all-day dining restaurant, pool bar, cafe, fitness centre, adult and children’s pools, kid’s club, as well as conference and banquet facilities will delight even the most discerning guests.

    The hotel will also have an exclusive beach club for its guests on Calangute beach. Designed by Malaysian Architects Chong Chee Ching and Greg Dall, the elements in the lobby and throughout the resort are accented by numerous works by the Indian artist Krsna Mehta are distributed throughout the resort which present modern and colourful design highlights. The most important night-life happenings and restaurants of North Goa are only a few minutes’ walk from Swissôtel Goa.

    Goa is a former Portuguese administrated region and is India’s smallest state with a population of approximately 1.5 million. This year-round vacation destination with its famous cuisine and Portuguese influence provides inspiration with its endless beaches which have delighted tourists from around the world for many years.

    Daniel Fountain / 01.03.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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