Swissotel Surprises With A Goa Resort This Spring
January 10, 2013 at 9:05 AM
We thought we'd covered it all when it came to the Swiss˘tels brand. Apparently not. Somehow the snuck in and added another hotel to their ever increasing portfolio and will be opening a resort hotel in the popular Indian coastal state of Goa this spring.
Unlike the business-centric aura that the brand is known for, The Swiss˘tel Goa is definitely aimed at the leisure set, with its location and layout. The town of Calangute is a popular year-round vacation spot in North Goa, just a one hour flight away from Mumbai and Bangalore and two hours from Delhi.
Instead of a regular tower, the 135 guestrooms and suites will be spread out among eight three-level buildings which will be set in a tropical garden filled with lily ponds and a courtyard pool. The lobby and rooms will also be designed using colorful works by the Indian artist Krishna Mehta. This reminds us of the lively patterns seen in the Swissotel Dresden property, which also broke away from the mold (just a bit) and gave some pizzaz to the Swiss˘tel name.
Also catering to the chill-out crowd, there will be both adult and childrenĺs pools, a childrenĺs club, and the hotel will also have an exclusive beach club for its guests on Calangute Beach. That takes care of daytime fun. In the evening, the resort is just a few minutes walk from the restaurants and nightlife of North Goa.
Stay tuned for more info as this resort develops.