Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts opened a resort hotel in the Indian coastal state of Goa. The Swissôtel Goa is located in the town of Calangute in North Goa, 10 miles from the capital city Panaji and within an hour’s drive from Goa’s international airport.
The 135 guestrooms and suites are designed and proportioned among eight three level buildings, which are set within a tropical garden featuring lily ponds and a courtyard pool area. Rooms vary in size between over 333 square feet and775 square feet, depending on category and feature modern design elements.
An all-day dining restaurant, pool bar, cafe, fitness center, adult and children’s pools, children’s club, as well as conference and banquet facilities will also be available. 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 Krishna Mehta and are distributed throughout the resort, presenting modern design highlights.
Goa is a former Portuguese administrated region and is India’s smallest state with a population of approximately 1.5 million. It is a one hour flight away from Mumbai and Bangalore and two hours from Delhi.
Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts is an international hotel chain owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a global hotel company with 102 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffled branded residences, estates and luxury private residence club properties.
Hotels under development include: Sochi/Russia (2013), Bodrum/Turkey (2013 and 2014), Chengdu/China (2014), Bangalore/India (2014), Mumbai/India (2014), and Kazan/Russia (2016).