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January 9, 2013updated Aug 22, 2013

Swissôtels Brings Indian Luxe Beachside With New Goa Property

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Calangute, India—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Launching yet another luxury hotel in one of the world’s most exotic locales—the popular Indian coastal state of Goa—Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts complement their robust global portfolio with a warm (literally, in this case) welcome to all elite 2013 travelers.

Located in the town of Calangute, a favored destination in North Goa, the Swissôtel Goa sits less than 10 miles from the capital city of 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, all set within a tropical garden featuring idyllic lily ponds and a courtyard pool area. Rooms vary in size between 333 and 775 square feet, depending on category, and feature truly modern design elements. An all-day dining restaurant, pool bar, cafe, fitness center, adult and children’s pools, children’s club and conference-meets-banquet facility will delight even the most discerning guests.

The hotel will also boast an exclusive beach club for its guests on Calangute beach. Designed by Malaysian Architects Chong Chee Ching and Greg Dall, the lobby and, for that matter, the rest of the resort, feature numerous works by the Indian artist Krishna Mehta, complementing the locale’s natural beauty with a modern and colorful design aesthetic.

“With the Swissôtel Goa, we are complementing our growing Indian hotel portfolio with an attractive holiday resort. With the already-opened Swissôtel Kolkata and the three Swissôtels under development in Mumbai, Noida and Bangalore, our portfolio on the Indian Subcontinent is growing continuously,” said Meinhard Huck, president of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. “We are pleased to cooperate in this project with Convention Hotels India Pvt. Ltd. and look forward to welcoming our first guests at Swissôtel Goa.”

So for a break from the same old hotels in the same old cities and, of course, a much needed winter escape, be one of the first travelers to set in foot in the lavish new Swissôtel Goa.

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