~ With over 1,500 rooms and 14 hotels, IHCL is the largest hospitality player in Goa ~
Mumbai, February 20, 2020: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) is the largest hospitality player in the country’s most popular holiday destination – Goa. With more the 1,500 rooms and 14 hotels under its brands – Taj, Vivanta, SeleQtions, Ginger and its experiential stays offering, amã Stays & Trails; the group continues its pioneering leadership in the state for over four decades.
Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, India’s first beach resort opened its doors in 1974 and firmly established Goa on the global tourist map. The captivating Goan paradise Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa came in quick succession followed by the third venture, the Aguada Hermitage, completed just in time to host the Commonwealth Heads of State Conference held in November 1983. After a gap of over a decade Taj stepped in to bring light to the pristine beaches of South Goa with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa in Benaulim. Thereafter came a slew of hotel openings, catering to other market segments with the launch of Vivanta Panaji, Ginger in Panjim, Dona Paula and Madgaon and the highly celebrated Cidade de Goa. Taken under the wings of its brand SeleQtions; Cidade de Goa, designed by world-renowned architect Charles Correa, embodies the heart of Goa, both in terms of location and vibe. Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Goa opening on March 1, 2020; adjoining Cidade de Goa, will offer the largest convention facilities in Goa with a combined inventory of 500 rooms.
“The historic and iconic Taj hotels have contributed much to the tourism in Goa. Having pioneered the country’s first luxury beach resort – Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, in 1974, the group today has a significant footprint in the state with 14 hotels. With the recent additions of brands – Vivanta, SeleQtions, Ginger and its beautiful heritage bungalows amã Stays & Trails, IHCL offers world-class experiences across different market segments. ”said Vincent Ramos, Area Director – Goa Hotels, IHCL.
The quintessential Goa with rice paddies, spice plantations, and the striking blend of Goan and Portuguese culture, offers a unique taste of India. Discover Goa’s rich heritage in its 16th century Aguada fort, the many vintage churches in the North or soak up the languid Goan spirit in the South. IHCL hotels in Goa are inextricably linked with the cultural fabric of Goa’s rich heritage and traditions. Enjoy the local delicacies created by Chef Rego – universally hailed as the ‘the Godfather of Goan cuisine’ or revel in the melancholic Fado music, a dying-art-form which the group is trying to keep alive.