GOA, INDIA—W Goa, located on the Vagator Beach, has opened here. The hotel’s debut marks the brand’s 50th hotel worldwide, bringing it closer to reaching 75 hotels by 2020.
“It’s hard to imagine a more perfect setting for our newest W escape than Goa, with its electrifying nightlife, vibrant fashion scene and colorful culture,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, W Hotels Worldwide. “As our first location in India, this highly anticipated debut from the W brand promises to be unlike any other hotel in India, combining the bold design and dynamic lifestyle programming that W is known for with a uniquely Goan-twist.”
W Goa has 160 guestrooms, including villas, chalets, a suite and an Extreme WOW Villa—the brand’s take on the Presidential Suite. A one-hour flight from Mumbai and a 90-minute drive from Goa International Airport, this W property overlooks the Arabian Sea and spans 25 acres of sandy beach set against the backdrop of a 500-year-old Portuguese Fort.
“With a rich natural environment intertwined with its strong cultural roots and eclectic scene, Goa remains a favorite destination for the Indian community; while at the same time continuing to garner international spotlight,” said Rajeev Meenon, COO, Asia Pacific excluding China (APEC), Marriott International.