W Hotels Debuts in India

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.