ITC Hotels announces ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa

31/10/2018
ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa

-The Luxury Collection-

Celebrating the Spirit of Goa

New Delhi, October 31, 2018 – ITC Hotels today announced the opening of its 13th luxury hotel in India, ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, formerly known as the Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa, on Arossim beach in Cansaulim, South Goa. Celebrating the spirit of Goa, this 252-keys beach-side, village-styled resort’s architecture, draws inspiration from the Indo-Portuguese vintage and blends classical elegance with a distinctive regional allure. ITC Hotels’ customary warmth is reflected in 6 signature dining options, bespoke experiences curated in indoor and outdoor meeting & banquet spaces and time-honoured Indian wellness principles showcased at the Kaya Kalp- The Royal spa. Set amidst 45-acres of lush landscape, with direct access to the pristine Arossim beach, the resort exemplifies all the essentials for an invigorating or intimate relaxed getaway. ITC Grand Goa further reinforces ITC Hotels’ exclusive partnership with The Luxury Collection brand in India.

Speaking on the occasion, Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd. said, “With this resort ITC Hotels has expanded its footprint in a globally sought after leisure destination in Asia. The addition of ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa to our luxury hotel portfolio further reinforces ITC’s vision to consolidate its portfolio in key business and leisure destinations in the country.”

The 30-minute drive from the Goa International Airport, replete with rolling fields and coconut tree-lined village roads, sets the tone for a unique Goan sojourn. Each of the 252 well-appointed rooms and suites feature private outdoor spaces in the form of a balcony or patio providing picturesque views of the Arabian Sea, lush landscaped gardens, lagoons or the multi-level swimming pool. A sense of warmth and space pervades the entire resort with long-winding verandas and alcoves. Wooden floorings, terracotta roofs, subtle textures, verdant landscapes and the cool sea breeze bring alive the spirit of the destination.

ITC Hotels’ tradition of culinary excellence is reflected through a showcase of 6 signature brands and dining concepts aimed at presenting indigenous and international tastes. These include Kebabs & Kurries-showcasing traditional Indian styles of cooking, Tempero (Portuguese: Seasoning) featuring distinct influences in Goan cooking, Ottimo-pan-Italian cuisine and Pavilion at the Market Place-all day dining featuring Indian and inventive international cuisines. Taking advantage of the panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, is The Royal Afghan-a seaside barbecue and grill outlet. Complementing the cuisine showcase is Farol (Portuguese: Lighthouse) the multi-level poolside bar presenting the finest indigenous and international spirits with commanding views of the sea and the landscape.

Set amidst the tranquil environs of the resort is a 36,000 sq. ft. spa, bearing the established mark of ITC Hotels’ indigenous spa brand, Kaya Kalp-The Royal Spa. Signature treatments highlighting traditional Indian and international therapies is showcased through 16 spa suites.

Expansive Indoor and Outdoor spaces facilitate bespoke experiences and a host of recreational activities. A dedicated kids zone overseen by trained professionals provide the young ones, fun-filled, safe and enriching experiences.

Underscoring ITC Hotels’ ethos of ‘Responsible Luxury’, ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa endeavours to showcase the culture and ethos of the destination through unique, enriching experiences reflected in bespoke services, indigenous cuisine and engagements that foster partnerships with local artisans and communities. Echoing ITC’s commitment to sustainable development, the resort will combine grandeur with intimacy to operate according to the highest principles of environmental stewardship.

About ITC Hotels

With the enduring Namaste as the symbol of its brand experience, ITC Hotels is one of India’s leading luxury hotel chains offering comprehensive hospitality solutions through more than 100 hotels in over 70 destinations in the country. Embodying ‘Responsible Luxury’ as its guiding premise, ITC’s hotels integrates India’s fine tradition of hospitality with globally benchmarked services to reflect the culture and ethos of each destination, through a collection of hotels. The brand features opulent accommodations, state-of-the-art business facilities, renowned signature cuisine and award-winning wellness experiences. ITC’s hotel group operates under four distinct brands; ‘ITC Hotel’ at the Luxury end, ‘WelcomHotel’ in the 5 star segment, ‘Fortune’ in the mid-market to upscale segment and ‘WelcomHeritage’ in the heritage leisure segment. Each ITC luxury hotel is certified with a *LEED® Platinum rating for its endeavours towards green building, using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. For more information, visit www.itchotels.in

About ITC Limited

ITC is one of India’s foremost private sector companies and a diversified conglomerate with interests in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Hotels, Paperboards and Packaging, Agri Business and Information Technology. With a market capitalisation of more than US$ 50 billion and Gross Sales Value of over US$ 10 billion, ITC has been ranked amongst the top 10 ‘sustainable value creators’ in the consumer goods segment globally by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). An exemplar in Sustainability, ITC is the only company in the world to be carbon positive, water positive and solid waste recycling positive, for more than a decade now, with its businesses and value chains supporting around 6 million sustainable livelihoods. ITC Chairman Mr Y C Deveshwar was ranked the 7th Best Performing CEO in the world by the Harvard Business Review. In 2014, ITC was ranked as India’s most admired company by Fortune India magazine in association with Hay Group.

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