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Hilton Expands Flagship Presence in India with Opening of Hilton Goa Resort

Originally published on Hilton.com

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced the opening of Hilton Goa Resort under the hotel company’s flagship brand, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. This opening marks Hilton’s third property in Goa. Located atop the scenic, terraced slopes of Saipem Hills, overlooking the Nerul River, the resort extends Hilton’s signature hospitality and tranquil retreat to leisure and business travelers. The chic full-service resort is 34 kilometers from the Goa International Airport and is ideally located 10 minutes away from the popular Candolim and Calangute beaches. The resort is operated by Hilton and owned by Soham Leisure Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

Speaking on the launch, Navjit Ahluwalia, Senior Vice President, and Country Head, Hilton India, said, “Hilton Goa Resort marks a significant milestone in our journey to expand our presence in India and also gives us an added opportunity to offer our world-class hospitality to guests and Hilton Honors members. The opening of our third Hilton property in Goa is a testament to our commitment to expand our presence in destinations that are popular with travelers. The resort is equipped with all world-class amenities to offer exceptional experiences to our guests.”

The resort offers three unique food and beverage options. Guests can relax at @Saipe, the all-day dining restaurant offering a unique menu with a modern twist and unobstructed views of the pools and river; or treat themselves to assorted artisanal coffees, sweet treats, bakes and brews at Doce, the charming coffee lounge. Alternatively, they can choose to unwind and lounge at Coco, the transformative high-octane bar and restaurant featuring a Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Alexandra Jaritz, Senior Vice President, Brand Management, Hilton Asia Pacific, said, “Hilton Hotels & Resorts is recognized all over the world for the level of service and hospitality we bring to our guests. One of the key highlights of our flagship brand is its strategic location in the heart of some of the world’s most sought-after destinations and we are delighted to bring it to Goa, a thriving destination in India. With its plethora of facilities and services, we are confident the property will become a preferred getaway destination for both domestic and international travelers.”

Suraj Morajkar, Managing Director – Soham Leisure Ventures Pvt. Ltd., said, “The tranquillity and serene villages with their beautiful architecture have always mesmerized me since my childhood. Goa being the tourism capital, I have always dreamt of building an iconic address through the medium of hospitality, which brings people from all over the world together. I am delighted to bring grander hospitality to Goa in partnership with Hilton. Being a first-generation entrepreneur, achieving this monumental task, which will highlight my village on the world map and create ample employment opportunities, is simply a dream come true.”

Round-the-clock concierge service is available for guests to customise their own experiential packages to explore the plethora of sights and landmarks of Goa. Guests could also indulge in curated experiences @YourBalcony such as wine tasting, yoga, BBQ, cocktail making and culinary masterclasses. For guests looking for adventure, the resort offers bicycle trails, underwater escapades and luxury cruises along the backwaters of Goa. There are a lot of activities curated for children too – be it participating in a baking or cooking class or enjoying an exciting chocolate or colour canvas painting session.

The resort features four outdoor pools with a temperature-controlled whirlpool, dedicated kids’ pool, Fun N Frolic, an aqua-themed kids’ club, soon to open full-service spa and salon and 17,600 sq ft of event space. Utmost priority is given to the standard of safety and sanitization protocols across all areas. Hilton has launched an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection called Hilton CleanStay, which is now present across all Hilton properties across the world.

The property is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct brands. Members who book directly on the Hilton website have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app. To celebrate the opening, the resort is offering a special offer which includes a two-night stay with complimentary breakfast, airport coach transfers, happy hours and 20% discount on food and beverage and laundry.

Hilton Goa Resort is located at Pilerne Candolim Road, Saipem Hills, Candolim, Goa.

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