Published on : Monday, April 26, 2021
Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, announced the opening of The Westin Goa, marking the brand’s debut in the coastal state. Committed to delivering on the brand’s foundational pillars of Sleep Well, Move Well, and Eat Well, the new hotel features signature brand programs that enable guests to maintain and enhance their wellbeing while traveling.
Known as the beach capital of India, Goa is home to many golden beaches that are perfect for those who enjoy the sun, the sea and a lively nightlife. The State however, is so much more than picturesque beaches. It is home to several UNESCO-listed churches and convents including the late-Renaissance Church of Bom Jesus; and it also offers a plethora of adventure sports activities, ranging from windsurfing, to parasailing to bungee jumping. Moreover, Goa is known as a top wellness destination, with several yoga retreats, Ayurveda and naturopathy resorts and meditation centers, making it the perfect home for the wellbeing-focused Westin brand. The many beaches in the city are also ideal running routes for those who would like to stay active on the road. Guests staying on property will be able to elevate their mind, body, and soul while they enjoy Goa, the Land of ‘Susegad’ (Portuguese for quiet and relaxed pace).
“We are excited to open The Westin Goa in one of India’s premier leisure destinations expanding the brand’s signature wellbeing offering to more locals and travelers. The opening marks the 9th Westin property in India, indicative of the market’s appetite for the brand and its growing presence in key leisure and resort destinations across Asia Pacific,” said Neeraj Govil- Senior Vice President , Operations APEC, Marriott International.
Located within easy access of the main tourist attractions, The Westin Goa is perfect for beachgoers who enjoy a healthy dose of pampering, matched with holistic wellbeing offerings and access to a fun-filled nightlife. The beach is home to big and small eateries offering local delicacies, as well as water sports and great beach parties. The Goa International Airport – Dabolim is located approximately 40-minutes’ drive away from the hotel, making it easily accessible from other regional and international destinations.
The new hotel boasts 171 spacious guestrooms and suites, as well as deluxe patio rooms where guests can relax over a dip in the outdoor pool accessible directly from the rooms. All the rooms are equipped with the brand’s iconic Heavenly® Bed, which is uniquely designed to revitalize the body and mind with a night of restorative sleep. The sleek bathroom featuring the Heavenly® Bath redefines the shower experience with a revitalizing rain shower and features luxuriant White Tea Aloe bath amenities, extra-large bath sheets and plush bathrobes to help guests start the day feeling pampered and invigorated.
Eat Well is one of the three core pillars of the Westin experience and at the four food & beverage outlets on property, guests can enjoy delicious local cuisine that contributes to their wellbeing. The Market, the property’s all-day dining restaurant, offers guests a variety of health-conscious culinary adventures with live stations serving nourishing local and global favorites and healthy small bites. Relax and unwind over cocktails and live music at Drift, the poolside bar and restaurant featuring a mesmerizing sunset deck and an unmatched dining experience.
Guided by the principles of biophilic design, the Lobby Bar named Haven, is a calm rejuvenating realm that blends the goodness of nature with the comfort and simplicity of design. Guests at Haven can enjoy signature cocktails inspired by the spirit of Goa. Anjuna Coffee and Co. a deli and patisserie, welcomes every guest to the atrium lobby with a whiff of freshly brewed coffee, paired with wholesome delights like sandwiches, pastries and revitalizing drinks, including the Westin Fresh by the Juicery program.
Guests looking to stay fit and Move Well can make use of the 24-hour Westin WORKOUT® FITNESS STUDIO that is replete with state-of-the-art fitness amenities. The outdoor pool offers the perfect complement to any workout and there is also a kids’ pool for families to enjoy. As part of the brand’s signature Move Well programs, a local Run Westin Concierge is available to provide guided group runs along a 5km trail around the neighborhood adjoining Anjuna beach. Guests can also enjoy a sustainable healthy ride along the stunning coastline on an E-Bike or a moonlight yoga session to reconnect with oneself.
Guests can pamper themselves at the Westin Heavenly Spa where each treatment room comes with a changing and steam area. Enjoy a choice of healing massages, invigorating bath rituals, body wraps, facials and exfoliation treatments, covering all the five human senses.
For younger travelers, the Westin Family Kids Club features fun activities such as origami, sandcastle making, dancing, baby Zumba classes and a playful kids activity area.
The Westin Goa boasts over 14,000 sq. ft. of event spaces and features a Grand Ballroom with separate breakout spaces. The Grand Ballroom along with two modern and flexible function rooms are ideal venues to host weddings, social events, conferences or corporate meetings.
“We are excited to open The Westin Goa, offering a holistic wellbeing experience through our Move Well, Eat Well and Sleep Well pillars, ”said Sunil Kumar, General Manager of The Westin Goa. “We look forward to welcoming guests to discover the charm of Goa while empowering their wellbeing during their stay.”