Hilton (NYSE: HLT), today expanded its footprint in India with the launch of DoubleTree by Hilton Goa - Panaji. This opening marks Hilton’s 18th property in India. A unit of Goldfinch Hotels (part of MRG Group) and managed by Hilton, the 160-room hotel reinforces Hilton’s commitment to double its presence in the country over the next few years.
“Goa is a popular leisure destination for travelers from across the world, and we are delighted to expand our presence here with our new DoubleTree by Hilton Goa – Panaji, said Navjit Ahluwalia, senior vice president and country head, Hilton India. “This property by the Mandovi River is a great addition to the region and will cater to the growing number of tourists and their diverse demands. We are committed to India for the long-term and will continue to make significant investments to expand our presence and further enrich our operational and management capabilities.”
A stroll away from the capital city of Goa, DoubleTree by Hilton Goa – Panaji is ideally located and easily accessible to the Dabolim International Airport, as well as to many landmarks, popular traveler destinations and beaches of Goa.
The property features state-of-the-art technology, elegant interiors, thoughtful touches and exceptional service, making it a preferred choice for leisure travel, business conventions and special events.
“India is an important market in Asia Pacific, where five DoubleTree by Hilton properties are currently open, said Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.” With our growing presence in India, we are excited that more visitors can experience our outstanding service and amenities, starting with our signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie welcome.”
The 160 well-appointed guestrooms, including nine suites, are equipped with signature DoubleTree by Hilton amenities such as DoubleTree Sweet Dreams® Sleep Experience bedding, a 42-inch HDTV, coffee maker and high-speed Wi-Fi. The rooms feature environmentally-friendly smart lighting with motion sensors and have outdoor balconies and walk-in showers.
The resort offers a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor infinity pool, a steam room and a full-service spa – Serena, offering a suite of both Ayurveda and international treatments.
DoubleTree by Hilton – Goa Panaji offers a variety of spaces for exclusive meetings, private dinners and grand receptions. With over 4,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, the property features a grand ballroom, two additional ballrooms, two boardrooms and sunset lawns, along with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology, intelligent lighting, exceptional service and inspired catering.
With a seamless mix of classic and innovative flavors, the dining options at DoubleTree by Hilton promise to be gastronomical hotspots.
- Comida, an all-day dining restaurant, offers a fusion of cuisines inspired by both Portuguese and Goan lifestyle. With an adjacent bar, it also offers an outdoor terrace seating option.
- Perfect for leisurely afternoons or a quick bite, Rio Salao, the lobby lounge, serves an impeccable selection of international teas and coffees, along with an assortment of fresh sweets and savories from the confectionary.
- For guests who enjoy the outdoors, Feliz serves a feast of coastal, Goan and Mangalorean delicacies to tickle the taste buds. Overlooking the pool and the Mandovi River, the restaurant also functions as a contemporary bar and grill.
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