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5 Reasons We Are Excited For The Launch Of W, Goa

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W Hotel’s mega launch party last Friday in Mumbai was abuzz with celebrities, influencers, tastemakers, and fashionistas. Would you expect any less when an international luxury hotel chain is making a big-bang entry in the Indian market? Mind you, the party was just to announce the launch. The launch itself is happening in November and we are so EXCITED!

This is the hotel’s 50th property around the world and the first one in India. There’s no better place to test Indian waters than our favourite beach town – Goa. Owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, this is also the first launch after the group’s mega-merger with the Marriott Group.

Today, the combined group has around 30 brands under its umbrella, including the St. Regis, the W, Aloft, and the Ritz-Carlton. W Hotels is generally geared toward a younger crowd than their other upscale properties. Having been launched in 1998 with the W New York, the first few W hotels were mainly conversions of existing hotels within the Starwood group. W opened its first hotel in Europe in Istanbul in May 2008, and their 50th one is in our very own Goa!

Here are some of the reasons why we’re so excited:


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1. It’s On The Beach, Quite Literally

W Goa is situated right on Vagator Beach, the ‘it’ place of Goa. You can literally walk up to cool spots like Thalassa, Antares, and Waters. The Vagator and Small Vagator (Ozran) beaches are more peaceful and less crowded.


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2. It’s Huge!

W Goa will offer 160 stylish and spacious guest rooms, suites, and villas. Spread out over 25 acres of private coastal lands, the hotel’s Living Room, main restaurants, and bars boast striking views of the sea.


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3. Goa’s Vibrant Culture Comes Alive

The hotel captures the rustic and dramatic landscape of Goa as well as its cosmopolitan, multi-cultural vibe, injecting Vagator with the exuberant spirit uniquely known to W Hotels. W Goa draws inspiration from the state’s rich history as a mecca for the alternative.


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4. Restaurants & Bars

W Goa has many restaurants to offer for your taste buds. Signature destination restaurant, Spice Traders, offers Pan Asian epicurean flavors amplified with sumptuous ocean views and al fresco dining. The Kitchen Table, an all-day diner, serves popular classics and modern interpretations of international favorites. The WET Deck bar refuels guests with healthy snacks and delicious cocktails, while WOOBAR and the Living Room bar transform from comfortable hangout by day to sultry lounge after dark.


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5. The Rock Pool

A trip to W Goa (or even just Goa for that matter) will henceforth not be complete without visiting the Rock Pool, which provides a stunning vantage point to admire Goa’s sunsets against its dramatic red cliffs, over creative cocktails and innovative Indian fare on a wood-fired oven and grill.

Do you now see why we’re so excited? Believe it or not, the rooms in the hotel are already sold out till the end of December. So better luck next year…or you can pray for some cancellations.

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