DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Goa – Panaji
Hilton continues to expand footprint in India
PANAJI, Goa and MCLEAN, Va. - Global hospitality chain, 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.
The property is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 15 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels 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 that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.
Guests can make reservations at DoubleTree by Hilton – Goa Panaji by visiting https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/india/doubletree-by-hilton-goa-panaji-GOIGDDI/index.html or by calling +91-832-2491900. For more news on DoubleTree by Hilton, visit www.newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of nearly 560 upscale hotels with more than 130,000 rooms across six continents. Over the past 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it’s the little things that make a big difference, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the local community. Thanks to the dedication of its Team Members, DoubleTree by Hilton ensures the absolute best experiences for guests and continues to be a symbol of comfort through contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meetings and event spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on facebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and instagram.com/doubletree. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.Download Article Photos