Goa Tourism: 12 More Five-Star Hotels Interested in Goa Tourist Pie | Goa News

CALANGUTE / MARGAO: Nothing can better describe the future prospects for tourism in Goa than the scramble of big hotel chains looking to build or acquire properties in the state’s beach belts. Over 12 five-star hotels and resorts dot the coastal villages of Goa.
Currently, there are 3,465 five-star rooms in Goa and this is expected to almost double in the next two to three years. As Goa seeks to attract high-income travelers, six new projects have been proposed in North Goa and the same number in South Goa, sources said.
Goa Travel and Tourism Association (TTAG) spokesperson Ralph de Sousa said the upper middle income group in India is growing and the economy is on a positive trajectory, two indicators growth. “This is an indicator that there is an additional need for rooms in the luxury segment in Goa. The state is also trying to make inroads into the luxury segments in the international tourism markets. in Goa are receiving due attention and they are improving demand in the luxury segment from international visitors, ”said de Souza.
Calangute, one of the state’s top tourist spots, will soon have three new five-star establishments. A second Holiday Inn-one already exists in South East Goa to come near Calangute Market. An Intercontinental convention center will be opened in Baga, while another Marriott brand establishment is planned for Khobravaddo.
The Ronil Resort at Baga is in the process of being transformed into a luxury five star property, while the Goa Riviera at Arpora has recently been modernized and renamed DoubleTree by Hilton, the first Hilton property in Goa.
Candolim, which already has three Vivanta by Taj properties and two other five-star properties – Regina Fortune Select and O Hotel – could see another five-star property in Saipem.
Calangute panchayat member Joseph Sequeira said the increase in the number of five-star properties in the village will lead to a change in the visitor profile, with more quality tourists coming to Calangute. The village has long been considered a mass market tourist destination, while neighboring Candolim has been considered a more exclusive location due to the large number of five-star resorts. Calangute currently has only one five-star hotel, La Calypso. There are two five-star hotels in the neighboring Arpora-The Rio Resort and DoubleTree by Hilton.
Although more and more hotels are on the anvil, the industry is also playing a waiting game for plans to create an airport at Mopa in North Goa. Once Mopa airport in Pernem taluka is operational, Dabolim airport might not attract too many travelers, even if it remains operational as promised by the government.
“There are at least three hotel projects in Cavelossim that got the necessary permissions from the panchayat a long time ago. One of the main reasons for investors’ reluctance to go ahead with the project could be the Mopa airport project. and when Mopa airport is operational, the flow of tourists will shift from south to north Goa, ”a source said.
There are already 25 five-star resorts in Goa certified by the Union Ministry of Tourism. In addition to these, there are a few others that describe themselves as five-star resorts or five-star resorts, but are not certified as such by the Union Ministry of Tourism. Of these, 13 properties can be found in North Goa.
Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said the state tourism department did not have much of a role to play in the matter since it is the Union Ministry of Tourism that certifies hotels. All construction authorizations go through the PDA and TCP services.
A source from the North Goa Planning and Development Authority said at least three other five-star hotels have been approved in Panaji. One of them will be in Patto Plaza, while another will be built in Dona Paula. One of the reasons for the demand for five star hotel rooms in Panaji is the number of year round visitors to the Mandovi River offshore casinos. Several high profile travelers come to call on weekends to spend time and money in the casinos and need a room to stay.
Casino Carnival Marketing Director Shyam Haridass said the casino industry books approximately 2,500 nights per month in five-star, four-star and three-star hotels. During peak hours, there is a dearth of star-rated accommodation in and around Panaji, as around 95% of the casino clientele come from out of state and want the proximity of offshore casinos.
De Souza said, “We also need to ensure that the rich and famous have the opportunity to spend their money in Goa on leisure, food, premium sports and shopping. Without the above facilities, there will be no chance. to earn income and hence it will not serve to invite high end tourists to Goa. “
Of the half a million foreign tourists who arrive mainly between November and April, around 45% come as charter tourists, while 55% come in FITs or groups via scheduled international airlines. “The profile of international customers is changing. In order to capture high-end tourists, we need to create facilities such as better infrastructure at airports, in public transport systems, and to rid Goa of litter and garbage. The semblance of order that the government seeks to create on the beaches will help a lot in this exercise of attracting high-end tourists to Goa, ”said de Souza.
Deluxe rooms don’t come cheap. Industry insiders have said five-star rates in Goa vary depending on the class of the hotel and proximity to beaches. As a general rule, during the season, the rates vary between Rs 12,000 and Rs 15,000 per night and it rises between Rs 25,000 and Rs 40,000 per night during the peak week of Christmas and New Year. monsoon and rooms are available at prices ranging from Rs 4,500 to Rs 10,000 per night.
Five-star luxury: 13
1) Riviera De Goa Resort, Arpora – 108 rooms.
2) Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Sap, Arossim Beach, Cansaulim – 250 rooms.
3) Vivanta by Taj, St Inez, Panaji – 170 rooms.
4) Zuri White Sands, Pedda, Varca – 154 rooms.
5) Inter Continental The Lalit Goa Resort (Bharat Hotels Ltd.), Raj Baga, Canacona – 255 rooms.
6) Vivanta by Taj – Holiday village, Dando, Candolim – 142 rooms
7) Hotel Cidade De Goa, Vainguinim Beach, Dona Paula – 180 rooms
8) Vivanta By Taj- Fort Aguada Sinquerim – 145 rooms
9) Hotel Goa Marriott Resort, Miramar, Panaji – 180 rooms
10) Radisson Blu Resort Hotel, Goa Mobor, Cavelossim – 132 rooms
11) Ramada Caravela Beach Resort Hotel, Varca – 199 rooms
12) Vainguinim Valley Resort, Vainguinim Valley, Dona Paula – 53 rooms
13) Vivanta By Taj Exotica, Benaulim – 140 rooms
Five stars: 12
1) Hoilday Inn Resort, Mobor Beach, Cavelossim – 203 rooms
2) Hotel Neo Majestic, Porvorim – 50 rooms
3) Fortune Select Regina, Candolim – 102 rooms
4) The Kenilworth Beach Resort & Spa, Utorda – 104 rooms
5) Heritage Village Club, Arossim, Cansaulim – 97 rooms
6) Bogmallo Beach Resort, Bogmallo – 126 rooms
7) La Couronne Goa, Panaji – 43 rooms
8) Hotel Dona Sylvia, Cavelossim – 181 rooms
9) Devaaya Ayurveda Spa Resort, Diwar, Ilhas – 60 rooms
10) Club Mahindra, Varca – 200 rooms
11) Resort Rio, Tambudki, Arpora – 130 rooms
12) Hotel La Calypso, Saunta Vaddo, Calangute – 60 rooms
Total number of five-star rooms (including five-star deluxe): 3,465
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