Goa, India: Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, a part of Marriott International Inc, today announced the opening of the Le Méridien in Goa, Calangute further strengthening the Paris-born brand’s presence in India with its 10th property. Situated on the bustling Calangute- Candolim road, Le Méridien Goa, Calangute is set to expose the curious and creative minded traveler to the best-kept secrets of North Goa. With experiences and programmes centered around the brand’s filters of discovery – culture, coordinates and cuisine, the hotel promises accessible and stimulating experiences in the form of Illy Coffee, Eclairs & Unlock Art partnerships.
“Le Méridien Goa, Calangute is our 10th Le Méridien property in India. We are extremely elated to invite and host curious travelers to unlock India’s favourite beach destination with our carefully curated local experiences and engaging brand programmes. Goa being an ideal expansion to our brand offering, we are pleased to unveil the Le Meridien Goa, Calangute with the promise to deliver an unparalleled experience for every guest visiting” said Neeraj Govil, Area Vice President – South Asia, Marriott International, Inc.
The hotel’s chic design, is inspired by Goa’s first settlement – the “Kunbi Tribe” and the arrival of the Portuguese into the state, adding a touch of local authenticity that is intrinsic to the brand. The hotel features the iconic Le Méridien Hub, a concept that reinterprets the hotel lobby into a social gathering space meant for guests to convene and converse. With 146 exquisite rooms (including Family Studio Rooms and Suites) designed to inspire and offer ultimate respite from the mundane, each room features the signature Le Méridien Discovery Bed, 43 inch LED TV, designer bath amenities and high speed internet access. Located 600 meters away from the popular Calangute beach, an ideal spot to unwind and watch a mesmerizing sunset or explore local curio shops, handloom stores and art galleries that are in close proximity from the hotel.
“We are thrilled to unveil Le Méridien Goa, Calangute, a highly anticipated addition to our India portfolio. With the Le Meridien’s brand promise of “destination unlocked”, the property is set to be the preferred destination for connoisseurs of all things Goan – coordinate, culture & cuisine and music” said Norton Pereira, General Manager.
Le Méridien Goa, Calangute promises an inspiring line-up of culinary offerings; distinct flavors and carefully crafted menus at their five eclectic restaurants and bars. Latest Recipe, the signature all day dining restaurant is a 106 seater, offering an indoor as well as alfresco seating overlooking the pool. Indulge in international flavors, hearty salads, gourmet burgers and the famed Goan curries by the talented chefs. Opulent and glamorous, Jazz & Grills is Goa’s first whiskey bar offering a stellar selection of whiskeys, premium cigars and choicest grills & steaks. Home to celebrated local performers and musicians over the weekend, an entertaining and extraordinary experience is guaranteed. Longitude 73o the signature bar offers a selection of Illy Coffee creations by day and in the evening transforms into a high-energy bar offering ‘Sparkling’, the Le Meridien brand’s refreshing spin on the conventional cocktail ritual. The poolside bar, Plunge offers refreshing cocktails, mocktails and beers making it an ideal spot to unwind. For guests who want to spend an unhurried afternoon immersed in books, Library Lounge is the place to be.
Le Méridien Goa, Calangute offers interactive multi-compatible meeting spaces spread over 10,000 sq. ft featuring a premium outdoor terrace venue, ballroom and a16-seater boardroom. It promises a perfect venue for meetings, conferences and weddings.
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