W Hotels Worldwide announced the opening of W Goa, located on Vagator Beach. The debut marks the brand’s 50th hotel worldwide, bringing the category one door property closer to reaching 75 hotels by 2020.
Situated between the jungle and coastline, W Goa has 160 guestrooms, including villas, chalets, a Marvelous Suite and an Extreme WOW Villa. A one-hour flight from Mumbai and a 90-minute drive from Goa International Airport, this W Escape overlooks the Arabian Sea and spans 25 acres of beach.
The grand entrance has large, unframed doors that are perpetually open and adorned with art by Goan artist Subodh Kerkar. Behind the reception pods is a street art mural by Indian artist M. Narayan.
Each guestroom has a psychedelic look and feel with hues of purples and blues creating a kaleidoscopic of color throughout. Many fixtures – from foggy metal closet doors to the “beaten” metal drawers in the bathroom – are purposefully designed so that guests cannot clearly see themselves, but rather just their shape. Each guestroom has a chandelier that looks as though the lights are melting from the ceiling, and each bathroom includes a mirror in the shape of the Bodhi Leaf.
Underground, Spa by Clarins boasts 14,000 square feet of space, with Pompeii-inspired baths and a labyrinth of corridors leading to private rooms. The spa includes an Oxygen room, eight treatment rooms, a heated vitality pool, a steam room and a sauna. Other amenities of the hotel include a FIT gym and an outdoor WET pool deck. The brand’s iconic Whatever/Whenever® service delivers guests whatever they want, whenever they want it.
W Goa’s destination restaurant, Spice Traders, offers Pan-Asian cuisine; The Kitchen Table, an all-day restaurant, serves popular local classics and modern interpretations of international favorites; and The WET deck bar offers healthy snacks and cocktails. The Living Room and WOOBAR transform from hangouts by day to lounges by night. Rock Pool is set high upon a cliff with the ocean below.
W Goa will also have approximately 50,000 square feet of function space and meeting rooms, scheduled to open by the end of 2017, which will be fully equipped with world-class audio-visual facilities.