Grand Hyatt Goa has received yet another feather to its hat. The world’s leading travel magazine – Conde Nast Traveler (US) has listed both the hotel as well as the Shamana Spa in their celebrated Hotlist 2012, the editors’ favourite picks of the best new hotels, restaurants and spas in the world.
Grand Hyatt Goa has been featured in their Best New Hotels of 2012 list. For ten long months, 41 of the acclaimed magazine’s reporters roamed the globe, bedding down anonymously at 172 new hotels in 49 countries. Their mission was to discover the best in the world. This year, 121 top new hotels make it to the ultimate list.
Offering a peaceful and serene retreat to all its guests, the Shamana Spa has been listed as one of the Best New Spas of 2012. 35 new blissful escapes make up the Hot Spas 2012 list.
“Being a relatively new entrant in the Goan hospitality industry, we are thrilled to receive this International recognition by Conde Nast Traveler (US) magazine. It is indeed a great honour that our spa as well as the property is well-liked and admired by guests just not in India, but globally as well”, said General Manager Stefan Radstrom. “The Shamana Spa is indeed the best way to rejuvenate and discover yourself.”
Commenting on this achievement, Kenneth Coelho, Director of Shamana Spa, Grand Hyatt Goa said, “The entire team at Grand Hyatt Goa is in high spirits on receiving the honour of being listed among the top 35 best new spas in the world for 2012. I’m thankful to my fantastic team and their continued hard work.”
Grand Hyatt Goa recently opened on India’s west coast. The first Hyatt hotel to be located in vibrant Northern Goa, Grand Hyatt Goa is a contemporary resort and spa built in the architectural style of a 17th century Indo-Portuguese palace. Located on the calm waters of Bambolim Bay, this enchanting destination resort and spa is situated just over seven kms from the capital city of Panaji and is located 20-minutes from the airport by car.
Spread across 28-acres of lush tropical gardens and rolling, green lawns, the hotel has 314 guestrooms and suites and a Royal Villa, seven restaurants and bars, an extensive outdoor pool complex and an indoor swimming pool. Grand in scale and design, the resort also offers the largest banquet facilities in Goa with state-of-the-art meeting and business facilities.
Shamana Spa at Grand Hyatt Goa is a destination spa with 19 treatment suites offering Thai, Balinese and Indian treatments in serene and luxurious facilities spread across 34,000 sq ft (3,200 sq m). The Royal Suite, the first of its kind in Goa, offers a luxuriously designed space with a sunken bath and vitality pool with a waterfall feature, multi-sensory rain showers, an ice fountain to allow guests to cool off and rejuvenate during the steam, and ergonomically designed loungers for relaxation. Other suites designed to enrich a guest’s experience include the six couple suites, ten single suites and an Ayurveda / Indian treatment suite.
State-of-the-art amenities at Shamana Spa include a fitness centre, indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools and wet areas with sauna, steam and plunge pools.