On the occasion of the 35th Goa Statehood Day, Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa was felicitated for its outstanding contribution to the economic and social development of the tourism sector in the state at a celebratory event organized by the Department of Information & Publicity at Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula. Taj, India’s Strongest Brand across sectors, is the hallmark of Indian hospitality from the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) with a legacy spanning over 118 years.
The key accomplishments of the resort recognized include active involvement with the state authorities to achieve benchmark standards for tourism in Goa; establishing transformative growth over the years leading to greater profitability and market leadership; nurturing a culture of responsibility and care towards the planet with sustainable tourism practices; inclusive and collaborative approach towards helping improve the quality of life and giving back to the local communities.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vincent Ramos, Senior Vice President – IHCL, Goa said, “We are honored and humbled to have played a role in being of service to the state. IHCL has always been synonymous with Goa since its inception with the introduction of Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa and will continue to contribute to the development of the tourism industry in the state. Under the recently announced Ahvaan 2025 – IHCL’s three-pronged strategy to grow profitably in the coming years, the local communities will share in the benefits of our presence with maximized local employment and new avenues for potential business opportunities.”
Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa was the first luxury beach resort in the country to open its doors in 1974, to welcome the world to India’s sunshine state. It was the host hotel for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 1983. Thus, IHCL became a pioneer in establishing Goa as a leisure destination on the international tourism map. With a footprint of 21 unique destinations and over 1500 rooms across a wide spectrum of brands, IHCL continues to define the changing landscape of tourism in Goa as the largest hospitality operator and leader in the tourism sector.
*Brand Finance India 100 Report 2022