Perched on the cliff facing the majestic Arabian Sea, Taj Resort & Convention Centre is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious destinations in the state of Goa. The property has a contemporary design with a rooftop infinity pool making it an uber-luxurious haven in the state.
In addition to being a popular holiday destination, Goa is also an increasingly preferred wedding destination. From the rich and famous to business tycoons, Goa is the desired choice when it comes to celebrating special moments amidst the sun, sea and siesta. Taj Resort & Convention Centre now comes as an opulent addition to the sunshine state with the largest inventory when paired with the neighbouring Cidade de Goa – IHCL SeleQtions as a complex.
The resort opened its doors in the year 2020 when the world had been profoundly affected by a global pandemic. Despite a rough start, the resort held its position at the top of the grossing properties in the state.
The pandemic threw the entire world out of gear but Goa remained immune and the hospitality industry in the state created new milestones. Among the many new properties that opened up in the state, Taj Resort & Convention Centre, Goa shone as the most exclusive offering from the lot. While the waves of the virus continued to strike in different parts of the world, this mammoth of a property with 60,000 sq.ft of conference space and 299 luxurious rooms continued to stand tall setting new benchmarks in the hospitality industry.
Guests staying at Taj Resort & Convention Centre, Goa also have the privilege to access Cidade de Goa – IHCL SeleQtions. An amalgamation of warmth and the laid back elegance of sussegado, designed by world-renowned architect Charles Correa. Credited with the creation of modern architecture in post-Independent India, the murals, chequered floors, balcaos and tiled roofs take one through a historical Portuguese-Goan journey.
Taj Resort & Convention Centre offers a blend of enviable spaces and modern design with a rooftop infinity pool and a 40-seater cinema. It is one of the premium MICE and wedding destinations in the state. The story of this architectural marvel is incompleted without speaking of its 11000 sq ft pillarless hall, 6 breakaway spaces, an open-air terrace, lush lawns and a multitude of banqueting options.
The iconic property is impeccably managed by Mr. Vincent Ramos as the General manager of the resort in addition to also being the Area Director of IHCL, Goa. Here are the excerpts of an interview with Mr Ramos:
Tell us more about Taj Resort & Convention Centre and how is it an uber-luxurious experience for the guests?
With a tropical, hillside perch and gorgeous sea views, Taj Resort & Convention Centre, Goa oozes luxury and scale. Neighbouring Cidade de Goa – IHCL SeleQtions, it stands tall, bold and generous against the picturesque canvas of sunset skies and the magnificent Arabian Sea. The resort showcases the best of Goa in tastefully designed opulent spaces located on a hillock overlooking splendid views, it is an experience like no other.
What was the idea behind Taj Resort & Convention Centre?
Taj Resorts & Convention Centre is a gift by the Fomento Group to the state of Goa. I can confidently say, there is no other hotel like it in the state. Goa required a Convention Centre facility, it is now fulfilled with the introduction of Taj Resort & Convention Centre. The state is now equipped to host conventions at this splendid property. I can describe it as one of the finest convention resorts in Asia as it has the best vistas. If one were to go to the terrace or in any of the room balconies, the panoramic views of the magnificent Arabian Sea, Zuari River, Mormugao Harbour and Vainguinim Beach will leave you enchanted.
This is considered to be one of the biggest properties in Goa with the largest banquet facility, tell us more about it.
Yes, Taj Resort & Convention Centre, Goa is the centrepiece. Lorded over by a 11,000 sq ft pillarless hall, 6 breakaway spaces, an exclusive entrance and ample recreational options, scale here is inevitable. 282 rooms and 17 themed suites, play perfect accessories, with more than half of them facing the sea. Suites and Club Rooms top up the experience with the 24×7 Club Lounge.
How the prices are set vis à vis to its competition in Goa?
The resort is positioned as a premium destination among its various contenders in the state and the pricing is in the top tier. Given the value proposition of our product, we strive to ensure that the resort is looked upon as the best in Goa with the finest offerings.
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) remains one of the largest hospitality operators in the state of Goa with the maximum number of hotels and rooms under a group of brands including Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta, Ginger and amã Stays & Trails.