Le Méridien unveils its latest hotel in Goa, Calangute

The Opening of Le Meridien Goa, promises authentic experiences and discovery upon every visit

Goa, India – 7th August 2017 -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 onthe bustling Calangute- Candolim road, Le MéridienGoa, Calanguteis 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 10thLe 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 promiseto 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 “KunbiTribe”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 iconicLe 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 baroffering ‘Sparkling’, the Le Meridienbrand’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.

For more information or to book, please visit Le Meridien Goa Calangute

About Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts

With more than 100 Hotels & Resorts worldwide and the strongest, most globally diverse portfolio in its history, the Paris-born Le Méridien brand connects the curious and creative-minded traveller to unexpected and engaging experiences within their destination. With its brand promise of “Destination Unlocked,” Le Méridien has transformed numerous guest touch points through global partnerships with creative minds such as illy, Johnny Iuzzini, Gray Malin, and Nouvelle Vague. Plans call for dynamic portfolio expansion within the next five years in some of the world’s most exciting destinations, concentrating on markets in Asia-Pacific and the Americas. For more information, please visit LeMéridien.com or follow us on social media – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is the world’s largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with over 6,100 properties in more than 124 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company’s 30 leading brands include: Bulgari®, The Ritz-Carlton® and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve®, St. Regis®, W®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, The Luxury Collection®, Marriott Hotels®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Renaissance® Hotels, Sheraton®, Delta Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Tribute Portfolio™, Design Hotels™, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard®, Four Points® by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Aloft®, Element®, Moxy® Hotels, and Protea Hotels by Marriott®. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com and @MarriottIntl. 

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