Renest Calangute Goa: Where Luxury Meets Convenience

Renest Calangute Goa: Where Luxury Meets Convenience

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Published on August 29, 2023

Renest Hotels & Resorts, a name synonymous with exceptional hospitality, proudly unveils its latest gem - Renest Calangute Goa. Set to welcome guests from October 2023, this contemporary haven is strategically nestled just a short 10-minute drive from the picturesque Candolim beach and a mere 15-minute journey to the renowned Calangute Beach. Perfectly catering to the desires of modern travelers seeking both comfort and accessibility, Renest Calangute Goa promises an unforgettable stay experience.

Boasting meticulously designed rooms – 30 in total – Renest Calangute Goa redefines luxury and relaxation. Whether you choose a double bed, twin bed, or suite room, each accommodation is thoughtfully equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a seamless and comfortable stay.

Vishal Lonkar, the General Manager of Brand Development at Renest Hotels & Resorts, shares, "As we expand our horizons across the nation, the launch of Renest Calangute Goa marks a significant milestone. With the burgeoning interest in both domestic and international tourism in Goa, we are thrilled to showcase our world-class hospitality standards to guests visiting this beautiful state."

Renest Calangute Goa is designed to elevate your stay in every aspect. The cornerstone of this hospitality gem is its restaurant, Tribe. An all-day dining experience that transcends borders, Tribe's menu masterfully blends the vibrant flavors of Indian, Asian, and European cuisines. For those seeking enchantment in their evenings, Jugnu, the property’s sparkling bar, beckons. It's where exquisite cocktails, a curated wine collection, and delectable appetizers converge to elevate your dining experience to new heights.

But that's not all - Renest Calangute Goa beckons you to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in a tranquil haven. The hotel's wellness spa offers an array of rejuvenating treatments, carefully crafted by a team of skilled therapists. From massages to facials, each treatment is designed to restore your sense of balance and well-being, leaving you refreshed and revitalized.

For travelers seeking convenience, the Dabolim Airport is approximately 38 kilometers away from the property, while the recently inaugurated Manohar International Airport at Mopa, North Goa, is a mere 29 kilometers away. You can also reach Goa through the Madgaon Railway Station, which serves as a hub for trains from major cities across India. Thivim, Karmali, and Vasco da Gama are additional railway stations in Goa, while the state is well connected by road and easily accessible via national highways. Regular bus services operate from cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.

Renest Hotels & Resorts is committed to not only delivering exceptional stays but also caring for local communities and the environment. Their properties infuse natural aesthetics and sustainability, incorporating measures such as organic produce cultivation, rainwater recycling, and more, all aimed at preserving and protecting the surroundings.

Renest Calangute Goa promises an experience that resonates with luxury, comfort, and convenience. Your journey to tranquility and indulgence starts here.


IHG Expands Vignette Collection with 12 Unique Hotels Globally in 2024

IHG Expands Vignette Collection with 12 Unique Hotels Globally in 2024

By Nishang Narayan

Published on April 15, 2024

IHG Hotels & Resorts is on an ambitious path to enhance its luxury and lifestyle segment, the Vignette Collection, with the opening of 12 diverse properties worldwide in 2024. This move follows the recent launch of The Halyard Liverpool, the first Vignette Collection hotel in the UK, setting the stage for the brand's global expansion.

The Vignette Collection is renowned for its carefully chosen properties, each offering distinct experiences that reflect their unique locations—from bustling city centres to serene beachfronts. The upcoming year promises exciting additions, including the Shanghai Snow World Hotel, part of the world's largest indoor ski park, and Verno House in Budapest, which offers views over Liberty Square.

Each hotel in the Vignette Collection is committed to sustainability and social responsibility, aligning with IHG’s “Journey to Tomorrow” initiative. The properties actively engage in "A Means For Good" programs, collaborating with local organisations to impact positively on society.

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Furthermore, these hotels provide guests with memorable experiences that connect them deeply with local culture. For instance, Convent Square Lisbon offers a traditional Portuguese tea ceremony, while Yours Truly DC in Washington, D.C., invites guests to select music from the hotel’s vinyl collection to personalise their stay.

Tom Rowntree, IHG's Vice President of Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, commented on the expansion, stating, "Vignette Collection's growth highlights our focus on integrating one-of-a-kind hotels into our portfolio, each with a unique story but united under IHG's commitment to excellence and sustainability."

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Scheduled openings include Arabella Beach Hotel in Kuwait and Velero Doha in Qatar in spring 2024, followed by summer and autumn debuts in Hungary and China, respectively. The year will cap off with the opening of Rumah Luwih Bali in Indonesia and Dinso Resort & Villas Koh Chang in Thailand.

This expansion not only strengthens IHG’s global presence but also enhances the brand’s appeal to travellers seeking authenticity and luxury in their accommodations.


Hilton Set to Expand Its Canadian Hotel Operations by 50%

Hilton Set to Expand Its Canadian Hotel Operations by 50%

By Nishang Narayan

Published on April 15, 2024

Hilton, a global leader in the hotel industry, is set to significantly boost its footprint in Canada. With 180 hotels already serving guests and 90 more slated for development, the company is poised to increase its Canadian operations by 50% over the next five years.

Jeff Cury, Hilton's Senior Director of Development in Canada, highlighted the company's strategy, saying, "Our goal is to extend our reach to every province, enhancing the travel experience with both our established and upcoming brands." In 2023 alone, Hilton inked deals for 20 new locations, signalling robust growth and a strong commitment to the Canadian market.

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The expansion plan includes the introduction of the Spark by Hilton and Motto by Hilton brands to the Canadian market by 2024. Hilton's development is not just in numbers but also in diversity, with a tripling of its lifestyle category hotels in key cities like Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Niagara Falls by 2028.

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Hilton's growth is largely fueled by its focused-service brands, which constitute over 60% of its new projects in Canada. This segment saw the addition of five new hotels in 2023. Additionally, the extended-stay category continues to thrive, led by the Home2 Suites by Hilton brand. This sector currently includes over 30 operational properties and 20 more in development, showing significant owner interest and market momentum.

This ambitious expansion underscores Hilton's commitment to offering a variety of lodging options for both business and leisure travellers in sought-after destinations across Canada.


IHG Expands Karnataka Portfolio with Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Bommasandra

IHG Expands Karnataka Portfolio with Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Bommasandra

By Nishang Narayan

Published on April 14, 2024

IHG Hotels & Resorts continues to expand its presence in Karnataka with the opening of Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Bommasandra. Strategically located along the national highway with easy access to major corporate hubs, the hotel aims to cater to business and leisure travellers alike.

Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Bommasandra is the only international branded hotel in the vicinity, positioned to attract increased footfalls from corporate segments. With top companies such as Infosys, TCS, Wipro, and more located within a 7 km radius, the hotel offers convenience and accessibility to business travellers.

Designed to deliver memorable experiences, the hotel boasts warm and welcoming service, contemporary design, and a commitment to responsible tourism. Equipped with the IHG Green Engage System, an online platform for measuring and managing environmental impact, Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Bommasandra prioritises sustainability in its operations.

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Featuring 135 modern and spacious rooms, the hotel offers amenities such as workstation flatscreen TVs, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, and all-day dining options at Express Café & Bar. With a Grab & Go option, guests can enjoy convenience and flexibility during their stay.

Vinod Muthusubramanian, General Manager of Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Bommasandra, expressed excitement about the hotel's opening, stating, "Our unveiling marks a significant milestone in catering to this dynamic community. The introduction of Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Bommasandra at a sought-after location would be greatly beneficial and attract travellers from varied segments – business and leisure."

IHG currently operates 45 hotels across five brands in India, with a strong pipeline of 45 hotels due to open in the next 3-5 years. The addition of Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Bommasandra further solidifies IHG's commitment to providing exceptional hospitality experiences across the country.

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