Marriott International, Inc. announced that it had inked an agreement with Ceres Hotels Pvt. Ltd. to introduce its St. Regis brand to Goa earlier this week.
Following a planned conversion, The Leela Goa will be transformed into The St. Regis Goa Resort, which will open in October 2022. The shift will take place in stages, according to the company. Ceres Hotels is a subsidiary of Metrod Holdings Berhad, which is publicly traded in Kuala Lumpur.
“We are delighted to work with Ceres Hotels Private Limited to introduce the St. Regis brand to Goa, bringing bespoke experiences curated for the most discerning travellers to one of the most beautiful and fascinating coastal destinations in India,” said Rajeev Menon, President of Asia Pacific, excluding Greater China, Marriott International.
“The resort will usher in a new benchmark of luxury hospitality in this city and underscores the tremendous trust and confidence our owners have in us and in the power of our luxury brands.”
The hotel is located on the Mobor beach in South Goa, and it spans 49 acres. The beach is known for dolphin spotting, bird viewing, and cruises because it is surrounded on three sides by water.
There are 206 rooms, suites, villas, and five speciality restaurants.