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W Goa – the first W Hotel in India opening soon

W Hotels has arrived in India and is bringing some serious glam to Goa. Vagator Beach in North Goa was better known for “hippies, hedonism and all-night dance parties held under a full moon” as The New York Times once put it, but now 21 acres near the Arabian Sea coastline has been gifted a stylish new stay with 160 rooms, suites and villas.

There is a WET pool and deck – where the bar is ideal for sipping cocktails or healthy smoothies – and a FIT gym and 12,000 sq ft Spa by Clarins, ensuring guests are refuelled and refreshed to enjoy a calendar of W Happenings which showcase all that’s new and next in fashion, music and design.

Views of the sea and the Chapora Fort remind you that this is a part of a vibrant Indian state that celebrates contemporary fun alongside traditional thrills. There are fashionable cafés with international and local flavours, chic boutiques and buzzing music clubs, as well as the historical treasures of Old Goa, Hindu temples, flea markets and the sight of fishermen landing their daily catch.

Dining is a highlight here at W Goa, care of a pan-Asian restaurant, Spice Traders , and The Kitchen Table which serves modern spins on spicy local specialities. The Rock Pool is a unique venue carved out of the rocky outcrop, and soul-stirring setting for Goa’s world-famous sunsets. Of course, there’s also the brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever® service – so guests can get whatever they want, whenever they want it.

W Goa is offering a special launch rate that starts from £231 per room per night, including breakfast, based on two people sharing. To book visit

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