South Goa Welcomes Refurbished Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort

Situated in South Goa, the resort features 181 well-appointed and spacious rooms, villas & suites on the Arabian Sea coastline.

ACCORHOTELS LAUNCHED its latest Novotel in partnership with the Alcon Victor Group and its fourth property in the mushrooming Goa market with its new Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort. With the addition of its fourth property, Accor has now marked with the total number of 600 rooms in Goa. Situated in South Goa, the resort features 181 well-appointed and spacious rooms, villas & suites on the Arabian Sea coastline.

Tempting travellers with white sands, water sports, magnificent sunsets, plush rooms and local and international gastronomy, AccorHotels has rebranded the globally known Dona Sylvia Resort to Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, adding the Novotel brand essence with modern refurbishments and creating a fairytale essence on the sands of Cavelossim Beach. 

At the press launch, Varun Albuquerque, Director, Alcon Victor Group paid tribute to the acumen and craftsmanship of the late Charles Correa who had originally conceptualized and designed the resort. He said "Dona Sylvia Resort has always resonated with old-world charm and new-world luxury, creating an authentic Goan ambience along with its perfect location on Cavelossim Beach. It took the us three years for the continuous planning and an expenditure of total INR 30 Crore to upgrade and blend the property, keeping the old architecture intact". He recollects that Dona Sylvia Resort was the first of its kind in South Goa to set a destination stay. 

Also present on the occasion was Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer, India & South Asia, AccorHotels. He shared, "The rebranding of Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort strengthens AccorHotels' presence in the Indian market. With 17 Novotels in the country, we believe this brand is particularly well targeted for the modern Indian traveler and international guests. We are delighted to partner with the Alcon Victor Group and look forward to bringing our expertise in hospitality to this relationship."

Casse at the launch mentioned that Accor is planning up for three more Novotels in India, making it to the count of 20 in total. "By the end of this year, we are coming up with Novotel Kochi, Novotel Chennai and Novotel Vijayvada," he added. 

The property provides a glimpse into the rich traditional Portuguese culture through a mix of contemporary and local heritage architecture, built like a small luxury village in itself. The resort also offers a range of spectacular dining options. Seagull, serves buffet spreads and Kebabs & Kurries is the fine dining Indian outlet that presents enticing signature dishes from the royal kitchens of India. At Mama Mia, the resort’s seasonal poolside grill restaurant offers guests an selection of fiery grills. Guests can also pick an assortment of experiences from intimate bar settings to mesmerizing views of the pool at Amalia & Tia Maria, the poolside and lobby bars.

Taking care of the needs of today’s travellers, Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort features two dedicated conference rooms with a capacity to serve about 200 guests. With a team of skilled professionals, Sohum Spa at the property provides a variety of Indian Ayurvedic treatments, aromatherapy sessions and revitalizing western massages. The property also features an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, an activity area and shopping centre for its discerning guests. 

Vishal Khosla, General Manager, Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, said, ''We seek to offer solace to the #hashtag tired traveler, offering a place where the incessant mobile phone ring can be forgotten and activities indulged in that bring back fun and laughter, making it into a style of living."

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