amã Stays & Trails Villa Siolim, Goa bags Villa of the Year award

The new concept of homestays from IHCL wins accolades at IFHA

amã Stays & Trails Villa Siolim, Goa, a new concept of homestays from the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), has been recognised as ‘Villa of the Year’ by MakeMyTrip at the recently held India's Favourite Homestays Awards (IFHA) at Taj Resort & Convention Centre in Dona Paula. The IFHA is a people choice award to recognise and reward the growing community of homestays hosts in the domestic travel market.

Speaking on the occasion, Vincent Ramos, Senior Vice President – Goa, IHCL, said, “We are humbled and honoured to receive this prestigious recognition. The homestay segment has indeed picked momentum post the pandemic with a strong preference for private stays and locally imbibed experiences. amã Stays & Trails is India’s first branded product in the homestay market, we currently have nine villas in Goa and are working towards expanding the brand in the state with new additions to the portfolio.” 

Built in the 1940s, Villa Siolim is located in North Goa, in the pristine village of Siolim. A charming five-bedroom villa that combines Goan-Portuguese architecture of a bygone era and modern comforts to provide a home-like indulgence. Surrounded by manicured lawns, paved walkways and slanted red tiled roofs with exposed beam ceilings, this magnificent marvel welcomes its guests at a latticed veranda. Wooden doors, arches and vintage tiles complement the contemporary amenities while modish decor and chic furnishings create a comforting space. Additionally, amã Stays & Trails Amibika Vilas, Trivandrum in Kerela won ‘Heritage Homestay of the Year’.


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