Goa celebrates a new bespoke luxury destination ANDORES RESORT & SPA




The 25 room boutique hotel at Calangute uniquely showcases and assimilates a cultural symphony of architecture, design, landscape, wellness and rejuvenation



Goa khabar : As per Luxury Travel Market – Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022, the global luxury travel market is expected to generate $1,154 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% during 2016-2022.

High spending power and search for exclusivity with high comfort and first class facilities are the major factors that promote the demand for luxury travel by absolute luxury travellers, states the report. Further elaborating that absolute luxury travellers take at least three to four luxury trips in a year, and with the segment projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period (2016-2022).

Adding a feather to the State’s tourism landscape with a focus on driving quality tourism to Goa, Andores Resort & Spamakes a sparkling entry. Designed by its Managing Director, Edgar Afonso and his team, who has been profiled extensively in  Architecture and Design magazines in India for his passion for luxury houses. With a taste for nostalgia, a keen eye for the classic, and an acute attention to detail, Mr Afonso  brings together a fusion element of old sophistication and traditional Goan-Portuguese architecture, set in a natural co-existence of the new world contemporary. Art decor design elements meet Mediterranean influences, drawn from his travels across the globe.

Says Managing Director, Mr Edgar Afonso, Andores Resort & Spa, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Our endeavour is to give our guests a unique experience of space, comfort, great food experience and a sense of holistic well-being and calmness.”

Set on a lush two acre property, Andores Resort & Spa offers 25 spaciously designed rooms, each overlooking the stunning pool of azure blue, set against verdant landscaped gardens, art deco collection, and calm coconut groves, giving the holiday seeker a sense of a nostalgic Goan village.  The experience reminiscent of lazy Spanish summers, with well-being, warmth and relaxation being the brand’s core philosophy.

Born out of Goa’s long tradition of welcoming guests from around the globe, other facilities offered at the property is a fine dining restaurant set in a courtyard called “Cinnamon.” Designed to be intimate and comfortable, matching the eclectic and cosmopolitan vibe that has made Goa famous, the restaurant offers a complete dining experience that showcases the diverse Goan culinary culture of this beautiful paradise.For lovers of European gourmet, DIVA by celebrity Chef Ritu Dalmiashowcases the very nuances of fine Italian cuisine that has won the brand several culinary awards in India and abroad.

Two outdoor venues add for lavish private gatherings or destination weddings. An eclectic Pop Up store with handpicked arts and crafts that resonate with the Andores state of mind, makes for mood shopping. And The Lounge for quiet conversations, or, reading getaways with books on art, travel, heritage and design at the library.

The Kera Spa housed in a typical Saraswat Goan home setting offers Ayurveda inspired by eastern, western and signature treatments, designed to help guests relax, refresh and rejuvenate. Including Yoga sessions by local experts, and a in-house Gymnasium to foster healthy living, even on holidays.

Says General Manager, Mr Joel Fernandes, “We are an independent boutique hotel with personality. Our strength lies in being exclusive, yet familiar, bespoke, yet warm, giving our guests space to wind down, discover Goan hospitality, appreciate good taste, and be conscious travellers at the same time.”

So, are you ready for that magical break from the city rat-race?

Welcome to Andores Resort & Spa.