Leela Kempinski Goa, India
The Leela Kempinski Goa is a five-star beach resort. It is located at the tip of Goa, between the banks of the River Sal and the coast of the Arabian Sea. The resort is a joint venture between The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts of India and the Kempinski Hotel Group, Germany.
The 75-acre resort offers 200 rooms including guest rooms, suites and villas. It also has a host of dining and leisure options and is ideal for business meetings.
The 54 pavilion rooms showcase a mix of Portuguese and Indian architectural traditions. Conservatory premiere rooms have spacious bedrooms and sitting rooms. They mix modernity with the pastoral culture of Goa.
There are also 41 lagoon rooms overlooking the lagoon. Each room has a marble bathroom, deep-soaking tub and separate shower. The 1,000ft² Lagoon Deluxe Suite features a private balcony.
The Royal Villa includes a master bedroom, a guest bedroom, living and dining rooms, a private plunge-pool and a terrace. The villa offers en suite Italian marble bathrooms featuring double vanity counters, sunken baths, Jacuzzis and showers.
Complimentary access to The Club and its facilities is provided to guests staying in the club suites. Each suite features a private terrace or balcony. Club pool suites have private outdoor showers and butler services can be arranged.
The Club has a private lap pool and a club lobby with private check-in and check-out facilities. The Presidential Suite includes a master bedroom, two adjoining bedrooms, a living room, a dining room with a kitchen and a room for maids. The marbled bathrooms have double vanity counters, sunken baths and separate showers. The Presidential Suite also has a private plunge pool with a Jacuzzi.
All rooms have private patios, CD and DVD players, mini bars, coffee- and tea-making facilities, IDD telephones and wireless internet connections.
The cultural diversity of Goa is represented in meals served at The Leela Kempinski Goa's restaurants. Jamavar, the signature restaurant, can accommodate 80 guests and is decorated with intricate wooden screens and Jamavar shawls. It specialises in Goan and Indian cuisine.
Italian food is served at The Riverside, an open-terraced restaurant by the River Sal, while beach restaurant Susegado offers cocktails and seafood. The Cafe, an outdoor restaurant that seats 120 guests, serves western, Asian and local fare.
With its majestic domes, Yali Lounge, which overlooks waterfalls, tropical gardens and lagoons, offers live Indian music in the Vijayanagar tradition. Aqua, an entertainment lounge, is equipped with lights and lasers and can accommodate almost 100 guests. The Club Lounge has indoor and outdoor seating and serves fusion cuisine.
The Leela Kempinski Goa's 400-seater Aparanta conference room is on the lower lobby level and opens onto a lawn. Another 200-seater conference room, Hampi, is also situated on the lobby level.
The Bidar and Badami boardrooms can each hold 24 people. A range of business facilities is available to guests. The hotel's outdoor venues, Leela Gardens and Beach Front, have open-air barbeque facilities and can each accommodate 400 guests.
The Spa at Leela Kempinski Goa offers Ayurvedic therapies and massages, including Shirodhara and warm stone massages. The Spa also offers yoga classes, steam rooms, saunas and a fully-equipped gym.
The hotel has a 12-hole golf course overlooking the beach, floodlit tennis courts and croquet and beach volleyball facilities. Guests can also visit a 24h casino, which features slot machines, roulette and derby games. The hotel has a boutique and a souvenir shop.