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Taj Hotels Opens the The Vivanta by Taj in Panaji, Goa, India

The Name Vivanta is Drawn from Vivacity, Vividness & 'Bon Vivant'



PANAJI, Goa, May 21, 2009 -- Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces announce their new premium hotel, "Vivanta by Taj - Panaji, Goa", slotted in the "upper upscale" segment. Keeping the spirit of Goa, the hotel located in Panaji, addresses the needs of Goa's expanding business environment, and offers contemporary experiences for the sophisticated and cosmopolitan customer. Vivanta also gives Leisure guests coming into Goa an opportunity to sample the culture & charm of this historic city before or after their sojourn to the beaches. Combined with the Taj's strong presence in both North & South Goa, Vivanta Panaji gives full coverage and multiple choices to this key tourist market for both domestic as well as international travellers.

The name Vivanta is drawn from vivacity, vividness & 'bon vivant': an appreciation of the good things in life. It speaks of style, refinement and living life to the full. Vivanta is designed to deliver vibrant experiences; combining the charming hospitality that is the hallmark of the Taj, with a contemporary, vivacious twist!

Promoters' Kamat Construction Pvt Ltd steered by Mr. Uday Kamat, Mr Dattaprasad Kamat and Mr Ramesh Kamat, have entered into a management contract with Indian Hotels Company Ltd for its latest Venture, Vivanta by Taj - Panaji Goa. The group has experience in the business of construction, real estate and hospitality over almost 4 decades, and has 50 building projects mainly situated in Panaji, Goa to its credit.

Mr. Raymond Bickson, Managing Director and CEO, The Indian Hotels Company Limited said "We are proud to launch Indian Hotels' fourth property in Goa. This time tapping Goa's potential as a fast expanding business district and International Tourist destination and offering business and leisure tourists another option to suit their needs".

According to Vishal Singh, the General Manager, Vivanta, Panaji Goa, "Vivanta by Taj - Panaji Goa fills the market gap of a business hotel in the centre of the business districts, where a customer can relax as well as work at ease with a number of technological innovations available at his fingertips. It is a premium business hotel with high end work spaces, and its experiences range from yacht transfers to the design of the hotel and facilities available for the guest that ensures the best of both worlds."

Vivanta boasts of a 170 stylish guest rooms and suites with views of the buzzing Panaji City and the sparkling Mandovi River, eclectic entertainment and dining options, and technological enhancements to appeal to the cosmopolitan traveler. This new age hotel is 28 kilometers away from Dabolim airport.

Design at Vivanta
The hotel, which has been inspired by the elements of Goa - Sea, Sand and Sun, is a reflection of true Goa spirit. This story line created by Chadha, Simbeida and Associates (Hong Kong) is carefully wrought into every aspect of the hotel's overall design sensibility. The Sea, Sand and Sun elements have inspired various facets of the artwork that adorn the Atrium, Lobby and the even the Guest Floor landings.

Form at Vivanta
The rooms at Vivanta are designed for a perfect amalgam of work and play. The accommodations are also named to describe the stay experience. Thus Vivanta has Charm, Delight & Indulgence rooms and Allure, Temptation and Nirvana suites. And the resident lounge is Rhythm! The views from the rooms range from the Mandovi River, and City View rooms which look over the plush hillside dotted with old styled Portuguese Houses.

The rooms have a strong tech orientation like Internet Protocol (IP) telephones on the 5th floor and a multimedia panel in all rooms for the guest to work or play with top efficiency. Of course, high bandwidth wireless internet & home-theatre surround system are par for the course. The rooms are adorned with artwork by local Goan artists featuring, traditional Goan architecture.

Take a dip in Celsius, the outdoor pool, or relax in the Jacuzzi on the rooftop, request a heritage visit to Old Goa or just pamper yourself at the signature Jiva Spa during your time off!

The legendary Taj flair for food & beverage is taken further enhanced with a swath of innovative F&B options. Orchestrated by Chef Gyanendra Gupta, there is a new twist to all of the cuisines on offer. At Latitude, the all day diner located within the Atrium experience the live theatre kitchen concept, famously called Tiatre (Theatre) in Goa. Choose from Italian pizzas, Goan cuisine and North Indian delicacies! Entertain, energise or unwind at Tease, the high energy bar. Signature cocktails, tapas and grills complete the experience. Nourish your senses and satiate them at Caramel - The Delicatessen. The Pan-Asian Restaurant, Tamari serves Sushi, Sashimi and Tepanyaki, perfect for the working lunch!

Vivanta - Panaji offers a suite of conferencing & banquet facilities. Tango, the banquet hall is perfect for business conventions or events. Agenda is a high tech board room equipped with video conferencing capabilities, integrated audio system and soundproofing. Choose your meeting spaces from Strategy, Analysis and Debate and further network support available at the Business Centre ; Oval, allows you to operate with ease.

Experiences at Vivanta
Guests will experience hospitality with a difference at Vivanta. A series of touch-points have been engineered to energize as well as relax the guest. They can choose the limousine, which has touches like games, massage seat, direct connect phone or the Yacht transfer service, which will save them time, and will be a truly scenic route to the hotel. The experiences continue all across. The mini-bar in the room stocks a range of health drinks & is called 'Treat Yourself". On offer in the rooms are yoga mats with instructions for simple 'asanas'.
 

Dining at Taj Vivanta Panjim Goa.

From an informal all-day diner to formal, fne dining, you can look forward to an eclectic & distinctive food & beverage experience. 

Latitude - Latitude is situated in the lobby and is an Atrium Cofee Shop with theatre kitchen concept which in Goa is famously called Tiatre.  The salient features are a central water body, 4 gigantic palm trees and a gigantic mural depicting Sun, Sand and Surf. The entire menu is served 24x7 and has a kids section as well. Choose from Italian thin and medium crust pizzas, Goan cuisine and North Indian delicacies. 

Tamari  - Pan Asian Restaurant Serves Sushi, Sashimi, Tepanyaki cooking; dine either inside the restaurant or in the Private Dining room, with a working lunch in progress. 

Tease - Entertain, energize or if you prefer, unwind at Tease, the high energy bar. Choose the ideally placed bar stools to watch the bartender mix a drink for you or step into the energy zone and be charged up by the aural histrionics. Vivanta signature cocktails, tapas and grills add to the merriment.

Caramel - The Delicatessen- Nourish all your senses….and satiate them. With seating designed to capture the bustling views of the city centre, watch the world go by. You could also pick up from the selection of books available.

About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 65 hotels in 45 locations across India with an additional 15 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Rajput palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The Taj, a symbol of Indian hospitality, completed the centenary of its landmark hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.

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Contact:

Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

Tarini Mathur 
+91-9821718967
email tarini.mathur@vccpl.com

Vivanta by Taj – Panaji, Goa
Off D. B. Bandodkar Road 
Panaji, Goa 
403001
Tel No.: 91 832 6633636
Email: vivanta.panaji@tajhotels.com
 

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Also See: Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces Now Operates 59 Hotels Across India and 16 International Hotels / April 2007
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