W Hotel, a trendy upmarket brand by Starwood Hotels and Resorts is scheduled to open in Goa on September 29. The property is owned by ABIL Group and managed by Starwood Hotels And Resorts.

The first W property in India, it is spread over 25 acres, overlooks the Vagator beach, and has 160 rooms and villas.

Dining options include: Spice Traders, a pan-Asian restaurant with views of the sea; The Kitchen Table, an all-day restaurant that serves international cuisine; Rock Pool, carved into a rocky mountain under the Chapora Fort, serves Indian food prepared in an oven and on a wood-fired grill; Woo bar by the beach offers a mix of cocktails and healthy smoothies.

On the property are also a business centre, outdoor pool, spa by Clarins, and a gym. Wifi will be available to all SPG Members when booking on Starwood websites, mobile sites and SPG apps. Wired internet access is free in all guest rooms.

Amit Bhosale, the managing director of ABIL Group says, “Starwood has been successful in India with a strong operation and marketing setup. Needless to say, their central reservation system, loyalty programmes and global distribution network is amongst the best in class. We have had a first-hand experience of the above through our partnership with the group for our other three properties (St. Regis Mumbai, The Westin Pune and Le Meridien Nagpur). We are very happy with our relationship with Starwood since over ten years; hence we deemed W Hotel to be fitting for our property in north Goa.”