The Incredible India 2.0 campaign introduced by the Indian government has been one giant step forward to encourage more tourists from overseas and create more demand and opportunity for the hospitality industry. The visa on arrival thrust by the Government of India has seen immense growth in inbound travel over the last one year. Goa has also seen a steady development in infrastructure in the last few years; which is the backbone of hospitality. With more international brands gearing up to enter Goa’s vibrant market, the future of Goa’s hospitality looks very exciting and promising.
Hard Rock Hotel Goa is the first lifestyle resort of its kind in India. Music being our key differentiator, we aim to create exclusive and unforgettable memories for our guests, giving them an experience like never before. The avid traveller today wants to drift away from the ordinary and embrace something more unique and extraordinaire. Our stylish, modern banquets are perfect to host meetings and events as we offer an environment conducive to innovation and productivity. Our state-of-the art event venues, Elektra, Chrysalis and Legends are versatile and well-equipped with audio-visual display capabilities, creative spaces for team building activities and customised catering menus. Our dynamic team is always there to cater to every need and ensure that the event hits off in style.
We also focus a lot on music activations during conventions and seminars. We have a special amenity programme, ‘Sound of Your Stay’ for guests where you can pick your favourite Fender guitar, mix beats like a professional DJ, download exclusive tracks and create your own playlist. Hard Rock International has further developed the Sound of Your Stay programme this year by adding WAX, a partnership with Crosley featuring turntables and a curated selection of vinyl records. Our guests can relax within the comforts of their room while the turntable makes for easy listening and brings back memories of the good old days. We also organise a lot of leisure activities for MICE travellers which are customised to meet style and requirement.
Hard Rock Hotel Goa offers a rich ensemble of global and local cuisines all-inspired by our culinary chefs. Sessions, our multi-cuisine restaurant and Tonic Poolside Bar & Grille opens up to new tastes and sensations with creative breakfast delights and sumptuous lunches, romantic dinners and sinful desserts; we have something to tickle the palate of every gastronome. The USP of the Hard Rock brand has always been its American fare, especially the Legendary Burger which is atop every foodie’s list. However, at Hard Rock Hotel Goa, we customise the menu to suit the taste buds and dietary needs of all our guests. From retro-styled snacks and continental delights to authentic Indian meals and Goan-inspired curries, our appetising offerings are galore. Our signature dishes namely the Oreo Cheesecake, the Tupelo Chicken Tenders and the Legendary Burger have found a special place in the hearts of our loyal guests. Our F&B offerings are well highlighted in our weekly activations through live events like the Mid-Week Jam, Alternative Rock Thursdays, Rock N’ Roll Fridays, High Bar Brunch on Saturdays and Retro Sunday Sundowners. From time to time, we keep adding unique twists and turns for our repeat guests by rolling out innovative menus and seasonal offers.
It gives me immense pride that in our first year of launch, Hard Rock Hotel Goa has received a lot of recognition and won many domestic and international awards. I believe that team effort spells success and the bandwagon at Hard Rock Hotel Goa has indeed upheld the values of the brand and showcased the essence of hospitality through our motto “Love All, Serve All.”
(As told to Sudipta Dev)