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CLEANLINESS DRIVE BY GRAND HYATT GOA

 GOA (04 April 2013): A Cleanliness Drive was recently organized by Grand Hyatt Goa’s Hyatt Thrive Committee. 60 volunteers from Grand Hyatt Goa’s various divisions, under the leadership of Mr. Noel Noronha, Director of Engineering at Grand Hyatt Goa, took to the roads, cleaning 2 kms of the road in Bambolim.

“Hyatt Thrive is Hyatt’s global corporate responsibility initiative, which is designed to ensure that the communities we serve are places where our associates are proud to work, our guests want to visit, and our neighbors want to live,” said Hyatt representative. “We do this by contributing to the prosperity, health and advancement of the many communities around the world that we call home. With Hyatt Thrive, we’re harnessing the power of more than 85,000 associates at our properties around the world to help our colleagues, guests and neighbors reach their full potential. Hyatt Thrive has four key areas – Environmental sustainability, Education and personal advancement, Health and wellness, Economic development and investment.”

At the Cleanliness Drive organized by Grand Hyatt Goa, the volunteers collected all non degradable wastes like plastic, papers, bottles/cans, etc. in order to reduce land filling, contamination and to protect the natural environment of the vicinity.

Cashew Trail 2013 at Park Hyatt Goa

~ Our annual event that pays tribute to one of Goa’s proudest heritages ~

7 April 2013: Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa at Arossim welcomed the summer season with the annual Cashew Trail event that celebrates Goa’s most beloved fruit- the cashew. The stylish afternoon hosted by General Manager, Thomas Abraham was part of the resort’s ten year anniversary celebrations and to thank the local community for a decade of continued support.

On arrival, guests were greeted with a refreshing cashew sorbet and spicy roasted cashew nuts. The beverage repertoire offered a fusion of explosive flavours, blending spices and seasonal fruits with feni and urak to create the innovative Buenisima and Fenirinha among others. A cashew stomping ground and soulful music added an element of excitement to the afternoon, while a play area and picnic-style lunch ensured the children had their fair share of fun too. Redefining the realm of culinary creativity was a menu that infused the robust flavours of the cashew fruit into succulent meats and delicate desserts. The menu included spicy fruit and young cashew nuts fruit salad and scrambled eggs with crab meat, ravioli with ricotta and cashew nuts, scallop with mint, cashew and feni and whole young lamb marinated in feniand luscious crepes with urak syrup and crème anglaise and linzer cake with cashew jam to name a few.

Speaking on the occasion, Thomas Abraham, General Manager, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa said “The world over, Park Hyatt represents unique experiences that are rich in regional character, and our annual celebration, the Cashew Trail pays tribute to Goa’s culture and way of life. This is also a very special year for us as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary. It is a year of gratitude, and I would to thank our community who has been instrumental in our success story. This afternoon, we hope to offer them an unforgettable experience in authentic hospitality.”

Cashew Trail is an annual event that was conceptualised by Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa in association with Madame Rosa Distillery in 2012. The event takes place during harvest season and traces the life journey of one of Goa’s most prominent food elements, the cashew.

Valentino Vaz and his pioneering distillery Madame Rosa have been instrumental in promoting Goa’s most beloved beverage, Feni to the world. Their passion for innovation, has earned the Vaz family the reputation of being ambassadors of this heady spirit. For more information , visit goa.park.hyatt.com.

 

 

HQ celebrates Vaisakhi

Vaisakhi, the seasonal festival celebrated in Punjab and in fact all over the country under different auspices, is a day of celebration for the people of Punjab, for the blessing of a bountiful harvest season. The streets are bedecked with colourful buntings, processions of families are seen going to the Gurdwara with flowers and offerings in hand, and endless Bhangra performances can be seen.

The colourful Bhangra is a strenuous dance that tells the story of the agricultural process, from tilling the soil, sowing seeds all the way through to harvesting. It prepares the people of Punjab for the joy of the harvest season and it is a day of feasting and merriment before the hard, tiring but fruitful time ahead.

In Punjab (known as the land of Green Revolution) particularly, and in the northern belt of India in general, farmers then commence their harvesting and the festival is an exultation of the farmers’ hard work all year round.

In true tradition of this joyous celebration the HQ hotel in Vasco is celebrating Vaisakhi and everyone is invited to join the celebrations and festivities. Keeping in tune with the celebration and the bountiful harvest, the menu is elaborate and brings all the old time favorites of  ‘ganne ke raas’, rajmah  ki tikki, fish tikka Amritsari, aachari gohst and more, in fact lots more that only needs you to be present to sample. The menu has taken the best from the region that is presented to you for the celebrations and of course the evening would be incomplete without a ‘bhangra’ performance that will get your feet grooving to the beat and to continue the celebrations through the evening we have organized a DJ to keep the groove on for the rest of the evening. For more details please contact: the HQ. Tel: 7709003237.

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.The World on your platter

This April travel the globe on your weekends as Latitude at Vivanta by Taj – Panaji, Goa lays out a sumptuous international buffet

 

Goa, April 2013: Say ola to Spanish delights, raise a toast to French classics, make your belly dance with Lebanese favorites, discover truly Asian cuisine with Malaysian, Indonesian and Vietnamese dishes or get decadent with the world’s most sinful desserts.   Vivanta by Taj – Panaji, Goa offers its guests a truly global experience with cuisines from across the globe at the international buffet at Latitude on weekends.

 

The International Buffet features a variety of delicious cuisines including Italian French, Mexican, Malaysian, Srilankan, Lebanese, Spanish, Moughlai, and Vietnamese. The restaurant will also host a live counter for their guests. Each day the restaurant will focus on a specific region to bring variety to the platter.

 

Enjoy your weekends at Vivanta by Taj – Panaji and indulge in your favourite delicacies across the globe!

 

The International Buffet will be served every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for dinner starting April 12th till May 5th from 7:00pm to 10:30pm.

 

Discover Vivanta

 

Work hard and play hard. Relax and energize. Ideate and confer. Evolve and transform. Revel in a spirit that presents the normal with an unexpected twist. Stylish and sophisticated, Vivanta by Taj delivers premium hotel experiences with imagination, energy and efficiency. Currently comprised of 26 hotels and resorts in India and the Indian Ocean region, Vivanta by Taj is represented across key metropolitan capitals as well as popular holiday destinations like Goa, Kerala, Rajasthan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Vivanta by Taj offers an imaginative, vivacious and stylish take on ‘cool luxury’. With innovative cuisine, energetic spaces, unique motifs, the smart use of technology and experiences that seek to constantly engage, invigorate and relax, it appeals to the cosmopolitan world-traveler immersed in a sensory lifestyle.

 

Stay connected to Vivanta by Taj Hotels & Resorts.

 

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vivantabytaj

 

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This April travel the globe on your weekends as Latitude at Vivanta by Taj – Panaji, Goa lays out a sumptuous international buffet

 

Goa, April 2013: Say ola to Spanish delights, raise a toast to French classics, make your belly dance with Lebanese favorites, discover truly Asian cuisine with Malaysian, Indonesian and Vietnamese dishes or get decadent with the world’s most sinful desserts.   Vivanta by Taj – Panaji, Goa offers its guests a truly global experience with cuisines from across the globe at the international buffet at Latitude on weekends.

 

The International Buffet features a variety of delicious cuisines including Italian French, Mexican, Malaysian, Srilankan, Lebanese, Spanish, Moughlai, and Vietnamese. The restaurant will also host a live counter for their guests. Each day the restaurant will focus on a specific region to bring variety to the platter.

 

Enjoy your weekends at Vivanta by Taj – Panaji and indulge in your favourite delicacies across the globe!

 

The International Buffet will be served every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for dinner starting April 12th till May 5th from 7:00pm to 10:30pm.

 

 

Discover Vivanta

 

Work hard and play hard. Relax and energize. Ideate and confer. Evolve and transform. Revel in a spirit that presents the normal with an unexpected twist. Stylish and sophisticated, Vivanta by Taj delivers premium hotel experiences with imagination, energy and efficiency. Currently comprised of 26 hotels and resorts in India and the Indian Ocean region, Vivanta by Taj is represented across key metropolitan capitals as well as popular holiday destinations like Goa, Kerala, Rajasthan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Vivanta by Taj offers an imaginative, vivacious and stylish take on ‘cool luxury’. With innovative cuisine, energetic spaces, unique motifs, the smart use of technology and experiences that seek to constantly engage, invigorate and relax, it appeals to the cosmopolitan world-traveler immersed in a sensory lifestyle.

 

 Stay connected to Vivanta by Taj Hotels & Resorts.

 

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vivantabytaj

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vivantabytaj

 

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/vivantabytaj

 

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