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Grand Hyatt – Labour of Love

Architecture and Interiors

The Grand Hyatt Goa, capsule a contemporary resort and spa is built in the architectural style of a 17th century Indo-Portuguese baroque palace and located on the calm and inviting waters of Bambolim Bay.  Its amenities include a grand ballroomwhich offers the largest banquet facilities in Goa and are spread over 12,400 sq ft (1,150 sq m), perfect for grand weddings, social events, conferences, and small and large meetings. This elegant Grand Ballroom is decorated with KaalaKhata marble imported all the way from Israel. The decorative molding on the ceiling border and sides of the walls and the gold leaf ceiling design are inspired by Indo-Portuguese architecture.  Obviously, the Hotel is the ideal destination for individuals who wish to host a distinctive Indian wedding. The jharokha (covered terrace) is strategically located above the banquet entrance to give the bride and groom a traditional royal entrance with petals or confetti being bestowed upon them. The artistic woodwork around the jharokha is a traditional intricate design done in dark toned Burma teak.


The interiors of the resort and rooms include a display of pictures of village scenes of Goa, art that pictorially depicts the hues and colours of the sunset, sea and favouritemotiffs in traditional ceramic tiles.  The tiling employed is in Tarazzo style which is a unique system used in ancient India. This is similar to mosaic tiles but are rectangular in shape.The beautiful Capiz shell also features prominently inside the resort.  The opaque flat shell also known as mother of pearl, is commonly associated with Goa and plays a significant role in Goan Portuguese architectural designs.


Outside, in the stunning lotus garden in the main palace clock area,one can find huge trees of Frangipani with a big sculptural formation of lotuses that almost resemble a formation of a flock of birds. The garden is soothing and brings the outdoors into the building area.


Shamana spa facade


The Capiz Bar and The Veranda, which are two of the many dining options, have strings of capiz shells hanging from the ceiling to create a beautiful curtain and add an element of casual chic to the ambience. Approximately 10,000 Capiz shells have been used in the restaurant and 20,000 pieces have been used in the Spa.


The Shaman Spa houses 19 treatment suites that include six couple suites and two Royal suites. These are designed as sanctuaries and offer hydrothermal facilities with a sunken bath, vitality pool and multi-sensory rain showers.  The spa also houses a 25meter indoor lap pool and a 1,300 sq ft (120 sq m) lifestyle studio designed to host group and individual sessions of yoga and aerobics. An outdoor free form swimming pool is the perfect feature for guests to be able to relax and enjoy the sea breeze and soak in the Goan sunshine.