BUSINESS HOTELS IN GOA
Goa, a city that we usually associate with nightlife, music fests, carnivals and Portuguese-influenced architectural style, also has a business side to it. The fact that Goa is one of India’s richest state with a GDP % that’s about two and half times that of the country, may come across as a surprise to many. Tourist of course, is Goa’s primary driver of revenue. While winters attract foreign tourists, summers bring in hordes of Indian tourists. The inland areas of Goa is found to be rich in mineral ores such as manganese, limestone, clay, silica bauxite and iron. Therefore, mining activities are undertaken on a large scale. Goa experiences tropical monsoon weather characterized by three distinct seasons namely ‘fair weather’ period that runs from February to May, Southwest Monsoon period running from June to September and Post-Monsoon Phase which extends from October to January. With two railway stations, an airport and four highways, Goa stays well connected to other cities in the country.Although the city is deemed a destination mostly for partying and relaxation, a number of business hotels in Goa cater to those traveling to the city on business. The best business hotels in Goa are all located in the vicinity of its 16 special economic zones (SEZs) which exist to promote business activity. Business hotels are usually equipped with free Wifi, conference rooms with sufficient seating capacity, facilitate quick check-ins and checkouts apart from staying accessible at any point of time. They also come with an in-house restaurant (or two) providing guests with all three meals of the day. Once the ‘business’ part is done away with, you can choose to visit places such as Big Foot Goa which has a large collection of crucifixes, Goa Chitra Museum which has ancient agrarian exhibits, Museum of Christian Art with its exquisite Christian painting and sculpture collection, Basilica of Bom Jesus which holds the remains of St. Francis Xavier, and Chapora Fort a 17th century Portuguese citadel boasting splendid views all around. In case you find the restaurants at your hotel to be not suited for business gatherings, you can always opt for places like Copperleaf, The Black Sheep Bistro, Koi Asian Dining and Bar, La Plage, Tuscany Gardens, Chef Soumyens Kitchen, or Pousada by the Beach.