Goa State

Tips and Articles in Goa State

“Oh, isn’t it wonnnnnnderful! I think he’s going to make a speech!” exclaimed Loulou Van Damme, a spry, sixtysomething hotelier and interior designer of Belgian descent, done up like Auntie Mame-Sahib in a flowing kurta and knuckle-dusting rings. ...
Madrid Carlos Urroz, director of the city’s annual art fair ARCOmadrid, reveals his top holiday traditions. Sweet Treat: “Roscón de reyes—a soft bun made with orange-blossom water—is only available at Christmastime. Try it at the historic boulan...
Vikram Chatwal’s earliest travel memory? Fleeing his childhood home in Ethiopia during the 1974 revolution. But that didn’t dampen his love for the road. At the age of 28, the Sikh globe-trotter launched his namesake boutique hotel company in 1999...
Cross-cultural pollination means that both the croissant and the bagel have traveled far from home, and the “continental breakfast” still reigns supreme at hotels all over the world. But only in Japan will the morning meal offer dashi-maki tamago ...
Andaz Parent: Hyatt Back Story: Hyatt threw out the reception desk when it invented Andaz in 2007, so guests can feel like the hotel is their private pied-à-terre. Where You’ll Find Them: Hollywood, New York, and London, among other cities. Resor...
Soon after arriving in Lisbon for the first time, I went looking for India. In London, where I now live, India seems very close; it lies scattered in the city's street names, in its Victorian-Gothic buildings, so like those of Bombay, and in the c...
When German fashion stylist Claudia Ajwani and her Bombay-bred husband, Hari, opened Goa's Nilaya Hermitage in the nineties, the New Age hotel glammed up the hippie beach resort with kaleidoscopic interiors and rock-star attitude. Now, at their cl...
On my first trip to India seven years ago, I followed the first-timer's tourist trail, wandering through temples, meandering in markets, and sneaking samosas at every corner stall. Soon I discovered that the riches weren't just in the sights, but ...