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Mumbai, Wednesday, February 1, 2006—Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, a lifestyle Spa destination, is proud to have taken the foremost honor in Conde Nast Traveller’s (UK) 4th Annual Readers Spa Awards 2006. Sereno Spa was not only voted the “Number One Spa in the World” with 98.18 % votes but also earned kudos for being the “Best Spa in Asia and Indian Subcontinent.”

Conde Nast Traveller, the upscale travel publication which stands by its principle of “Truth in Travel”, organized this open­ended nomination survey for more than three million Conde Nast Traveller readers who cited Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa as being “the world’s best spa offering the perfect ambiance, authentic product line, wide­ranging treatments and pleasant staff amongst the other spa services for discerning travelers.”

Speaking at the 30 January awards event in London, Resort General Manager Vella Ramasawmy said, “This is the perfect start to what we believe will be a fantastic year for Park Hyatt Goa. The award illustrates that we are succeeding where it matters most – delivering a valued service, something we are committed to providing to all our guests.”

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“It’s an honour to receive this prestigious award,” said Dr. Jaichandra Thampi, Director of Spa.

“The resort has turned a new leaf in its glorious existence and we would like to set this as a benchmark for the future.”

Sereno Spa at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is one of the most elegant and luxurious spas in South Asia and is spread over 28000 sq ft. The spa offers holistic treatments and a blend of unique therapies inspired by Ayurvedic and yogic traditions making for the complete rejuvenation destination.

The spa features single and double treatment suites, outdoor therapy spaces, separate male and female sauna and steam rooms, a beauty salon, gymnasium, aerobic and yoga studio. The specially designed nine indoor treatment suites along with outdoor areas are arranged around a “courtyard of tranquility” or lush gardens where trained therapists help one to relax, soothe the spirits, pamper the body and skin, work on breathing techniques and Yoga asana’s and apply age old Ayurvedic therapies.

Sereno Spa creates a transformational experience for the guests who are looking for a complete spa retreat, through spa therapy programs addressing wide variety of conditions ranging from stress and weight management to detoxification and rejuvenation.

About the resort

Evoking the unique atmosphere of a Goan village, the resort combines all the elements of the finest five­star accommodation with those of a tranquil beach resort and spa. Just 15 minutes from Goa airport, Park Hyatt Goa, is a year round lifestyle destination with a unique confluence of design, style and space. The 250 beautifully styled Indo­Portuguese guest rooms and suites feature open verandahs or balconies and open­plan spa­style bathrooms.

Amongst other facilities available are India’s largest swimming pool, Cinema Paradiso ­multipurpose theatre, Camp Hyatt­a programme specially designed for children and Village Plaza which reflects a bustling Goan Market place with interactive plaza restaurants serving a range of culinary delights along with a shopping and cultural experience.

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There are 215 Hyatt hotels and resorts (over 90,000 rooms) in 44 countries around the world, operating under the Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Grand Hyatt® and Park Hyatt® brands. Currently, there are an additional 30 Hyatt hotels and resorts under development, including 11 new hotels in China. Hyatt Corporation (domestic U.S., Canada and Caribbean hotels) and Hyatt International Corporation (international properties) are subsidiaries of Chicago­based Global Hyatt Corporation. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. (timeshare), Hyatt Equities, L.L.C. (hotel ownership), and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. (which franchises Hawthorn Suites, Microtel and America’s Best Inns).

From India, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-­800-­22­-8001 or logging onto www.hyatt.com.

For further information:

Kavita Khiara
Marketing Communications Manager
Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa
Phone: (+91) (022) 5675-4444
E¬mail: kavita.khiara@hyattintl.com