- May 8, 2017
- Posted by: Planet Goa Team
- Category: Entertainment, Feel Goa, Planetgoa Recommends
Goa is a popular MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) destination, not only for people and organizations from the country but outside of it as well. Needless to say then, that there are many hotels and resorts in the state that make for a perfect MICE venue. The Top 5 MICE venues in the state would be the following:
1. Ocean Palms Goa Resort
Ocean Palms Goa is a charming 54 room property that caters to all kinds of visitors to Goa. The well appointed rooms are cozy and comfortable with all the amenities that one may require. Recharge Nautilus Restaurant at the Ocean Palms serves up a sumptuous breakfast each morning. Ocean Palms offers some of the best conferencing facilities in the state with state-of-the-art halls, audio-visual assistance, and in-house catering. The 1,200 sq. ft. Island Conference Hall at Ocean Palms can accommodate around 150 people and is equipped with all modern amenities like LCD projector, sound system, etc., to facilitate smooth meetings and events.
2. Taj Fort Aguada
The first luxury hotel of Goa, Taj Fort Aguada is situated by the Fort Aguada in Candolim and overlooks the blue waters of the Arabian Sea. The hotel offers all the amenities one would expect from a five star hotel and the Taj brand. The Aguada Ballroom and Hermitage Centre at the property along with three spacious lawns offer close to 19,000 square feet of space for a varied range of purposes, including weddings, meetings, conferences, brand launches or exclusive parties. The hotel also offers banquet services, meeting halls, and exclusive corporate spaces, and therefore, is a one stop place for all your MICE needs.
3. Cidade de Goa
Built in 1982 based on a design by one of India’s leading architects, Late Charles Correa, Cidade de Goa appears to be a quaint, ochre-splashed Portuguese hamlet. As a wedding destination or conference venue, the services and facilities are among the finest available in the state. Throughout the resort, venues such as Mandovi, Zuari, Sunset, and Dekhni Lawns as well as outlets like Laranja, Café Azul, Barbeque (non-operational during the monsoons), and Doçaria coffee shop reflect an intimate connection of the property with Goa while Cidade’s attentive staff additionally emphasises upon the traditional Goan values of friendly service and warm, welcoming, and heartfelt hospitality
4. Novotel Goa Resort and Spa
Situated just minutes away from the popular Candolim beach, Novotel Goa Resort and Spa offers 121 rooms, an in-house spa, award winning dining venues and bars, a sports corner, gym, fun pool area and even a kids’ club. The resort offers 16 rooms exclusively for meetings and conferences with each room having a capacity of approximately 150 people. Audio-visuo equipments, videoconferencing and projector facilities, etc. at the various conference rooms make Novotel an ideal MICE venue.
5. The International Centre Goa
The International Centre Goa is a fully independent, autonomous and non-political body created for people to meet, chat and change the world in their own little way! The ICG features beautifully laid out lawns encompassing several meeting rooms, an open-air performance or exhibition space, a multi-cuisine restaurant and private dining room with bar as well as 44 air conditioned rooms for visitors to stay. There is also a small library with internet access. The four seminars and conference halls offer state-of-the-art facilities with soundproofed ceilings, cordless mikes, translator and transcriber facilities, photocopying and ancillary services to support business. They can accommodate up to 120 people. The seminar rooms and residential facilities are at the heart of the ICG.
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