Goa is a well-known holiday destination for everyone, including celebrities. It offers the ideal blend of relaxation and energetic vibes, with tons of activities for all.
A large number of celebrities, both from India and abroad, have visited Goa over the years to experience this ambience and no matter how popular the state gets, it will never go out of style.
The one place that adds a sense of class to a star holiday without being far from anything – secluded beach, heritage sites, parties, and great food – is Cidade de Goa. The resort was even birthed in the mind of a celebrity, world renowned architect Charles Correa who brought to life a quaint Portuguese villa on the shores of a tranquil beach.
Since its beginnings in 1982, it has attracted scores of famous people, many who return time and again to enjoy the luxury of five-star accommodation and the warm comfort of home that it offers.
One of Cidade de Goa’s most famous patrons is model and actress Sushmita Sen, who stayed in January 2016. She was bowled over by the “warm welcome and great hospitality”. Like her, many have found the resort a ‘home away from home’. Bollywood star Jackie Shroff, renowned classical singer Kishori Amonkar and Pandit Jasraj, also a well-known classical singer, have echoed the sentiments.
Pandit Jasraj was especially happy that Cidade de Goa took great care of his food as he has many dietary restrictions, and emphasised that he would stay at this resort only whenever he visited Goa. Filmmaker Subhash Ghai too finds the hotel extremely high classed in quality and said it was his favourite hotel.
Other celebrities who have stayed at Cidade de Goa include former Greek prime minister George Papandreou, Oscar-winning Russian star Nikita Mikhailkov and his wife Tatiana, actor Shreyas Talpade, Catholic Archbishop Salvatrore Pennacchio, Bhutanese prime minister Tshering Tobgay, performance studies expert Richard Schechner, former finance minister of India Yashwant Sinha, philanthropist Sudha Murthy, noted toy maker Arvind Gupta, supermodel Milind Soman, Indian classical musician Rahul Sharma, santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and DJ Suketu.