Hot Openings: Troca Hotels opens in Goa

By Dani Friedland on 2/11/2013

Troca Hotels has opened The Sofala 15º74 in Goa, India.

The property, which formerly operated as The Sol, is named for the southernmost city in the Swahili gold trade and for Goa's latitude and longitude. All Troca hotels have names from the Carreira Da India, a Portuguese trade route between Lisbon, Goa and Kochi.

The Sofala 15º74 has 24 guest accommodations, including six suites and a three-bedroom presidential villa with a private rooftop pool. The guestrooms have new artwork, bright new colors, and upgraded bath amenities, linens and technology.

Indian designer Tarun Tahiliani designed the original hotel interiors and worked with the Troca Hotels design team during the conversion. Goa-based Sun Estates Developers owns and developed the property.

The new Sol Bar and Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating by the Sinquerim River. The newly expanded open kitchen includes a wood-fired pizza oven. The Sofala 15º74 also has a new pool and deck overlooking the Candolim church.

Some additional changes are in the works, including a second, chef-driven restaurant, a fitness room, and three new villas which will bring the property up to a total of 32 guestrooms.

Troca Hotels is a wholly owned subsidiary of Boston East India Hotels.


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