Meet Dennis D-Costa, (General Manager – Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia )- A Well Known Name in Hotel Industry

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Goa Desk, Delhi- Magazine: Dennis is a name to reckon with in the hospitality industry. Coming with a well healed experience of over two decades, Dennis has successfully spearheaded several leading Hotel chains in India and internationally as well.

Dennis D-Costa_General Manager_Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia

Q1. Tell me about your background and journey.

I have been working in the hospitality industry for over 20 years now and have worked with leading hotel chains including the Oberoi, Taj Group of Hotels and Radisson Group. I also had a stint abroad where I was heading a Business hotel in the southern part of the Sultanate of Oman. I have been with Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia resort since the beginning of January 2021.

Q2. What are the challenges you faced so far?

I would not like to call it Challenges, rather opportunities and there have been many. The hospitality industry continues to adapt itself continually towards the changing business environment and being part of this change has been exciting. The opportunities are similar in all hotels and resorts and each of us continually find ways to continue to enhance revenue, optimize costs and enhance guest satisfaction besides ensuring we continually upgrade not only our product but also our services.

Q3. Any specific future goal you have?

Currently my objective is to make the Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort the most preferred Wedding and Events resort in South Goa.

Q4. How Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia is a perfect place for tourists to stay?

Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, is located on the White Sands of Cavelossim Beach with opulent greenery. The property is spread across 20 acres and combines the best of Mediterranean design, landscaped gardens, rooms, villas and suites besides the warm and efficient service from our well trained team. The resort offers a nice serene atmosphere much required for someone who wants to have a nice rejuvenating holiday.

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 Q5. What are the nearby tourist places and the best time to visit them?

South Goa is known for its pristine beaches and tranquillity. For our guests who are seeking a peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle of the busy life, then SOUTH GOA is THE place. It offers beaches which are yet to commercialise and intriguing places that offer family entertainment. NOVOTEL GOA DONA SYLVIA RESORT is blessed with the  white sand Cavelossim beach, a stretch easily accessible through the resort. The resort has many immaculate beaches around that can be visited for sightseeing like Palolem beach, Agonda beach, Benaulim beach, Colva beach, Butterfly beach. Apart from beaches, South Goa also offers some historical monuments and places that will captivate your interest like Chandor Old House, Cabo da Rama Fort, Goa Chitra museum. The tiny toes can also enjoy their outings at Big Foot Museum, Spice plantation and also the Mollem National Park.


Q6. A brief intro about your biggest banquet hall launch in Goa.

Whether it’s lavish weddings, glitzy galas or even team-building conferences, ballrooms provide the perfect setting to host the most glamorous and talked-about occasions of our lifetimes. And now, those looking to make the Sunshine State, Goa, their destination of choice for a social or professional can opt for the Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, one of Goa’s finest hotels, which is all set to launch South Goa’s largest ballroom – The Grand Ballroom. Spread across 7,000 sq ft., the ballroom is Goa’s grandest, which has the capacity to host up-to 1000 guests. The sparkling crystal chandeliers, priceless fresco paintings, and gilded ceilings – create a statement of grandeur and luxury making it the preferred address for destination weddings.

Delhi Magazine Team

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