Lalit Suri Hospitality Group presents the Fourth Season of ‘The Festival of Canacona’

Goa, 18th December, 2012: The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, an enterprise of Bharat Hotels Ltd., today organized announced the 4th edition of the Festival of Canacona. This year the Festival will have five different events, unique to the area of Canacona, to celebrate the end of the year. This festival is in line with the group’s ethos of Developing Destinations and over the years the Lalit has been a pioneer in promoting local sports, art and culture through various events in destinations across India like Drass, Leh, Bekal, Chitrakoot, Khajuraho, Udaipur, Jaipur, Srinagar, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore etc. Present at the occasion were Mr Bruno Coutinho – Director of Coaches, Mr. Virendra Kanwar, COO -Goa lifeguards, Mr. Rajesh Salgoankar, Mr. Mario Fernandis, Member of Lions Club and Mr. Sanjay Patil from Goa Body Building Fitness Association amongst others who briefly talked about the upcoming events. This year also marks the Group’s eventful ’25 Years Celebrations’.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson and Managing Director, Lalit Suri Hospitality Group & Vice-Chairperson – FICCI said, “It feels great to host such an event every year. The `Festival of Canacona’ stands as a firm commitment to Developing Destinations by The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group and spells out its vision, which encompasses holistic development of tourism and hospitality with social responsibility. The Group endeavors to involve the local population, as it feels such initiatives help promote the prosperity and popularity of that region.”


The events for Festival of Canacona 2012-2013 include: –

December 29: The All Goa Lalit Football Tournament

December 30:  Exhibition Football Match between The Dempo Club and The Lalit team

December 31  The Lalit RCS (Run, Cycle, Swim), The Lalit Beach Body competition, The premium ‘Beach’ club night at Kitty Su

January 01  The Lalit Carnival Ano Novo

To encourage youth and promote the game of football, The Group will organize The Lalit Football Tournament to be held on December 29th. An exhibition Match between Dempo Club and The Lalit Team will be played on December 30. All players will be given a participating medallion and gifts along with prizes for the Best Player, Best Goal keeper, The Fair Play team etc.

The Lalit Run Cycle Swim on December 31 – To be held for the first time, the event is dedicated to the Indian Navy and Life Guards of Goa, who are entrusted with the safety of Goa’s beaches and sea.  Commenting on the event Dr. Jyotsna Suri said, “The Lalit Suri Hospitality group is dedicated to encourage youth as well as communities through thrilling sporting events. After the huge success of the Beach Polo, we would now like to introduce the ‘Run Cycle Swim’ event, a great, innovative way to bring people together whilst providing exciting entertainment. Goa provides the perfect setting for this event with its beautiful surroundings and exquisite sea.”

The First Ever Lalit Beach Body competition on December 31 – This year for the first time ever, the group will also host the ‘Lalit Beach Body’ on the Rajbaga Beach. The event will showcase Goa’s best, and strongest, body-builders. It promises to be a highlight in the Lalit Suri Goa calendar, with some of the most intense competitors making an appearance.

‘Kitty Su Beach Party’ on December 31 – After a day packed with excitement, the Group’s premium club – Kitty Su, known as one of the elite, super-luxe nightclubs of India – will host a unique ‘Beach’ party. The revelry of the night will be a fitting finale to 2012.

The Lalit Carnival Ano Novo on January 01 – The fourth edition of the Carnival Ano Novo, organized by the group, will have five colourful floats, over 200 costumed folk dancers of the region, lots of music and a spectacular parade. The Carnival parade will begin at 3 pm from the porch at The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa – where a special performance will be presented by the local dancers – the parade will then move to Chauri, onto Chaar Rasta and finish with an exhilarating spectacle of dance at the popular Palolem beach. Colossal participation from last year has got the local community already excited and everyone is expecting this to be a befitting finale to The Festival of Canacona by The Lalit.
About Bharat Hotels Limited the owning company of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group – Bharat Hotels Limited is a leading hotel company from India, presently offering SEVENTEEN luxurious hotels, with NINE operational properties and EIGHT under development in the five-star deluxe segment. Bharat Hotels, known for its spectacular hotels all operated under THE LALIT brand, presently has operating properties in New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Srinagar, Udaipur, Jaipur, Khajuraho and Bekal, with under construction hotels, scheduled to open between 2012 to 2013 in, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Dehradoon, London, Dubai and Koh Samui (Thailand).
About The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa – Located along the western coast of India, The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa is a luxurious five star resort built on 85 acres of land, offering 255 rooms. The Portuguese style architecture with an elegant blend of Goan culture at this 5 star resort is the base of it’s twin storey sprawling structure – all nestled amidst formally landscaped gardens, a golf course and a multitude of hotel facilities ranging from modern meeting rooms to trendy bar and dining avenues, from beach activities to a holistic spa; and from water activities to sports facilities.
For further information: Parinita Samanta @ 09899140820 (Sharmin Muzavar)