Rashila Lobo comes on board to create the ultimate Goa State of Mind for guests at W Goa

untitled-2836Goa, 19th September 2016:  W Goa is set to shake the hospitality scene with the appointment of India’s first W Insider – Rashila Lobo. Taking on the glamorous role that is one of its kind in the hospitality field created by W Hotels, Rashila will play a major role by connecting the hotel’s savvy guests to the city’s hottest happenings.

Not your typical modern day concierge, W Insiders are in-the-know tastemakers always on the cusp of what’s new and up-and-coming in their city, providing guests with all the right inside knowledge and going above and beyond to create extraordinary, unexpected and unforgettable experiences not offered anywhere else.

The arrival of the Insider at W Goa is set to energize the city with its innovative style, signature Whatever/Whenever® service philosophy – providing guests with whatever they want, whenever they want it, as long as it’s legal.

A walking Little Black Book full of city secrets and surprises, Rashila Lobo, is your guide to everything new and exciting in Goa.

“Whether it’s the celebration of a special occasion or to just sit back and enjoy the Goa vibe, guests staying at the hotel would want ‘Insider Access’ to Goa and to the hotel”, says Mr. TJ Joulak, General Manager, W Goa. “Rashila truly embodies the passion and flair of the W brand as well as the vibrancy of Goa and will surely give our guests access to the best Goa has to offer in terms of W Happenings, entertainment, sightseeing and once in a lifetime activities.”

A Swiss native brought up in Goa, Rashila brings a wealth of experience in hospitality industry from around the world. She has worked for brands like Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi as well as Starwood Hotels & Resorts and has also won accolades for her services.

Her competence includes managing customer service operations, ensuring staff satisfaction and co-ordination and managing customer service operations for rendering and achieving quality services. Rashila also speaks German and Goan, which helps her connect with guests of diverse backgrounds.



‘From Fashion to food, Goa has something for every taste.’

  • My best pick for a traditional Goan restaurant that is known to quite a few is Spice Goa – serves distinctively spiced Goan dishes making use of a fresh supply of fish caught nearby each and every morning.
  • If you are looking for traditional South Indian flavours with refreshing options in cocktails/mocktails, the bohemian styled restaurant GUNPOWDER will definitely win your hearts.
  • If you’re a shopaholic in Goa, the Arpora Saturday Night market is a place where the culture kaleidoscope of Goa comes to life.
  • For those who love bespoke, undiscovered brands of art, crafts and textiles, handpicked from the travel kit of Designer Martino Caramia, The Flame Store is the label that carries distinct influences of his Italian & German descent as well as the bohemian vibe of his time spent in Ibiza & Los Angeles.

“I am thrilled to begin my role at the W Goa and in true W Insider fashion, I promise to deliver an exclusive experience that will be both unexpected & extraordinary. See you in Goa!” – said Rashila.


Slated to launch in the fourth quarter of this year, W Goa will be Starwood’s 8th brand in India. Located on Vagator beach, the new, chic destination in Goa, the hotel is set against the dramatic Chapora Fort and the cliffs surrounding it. With its contemporary design, signature amenities and a full calendar of W happenings, W Goa will showcase what’s new and next in design, music, and fashion. Guests will also experience the brand’s iconic Whatever/Whenever® service that delivers whatever they want, whenever they want it. For more information on W Goa Retreat & Spa, please visit


Born from the bold attitude and 24/7 culture of New York City, W Hotels has disrupted and redefined the hospitality scene for nearly two decades. Trailblazing its way around the globe, W is on track to reach 75 hotels by 2020, defying expectations and breaking the norms of traditional luxury wherever the iconic W sign lands. With a mission to fuel guests’ lust for life, W ignites an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up and hit repeat. The brand’s provocative design, iconic Whatever/Whenever service and buzzing Living Rooms create an experience that is often copied but never matched. Innovative, inspiring and infectious, W Hotels’ super-charged energy celebrates guests’ endless appetite to discover what’s new/next in each destination, to see more, feel more, go longer, stay later.  For more information, visit or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.