Orlando based Planet Hollywood International has opened its newest resort, this time in India. Planet Hollywood Beach Resort, Goa follows the company’s first big hotel, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. PHBR, G is located in Uttorda Beach in South Goa, an area known for its white sandy shore. The new resort has “130 rooms, suites and luxury tents paying homage to various genres of cinema.” I believe that is the first time I’ve typed the words luxury and tents in the same sentence. For comparison, the Vegas hotel has 2,567 rooms. But no white sand beaches.
“We are extremely excited to have opened the newest incarnation of Planet Hollywood in Goa,” said Robert Earl, founder and chairman of Planet Hollywood International. “India has long been a center for cinematic creativity and innovation so it is only natural that we bring the iconic Planet Hollywood brand to the area with this exciting new property.”
The hotel will have a grand opening celebration Wednesday. I’m not sure what Earl has planned for the event, but when he opened the Vegas property he hired Barbra Streisand for a private concert in the resort’s grand theater. It was impressive.
You can expect more PH branded hotels as the company plans to expand.