Mumbai, February 10, 2010: The Gateway Hotels today announced the signing of its second hotel in Mumbai. The Gateway Hotels in association with Sunshine Housing Pvt. Ltd. will develop this hotel. Located off LBS Marg, the hotel will have 200 rooms, an all day dining restaurant, a bar and banqueting facilities. This announcement reinforces Bhandup’s emergence as a favoured commercial and retail destination. With this signing, Gateway Hotels takes its overall portfolio to 34 hotels across the country and further cements its presence across all major metros in India – Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi.
Commenting on this foray into Mumbai, Mr. Ajoy Misra, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces said, “We launched the Gateway Hotels brand in September 2008 with a portfolio of 26 hotels. Despite being challenged with a difficult year, the brand added one hotel every two months. The brand has received good response from all quarters with good financial performance and strong guest satisfaction and referral scores. Our growth is yet another reflection of the high potential our partner community sees in this brand”.
Mr. P K Mohankumar, Chief Operating Officer, The Gateway Hotels, said, “It is a proud moment, as we announce our second hotel in Mumbai. Given Mumbai’s dynamism and its importance as the commercial hub, we feel there is immense potential for more Gateway Hotels in the city. We are happy to partner with Sunshine Housing Pvt. Ltd for this new 200-room property.”
The brand recently launched hotels in Jodhpur and Ahmedabad and announced a new project in Shirdi. The brand is present across a range of important business and leisure destinations such as – Bangalore, Agra, Varanasi, Ahmedabad, Surat, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Madurai , Coonoor, Chikmagalur, Calicut, Cochin, etc.
About The Gateway Hotel
The Gateway Hotel (upscale full service hotels and resorts) is a pan-India network of hotels and resorts designed for the modern nomad. At the Gateway Hotel, we believe in keeping things simple. This is why; our hotels are divided into 7 simple zones- Stay, Hangout, Meet, Work, Workout, Unwind and Explore. As travel often means more hassle than harmony, more stress than satisfaction, modern travelers are looking for smarter choices. Driven by our passion for perfection, we welcome our customers to a refreshingly enjoyable and hassle-free experience, anytime, everywhere. Offering the highest consistency in quality, service and style we set new standards and take the unwanted surprises out of traveling. Our warm welcomes make our guests feel at home, away from home and our crisp and courteous service empowers them to get more done with greater effectiveness and control. And through our unrivalled network we provide service that is effortless, simple, never overwhelming, and always warm. For further details please visit: www.tajhotels.com/gateway or www.thegatewayhotels.com.
About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 64 hotels in 45 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Mauritius, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The Taj, a symbol of Indian hospitality, has recently completed the centenary of its landmark hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.