6:31 am - Monday May 1, 2017

Taj Group launches first Gateway Hotel in Kolkata

The Gateway Hotels & Resorts, part of the Taj Group, announced the launch of The Gateway Hotel EM Bypass Kolkata. This will be the first Gateway branded hotel in Kolkata and the second Taj hotel after 24 years post the launch of Taj Bengal in 1989.

The Gateway Hotels & Resorts caters to the upscale segment and has expanded its footprint in Eastern India with this launch.  With the opening of this hotel, The Gateway Hotels & Resorts now has 24 hotels in its portfolio, says a press release.

Gateway Hotel EM Bypass Kolkata LaunchCommenting on the launch, Raymond Bickson, MD and CEO, Taj Group of Hotels said, “We are extremely proud and delighted to announce the opening of The Gateway Hotel E M Bypass in the beautiful city of Kolkata. It has been 24 years since our first hotel, The Taj Bengal was launched which is now an iconic landmark in the state. We are confident that The Gateway Hotel will not only maintain but strengthen our leadership position in the state in terms of providing a distinct service offering and experience to the new age business and leisure traveller.”

“The launch of The Gateway Hotel in Kolkata will mark our 107th property in the country and 124th globally” added Bickson.

Deepa Misra Harris, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces said, “The Gateway Hotel & Resorts is one of Taj’s young brands. Designed for the modern nomad, Gateway provides consistent, courteous and crisp service for business and leisure travellers seeking contemporary and refreshing experiences. This will be the third new Gateway Hotel to be launched this year after Hubli and Chennai. We are happy that Kolkata will now experience the Taj service and hospitality through two of its brands.”

Prabhat Verma, Chief Operating Officer, The Gateway Hotels & Resorts said, “The launch in Kolkata is a proud moment for us and essential to the brand’s growth strategy of catering to the new age business traveller. Kolkata being an important commercial and cultural hub will fit well into this strategy and we promise to bring a fresh flavour and style to hospitality in the city. With the immense growth and development potential in the state of West Bengal, the hotel will exceed our guest’s requirement whether they are staying with us for leisure or business.”

Standing conspicuously on the arterial Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, The Gateway Hotel EM Bypass Kolkata welcomes you to the heart of the modern, progressive city of Kolkata. The hotel is optimally located at the junction of Rashbehari Connector and within close proximity to the city’s IT hub and principal business districts, making it the sanctuary of choice for the urban nomad.

The Gateway Hotel EM Bypass Kolkata has 197 spacious rooms; each offering serene views of the city of Kolkata. Designed to reflect modernity with a contemporary touch, the hotel provides guests 24/7 hospitality that never fails and allows guests to experience flexibility and freedom to be themselves.

Guests can workout at the Active Studio or the swimming pool, Splash or relax at the Spa. The hotel has a spacious 6500 sq. ft. Ballroom – Concord – to host up to 800 guests.

Food connoisseurs can choose from a variety of local Kolkata specialties to satiate their palate at Buzz, indulge in delectable range of freshly made breads, chocolates and pastries at the Deli, or relax over a vast repertoire of drinks at Swirl the lounge.

Buzz offers a perfect cosmopolitan mix of international cuisine and authentic regional home-style delicacies including local Kolkata specialties like Purbo Banglar Khabar. Swirl, located at the lobby level, offers a relaxed and designed ambience with an eclectic lounge space and low seating couches.

For the wellness seeker, The Gateway Hotel EM Bypass Kolkata offers Active Food – super foods and low-glycemic index food. Focusing on meals that are perfectly balanced to meet their daily nutritional need, the spread includes Dark Chocolate and Whole Wheat Walnut Muffin, Blueberry Smoothie, No Yolk Omelette with Broccoli and Tofu and signature multigrain Gateway Dosa among others.

Kolkata is the financial and commercial hub of Eastern India.  Famous for its buildings and museums with Bengali art as well as varied Bengali cuisine, Kolkata is the gateway to the east. The stunning Victoria Memorial, splendid Indian Museum, legendary Nandan and Rabindra Sadan Complex , beautiful Tagore House are just some of the many getaways frequented from the city.

About The Gateway Hotels

The Gateway Hotels & Resorts is a full service upscale hospitality brand in the South Asia region and a part of the Taj Group of Hotels. Designed for the modern nomad, Gateway provides consistent, courteous and crisp service for business and leisure travellers seeking contemporary and refreshing experiences. Keeping in mind those looking for comfort, familiarity and flexibility, the hotels & resorts are divided into 8 zones – Enter, Stay, Hangout, Meet, Work, Workout, Unwind and Explore. 24/7 services such as 24/7 breakfast, 24/7 ‘active studio’ and 24/7 laundry are all designed to cater to guests round-the-clock. Gateway provides welcome perfection through an unrivalled network and innovative cuisine offerings like ‘active food’ – superfoods and low glycemic index foods for the health conscious; regional home-style cuisine; ‘eat-in’ – refreshed in-room dining menus and ‘wake up’ – buffet breakfasts with a range of healthy and indulgent options. Flexible, dynamic and warm service, ‘in-room yoga’ amenities and ‘explore’ packages all make The Gateway Hotels & Resorts sanctuaries that refresh, refuel and renew.


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