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• Establishes The Gateway Hotels footprint in Kolkata

• Launches its second Taj property in West Bengal after 24 years

• Increases overall portfolio of brand ‘The Gateway Hotel’ to 24 Hotels



L to R: Executive Room, Hotel Exterior and Swirl Bar


(Kolkata, INDIA, January 3, 2014) – The Gateway Hotels & Resorts, part of the Taj Group, announces 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 with the launch in Eastern India. With the recent opening, The Gateway Hotels & Resorts now has 24 hotels in its portfolio. 


Commenting on the launch, Mr. Raymond Bickson, MD & CEO, Taj Group of Hotels said, “We are extremely proud and delighted to announce the opening of The Gateway Hotel

EM Bypass in the beautiful city of Kolkata. It has been 24 years since our first hotel when 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 traveler.”


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


Ms. Deepa Misra Harris, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces said, “The Gateway Hotel & Resorts is one of Taj’s youngest brands. Designed for the modern nomad, Gateway provides consistent, courteous and crisp service for business and leisure travelers 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.”


Mr. 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 traveler. Kolkata being an important commercial and cultural hub will fit well into this strategy and we promise to bring a fresh flavor 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 6,500 sq. ft. ballroom to host up to 800 guests. 


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