Announcing the launch of The Gateway Hotel brand, Indian Hotels Company Limited Managing Director Raymond N Bickson said ''India is one of the world's most dynamic and booming economies and the Taj Group, India's leading hospitality chain in the country, intends to leverage this boom and reiterate its leadership position. We are currently witnessing a shortage of world class accommodation in India. Our experience and expertise across the full range of hotel accommodation styles will be an immediate and significant answer to it.''
He said the Gateway Hotel will be a new brand catering to the emerging set of contemporary travellers. It is part of the Taj Group's strategy to have a large footprint across India. 'It will be an important growth vehicle for the Group and we are looking at quickly scaling up the brand to a large number of hotels across India. It comes from the Tata and Taj Group, which has a host of successful brands that are hallmarks of trust, quality and assurance'. The brand was launched today with a portfolio of 26 hotels.
The brand will also explore new formats under business, leisure and extended stay categories. India is growing at a rapid pace in various ways and the Group wants to ensure that it caters to all requirements of the emerging guest segments, he added.