The Taj Group launched the Taj Bengal hotel in 1989. After twenty four years, the group launched the Gateway Hotel EM Bypass Kolkata. The Kolkata Gateway Hotel is one of the four kinds of hotels which the group offers. Taj is the luxury brand, Vivanta is the semi-luxury offering, Gateway is a full service up-scale brand while Ginger is the budget brand of the hotels made by this group. Music director Debojyoti Mishra, eminent choreographer Sudarshan Chakraborty, Raja Chowdhury, Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee and Bijoylakshmi Burman graced the occasion.
The event began with a spirited dance performance welcoming the people of the city to the facilities of the hotel. Next tribute was paid to Tagore, Satyajit Ray and Salil Chowdhury by Debojyoti Mishra, Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee and Bijoylakshmi Burman. “These personalities form a part of the heritage of our country. Similarly the Taj Group is part of the hospitality heritage of the country. Hence we thought of paying tribute to these personalities on this auspicious occasion” said Debojyoti Mishra.
Standing conspicuously on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, the location of the hotel is well connected to both the northern and the southern parts of the city. It is also well connected to the IT hub of the city. The hotel has 197 spacious rooms. Each of the rooms offers a great view of the city. 24/7 hospitality of the hotel allows the guest to experience flexibility and freedom to be themselves. Special facilities include the gym named Active Studio, the swimming pool Splash and the Spa. The hotel also has a spacious 6500 square feet ballroom named Concord to host up to eight hundred guests.
Food connoisseurs can choose from a variety of local Kolkata specialties to satiate their palate at Buzz or indulge in delectable range of freshly made breads, chocolates and pastries at the Deli o relax over a vast repertoire of drinks at Swirl, the lounge. Chef Natarajan said “Buzz offers a perfect cosmopolitan mix of international cuisine and authentic regional home style delicacies including local Kolkata specialties like Purbo Banglar Khabar. We also offer Active Food-super foods and low-glycemic index food”.
Bengali art, culture, architecture, all showcase the heritage of the city. With the introduction of this Gateway Hotel, Kolkata will live up to its name of being the gateway to the Eastern part of the Indian sub-continent.