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First international Gateway Hotel opens in Colombo

[Hindu, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 13:00 No Comment]

The Hindu Gateway Hotels COO P.K.Mohan Kumar, announcing the unveiling of the first international gateway hotel at the Taj Aiport Garden Hotel in Colombo on Wednesday. Photo: R.K.Radhakrishnan The Indian Hotels (Taj group) announced the opening of the first international gateway hotel, with the rebranding of the Taj Airport Garden Hotel here.

Announcing this, Gateway Hotel group COO, P.K.Mohan Kumar, said that Colombo Gateway was the 21st hotel in the chain, which aimed at upscale market (mid-market). As many as 17 more hotels will come up under the brand. “By 2015, we will be a 50 hotel brand. That is our medium term goal,” he said.

The Gateway brand was launched in September 2008. Right now, the hotel had 2,000 rooms across India (and now, Sri Lanka), and had been operating with 70 per cent occupancy since the first day of operations, he said.

The Taj Airport Garden Hotel is located in a 38 acre property in Seeduwa, which is 10 minutes away form the airport and located right next to one of the largest lagoons in the country. The Indian Hotels bought the property about 25 years ago and has 113 rooms and suites.

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