Gateway Hotels Now Keeps Hopes on the Inbound Tourist Traffic

The Park Hotel in Chennai at night

Gateway Hotels Now Keeps Hopes on the Inbound Tourist Traffic

The rapid decline in the value of rupee against the US dollar since May 2013 will make inbound tourism cheaper in India. However the hospitality industry need to pay a lot of attention to this, said Prabhat Verma, the chief operating officer of Gateway Hotels & Resorts.

Exterior view of Gateway Hotel-chennai

As per Verma, “A weak rupee will make inbound tourist’s cost of travel in India much cheaper. Any foreign currency (in this case, rupee), which is weaker vis-à-vis the currency of one’s destination is good for the international traveler.” He was of the view that the country needs to work hard for making India a fascinating destination for the foreign tourists and come up with a more tourist-friendly infrastructure.

The Park Hotel in Chennai at night

The Taj Group’s venture Gateway Hotels & Resorts has recently opened its Chennai hotel, Gateway Hotel IT Expressway. This 200-room edifice is their first Chennai hotel and third in the state of Tamil Nadu. With the opening of this hotel, the total room inventory of GHR covers about 2,200 rooms. This Rs 150 Crore investment Chennai project has management contract with the LBR Hotels and Hospitality. While talking about the expansion plans, Verma commented, “We will also be launching two more hotels in Kolkata and Raipur this fiscal. In the next 18 months, eight more hotels will be added and in the next six to seven years, the number of rooms will be doubled.”

As of total, the Taj group is planning to add 1,590 rooms in this fiscal with 600 under GHR only.

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