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Westin Chennai Celebrated its Cake Mixing Ceremony with Guests

Thanksgiving celebrations of the year kickstarted with the traditional cake mixing ceremony at the prestigious five star Westin Chennai, Velachery. Counted among the most sought after five star Chennai hotels, the hotel celebrated an age-old tradition of preparing Christmas confectionary by inviting its guests to mix exotic seasonal nuts and condiments in the liquor.

cake mixing ceremony at Chennai hotel

The venue was decorated in a traditional look along with a fancy mixing table at the center stage, which was laden with pistachios, cashew nuts, walnuts and dried cherries. The sound of joyous carols along with waiters dressed in Santa’s hats and elves’ shoes perfectly complemented the mood by serving lip-smacking snacks. The event commenced by the bakery’s chef giving demonstration of preparing the traditional favorites such as minced piles and Yule logs. The guests were invited to be a part of this traditional celebration by making one for their own.

Animesh Barat, the Director, Food & Beverage started the celebration by mixing the first batch of nuts along with liquor. Executive sous chef, Priya Roy assisted him in this ceremony. Westin is counted among the topmost Chennai hotels and is known for serving guests in the most novel ways.


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.

Popular Budget Hotels in Chennai

Entrance of Hotel mars Classic in Chennai

Chennai, the cultural capital of South is one of the major metropolitan cities of India. Capital to the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, it is among the leading cities of South India with prominence in the fields of culture, education, commerce and economics. Besides boasting of its rich culture and glorious past, the city has also made its significant place in the modern India of today. Whether for leisure or business, Chennai welcomes a large number of visitors every year. And addressing their accommodation needs, the city hosts a wide array of staying options; ranging from lavish properties to cheap hotels and lodges. Budget hotels in Chennai are quite more popular among the travelers and there are plenty of options available to pick from.

Here are some of the popular budget accommodations in Chennai that you can look forward to:

Hotel Mars Classic

Entrance of Hotel mars Classic in Chennai

Among the popular budget Chennai hotels, Hotel Mars Classic is one of the excellent options for travelers. Offering a choice of comfortable and spacious 33 guest rooms along with all the basic amenities, it is one of the most preferred choices of vacationers. You can count on the hotel staff for all kind of assistance during your stay.

KEK Accommodation

Interior view of a budget accommodation in Chennai

Owing to the strategic location of KEK Accommodation, it is among the leading choices of budget travelers coming to Chennai. The hotel is an ideal staying option for both, business and leisure travelers. With their warm hospitality and satiating services, they have earned a popular name among the budget hotels of Chennai.

Mallika Residency

guestroom view of budget hotel in Chennai

Providing guests with a great choice of 104 rooms, Mallika Residency is a popular pick in the category of Chennai hotels. The complimentary breakfast plus internet access offered by the hotel are its added features. The hotel is also known for offering free parking service within the hotel premises.

Hotel Maurya International

Budget accommodation in Chennai

Located close to the famous AVM studio at the on Arcort Road, Hotel Maurya International is reckoned for offering best business class facilities to the guests at affordable prices. Packed with 50 guest rooms along with all the basic amenities, it is the leading choice of budget class travelers.


Gateway Hotels & Resorts Comes Up with First Ever Hotel in Chennai

Stunning view of Park Hyatt Chennai

Adding another delight in the hotel industry of Chennai, the Gateway Hotels & Resorts, part of the Taj Group has now announced the debut of its first ever hotel, The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway Chennai. Making a debut in Chennai’s hotel sector, the brand has around 23 hotels in its entire portfolio since 2008 when it was launched.

Stunning view of Park Hyatt Chennai

While talking about the launch of The Gateway Hotels & Resorts, the Chief Operating Officer, Prabhat Verma stated, “The launch of The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway Chennai is a proud moment for us and essential to the brand’s growth strategy of catering to the new age  traveller. There is immense growth and development potential in a burgeoning market like Chennai, especially on the Old Mahabalipuram Road. We look forward to welcoming guests to the Gateway experience.”

scenic view of a hotel in Chennai

The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway Chennai is situated close to Sholinganallur junction on the Rajiv Gandhi Salai. Owing to its strategic location, guests can easily access the IT areas of the city as well as reach the beautiful temple town of Mahabalipuram and the Union Territory of Pondicherry. The hotel is designed keeping in view the needs of all kinds of travelers and proving them with a hassle-free and best of hospitality experiences.  Promising to offer warm and friendly services, The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway will be launched to carve out a niche among the prominent Chennai hotels.

By offering efficient and top-class services at one of the desirable locations, The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway promises to make its way in the leading Chennai hotels. 

Know More about the Three-Star Hotels in Chennai

Stunning view at Chariot Beach Resort Chennai

Chennai, also famed as the gateway to the southernmost tip of India, is one of the leading tourist destinations of the South. Capital to the state of Tamil Nadu, the city is widely renowned for its excellent blend of modernity along with the traditional values. Being a sought after destination among travelers, Chennai presents scenery and romanticism along its stunning golden sandy beaches.  Besides being a hot spot for leisure travelers, the city is also known for its great prominence in the IT field. Over the past few years, Chennai has emerged as a bustling boulevard of techies. The sky-touching buildings and structures paint a picture of modern and technologically advancing India.

Stunning view at Chariot Beach Resort Chennai
Either for leisure or business, Chennai has always been a haven for travelers from all parts of India. And as such the city perfectly caters to the accommodation needs of a diverse range of visitors. There might be many travelers seeking luxury accommodation, while some other would be the one seeking a budget facility in the city. Regardless of the staying needs, Chennai hosts an array of hotels thereby meeting the tastes and preferences of varied travelers. Besides, the lavish and budget hotels, three-star Chennai hotels are available in plenty.

Poolside view of Radisson blu-templebay

These semi-luxury properties are an ideal option for travelers looking for a modern hotel offering comfortable accommodation along with all the amenities at budget prices. Though these are not as lavish as the five star or four star hotels, they never compromise with the quality of services. The friendly hotel staff put in all its effort for making your stay comfortable, convenient and memorable. Besides serving guests with all the basic and modern amenities, the semi-luxury hotels in Chennai also take care of the food and entertainment options of the guests. Many of these Chennai hotels would be packed with a multi-cuisine fare and a bar/pub.

Scenic exterior view of a hotel in Chennai

Grand Treat, Hotel Akshay Inn, Flamingo, Priyadarshini Park, The Royal Regency, Hotel Dee Cee Manor, Benzz Park and Hotel JP are some popular picks in the category of three-star hotels in the city of Chennai. So, next time when you visit Chennai allow the courteous staff of the semi-luxury hotels to pamper you!