THE Gateway Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), has forayed into the resort segment with the opening of The Gateway Resort, Damdama Lake, Gurgaon on Monday.
The 78-room property, launched in partnership with Samak Dhoot Resorts and Spa, is positioned as a weekend destination in the Delhi NCR region, with an adventure park zone offering activities like rock climbing.
In its first year of operation, the resort is targeting an average room rate of US$129 and average occupancy of 50 to 55 per cent, said Prabhat S Verma, COO, Gateway Hotels.
IHCL is also looking to expand its resort portfolio with the opening of three more properties in the coming year.
“We are looking to open resorts in Pune, Raipur and Corbett Park in Uttarakhand next year under the management contract model. Shimla is also a destination we are considering,” said Verma.
IHCL operates four brands: the luxury Taj, upper-upscale Vivanta by Taj, upscale Gateway by Taj and budget Ginger.
*The article initially stated the IHCL debuting its inaugural resort, which is inaccurate. It has been amended.