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The Gateway Hotels & Resorts launches the first 5-star hotel in Hubli


• Expands its footprint into Northern Karnataka

• Fourth Gateway branded hotel in Karnataka  

• Increases overall portfolio of brand ‘The Gateway Hotel’ to 22 Hotels



Hubli, May 20, 2013: The Gateway Hotels & Resorts, part of the Taj Group of Hotels, announced the launch of The Gateway Hotel Lakeside Hubli. This will be the fourth Gateway branded hotel in Karnataka, in addition to the existing hotels at Bangalore, Mangalore and Chikmagalur. The Gateway Hotels & Resorts caters to the upscale segment and has expanded its footprint in North Karnataka with this launch.  With the opening of this hotel, The Gateway Hotels & Resorts now has 22 hotels in its portfolio.  


Commenting on the launch, Mr. Prabhat Verma, Chief Operating Officer, The Gateway Hotels & Resorts said,  “The launch in Hubli is a proud moment for us  and essential to the brand’s growth strategy of catering to the new age  traveller. With this opening, we endeavour to pioneer new and unique destinations. We promise to bring a fresh flavour and style to hospitality in the city. With the immense growth and development potential in the state of Karnataka, The Gateway Hotel Lakeside Hubli is well equipped to cater to both leisure and business travellers.” 


The hotel is located on the arterial road connecting Hubli to Dharwad and is close to the city centre. Spread over 9 acres of pristine lush greenery, the hotel sits pretty on the banks of the picturesque Lake Unkal.



The Gateway Hotel Lakeside Hubli has 92 spacious rooms including 4 suites, each room offering serene views of Lake Unkal.  Guests can workout at the Active Studio or the swimming pool, Splash or relax at the Spa. The hotel has a spacious 3800 sq ft Ballroom for large meetings, conferences and weddings.



Food connoisseurs can indulge in a variety of options to satiate their palate at Buzz - The All Day Diner, indulge their sweet tooth at the Deli or relax over a few drinks at Swirl the lounge. Buzz offers a perfect cosmopolitan mix of international cuisine and authentic regional home-style delicacies including local Hubli specialties like the Dharwad Peda and a North Karnataka meal with Jolada Roti. It also has an Active Foods menu for those looking for a healthy bite.   Swirl, located at the lobby level overlooking the pool, offers a relaxed and designed ambience with an eclectic lounge space and low seating couches. 


Hubli derives its name from Hubbali, meaning a flowering creeper. It is Karnataka’s second largest commercial and industrial hub after Bangalore. Its twin city Dharwad is a much respected seat of higher learning. Hubli is also within touching distance of some of the state’s most scenic and wild terrain. The forested hills of the Malenadu region, the elephant camp at Sakrebyle, world heritage sites in Hampi, Bijapur and Aihole, the beaches at Gokarna or Goa are just some of the many getaways frequented from the city.  


Discover Hubli and North Karnataka with The Gateway Hotel Lakeside Hubli.   


About The Gateway Hotels


The Gateway Hotels & Resorts is a full service upscale hospitality brand in the South Asia region and a part of the Taj Group of Hotels. Designed for the modern nomad, Gateway provides consistent, courteous and crisp service for business and leisure travellers seeking contemporary and refreshing experiences. Keeping in mind those looking for comfort, familiarity and flexibility, the hotels & resorts are divided into 8 zones – Enter, Stay, Hangout, Meet, Work, Workout, Unwind and Explore. 24/7 services such as 24/7 breakfast, 24/7 ‘active studio’ and 24/7 laundry are all designed to cater to guests round-the-clock. Gateway provides welcome perfection through an unrivalled network and innovative cuisine offerings like ‘active food’ – superfoods and low glycemic index foods for the health conscious; regional home-style cuisine; ‘eat-in’ – refreshed in-room dining menus and ‘wake up’ - buffet breakfasts with a range of healthy and indulgent options. Flexible, dynamic and warm service, ‘in-room yoga’ amenities and ‘explore’ packages all make The Gateway Hotels & Resorts sanctuaries that refresh, refuel and renew.