November 17, 2014

The Gateway Hotels and Resorts launches the first Gateway branded resort in India

  • The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake Gurgaon marks the brand’s entry into NCR
  • Increases overall portfolio of brand to 25 Hotels

Gurgaon: The Gateway Hotels & Resorts in association with Samak Dhoot Resorts & Spa Pvt Ltd today launched the first Gateway branded resort in India. The launch of The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake Gurgaon marks entry of The Gateway Hotels & Resorts in the NCR region, taking the total number of hotels under the Gateway brand to 25.

Mr. Pulkesin Mohan, GM, The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake Gurgaon; Mr. Prabhat Verma, COO and Chef Natarajan Kulandai, Corporate Chef, The Gateway Hotels & Resorts
Nestled in the lap of Aravalli Hills and spread over 20 acres, The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake Gurgaon is an urban sanctuary inspired by nature. The resort offers 78 spacious rooms including 2 suites; each with serene views of the landscape. "We are delighted to launch the country's first ever resort under The Gateway brand at Damdama. India's tourism potential is unmatched in terms of its uniqueness, culture and heritage. The industry has become one of the key growth drivers for the economy generating employment and nurturing communities. The rapid increase in domestic as well as foreign tourists has created a need for developing newer destinations and innovative service offerings; a concept that the Taj has pioneered in India." said Mr. Rakesh Sarna, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Indian Hotels Company Ltd.

Mr. Prabhat Verma, Chief Operating Officer, The Gateway Hotels & Resorts added, "The launch of The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake Gurgaon is a significant milestone for the Gateway brand. With the addition of this hotel, the brand's portfolio now includes 25 hotels."

Mr. Pawan Dhoot, Managing Director, Dhoot Group said "The hotel is built with a vision of developing a special bond between members of families and corporates by bringing them together into the nature."

The Architecture and Interior Designs have been done by the Delhi based firm Rajeev Agarwal Architects who specialize in eco-friendly leisure developments combined with a passion for Art and Crafts. Sprawling over 20 acres with nearly 1000 trees, the resort is designed as a weekend retreat in the outskirts of Gurgaon, creating a rustic homely atmosphere nestled in the natural environment.

The architecture attempts to dissolve the literal boundaries of the building to integrate the inside and outside. The artwork including scrap metal sculptures, embroidered and hand – painted textiles and studio ceramics were conceived to lend a similar experience by reflecting the essence of the a rural habitat. 

"The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake Gurgaon offers a quick getaway for the residents of Delhi and Gurgaon to relax and unwind amidst nature. The resort also offers a host of interesting activities like adventure sports for guests.' said General Manager, Mr. Pulkesin Mohan.

The adventure sports complex nestled within the resort includes activities such as Zorbing, Rock Climbing, Balloon Bursting, Blind Mine Field, Spider Web and more. The fitness center Active Studio, Celsius the pool, The Spa and the sports park provide perfect unwinding options. With banquet space spread over 930 sq.mt, the resort makes for an ideal event destination be it conference, meetings or weddings.

Guests can indulge in a cosmopolitan mix of international cuisine and authentic regional home-style delicacies at the all-day diner Buzz, savour contemporary Chinese and Thai cuisine at the Sian or relax over a few drinks at Swirl the high energy lounge bar. For the wellness seeker, Buzz offers an Active Foods Menu.

From the fertile soils of Haryana, meaning ‘the Abode of God’, The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake Gurgaon brings Haryanvi food in its simplest form. The austere cuisine inspired menu includes gravies and pulses made with locally sourced produce paired with a selection of breads. Guests can savour delightful rice preparations with Bajre ki khichri being a must-try.

The hotel offers convenient access to Damdama Lake, a popular picnic spot that is home to more than 190 species of birds. Guests can also make trips to the hot springs at Sohna, the ancient Shiva temple or the Suraj Kund tourist complex.