Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces will not renew its management contract with The Gateway Hotel Rawalot Jaisalmer, once it expires. The property is owned by Mallani Hotels Motels and Restaurants.

The Gateway is an upscale brand under the Taj umbrella, the lowest of its categories, designed to cater to the contemporary business traveller.

“Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces and Mallani Hotels Motels and Restaurants have decided mutually to discontinue the management contract for The Gateway Hotel Rawalkot Jaisalmer,” said a spokesperson from IHCL.

It’s the third debranding announcement for the Gateway brand in recent months — the other two are The Gateway Hotel Ummed Ahmedabad, and The Gateway Hotel Jodhpur.

Taj’s contract with the Jaisalmer property expires on March 31, and its contracts with the properties in Ahmedabad and Jodhpur expire on May 9.

“The company remains fully committed to honouring all its contractual obligations to stakeholders for the remaining period of management contract,” said IHC.

Following these contract terminations, Taj will have 26 Gateway properties in its portfolio.


Neha Gupta