The Gateway at Hubli
The Gateway Hotel Lakeside is the first 5 star hotel in Hubli, a Tier 3 city and the second largest commercial and industrial hub after Bangalore. The site overlooks the 200 acre wide lake Unkal and is spread over 9 acres of land on the arterial road connecting Hubli and Dharwad.
For the setting, bequeathed with a distinctive landscape and a plethora of historical and natural bounty, a business class corporate hotel with a contextual and provincial yet sophisticated essence was deemed fit. The interiors were planned with an accent on the views outside. The outward looking spaces were treated with earthy and contrasting colours and tones. The regional flavour was retained by using motifs and colour combinations inspired from the local architecture and traditions. Usage of wood, lush carpeting in the rooms and similar materials with traditional colour derivatives impart a feeling of warmth. Sculptural light fixtures with repetitive motifs add to the grandeur of the dining and banqueting areas. The simple form and play of light and colours mark the space remarkable.