Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) has proposed to open five new hotels across different metros over the next two years. IHCL which runs the Taj Group of hotels expects its full-service Gateway brand to reach at least 50 Gateway Hotels in India by 2015. Five Gateway Hotels are in the final stages of construction in Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hubli and Faridabad. The hotel in Chennai is to be inaugurated as early as March next year, sources said. The Gateway Hotels and Resorts has eight properties in Kerala under the Gateway and Vivanta brand and plans to open a new one in Kochi’s IT hub Kakkanad by next year. The company is also signing contracts with about 10 hotels located at Tier-I and Tier-II cities to host Gateway City Business hotel.