The Fern Hotels & Resorts is all set to open 20 Fern and Beacon hotels across India and Nepal in 2019, Suhail Kannampilly, COO of the company, said. Out of these 20 hotels, two will be opened in Nepal - one in Kathmandu and second in Bharatpur, he informed.
With the opening of these hotels the tally of the hotels managed by us will climb to 76 hotels, and we are well on our target to open 100 hotels by the year 2020, Suhail said. Our team has been working tirelessly on our Mission 2020 of reaching the hundred mark and I am pretty confident of achieving the same, the COO added.
The 20 new hotels expected to open in the current year are located in Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Bharatpur (Nepal), Bhopal, Goa (Verna), Indore, Karad, Kathmandu, Kolhapur, Kumbhalgarh, Lonavala (2 hotels), Manali, Morbi, Polo Forest (Gujarat), Sarnath (Varanasi), Satara, Shivamogga, Solapur and Surat.
The year 2018 witnessed The Fern brand successfully foraying into cities like Belgaum, Bhuj, Dwarka, Jamnagar, Madhavpur (Gujarat), New Delhi, Parbhani (Maharashtra), besides taking over the operations of a hotel in Kathmandu. The footprint of the brand was further established in locations like Goa, Jaipur, Rajkot and Udaipur, where the company opened second and third hotels in the same city.
Currently the company manages 56 Fern and Beacon hotels in 37 locations across India, Nepal and Seychelles. The group is at the forefront of responsible hospitality and sustainable tourism. The environment-sensitive philosophy has won brand recognition and accolades for the group. It is the proud recipient of 135 National and International awards.
The group operates under 6 brands - The Fern, The Fern Residency, Beacon Hotels, The Zinc, The Zinc Journey and The Zinc Living - and also manages a selection of independently branded hotels. The Fern Hotels & Resorts is a professionally managed Hotel Company with expertise in managing and operating environmentally friendly hotel properties, which are certified by an external party – HVS International and carry Ecotel Certification.