Category Archives: Environment

The Fern Kesarval Hotel & Spa opens at Cortalim, Goa

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The Fern Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of The Fern Kesarval Hotel & Spa, Verna Plateau-Goa. The opening of the hotel takes the tally to 57 hotels managed by the company. The Fern Kesarval Hotel & Spa is a 60-room hotel offering contemporary accommodations, a finely-designed multi cuisine restaurant & bar, state-of-art banquet halls, a swimming pool and poolside lawns. The hotel offers four different categories of rooms: Winter Green, Winter Green Premium, Fern Club and Hazel Suite. Guest room facilities include LED TV, Digital in-room safe, Complimentary bottled drinking water in-room, In-room tea & coffee facility, Eco-friendly room lighting, etc. The hotel also offers a restaurant, ”The Bougainvillea”, a contemporary all-day dining multicuisine restaurant, offers a wide range of Indian, Asian, Goan and International cuisines and alcoholic beverages daily between 07:00 am to 11:00 pm

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53-room WelcomHeritage Ayatana opens in Coorg

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WelcomHeritage has opened its new property in Coorg, Karnataka— WelcomHeritage Ayatana, which offers picturesque location and breathtaking views. The 53 cottage property is spread over 100 acres of endless lush greens amidst the gentle rolling hills WH Ayatana is a perfect location where you can breathe in fresh, clean air, take lazy walks or simply enjoy the natural surroundings. The magnificently designed individual cottages offer a spectacular view of the valley. Sanjeev Nayar, GM, WelcomHeritage shared, “This is the 33rd property of WelcomHeritage and we are extremely happy to share that we are experiencing good occupancy from month it flagged off. WelcomHeritage is determined to promote the country’s cultural heritage as well as the natural beauty and with WH Ayatana, it is our sincere effort to bring forward the untamed beauty of South India to the world. WH Ayatana is a perfect blend of natural beauty with seamless hospitality services. It has everything to offer to a discerning traveler be it close to nature experience or sumptuous cuisine, rejuvenating holiday or business trip. That is the reason, the property has picked up extremely well.”

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Fern Hotels to open 20 new properties in 2019

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The Fern Hotels and Resorts has big plans for 2019. Noshir A Marfatia, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, The Fern Hotels and Resorts, says, “2018 has been largely good for the hospitality industry. Occupancy levels remained buoyant across most metros and Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities. Our resort properties also performed well. The domestic corporate and leisure travel segments saw good growths, as did international business and leisure travelers. To meet the increased demand for hotel rooms in most cities, new builds are opening every month. In our company, we opened over 15 new hotels in 2018, and are slated to open 20 new properties in 2019. Most international and local hotel management companies, including us, now operate multiple properties in many key locations (metros and resort destinations). Given this encouraging scenario, hotel tariffs will naturally be driven by market forces. But the main winners will be those companies like ours, that will charge judicious rates and not exploit or milk the demand-supply gap for short-term gains.

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The Fern Leo Beach Resort, Madhavpur, Gujarat, opens with 10 cottages

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The Fern Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of The Fern Leo Beach Resort, Madhavpur, Gujarat. This is the only beach resort at Madhavpur beach. The company already has a very strong presence in Gujarat with 9 operational properties. With the opening of The Fern Leo Beach Resort, the number of properties in Gujarat has now gone up to 10 . Overall this is the 55th hotel which the company is managing. Ideal for a beach holiday, the resort offers ten cottages with the highest level of comfort and chic interiors. The room facilities enjoyed by the guest include in-room tea and coffee makers, two bottles of mineral water, eco friendly lighting arrangement and bathroom amenities. The dining options comprise of The Fern Restaurant which offers multi cuisine food and a variety of non alcoholic drinks. The Live Food Court is the open air beach side court to relax and unwind. Commenting on the opening of the hotel, the COO of the company, Suhail Kannampilly said, “Tourists visiting Madhavpur now have a perfect place to stay amidst the tranquil and serene surroundings. It is an unexplored part of the Gujarat coast line and they are going to have a memorable stay at resort.”

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Hilton to eliminate plastic straws across its managed hotels in Asia Pacific

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Hilton has announced it will eliminate plastic straws across its managed hotels in Asia Pacific by end 2018, and transition away from plastic bottles from its conference and event spaces. This follows the company’s global commitment to cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. The company will also double the amount it spends with local and minority-owned suppliers, and double its investment in programs to help women and youth around the world. These goals are part of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility strategy to further the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. “As a global hospitality company operating more than 5,300 hotels in over 100 countries and territories, we are committed to have a positive impact on the communities we operate our hotels in,” said Alan Watts, Executive President and President, Asia Pacific, Hilton. “We believe waste is a solvable problem. By focusing first on plastic straws and plastic bottled water, we take another step forward in our journey to ensure that the destinations where travelers work, relax, learn and explore are vibrant and resilient for future generations to come.” Hilton’s new 2030 goals include the following social and environmental targets: Cut Environmental Impact in Half to Help Protect the Planet • Reduce carbon intensity emissions by 61%, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) o Presently, more than 50 hotels in Asia Pacific offer the Clean Air Program, which offsets carbon emissions generated from meetings & events, at no extra cost to the customer. Since 2015, its hotels have offset 14,118 tonnes of carbon in support of nine climate-friendly projects across the …

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K K Beacon Hotel opens in Rajkot with 34 rooms

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The Fern Hotels & Resorts has added another hotel to its portfolio with the launch of K K Beacon Hotel, Rajkot. This is the eighth hotel which is managed by the company under the Beacon Hotels brand. The other Beacon properties are located in Ajmer, Amritsar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Mumbai and Udaipur. Beacon Hotels (a brand owned by The Fern Hotels and Resorts) are positioned as “Smart & Efficient” hotels in the economy segment, providing value-for-money accommodations and offering limited services with all the essential amenities for a comfortable stay. The hotel comprise of 34 elegantly appointed and spacious air-conditioned rooms with all modern amenities including internet facility, cable television, direct-dial telephone, multiple computer/mobile phone charging points, mini bar, hairdryer and multiple dining options. The hotel is strategically located 3 km from the airport and in close proximity to the railway station and bus stand. Dining options include a 58-seater fine dine multi-cuisine restaurant “Kosmopolitan” and “Kookies N Kream”, a 22-seater bakery with indoor & outdoor seating, offering a wide selection of cakes, bakes and coffee. The COO of the group, Suhail Kannampilly said, “This is the second property which the group is managing in Rajkot. We already have The Fern Residency, Rajkot. With the launch of KK Beacon, we have further consolidated our position in Gujarat.”

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Avins Beacon Hotel opens in Udaipur

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The Fern Hotels & Resorts has added another hotel to its portfolio with the launch of Avins Beacon Hotel, Udaipur with 22 rooms. This is the seventh hotel which is managed by the company under the Beacon Hotels brand. The other Beacon properties are located in Ajmer, Amritsar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Mumbai and Udaipur. Beacon Hotels (a brand owned by The Fern Hotels and Resorts) are positioned as “Smart & Efficient” hotels in the economy segment, providing value-for-money accommodations and offering limited services with all the essential amenities for a comfortable stay. The hotel offers the finest of accommodations with 19 Deluxe Rooms and 3 larger Executive Rooms. It has a multi cuisine restaurant, Flavours, and a Banquet venue, Iris, which is perfectly designed for small conferences and social events. The hotel is situated in close proximity to all the major sightseeing attractions in town and with easy access to public transport. The COO of the group, Suhail Kannampilly said, “This is the second property which the group is managing in Udaipur. We already have The Fern Residency, Udaipur. With the launch of Avins Beacon, we are looking to service a different segment of clientele in Udaipur which is growing at a very fast pace.”

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ITC Kohenur, Hyderabad to open soon

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ITC Kohenur, Hyderabad will soon be opening its doors to the guests. With 235 rooms, 9 suites and 27 serviced residences, the hotel’s services and facilities are designed to meet the diverse needs of the traveller. The hotel offers number of fine dining restaurants ranging from globally acclaimed Dum Pukht to the robust hearty Ottimo to the classic and contemporary selection of Chinese cuisine at Yi Jing. The signature spa brand, Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa is spread over three floors offering superlative wellness experience.

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The Orchard Retreat & Spa, Srinagar, to open on 27th March

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The Orchard Retreat & Spa, Srinagar will be opening its door on 27th March, this year. Nestled in a serene apple orchard in Srinagar, The Orchard Retreat & Spa is paradise reimagined. Located just 40 minutes away from Srinagar International Airport, overlooking the breath taking Zabarwan Hills and Mount Mahadev, this stunning rersort offers design with luxury and exclusive comfort. Enjoy features such as butler service, swimming pool, massage, private villas, spa, sauna and steam showers. The Orchard’s unmatched level of service makes it unique and first of its kind.

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