|Concept Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. is now re-branded as The Fern Hotels & Resorts.
The Fern Hotels & Resorts is India's leading environmentally sensitive hotel chain and amongst the fastest growing management companies in India, with 72 hotels & resorts and 3500+ rooms currently operational under management across 58 locations in India & abroad under The Fern, The Fern Residency, Beacon Hotels and 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.
The Fern Hotels & Resorts has opened the highest number of properties in India in the calendar year 2019, The India Hospitality Review 2019 published last week by HVS India and South Asia in its report said. "The domestic brands overtook their international peers by opening 69% of properties and 55% by keys.", the report stated. The four other companies were Marriott, Sarovar, IHCL and intelliStay respectively.
In terms of number of keys opened The Fern hotels stood at no 4 position. Marriott International opened the maximum number of hotel keys in 2019. Overall "the industry set a record with the opening of 9,316 branded keys", it added. The top five companies in terms of number of keys were Marriott, IHCL, Lemon Tree, The Fern hotels and Sarovar.
Reacting to the findings of the reports, the CEO, Suhail Kannampilly said," It is a matter of great pride and satisfaction that we occupied the pole position in terms of number of properties opened by us ". We added 18 properties last year and are now managing 73 properties.
We are very confident of 2020 as well and we are planning to open at least 17 hotels in different locations. This will take our number to 93 hotels. In terms of number of keys, we are likely to add 1300 keys which will take our overall key number to 5000 keys, the CEO added.
The year 2019 witnessed the company successfully foraying into cities like Lonavla, Manali, Dwarka, Polo, Goa, Morbi, Surat, Satara, Karad, Bhopal, Aurangabad, Ranthambore besides opening a hotel in Bharatpur, Nepal. The company in 2020 has already opened hotels in Kolhapur, Sarnath and Vijayapur.
Currently the company is managing 73 Fern and Beacon hotels across 58 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 recipient of over 200 National and International awards. The company is a part of CG Hotels and Resorts which operates hotels, resorts, residences and spas across Asia, Middle East and Africa