The Fern Hotels & Resorts, India’s leading environmentally sensitive hotel chain will be opening six more hotels in the first half of the calendar year, taking the tally to 88 operational properties across 70 locations by June 2022, the CEO of the company, Suhail Kannampilly said.
The company will be opening two more hotels in Gujarat which will further expand its footprint to 24 properties in the State, Suhail said. One of the resorts in Jamboghoda, Gujarat is spread across 6 acres of land and will have 108 rooms.
Similarly, two new hotels will be opened in Maharashtra, one in Navi Mumbai with 76 keys and another in Lonavala, with 24 villa rooms. Besides, the other two hotels will be in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh and another luxurious tent resort in the Union Territory of Diu with 90 rooms. Altogether the company will be adding 393 keys in the first half of the year which will take the overall key count to over 5100.
Informing the expansion of Fern Hotels during the past few months he said, “Despite the terrible second wave which impacted the hospitality industry very badly, we still opened new hotels in Pune, Haridwar and Hubballi.”
Expressing his optimism about the business growth for the hospitality industry in the ensuing financial year he said, “We hope that the worst of the covid is behind us and we are expecting improved occupancies and ARRs.”