The Fern- An Ecotel Hotel opens in Lonavala, Maharashtra
The group will now manage 18 hotels in Maharashtra
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.
This year, the gorup planned at opening 20 new hotels 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 group is at the forefront of responsible hospitality and sustainable tourism.
To comply with the expantion plan, The Fern Hotels & Resorts has now opened The Fern - An Ecotel Hotel, an upscale hotel amidst sylvan surroundings, in the picturesque hill town of Lonavla , 90 kilometres off Mumbai. This is the second property which the company has started managing in Lonavla. Earlier this year, Viola Beacon Resort started its operations.
Commenting on the opening, Mr Suhail Kannampilly, CEO, Concept Hospitality Pvt Ltd, said, “We are very happy to announce the opening of an ecotel in the Western Ghats, an area which has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will ensure sustainable hospitality without harming the environment in this rich bio-diverse area.”
The Fern, Lonavala an 80-room hotel spread over 2 acres offers quintessential hill charm. Brushing the back walls of the Valvan Dam off the Expressway the hotel provides contemporary accommodations, a coffee shop, a finely designed multi-cuisine restobar, state-of-art banquet halls, a swimming pool and poolside lawns. The hotel is close to the Lonavala market, with easy access to the major sightseeing attractions in and around the vicinity.
The guests have the choice of staying in four different categories of rooms’ viz. Winter Green, Fern Club, Hazel Suite and Fern Club Suite. The hotel has a Presidential Suite as well. All the rooms are equipped with all modern facilities. Some of the amenities in the room include packaged drinking water, eco-friendly light arrangement and bathroom conveniences, tea maker, satellite TV connections etc.
Various dining avenues are available to the guests. Glass House Cafe is a contemporary all-day dining multi cuisine restaurant. Leaf and Stalk, a trendy resto-bar offers a tantalizing menu and is open between 12 noon to midnight. Twylight Lounge, as the name suggests is a lounge bar. Grab a seat in the early evening at Twylight Lounge to enjoy spicy margaritas made with fresh jalapeño - an ideal antidote at the end of a long day. Open daily 6 pm to midnight.