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The Fern opens the highest number of properties in 2020

The Fern Hotels & Resorts, India’s leading environmentally sensitive hotel chain has opened the highest number of properties in India in 2020, a report recently published by HVS Anarock titled ‘Indian Hospitality Overview 2020’ said. 

The company retained its numero uno position for the second consecutive year in terms of the number of properties opening. The hotel group is a member of CG Hospitality, the hospitality arm of CG Corp Global.

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Suhail Kannampilly, CEO, Concept Hospitality

In terms of the number of keys opened The Fern Hotels & Resorts stood at no 3 positions. IHCL opened the maximum number of hotel keys in 2020 followed by Wyndham hotels in the second position. Overall “the industry set a record with the opening of 4,537 branded keys”, it added. The top five companies in terms of the number of keys were IHCL, Wyndham, The Fern Hotels & Resorts, and Sarovar Hotels.

The report mentions that mid-segment hotels emerged as market leaders in the industry in regards to the number of properties signed in 2020.

In terms of keys, midscale hotels are the most preferred segment in the country, accounting for 41 percent of the total signings in by keys in 2020, followed by upscale (37 percent of total signings), economy (11 percent of total signings), and luxury (11 percent of total signings).

 Reacting to the findings of the reports, Suhail Kannampilly, CEO, Concept Hospitality said “It brings us a great deal of pride and satisfaction to have been positioned as the top player in terms of the number of properties opened by us. This is a sheer example of our commitment towards the Indian market and we are in full steam ahead to make our presence more astute.” 

The company has started 2021 with a bang and has already opened six new properties foraying into locations like Daman, Jabalpur, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kevadia, and Mussoorie. The company is all set to open 13 properties by the end of the current year. This will take their existing number to 87 hotels. In terms of the number of keys, they are likely to add 1156 keys which will take their overall key number to 5217 keys.

Rahul Chaudhary, Managing Director, CG Corp Global

Expressing his thoughts on this milestone, Rahul Chaudhary, Managing Director, CG Corp Global, said, “This is a pivotal turn to our story in India where we have been constantly engaging, hustling, and harping on the many opportunities it offers. Even though many disruptions were faced globally and domestically, our vision to grow along the Indian hospitality industry is evident and justified with the conclusion of this illuminating report. Considering this immense potential, we are determined to further expand & grow enormously in the coming future, breathing life into a common goal shared by each and every member of our team.”

Currently, the company is managing 82 Fern, Zinc by The Fern and Beacon hotels across 67 locations in 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 group operates under The Fern, The Fern Residency, The Zinc by The Fern, Beacon Hotels, and a selection of independently branded hotels. The Fern Hotels & Resorts is a professionally managed Hotel Company that is an expert in managing and operating environmentally friendly hotel properties.

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