Wishing you a Green and Happy Diwali!!

Wishing you and your family “Happy Diwali” ….Diwali is a festival of lights not pollution & plights… Better Green than Gone…

Lantern Making Competition and Pledge Wall "Say No to Crackers"

Our Green team ushered in a Green Diwali with a Lantern making competition and a pledge wall to encourage citizens to “Say No to Crackers”


Creating a foundation for a Clean India..

“A clean India would be the best tribute India could pay to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150 birth anniversary in 2019,” said Shri Narendra Modi as he launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in New Delhi last year. This national movement last year gained significant momentum in the country with organizations and individuals alike making it their personal mission. A lot is yet to be accomplished, but it has definitely been a great start!
Clean up drive - 2nd Oct 2015 (3)
The Fern Hotels and Resorts over the last year has organized several clean up drives in the city to educate citizens and encourage them to maintain a clean environment. To mark one year of the Clean India (Swach Bharat) campaign, Meluha The Fern  organized a cleanup drive near IIT, Powai.The young,dynamic, enthusiastic green team members put in a lot of effort to gather all the waste strewn to leave a spic and span area.  Clean up drive - 2nd Oct 2015 (1)

Happy World Kitchen Garden Day

This 30th August, we celebrated World Kitchen Garden day! Kitchen Garden Day is an annual, decentralized celebration of delicious foods produced on a human scale.

If you haven’t done so yet, this is a fantastic opportunity to start your own kitchen garden and enjoy the multiple pleasures and benefits of home-grown, organic foods.

We give you three reasons to start your own kitchen garden:

  1. Wholesome Goodness – Nutrition and tastier food!

Those of you who have tasted the crispness of a freshly picked cucumber and sweetness of a perfect orange pumpkin from a home garden, would agree that the taste and quality is unrivaled to that obtained from a market. Many studies also demonstrate that organic food has more nutrients and is definitely less harmful than food grown with inorganic pesticides and fertilizers.

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The Fern Residency Asansol (West Bengal) opens

DECEMBER 05, 2014, MUMBAI: The Fern Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the opening of The Fern Residency, Asansol a Mid-scale business hotel in the Second largest city of West Bengal. Part of the Galaxy Mal complex the hotel has 42 rooms, 2 restaurants and 7000 Sqft. of banqueting space.

The 42 exquisitely designed guest rooms reflect modern amenities and facilities. There are three types of rooms, Winter Green Rooms the base category which offers 315 Sqft. of space, The Fern club room & The Hazel Suites. Here, food is an experience too, with a wide selection of local and international cuisines available at The Vista All day dining, along with a lounge bar and in-room dining. With the largest banquet halls in Asansol, the Hotel fast is becoming the preferred venue for rooms &conferences.

Asansol in West Bengal is one of the busiest trading centres in India.It is the 11th fastest growing city in India and the world’s 42nd fastest growing urban centre.It is a coal mining hub, and has a swiftly growing industrial arena.The city boasts of a huge workforce with its per capita income being much higher than many Indian cities.

The hotel is managed by Concept Hospitality & is a unit of Srijan Super facilities LLP

Read more here


Ice Bucket, Rice Bucket and the My Tree Challenge

Inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge the idea for the Rice Bucket Challenge attributed to Manju Latha Kalanidhi, a 38-year-old journalist based in Hyderabad originated. She considered the Ice Bucket Challenge artificial and wasteful of water, and came up with the Rice Bucket Challenge as a less wasteful alternative that would help local communities. It started off as a FB page on August 23, 2014, and within a day, the page had 7000 likes and spread to other South Asian nations.
Close on the heels of this came up The My Tree Challenge, an activity involving planting a sapling and challenging others to do so. The challenge was launched first in Kerala to promote the preservation of nature.
My Tree Challenge was founded by Mammootty, an award winning Indian film actor along with Abdul Manaf, CEO of Easysoft Technologies, and Imthias Kadeer, a travel photographer who also started the campaign Shades of Life, an endeavor to promote afforestation.
Mammootty started the campaign on 30 August 2014 by planting the first tree and challenging Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and Tamil superstars Vijay and Suriya to do the same. The challenge is being taken up and reciprocated with equal enthusiasm by the tinsel world across the Nation. Now, Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu has taken up the challenge and nominated Mohanlal and Hrithik Roshan in turn to follow suit.
Let us dream to get a total green cover roofing the earth we live in and let all corporates, social and political entities come together to carry forward this worthwhile dream.

Responsible Luxury -Not an Oxymoron

At Meluha-The Fern we believe that responsible luxury is not an oxymoron.We ensure that every step of ours is in complete harmony with the natural world. Sustainability considerations are a part of our daily lives and we are committed and passionate about serving our guests as well as the environment.

We take complete responsibility for the Earth’s valuable resources we use. Not only are we extremely cautious about our use, but we ensure maximum reuse and recycle of these resources.

We are a certified Ecotel hotel and Gold rated LEED building – Two esteemed and different certifications that holistically enable us to set systems for sustainability. LEED for our beautiful green building design and Ecotel for reducing the environment impact of our day-to-day operations.

Our commitment has not only been substantiated by results of significant reduction in resource consumption but also by the heightened environment sensitivity of the employees and the community relationships we have cultivated.

We constantly hear of tips to ‘go- green’ …Save water..Switch off Lights..Save energy..etc. buzzing around. Well, it is by doing the little things right ..that make the big things happens. By simple actions and innovations in technology, we’ve gone greener and reduced our overall resource consumption by 71 percent!! Thus making us proud recipients of Ecotel’s highest level of certification -Ecotier I!


These milestones achieved, certainly do not stop us from advancing further. The very Planet Earth we depend on for our sustenance, needs us. We need you to join hands with us, come together and Save our Planet. Do share your interesting stories, green tips and comments with us.

Top 5 Things You Can Do To Reduce Global Warming !

By Aldrina Fernandes
Environment Officer, Meluha – The Fern

Global warming is the increase in the overall temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere. This phenomenon has largely been attributed to the rise in green house gas emissions. India’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions rose by 58 per cent between 1994 and 2007 with the Energy sector contributing over half of the emissions-Ministry of Environment and Forests report.
According to the draft of the UN report to be released later this month in Japan: Global warming will reduce the world’s crop production by upto two percent every decade and wreak $1.45 trillion of economic damage by the end of this century. Read more

Global temperatures are predicted to increase alarmingly and result in critical climatic changes, some of which we’ve already begun to witness. So it’s high time, we recognise the gravity of the situation at hand and reduce our individual carbon footprints.

We, at Meluha The Fern are sharing our pathway to a low-carbon nirvana with you- a few practical steps to cut carbon. Take these steps one by one and you could slash your bills while curbing carbon dioxide emissions: Where you save money, you’ll be also saving the planet.

Let there be light…
Before you reach for the light switch, Open the curtains. Natural light is the best source of illumination. Its healthy and free too.
Our lighting choices can significantly save us several watts of energy. Choose Light emitting diodes (LED) or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) over Incandescent lamps to substantially reduce your energy consumption.
Natural lighting in the Lobby at Meluha-The Fern

Vampire energy guzzlers..
Our homes are overflowing with electronic equipment, almost all of which will have a standby or sleep mode. These devices ranging from our cellphone chargers, televisions, gaming consoles, DVD players, set top boxes etc. are ‘power vampires’. They guzzle energy even when they’re turned off. Simply unplug or turn the main socket off to slay these vampires.

Making life easier?
Coffee maker, sandwich maker, mixer, grinder, juicer, hair dryer, hair straightener, hair curler, etc. …. All make our lives easier don’t they? But let’s ask ourselves do we actually need so many electronic devices?…Can we do without it?

Chill out!
Keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Each minute a fridge door is open it takes around 3 energy hungry minutes for it to cool it down again. Also do not put hot food into a refrigerator since it leads to energy loss.

Look at the sun
Harness the power of the Sun by choosing to use solar-powered technology. Eg. Solar power banks, solar lighting, solar heaters,solar cooker, solar panels etc.

We’d be most glad to hear about your illuminating ideas of cutting carbon. So hit the button below to leave a comment.

Manasarovar The Fern, Hyderabad

Employee Environmental Education

 Luxury Hotel in Hyderabad, hotel in Hyderabad, 5 star hotel in Hyderabad  

“Someone needs to tell people that you cannot have infinite growth on a finite planet”, says British writer and environmentalist Jonathon Porritt who was in India recently with his latest book titled, The World We Made, which was released in October this year.

This is exactly what Manasarovar The Fern, the Luxury Hotel in Hyderabad aims at through its proactive Green Team and its very active Employee Environmental education programme. Led by the Green Team, ‘environment sensitization’ has become a significant part of the training programme.

Employee Education

The skills of employees are fundamental to the success of a business. Business and employees have a shared interest in increasing skill levels. For the business, it helps with their

aim to increase performance, and for the employee to manage their own

futures by taking charge of their own learning.

The Fern Hotels and Resorts believe that Employee education is the most important aspect in establishing and maintaining our ‘green’ objectives. In order to ensure the committed participation of the staff, the 5star Hotel in Hyderabd, Manasarovar The Fern has a ‘green team’ headed by an Environment Officer who is responsible for training, conducting refresher courses, solving ‘green’ problems and generally creating and keeping alive an awareness of the environment.Induction of new employee takes place for environment and they are trained within the department to maintain higher efficiency of all equipment and to save energy and water by continuously monitoring the preventive maintenance. An Eco test is conducted r every six months after the joining date of an employee.

At Manasarovar the Fern, 5 star hotel in Hyderabad   this special group of people, called  The Green Team, all volunteers from the staff body, is the driving force behind its environment initiatives. The team initiates and monitors all environment initiatives done in-house. The Green Team empowers the staff far beyond the property’s set-up. Professional hierarchy is also set-aside in this unique team. The success of the Green Team can be gauged from the guests and staff members who have taken our green message in to their own lives and personal groups.


5 star hotel in Hyderabad ,Manasarovar The Fern is aware of the impact it has on its environment and its people, both internal – staff and guests – as well outside, on the community. The luxury Hotel in Hyderabad , Manasarovar The Fern property is an active member in its locality. Community initiatives, often led by the Green Team, range from working alongside local administrators and residents in planning infrastructure projects to outreach projects in schools and cleanliness drives.

Working with the community allows the team to learn new skills while sharing its knowledge in exchange. These participative initiatives always lead to better results for the community. Led by the general manager, this luxury Hotel in Hyderabad shares green tips and initiatives and welcomes experiences of green travel and practices from its guests.

Each member of The Fern family, from the Chairman to the entire staff body, takes a pledge to adhere to and further the commitment to the environment.

“Being a team member of an environment sensitive group, I pledge to protect and enhance the environment including all its resources by encouraging and implementing the concepts of reduce, reuse and recycle. I will manage my share of resources with maximum efficiency. I pledge to form an educated opinion and to make responsible choices. I pledge to make a difference.”







Beaumonde-The Fern, Kochi

Energy Conservation Hotel in Kochi, hotels in Cochin, hotels in Kerala, 5 star hotels in Cochin

If one considers all the activities coming under Nature Preservation or Environmental Protection, Energy Conservation is of utmost importance and it comes at the top of the sustainable energy hierarchy. Energy conservation can result in increased financial capital, environmental quality, national security, and also financial security for a business which strictly adopts it. Therefore this model followed by the hotel in Cochin Beaumonde The Fern An Ecotel makes sound business sense in addition to making this 5 star Hotel in Cochin a role model for other business establishments of the region.

Through energy-efficiency, Beaumonde the Fern hotel in Cochin ensures that the amount of greenhouse gases and pollutants in the atmosphere are reduced.A first among Hotels in Kerala, the policy of reduce reuse recycle is adopted in every phase starting from the architecture of Beaumonde the Fern An Ecotel.



Depressions and protrusions in the façade of this 5 star Hotel in Cochin play an important role since majority of the dead walls remain under shadow thereby reducing the surface radiation. Developed at the onset, the architectural preset lighting systems saves energy in hotel lobbies and restaurants, thus becoming one of the first hotels in Kerala to stress on light harvesting.


The building of this hotel in Cochin is positioned in such a manner as to reduce direct sunlight, thereby reducing electricity consumption by way of less air conditioning and lighting.


The roof top of this 5 star Hotel in Cochin is treated with 3 layers of coba (clay brick), which is a natural resource. This acts as an insulator from heat and noise, thus reducing air conditioning load.



The cement that has gone into making the Cochin 5 star Hotel Beaumonde The Fern An Ecotel is absolutely environment friendly. This cement, PPC (Portland Pozzalana Cement) contains 15-20% fly ash, as compared to OPC (Ordinary Portland Cement) and is used for finishing of the exterior plaster, block masonry, tiling and flooring.

For concreting works the hotel has used cement products like fly ash, GBFS (Granulated Blast Furnace Slag) etc., which help reduce the atmospheric pollution. Fly ash is a by- product of Electric power generation, and 15% of the same is used in PPC. This also brings down the use and production of cement, which results in reducing pollution at this hotel in Cochin.


The double glazed window of this pioneer among hotels in Kerala comprises a hermetically sealed double glazed unit. This double glazed window blocks the heat of the sun from entering the room and helps in conserving the air-conditioning energy.  An added advantage of this unit is that it prevents fabric and furniture color from fading as the glazed unit prevents the infra-red light from the sun to enter the room.


At this 5 star hotel in Cochin,BEAUMONDE The Fern, An ECOTEL, energy efficient LED Lamps /PL lamps and T5 fluorescent tubes are used which provide as much light as ordinary bulbs, yet consume substantially less energy.

To cite an example: using a 10W PL lamp will give an equal amount of brightness as a 60W incandescent bulb whereas the former (PL lamp) will have a power consumption of 25% of the latter. What’s more, room lights come on only when the key card is inserted; there is no chance that lights or the air conditioner remains on once the guest leaves the room.

Another exclusive feature at this hotel in Kerala is that the mini bars used in the guestrooms save up to 40% energy, as it is equipped with “fuzzy logic” which senses the load inside the refrigerator and cools it accordingly.   Also an added advantage is that these mini bars are CFC (ChloroForo Carbon) free.


During the start, the motor acceleration is controlled by gradually increasing the motor current to a reference current ramp limit.  In the energy saving mode the applied voltage is adjusted by sensing that the motor current is running at minimum.

Major Benefits to this 5 star Hotel in Cochin

Electrical – to reduce starting current

Mechanical – to control starting acceleration

Economic – to save energy on partially loaded motors plus electronic motor protection without extra cost.

At this hotel in Cochin,BEAUMONDE The Fern, An ECOTEL ozone depletion levels have been reduced to 99.55% as we have used the more eco-friendly alternative i.e. R134A instead of CFC refrigerants. The mono screw chillers which have the least number of moving parts operates on a step less efficiency range of 10% to 100%.

All other refrigeration including walk-in cooler, deep freezer etc uses 134 A and 404 A gases, which are environmentally friendly.


At this 5 star hotel in Cochin,the hot water at 50 degrees C comes as a by- product of the air conditioning plant

ENERGY CONSERVATION THROUGH BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AUTOMATION at Beaumonde the Fern An Ecotel, one of the leading hotels in Kerala

•           Monitored ventilation in public areas like banquets, meeting rooms, etc


•           Distribution pumps are controlled to distribute chilled water as per load through variable frequency drives (VFD).  Suitable adjustments are made of set points of chillers based on external temperature.  Setting at higher or lower points will depend on temperature.


•           Kitchen exhaust activated only when necessary.


•           Treated fresh air is on control

•           Guest concurrence by green button.  Increase points in the guestroom by two degrees.


•           STL charging and discharging are decided on concessional and penal tariff timings.


•           Maximum peak demand is pegged to the permissible maximum by selectively shutting off non-critical equipment.


•           Lighting in public areas toilets are switched on/off based on occupancy sensors


•           Individual guestroom, A/c, lights operate through key tags and one touch bedside control panel.


At this brilliant hotel in Cochin,when a guest voluntarily presses the ‘Eco-button’ on the bed-side panel, the thermostat of the room’s air-conditioning unit is stepped up by 2oC. The resultant savings in electricity are translated into rupee terms by a central computer, displayed on the guest profile and folio and a certificate is issued to the guest. This hotel in Cochin is one among the very few hotels in Kerala which have introduced the key card system wherein the lights and AC are activated only as the Guest’s card is inserted into the Energy Saving Device.

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