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)

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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

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“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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Cover’s 1000th member: Mr. Young Wee Lee, Air Products Asia, Singapore receiving his special membership card from Mr. Alan D’Mello, Brand Director, The Fern Hotels & Resorts.

Green Cover's 1000th member: Mr. Young Wee Lee, Air Products Asia, Singapore receiving his special membership card from Mr. Alan D'Mello, Brand Director, The Fern Hotels & Resorts.

The Fern Reaches New Milestone Of Guest Loyalty Programme

Each member is honoured with a tree, planted & supported by The Fern on a long-term plan

Green Cover is the only hotel reward programme to give back to the environment

NOVEMBER 19, 2013, MUMBAI: The Fern Hotels & Resorts recently honoured the 1000th member of its new guest reward programme, Green Cover. Mr. Young Wee Lee, a senior manager with Air Products Asia, Singapore is a frequent guest of The Fern’s 5-star Mumbai hotel, Meluha The Fern and enrolled with the Green Cover reward programme recently.

“The Fern’s Green Cover reward programme is our latest offering that combines excellent reward returns with our trademark environment initiatives. The response is fantastic and has opened a new window of co-operation between our guests and us. Green Cover is an insurance for a greener tomorrow,” said Mr. Alan D’Mello, Brand Director, The Fern Hotels & Resorts.

Green Cover is a product of The Fern brand’s conversations with its guests. In a guest survey, an overwhelming majority appreciated the green initiatives The Fern brand has dedicated itself to and 73% indicated they would like to do more to help the environment if they had more time or better opportunity.

With Green Cover, The Fern, known for its pionering leadership in carbon reduction in its hotels, has created a new category of ‘green’ loyalty programmes. Each Green Cover member receives a tree in his honour and for the first time, will be able to donate some of their points towards ‘green’ initiatives in support of NGOs such as Grow-Trees.com, WWF, Sanctuary Asia and the BNHS.

http://www.fernhotels.com/rewards

About The Fern Hotels & Resorts, CHPL: Concept Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian management company operating hotels, resorts and serviced apartments across India at 24+ locations under The Fern, The Fern Residency and Beacon brands, including a selection of independent hotels. We have a vibrant pipeline of 25 projects in various stages of development.

With its baseline ‘Leading environmentally sensitive hotels’, The Fern Hotels & Resorts is amongst the fastest growing hotel brands in India with 1200+ rooms presently under management and 1000+ rooms expected between 2013-14. We expect to triple our inventory by 2015. Eight properties are opening in 2013.

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Media Contact: Mr. Alan D’Mello, +91 99 2040 2412, alan@concepthospitality.com

The Fern Organises Gujarat FAM For Top MICE Agents

The Fern Hotels & Resorts organised a four-day FAM tour of its Gujarat properties to promote its MICE services. 14 leading MICE specialists from Mumbai were hosted on the three-city tour of Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Sasan Gir that took place from April 6-9, 2013.

“India’s MICE segment is looking for a change, with demand growing for off-sites and mid-sized events. We have the largest network of hotels in Gujarat and are in the perfect position to cater to both the meeting and incentive demands of MICE,” said Mr. Sarosh Khatib, Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Concept Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

Organised in partnership with Indigo Airlines, the itinerary included overnight stays at The Fern, Ahmedabad (5-star), The Fern Residency, Rajkot (4-star) and The Fern Gir Forest Resort, Sasan Gir (5-star); local sight seeing and a lion safari, the hallmark of the Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary.

The drop of 14 travel agents on a tour of Ahmedabad during their FAM tour organized by The Fern Hotels & Resorts
14 MICE agents from Mumbai in Ahmedabad during their FAM tour of Gujarat organized by The Fern Hotels & Resorts

About The Fern Hotels & Resorts, CHPL: Concept Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian management company operating hotels, resorts and serviced apartments across India at 24+ locations under The Fern, The Fern Residency and Beacon brands, including a selection of independent hotels. It has a vibrant pipeline of 25 projects in various stages of development.

With its baseline ‘Leading environmentally sensitive hotels’, The Fern Hotels & Resorts is amongst the fastest growing hotel brands in India with 1200+ rooms presently under management and 1000+ rooms expected between 2013-14. It expects to triple its inventory by 2015. Eight properties are opening in 2013.

The Fern Courtyard Resort, Ganpatipule Is Now Open

The Fern Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the opening of The Fern Courtyard Resort, Ganpatipule a luxury resort in the fastest growing beach destination in Western India.

On the hill crest overlooking the pristine Ganpatipule beach, the 70 rooms & suites offer a breathtaking view of the pristine beach and the beautiful landscape. It is an excellent destination for a family vacation where kids can enjoy two swimming pools, large gardens and play areas, while adults will find the luxurious rooms, spa and tranquility to their liking.

Let food be an experience too with a truly wide selection of local and international cuisines across three restaurants, a lounge bar and in-room dining. With the largest banquet halls and poolside lawns in Ganpatipule, the resort will become the preferred venue for conferences and banquets from 20-300 guests.

Enjoy a lovely holiday by the pool at The Fern Courtyard Resort, Ganpatipule.
Enjoy a lovely holiday by the pool at The Fern Courtyard Resort, Ganpatipule.

An easily reachable destination, Ganpatipule is close to both Mumbai & Pune – 5-6 hours by road – and Ratnagiri, just 28 kms away. With two beaches in the vicinity and many areas of historical significance, there is a lot to do in Ganpatipule.

The Fern Hotels & Resorts now offers a choice of five excellent properties in Maharashtra – resorts The Fern Surya Resort, Mahabaleshwar; The Fern Samali Resort, Dapoli; The Fern Courtyard Resort, Ganpatipule, and business hotels Meluha The Fern, Mumbai and The Fern Residency, Mumbai.

www.ferncourtyardresort.com

About The Fern Hotels & Resorts, CHPL: Concept Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian management company operating hotels, resorts and serviced apartments across India at 24+ locations under The Fern, The Fern Residency and Beacon brands, including a selection of independent hotels. It has a vibrant pipeline of 25 projects in various stages of development.

With its baseline ‘Leading environmentally sensitive hotels’, The Fern Hotels & Resorts is amongst the fastest growing hotel brands in India with 1200+ rooms presently under management and 1000+ rooms expected between 2013-14. It expects to triple its inventory by 2015. Eight properties are opening in 2013.

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– PressNote

A Tree For Every Lady On International Women’s Day

On the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8, we sponsored one tree for each lady guest staying at any of our 24 locations across India on that day. Over 100 guests received a dedication.

A tree is a life giver and sustainer, an essential part of our eco-system, just like a lady. With gratitude, respect and love, we honour their contribution and hope to encourage a good tradition.

“Women’s Day has been an active social movemment since 1909, bringing with it immeasurable empowerement and progress. We actively support equality in all aspects of life, everyday. This is our humble gesture on this significant day,” said Mr. Param Kannampilly, Chairman & Managing Director, Concept Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.Planting a tree for lady guests

In association with Grow-Trees.com, a CSR organisation, each lady guest received a sapling in her honour, planted in one of six managed forests across India. These were from a selection of 25 species, simultaneously indigenous and productive to the region such as Papaya, Mahua and Neem. In addition, she will receive an e-certificate, explaining the location and type of her tree which will be nutured on her behalf for years to come.

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