Promoting tourism

We are working towards promoting domestic tourism through our new offering in Daman, says Kevin Ashley Martis, General Manager – Sales & Marketing (West India), The Fern Hotels & Resorts.

HT Bureau

Please tell us about Fern Hotels & Resorts’ new property in the union territory of Daman.

The Fern Hotels & Resorts are very strong in Western India, especially in Gujarat and Maharashtra. We are pleased to announce that our strong presence in Western India is further being strengthened with our 76th property in the union territory of Daman – The Fern Seaside Luxurious Tent Resort, which has become operational from December 11 at Lighthouse Beach in Moti Daman.

With a scenic backdrop of the Daman Fort, the resort offers 30 luxurious sea-facing tents of 450 sq ft each with all basic and recreational amenities, and as our motto says, ‘Hospitality with Responsibility’ – we have taken complete care in being eco-sensitive as we offer ecofriendly lighting and toiletries along with taking care of the natural beauty of the place. With a total of 22 King size beds and 8 Twin beds, we have kept our guest’s comfort as our priority. As no perfect stay is complete without good food, we offer several options closer to nature with O Gosto – our all-day dining restaurant to tantalise your taste buds, Gardenia – the garden restaurant and bar where you can dine out in the open air, Sea Lounge @O Barzinho – a bar that offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from all around the world.

We also offer a lawn of 10,000 square metres for special occasions and celebrations. The resort brings special tourist activities along with being easily accessible from major spots in the area. The Surat Airport is just 124 km away while Vapi Railway Station is merely 12 km away. We have started working majorly on making Daman & Diu more accessible with an aim at rejuvenating smaller destinations to promote local and domestic tourism. A Portuguese feel and vibe in the region is the USP of Daman, and with much to do and explore in both Daman and Diu, we are working with our Heritage Development Plans and Water Front Development Plans in developing activities & adventures found nowhere but in this region.

How do you foresee the year 2021 in terms of business?

In the year 2021, we will be strengthening our presence in West India with more properties to be operational soon in Kevadia, Junagadh, Jabalpur, Jambughoda, Jamnagar, Panchgani, etc., taking the count to 82 properties in India.

“The resort offers 30 luxurious sea-facing tents of 450 sq ft each with recreational amenities”