Drop Dead Foundation ..a real impact creator and inspiration for many Aabid Surti ji sooo proud of your enthusiasm and guidance for so many of us ..

When Fern Group of Hotels & Resorts ties up with Drop Dead Foundation, the prestigious HICAP award means that one more CAP for DDF also.


7 October 2021

Singapore – The organizers of the annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) are pleased to announce the winner for the HICAP 2021 Sustainable Hotel Award.

The annual HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards are designed to recognize hotels in the Asia Pacific region creating innovative new methods, strategies, and technologies to face today’s sustainable development challenge, while providing tangible examples of sustainable best practices that can be replicated and adapted across the region.

In the category of Positive Community Impact, the winner is The Fern Hotels & Resorts in India. Fern Hotels is amongst the fastest growing hotel brands in India, with 85 hotels and resorts across 69 locations, aiming to deliver luxury with minimal environmental impact. Water stress is a high risk in India, so Fern Hotels found a way to help local communities play a role in reducing water-related risks. They partnered with National Geographic Traveller India and the Drop Dead Foundation to go out into the communities around their hotels fixing leaking fixtures for free and raising awareness about the importance of water conservation. Using the expertise of their teams, Fern Hotels helped save local communities money while responding to an issue of great local importance. Between July 2019 and March 2020 (when the campaign was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation), they saved over 5.5 million litres of water in 9 communities. The campaign will resume as soon as determined safe to do so.