The Fern Hotels & Resorts Appoints General Managers Across Properties

Mumbai, February 23, 2024: The Fern Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of General Managers at six of its hotels and resorts.


Nitesh Kumar Raj – General Manager at The Fern Bambora Fort, Bambora, Udaipur

Nitesh Kumar Raj takes over as General Manager of The Fern Bambora Fort, Bambora, Udaipur. In his new role, he will oversee the maintenance of facilities, ensure compliance with legislation, and emphasize cost control. Nitesh is dedicated to optimizing staff resources, fostering positive staff relations, and prioritizing health and safety guidelines for guests and employees. His background includes contributions to renowned establishments such as Royal Orchid Hotel and Pride Group Of Hotels, showcasing expertise in food & beverage, inbound sales, and revenue management.

Ravi Shankar Nandamudi – General Manager at The Fern Residency, Kakinada

Ravi Shankar Nandamudi assumes the role of General Manager at The Fern Residency, Kakinada, bringing over two decades of expertise in hospitality. Graduating with a BHM in 1997, his focus on operations and training and development, particularly in F&B, has shaped a distinguished career. Ravi’s journey includes roles with eminent groups like Welcome Group, Bajaj Hotels, The Clarks Hotels. As a General Manager, Ravi is committed to transforming guest interactions into opportunities for cultivating loyalty, creating warm and lively environments for guests and teams alike.

Kapil Raina – General Manager at UK27 The Fern, Belagavi

With a nineteen-year tenure in hospitality encompassing hotel operations and sales, Kapil Raina is entrusted with the role of General Manager at UK27 The Fern, Belagavi. His responsibilities include overseeing hotel operations, managing budgets, and ensuring the success of the gross operating profit. Kapil’s rich background features key positions at Hotel Ramee Strand Inn Bangalore and Royal Orchid Hampi and Bangalore.

Ramesh Patnaik – General Manager at The Fern Gir Forest Resort, Sasan Gir

Assuming the role of General Manager, The Fern Gir Forest Resort, Sasan Gir, Ramesh Patnaik brings over 25 years of extensive hospitality experience to The Fern Hotels & Resorts. His extensive experience and leadership roles in renowned organizations such as Accor, Taj, and GRT hotels showcase his commitment to driving operational excellence, guest satisfaction, and strong stakeholder relationships for enhanced profitability.

Bapu Sirsat – Operations Manager at Grand Fortune Beacon, Ichalkaranji

Bapu Sirsat, the newly appointed Operations Manager at Grand Fortune Beacon, Ichalkaranji, comes with 10 years of experience in establishments like Sayaji Hotels, Grand Exotica Business Hotel Pune, and Ramee Grand Pune. His key achievements include seamlessly managing hotel operations, driving successful sales and marketing campaigns, and implementing effective revenue management strategies. In his current role, Bapu is dedicated to setting up brand standards, leading business development initiatives, and fostering a cohesive team aligned with the organization’s commitment to excellence.

Navnit Kumar Jha – Operations Manager at Anaya Beacon Hotel, Jamnagar

With fifteen years of experience, Navnit Kumar Jha has assumed the role of Operations Manager at Anaya Beacon Hotel, Jamnagar. Responsible for overseeing all hotel operations, he strives for seamless processes to enhance guest satisfaction and drive revenue/profit growth. Navnit’s professional journey includes notable stints at Regenta Resort by Royal Orchid Hotels, Sarovar Hotels, The Pride Group of Hotels, The Clarks Hotels, and Fortune Landmark by ITC Welcome Group. His expertise lies in Front Office Operations, Guest Handling, and maximizing Room Revenue.