Founded by the legendary Rai Bahadur M. S. Oberoi on October 6, 1950, HRANI has come a long way in serving the cause of the Hospitality Industry in North India. The mission, which was started with just 27 members, has today grown as an association with more than1500 members from around 800 hotels, 600 restaurants and 100 associates from North India. This Herculean effort is undoubtedly credited to the Late Ram Prasad Ji, who served as President of HRANI for the longest period. Under his able guidance and farsightedness, the association has become a force to reckon with.
HRANI is a historical organization and takes pride in the fact that India’s former Prime Minister, Late Shri Lal Bhadur Shastri, was the Chairman of the organizing committee of its first ever convention held in Delhi.
HRANI’s constant endeavor is to promote the standards and quality of the services extended to the tourism sector of the country for integrated growth of the industry. In India tourism is the second largest earner of foreign exchange and the single largest generator of employment. Currently the industry provided accommodation of about 2.7 million foreign tourists and about 140 million domestic travelers.
The member states of HRANI include Rajasthan, which has created some of the highly recognized products like ‘Heritage Hotels’ in global tourism. The state of Himachal Pradesh whose economy is mainly dependent on tourism and Jammu and Kashmir where tourism has gained momentum of late after years of insurgency. On the other hand there is Uttar Pradesh with its vast reserve of locales, religious sites and serene valleys of Himalayas besides the renowned Taj Mahal, to attract all kind of tourists.
HRANI has come to known as a model trade organization and its members include the well-known names in the hospitality industry like Oberoi’s. ITC Welcome Group, Taj Group, Inter Continental New Delhi, Meridians, Hyatt, Jaypee Group, Radisson, Claridges, Crowne Plaza Surya, Ambassador, McDonalds, Ruby Tuesday, Rodeo Group, Nirula’s, Kwality, Haldiram’s and Pizza Hut, etc. The medium and small level hotels, which are also members of the association, are given equal opportunity to safeguard their interests along with bigger names.