List of HRANI Managing Committee Members 2014-2016

Mr. Luv Malhotra

Jt. Managing Director
CHL Limited
Hotel The Suryaa
New Friends Colony,
Community Centre, New Delhi (Delhi)
Tel : 011 – 26835070
Fax : 011 – 26837758
Email :

Mr. Luv Malhotra, President HRANI & Vice President FHRAI, is the Joint Managing Director of CHL Limited, which owns the Hotel The Suryaa New Delhi, New Friends Colony. He is also holding the Directorship of Kyjol Projects Private Limited, CHL (South) Hotels Ltd, CHL international (Overseas body corporate incorporated at Tajikistan), Sunkalp Portfolio Investments Private Limited, Malbros Holdings Private Limited. He is also the Vice President of Mataji Melan Devi Society (Regd) and Director of  Chandigarh Industrial & Tourism Corporation Ltd. (CITCO).

He is a Post Graduate in Economics from the University of Buckingham, UK.  He has worked in various positions and gained a rich experience in the Hospitality sector. He has vast experience of over 16 years in the hospitality sector.  He is accredited with institutionalizing all-round excellence with unparalleled level of services, contributing to strategic transformation in the facilities. He is involved in strategic decision making and procuring effective management, business diversification and development of overseas hotels. He is a member of PHDCCI & FICCI.

Mr. Garish Oberoi
Hony Secretary

Hotel Uberoi Anand 46,
Civil Lines, Bareilly (UP)
Tel: 0581-2570838-41
Fax: 0581-2576111
Email :


Mr. Garish Oberoi, Hony. Secretary HRANI is Immediate Past President, HRANI. He holds the position of  Hony. Jt. Secretary FHRAI, is Partner of Hotel Uberoi Anand, Uberoi Anand & Associates and Amber Restaurant, Bareilly. He is the Hony. Secretary of U.P. Hotel & Restaurant Association as well as of Rohilkhand Hotel & Restaurant Association. He is the executive member of Rohilkhand Productivity council and of central U.P. Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He held the post of Vice-President, HRANI for 4 years. He is been Hony. Secretary of HRANI for 2 years. He held the Post of Vice President & treasurer, FHRAI. He is former Director of Chandigarh Industrial & Tourism Corporation Ltd. (CITCO).

Mr. Oberoi is an MBA from IIFT, Eco.(Hon.) Graduate from Delhi university and “A” level from Modern School, Delhi. He began his career in real estate and construction and then turned to hospitality industry for past 25 years. He has been also a special examiner of Hotel Management & Catering Technology at Rohilkhand University and is Asst. Governor of Rotary Bareilly. Also on board of advisors of Carnegie Mellon University's Indian subsidiary, Mr. Oberoi holds important position in several social and educational organization of Bareilly. He is a keen golfer.


Mr. Suresh Kumar
Vice President

Fortune Park Hotels Ltd (ITC Group)
ITC Green Centre, Plot No. 10
Institutional Area, Sector 32
Phone               : 0124-4175235
Mobile               : +91 9811030132
Email                :

Suresh Kumar, Managing Director, Fortune Park Hotels Limited. An Advanced Management Qualification (AMQ) degree holder from School of Business-Bond University, Australia and a Science Graduate from Delhi University, Mr. Suresh Kumar joined ITC Hotels Ltd. as a Management Trainee in 1978.

In a career spanning about three decades, Suresh has held several managerial positions in ITC Welcomgroup’s prestigious hotels commencing his career as General Manager in 1987 at a young age of 29 years.  Sheer dedication and strong work ethics soon earned him the portfolio of Vice President for the Southern Region of ITC Hotels Ltd. In April 2005, Suresh Kumar took over as Vice President Operations - ITC Hotels based in Delhi. Since October 2006, he assumed the mantle of President, Fortune Park Hotels Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITC Ltd. Under Mr. Kumar’s dynamic leadership initially as the President, and currently as the Chief Executive Officer, the Company has witnessed a phenomenal growth. Currently Fortune Hotels has 75 Alliance Hotels.

Mr. Kumar has been awarded a number of accolades, including ‘The Green Hotelier’ award by IHRA in 1996, ‘Safari India Best Hotelier, 2004 & 2009’, ‘PATWA International Young Achievers Award’ in 2008, ‘PATWA International Achiever Award’ in 2010 and 2011. At present he is Vice President of HRANI, Executive Committee Member of  the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) and  Hotel Association of India (HAI).

Mr. R.N. Kukreja
Vice President

Managing Director
The First Floor Restt.
104/58, Sahyog,
Nehru Place, New Delhi
Tel: 011-26414594 / 26431822
Email :


Mr. R.N.Kukreja, Past President, National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), is the Managing Director of The First Floor Restaurant and is Managing Partner of Hotel Regal, Delhi.

He is a Post Graduate from St. Stephens College and has a Diploma in Hotel Management from Salzburger Hotel Fachschule, Austria. He has an experience of more than 45 years in hospitality industry.


Mr. Bharat Aggarwal

Managing Director
Mansingh Group of Hotels
85 A, Panchkuian Road, N Delhi
Tel : 011-43450000
Fax: 011- 43450055
Email :

Mr. Bharat Aggarwal, Treasurer, HRANI, is a Promoter and Director of Mansingh Hotels & Resorts Ltd. He manages star Category Hotels in Jaipur, Agra & Ajmer under the brand name of Mansingh and 6 screen multiplex cum shopping complex under the brand name of MMX.

He is a Graduate and has an experience of more than 20 years in the field of Hospitality Industry. He has been participating quite regularly in all International Marts and has been responsible to promote India as Destination.

Mr. Arun Dang
Hony.Jt. Secretary

Grand Hotel 137,
Station Road, Agra Cantt.
Tel: 0562-2227511-47
Fax: 0562-2227510
Email :

Mr. Arun Dang Hony. Jt. Secretary HRANI has two hotels in Agra named Grand Hotel & Ranjit Hotel. He is law graduate and elected six times as President of Tourism Guild of Agra - an apex of body of hospitality industry of Taj City .

At present, he is a Secretary of Uttar Pradesh Hotel & Restaurant Association (UPHRA) and Chairman of U.P. Chapter of Yuvak Biradari, Mumbai. He is office bearer of Anter Deshiya Sanskrit Seva Ashram. Mr. Arun Dang is a notable writer of Hindi and has written number of books including five novels. His several short stories have published in almost all leading Magazines of India. He has also compared many programmes in Delhi Doordarshan and AIR.

He was honoured as 'Braj Shri' by Braj Sahitya Sangam in 2000 & received GHALIB AWARD in 2012.

Mr. Dang was the key person who created 40 minutes documentary on AGRA named as 'Agra Nama' and Light & Sound show at Agra Fort.

Mr Dang played a vital role to start Taj Mahotsav and he is an organizer of 'BAZAM e GHALIB' - an association which celebrates notable urdu poet GHALIB's birthday at Agra every year

Mr. R. D. Anand
Hony. Jt. Secretary

Asia Group of Hotels
Hotel Asia Jammu Tawi
Phone               : 0191 – 2435757 – 60
Fax                   : 0191 – 2435756
Mobile               : +91 9906086666, +91 9419186666
Email                :

Mr. Rattandeep Singh Anand, Hony. Jt. Secretary, HRANI  is the Managing Director  of Asia Group of Hotels having its hotels under the name & style – Hotel Asia Jammu Tawi, Jammu, Hotel Asia Shripati, Katra & Asia – The Oasis Resort, Patnitop.  He is also the Managing Director of M/s Bharat Small Arms Pvt. Ltd., Kathua one of the biggest gun-manufacturing units in the country. He is the Jt. Managing Director of Anphar Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. & Anphar Organics Pvt. Ltd. which is the only unit manufacturing  Basic Drugs & Drugs Intermediates supplying to many Multinationals & exporting to various Countries.

He is the Director of two more Restaurants overseas i.e. Sultan Balti Palace, Wokingham, Berkshire, London & Origin India, Las Vegas, America. Recently, he has opened an Air Conditioned Banquet Hall having all the contemporary facilities under the Name & Style “Anand Farms” at Vijaypur which can Cater 2000  persons at a time. He has also added one more Restaurant with Bar “NH – One Restaurant” on the Jammu - Srinagar National Highway.

On the social front, he is the Member of Executive Committee of various Clubs of Jammu. He is a widely traveled person, very fond of Golf and is a member of all the Golf Clubs in Jammu.

Mr. S.M. Shervani
Managing Director

Shervani Hospitalities Limited 11,
Sunder Nagar, New Delhi
Tel: 011-24351924
Fax: 011-24351924
Email :


Mr. S M Shervani, Executive Committee Member, Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) and Managing Committee Member, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) is the Managing Director of Shervani Hospitalities Limited and the Director of Shervani Industrial Syndicate Limited.
He is an alumni of Pusa Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi and a Member of Hotel & Catering International Management Association (HCIMA), U.K. He has been in the Hospitality Industry for the last 30 years and running successfully restaurants and hotels in Delhi and Uttarakhand under the brand name of Rodeo and Shervani.
He is the immediate past President of the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India and also held the post of Vice President for a year. He was the President of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India and also served as the Vice President of the National Restaurant Association of India. He has also been the President of Uttarakhand Hotel and Restaurant Association. He is presently on the Board of Governors of IHM, Pusa, New Delhi.

Mr. Rajindera Kumar

Vivanta By Taj Ambassador
Sujan Singh Park, New-Delhi
Tel: 011-24632600
Fax: 011-24618779
Email :


Educated at the School of Hotel Administration Cornell University, USA, Mr. Rajindera Kumar joined the Sheraton Hotels in Boston and Philadelphia. He returned to India in 1968 and has since been with the Ambassador Hotel as the Working Director. He is the son of Late Lala Ram Pershad Ji, who was President of FHRAI and HRANI for the longest period.

A keen golfer with a handicap of 12. Mr. Kumar, Former President, FHRAI and HRANI is presently Member Executive FHRAI and HRANI. His experience of over Four decades in the hospitality sector has enabled him to stress on the importance of HRD.

He is the former Director of Haryana Tourism Corporation and Chandigarh Industrial & Tourism Corporation Ltd. (CITCO), Chandigarh. Currently on the Board of Institute of Hotel Management, Faridabad. Institute of Hospitality Management and Catering Technology, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi and Banarsidas Chandiwala institute of Hotel management and Catering Technology, Kalkaji, New Delhi. He was a Member of Telecom/Telephone Advisory Committee, Delhi (South-1) Deptt. of Telecommunications, Govt. of India and Member of National Committee on Tourism, CII.

Mr. Ajay Agarwal

LMB Hotel
Johari Bazar, Jaipur
Tel: 0141-2565844
Fax: 0141-2578276
Email :


Mr. Ajay Agarwal, Managing Committee Member of HRANI and Executive Committee Member of FHRAI, is running a purely vegetarian Hotel and Restaurant namely LMB, a landmark and pride of 'Pink City' Jaipur (Rajasthan) under the dynamic leadership of his father Shri Radhey Shyam Agarwal. He has been a key member of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Rajasthan (HRAR) from its foundation in 1989 holding various key positions and was President of HRAR from 2005 to 2007. 
In addition to the above, Mr Ajay Agarwal has been nominated as the representative of Central Government on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Jaipur by Government of India, Ministry of Tourism, New Delhi.

Mr. Praveen Sharma
Managing Director

Rosemount Hotel
C/o. Chevron Hotels & Resorts (P) Ltd
D-37, Acharya Niketan Pkt I,
Mayur Vihar- I, New Delhi
Tel: 011-22753151
Fax: 011-22754614
Email :

Mr. Praveen Sharma, Executive Member of HRANI is a leading hotelier in the State of Uttarakhand with very fine heritage properties which are located in at Nainital, Ranikhet, Kausani, Rishikesh, Corbett & Mukteshwar. He started his hospitality venture with a specific aim of connecting Uttarakhand every 50-60 kms with an Inn, where a weary traveler will find neat accommodation and quality service with food to match. The first of such building was taken up in the year 1995 at Nainital i.e. Fair Havens. 

Mr. Sharma is state Convener of INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art   and Cultural Heritage) Uttarakhand, Member of Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB). He is also Honorary Secretary of Uttarakhand Winter Game Association & Ice Skating Association of Uttarakhand. He is Chairman of Finance Committee of Uttarakhand Olympic Association & PRO Uttarakhand Olympic Association. He has been Hony Jt. Secretary of HRANI for four years (2010-14).

Mr. Deepak Parihar

Kalinga Hotel
Near Railway Station, Jodhpur, Raj.
Tel: 0291-2627338/2615870-72
Fax: 0291-2627314
Email :


Mr. Deepak Parihar is the Managing Director of Kalinga Hotel Jodhpur. He also owns a Restaurant in England. He has vast experience in the field of hospitality industry.

Mr. Paramjit Singh
Managing Director

Hotel Plaza Bar & Restt.
Old Court Road,
Tel: 0181-2225833/ 2225899
Fax: 0181-2234400
Email :

Mr. Paramjit Singh, Managing Committee Member, HRANI, is the Managing Director of Hotel Plaza Bar & Restaurant, Jalandhar and Chairman of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Jalandhar. He is the Chief Patron of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Punjab (HRAP). He is the Managing Committee Member of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India from last 14 years.

Mr. Singh is the Charter Member of Joint Action Committee, Medical Tourism, Govt. of Punjab. He is the former Member of the Board of Governors of IHM Society, Mohali & Gurdaspur & Tax Payer Committee, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India.

Mr. Rakesh Roy

Elchico Hotels & Restaurant (P) Ltd.
24/28, M.G.Marg,
Lucky Range, Civil Lines,
Telefax: 0532-2427695 -96, 2420075
Email :

A successful entrepreneur, with vast experience in retail, marketing and hospitality Business. He has a passion for quality and service.

He is the Director of EL Chico Hotels & Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. which is one of the most famous Restaurant in Uttar Pradesh.

He is well traveled and served the hospitality industry by being on Managing Committee  of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI), Uttar Pradesh Hotel & Restaurant Association  (UPHRA), National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) & ROTARY CLUB.

Mr. Sanjay Madan

East Bourne Hotel
Near Bishop Cotton School
Khalini, Shimla
Tel : 0177-2623670
Fax : 0177-2623890
Email :


Mr. Sanjay Madan, Member Managing Committee, HRANI and Member FHRAI is the Managing Director of East Bourne Resort ( a unit of East Bourne Hotels Pvt Ltd) & East Bourne Hotel, Club & Banquet Hall ( a unit of Oak Constructions & Properties Pvt Ltd) SHIMLA & Ebourne Holidays ( a unit of Oak Holidays & Resorts India Pvt Ltd), a Travel Company, New Delhi.

Mr. Sanjay Madan has done his B.Com (Honour’s) from Punjab University, Chandigarh & his schooling from Bishop Cotton School & St Edwards School, Shimla. He has been in the Hospitality Industry since 1994 and is also in the business of Construction, Interiors & Real Estate ever since. He started his career running Cinema Halls which was the family business. He is now opening chain of hotels/resorts in different destinations in India under his company banner 'EAST BOURNE HOTELS'. He is into business of outdoor catering for Chandigarh Club and Lake Club Chandigarh.

He is a keen Golfer, Cricketer & DJ.

Mr. Sanjay Sood

The Devico's Rest 5,
The Mall, Shimla
Tel: 0177-2806335
Fax: 0177-2807925
Email :
Email :


Mr. Sanjay Sood, MC Member HRANI and EC Member, FHRAI is the CEO of Ahuja Plastics Limited having units of Restaurant's and Hotel's in Shimla, Renuka etc. (The Devicos Restaurant, Hotel Marc, Hotel Devicos Plaza, D Lounge Bar). He is also into business of Mining in Limestone.

Mr. Sood is an active Rotarian and President (2014-15) of Rotary Club of Shimla. He is Chairman (apex) Art of living, Himachal Pradesh.

His hobbies include photography and traveling.

Mr. Kabir Advani
Managing Partner

Berco’s Melody House (Berco’s)
G2/43, Middle Circle, Connaught Place
New Delhi
Tel : 011-43731111
Direct : 011-43731122
Email :


Kabir Advani is Managing Partner of Berco’s, a reputed chain of Chinese Restaurants, started out as an initial endeavor has grown into a citywide initiative of seventeen restaurants all over in Delhi & NCR including Punjab (Amritsar & Ludhiana).  With 25 years’ experience under his belt, a post graduate in International Management from IMI and schooling from Mayo College Ajmer, Kabir belongs to a new breed of hands-on restaurant owners.
He is Vice President of NRAI and Member Managing Committee of HRANI. He is associated with several social organizations. He is a keen golfer.

Mr. Surendra Jaiswal

Hotel Deep Palace
12/47, cantt road,
Lucknow -226001
Tel : 0522-2237247-8

Shri Surendra Kumar Jaiswal, President, Uttar Pradesh Hotel & Restaurant Association (UPHRA) and Managing Committee Member of HRANI & FHRAI has done his Senior Cambridge from St. Francis College & Intermediate from Christ Church College, Lucknow. He has  done B.Sc & LLB from Lucknow University and Hotel Management from Food Craft Institute, Lucknow.

He is the Managing Director of Deep Group of Hotels at Lucknow namely 'Hotel Deep Palace', 'Hotel Deep Avadh', 'Deep Hotel', 'Hotel Deep Mayur', Kanpur. The group is coming up with 5 Star Deluxe property Ramada Plaza & Budget Hotel Ramada Encore with International level Convention Centre at Kanpur Road, Lucknow.

The group is also associated with social work through 'Deep Narain Charitable Trust' and 'Deep Public School' at Sarojni Naidu Marg, Lucknow.

Mr. Sandeep Anand Goyle

Essex Farms (P) Ltd
4, Aurobindo Marg
New Delhi
Ph : 011-26524040
Fax : 011-41681000
Email :

Mr. Sandeep Anand Goyle, Director, Essex Farms (P) Ltd is young and dynamic Entrepreneur who has been born and brought up in Delhi. He has done his schooling from St. Xavier’s, Delhi and Graduated from Hindu College, Delhi University. He has been a gifted Cricketer representing Delhi State in Under 19 & 22 tournaments and also represented Delhi University.

He truly embodies the great qualities of a Hotelier who have taken Essex Farms to a household name in the business of Hospitality. His sheer grit and determination have made Essex into a high profile Convention Centre cum Multicuisine Restaurant and an Entertainment Center & a Bowling Centre in the heart of South Delhi.

His enthusiasm, organizational abilities and encouragement has contributed to growth of Essex Farms in the Hospitality Sector.

Mr. Sandeep Anand Goyle is actively involved in affairs of National Restaurant Association of India and is a member of the Managing Committee for last 12 years.

Mrs. Manju Sharma
Managing Director

Jaypee Hotels
C/o-Jaypee Vasant Continental
Vasant Vihar
New Delhi
Ph : 011- 26148800, 26141177
Fax : 011-26145959
Email :

With over 24 years of work experience and many credentials to her credit, Manju Sharma is a true epitome of hospitality industry knowledge and skills.  Currently Managing Director at “Jaypee Group of Hotels”, a part of the Rs.20,000 crore conglomerate Jaypee Group, Manju Sharma has been shouldering great responsibility since the year 1991 when she joined “Jaypee Group of Hotels” in the finance department. The Group's hospitality business owns and operates 8 properties spread across India. Five 5 Star Hotels, Greg Norman designed 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, service apartments, first ever Six Senses Spa and Atlantis - The Club at Jaypee Integrated Sports Complex.

Under her aegis the Jaypee Group of Hotels expanded substantially and in 1995 Jaypee Residency Manor, Mussoorie was built. In 1999, the 341 room, 25 acre Jaypee Palace Hotel and International Convention Center Agra was commissioned. Not to leave the flagship hotels behind, Jaypee Vasant Continental was majorly renovated in 2003 and Jaypee Siddharth in 2007. The latest addition to the repertoire is Jaypee Greens Golf and Spa Resort, Greater Noida which opened its doors in 2011. 2012 saw the world renowned Six Senses Spa, housed in 95000 sq ft of space, being added to the Resort. In 2013 a new wing called valley View Tower was added to the existing Jaypee Residency Manor Mussoorie.

Since 2008 she is a member of Managing committee of HRANI and also in 2012 she served as a member for CII-Committee of tourism.

Under the leadership of the Mrs. Manju Sharma, units of Jaypee hotels have been conferred with several awards. In 2008-09 Jaypee Palace Agra received Best Convention Centre Hotel from Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. In 2012-2013 Jaypee Palace Agra received Best Hotel Based Meeting Venue from Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, Jaypee Greens Golf and Spa Resort received Most Admired Golf resort of the year and Most Preferred Hotel Spa of the year from Golden Star Award , in 2013 Certificate of accomplishment for Six Senses Spa and Most luxurious Spa (Resort) from Geo Spa Awards. In 2013, Jaypee Vasant Continental received Excellence Award in Energy Conservation Initiatives from President of India (Ministry of Power). In 2014 Jaypee Residency Manor, Mussoorie has been accredited with Gold Rating by Indian Green Building Council and Atlantis – The Club at Jaypee Integrated Sports Complex, Greater Noida has been awarded the “Best Sports Complex of The Year” by Golden Awards.

Mr. Pawan Agarwal

A.P. Residency
3, Police Line Road
Near Telephone Exchange
Ambala City 134 003
Ph : 0171-2556777
Fax: 0171-26536777
Email :

A Law graduate, who diversified from family business of commercial vehicles finance to hotel industry. He is presently Managing Director of AP Residency, Ambala Being a socio dynamic personality Mr. Pawan is associated with various social activities. He is Board of Governor, State Institute of Hotel Management, Panipat. Strong dedication and great work ethics has resulted him growth. His quality professionalism & strong sense of understanding the thing in better way has helped to achieve the results. His abilities has resulted him to be Managing Committee Member of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI), Governing Council Member, Federation of Indian Hire Purchase Association (FIHPA) & Addl. Secretary Punjab & Haryana finance companies Association. He is also President, District BasketBall Association, Ambala & President, District Lawn Tennis Association, Ambala.

Mr. Vishvapreet Singh Cheema

Radission Blu Plaza Hotel
National Highway -8
New Delhi
Tel : 011 – 26779191
Fax : 011 – 26779090
Email :


Mr. Vishvapreet Singh Cheema is the General Manager of Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi. He has an overall experience of 17 Years in the Hospitality Sector. He is a 1997 batch Hotel Management Graduate from IHM, Lucknow and also holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from IGNOU. He started as a Management Trainee at the Oberoi Center of Learning & Development (OCLD), New Delhi and holds a 2 years’ Hospitality Management Diploma from there.

Thereafter he started his Management career with the Oberoi Group of Hotels and worked at the Trident and The Oberoi Mumbai in the Food and Beverage Department. Subsequently, he joined P&O Cruise lines and was part of the preopening team of their new ship ‘Ocean Village’. After 4 years with P&O Cruise Line, he joined Ista Bangalore Hotel as F&B Manager and within three years got promoted to the General Manager of the Property. He moved to Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi in June 2013 as the General Manager. He is instrumental in striving for excellence in service and financial performance leading to strategic changes in the organizational thought process. He has been involved in conceptualization and launch of new food & beverages offerings.

Mr. Naresh Sethi

Hotel Friends Regency
Ferozpur Road
Tel : 0161-2771111
Fax :0161-2771110
Email :

Mr. Naresh Sethi is the Managing Director of Hotel Friends Regency, Ferozpur Road, Ludhiana. He is also the Director of Friends Belcibo Restaurant (FBC).

He has vast experience in the sector of Hospitality and has worked at various positions in the field.

He is currently Member Managing Committee of HRANI. He is also Chairman of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Punjab (HRAP) & Pattern of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Ludhiana (HRAL). He is associated with several NGOs and social Organizations.

Mr. Pradeep N Singh
Ex. Partner

Hotel Pradeep
C 27/153, Jagatganj
Tel : 0542-2207232
Email :


Pradeep N. Singh, President, Banaras Hotel Association is the Executive Partner of Pradeep Hotel and he belongs to  royal family of 12th Generation of the Maharaj Varanasi.

He is in hospitality business for over 30 years. He started his hospitality venture by opening a three star property Hotel Pradeep in Varanasi in 1980 and also developed a boutique hotel 'Palace on Ganges' at Assi Ghat in Varanasi. He runs lounges, restaurants, snacks bar at airports in Guwahati, Bagdogra, Raipur and Dibugarh including Varanasi & Lucknow. Hotel Pradeep is doing catering in Air India and Jet Airways from Varanasi and Lucknow.  He has also established an International standard flight kitchen near Varanasi Airport by the name of Pradeep Air Caterer (PAC), except the metro cities this type of flight kitchen is nowhere else.

Having passion of promoting tourism and hospitality, he started a Resort 'Palash Kothi' in Umaria District at Bandhavgarh National Tiger Reserve Park,  Madhya Pradesh.

He is a Member of Managing Committee of HRANI and Advisor of Varanasi Nagar Udyog Vyapar Mandal and also Member of Heritage Committee of Varanasi nominated by Government of Uttar Pradesh.

Mr. Amarvir Singh

Hotel Natraj
Clock Tower, Katchery Road
Tel : 0161-2740284
Email :


Mr. Amarvir Singh, Member Managing Committee of HRANI, is the Partner of Hotel Natraj, Ludhiana. He is the President of Ludhiana District Cricket Association and Niteya (N.G.O). He is the General Secretary of Federation of Fruits and Vegetables Commission Agents Association of Punjab.

Mr. Singh is also the General Secretary of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab and Ludhiana. He is Member of Food Craft Institution in Hoshiarpur and Mohali. He is also very actively involved in social welfare of kids.

Mr. Ankit Gupta
Managing Director

Hotel Himani’s
LCR 469-470
Sector-35 C
Tel : 0172-4242222
Email :


Mr. Ankit Gupta, is Managing Director of Himani Hotels, Chandigarh. He is also the President of Chandigarh Hospitality Association and Member of Chandigarh Tourism Advisory Board. A Masters in Hospitality Management from Melbourne Australia, He is an avid traveller and golfer. He also writes occasionally and his views are carried in 'OPED' of leading newspapers.

Mr. Vijay Wanchoo
Sr VP & GM

The Imperial
New Delhi 110001
Tel - 011 – 23341234
Email :


Vijay Wanchoo’s experience in hospitality spans over thirty years. In 1979 when Mr. Wanchoo was in the midst of rising high in his academics with a two year Kitchen Training Program, conducted by The Oberoi School of Hotel Management, he was chosen as an F&B instructor, conducting practical and theoretical classes in continental and other cuisines for the Management and Kitchen Trainees. While shifting his profile to hotel operations, he assumed the role of a Sous Chef in 1987 at The Oberoi, New Delhi where he launched THE PALMS and ESMERALDA restaurants between 1985 and 1987. Moving close to success and fame, he spent close to eight years in Lalit where he rose to the level of F&B Manager in 1994. In 1995 he took up an offer to be part of a health program called FAT OR FIT on EL TV and started his own consultancy and placement service for a year and a half.

Mr. Wanchoo brings extensive hotel experience to The Imperial in operations and management since June 2009. Presently taking The Imperial to new heights with his various initiatives as Sr. Vice President and General Manager, he served three years here in 1996 as the Executive Assistant Manager and launched THE SPICE ROUTE, PATIALA PEG and THE DANIELL’S TAVERN and was crucially involved in the refurbishment of the hotel. His career includes being a General Manager with the Welcomgroup where he was chosen to head the new 220 room Marriott Welcomhotel at Saket and alongside played a pivotal role in launching another set of specialty restaurants including the PANASIAN and DAKHSHIN. Being General Manager Operations of the 20 hotel chain for Fortune group of hotels in 2002, he initiated and standardized the operations of the hotels in the chain and had the entire team of Unit General Managers reporting to his office.

Selected to attend a one month course in Advanced European Cuisine, at The Westminster College, London while working with The Oberoi New Delhi, Mr. Wanchoo’s stint with hospitality took successful turns and knew no bounds. He was awarded with the H&FS award of FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER OF THE YEAR in 1994 while working with Bharat Hotels. Specially identified and sent for The General Managers Programme at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, Ithaca, USA in June-July 2006, he has been instrumental in turning around the operations at the Imperial during renovation and in the opening of ITC Marriott Hotel Saket.

In his second tenure at The Imperial he has been instrumental in launching Classic European evenings at 1911 Brasserie called 'Nostalgia' in 2011– an unforgettable retro evening concept with a selection of some all time western delicacies paired with new and old age wines. Promising one a journey back in time, Nostalgia offers a traditional European fare with typically old world western cuisine carefully put together for creating classic evenings with live Steinway piano or Saxophone music, at 1911 Brasserie.

Mr. Randhir Vikram Singh

Hotel Castle Mandawa
Mandawa Haveli,
Sansar Chand Road,
Jaipur – 302001
Tel : 0141-2371194/2374130/2374112
Fax : 0141 2372084
Email :

Randhir Vikram Singh born on 22.03.1954 at Ajmer, Rajasthan was educated at the Mayo College (1962-1972) of which Richard Southwell Bourke Earl of Mayo, Viceroy of India from 1868 to 1872 was the Founder of the College.

Went on to specialization in Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, India (1972-1977). After completing his education, established a firm to export high fashion garments from India in the name of R.S. Exports (1977-1980).

Established the concept of Heritage Tourism in India by converting the family owned Castle (1755) into one of the First Heritage Hotel in the year 1979 and was one of the founder of Heritage Movement in India by getting together the owners of 13 Heritage Hotels. Is one of the Founder Members of the Indian Heritage Hotels Association, a section 25 company registered under Companies Act 1956. The Association was established in 1990 and is recognized by the Government of India. As on date there are 184 Members spread throughout the country.

Joint Managing Director - Hotel Castel Mandawa Pvt. Ltd., Mandawa (A Heritage Hotel built in 1755) since 1988.

Partner - Hotel Mandawa Haveli, Jaipur (A Heritage Hotel built in 1896) since October, 2000.

Member - Board of Governors & General Council, Mayo college, Ajmer. General Secretary - Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) since January 2001. Member of Executive Committee - Hotel & Restaurant Association of Rajasthan. Member Governing Council for Rajasthan Region - Save The Childern India (STCI), Trustee - Gulab Kanwar Charitable Trust. Member of National Tourism Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Ex. Director, Rajasthan Ganganagar Sugar Mills (A Govt. of Rajasthan Undertaking), Ex. Convenor, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Rajasthan Panel on Tourism & Heritage.


Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh

Fateh Prakash Palace
The City Palace Complex,
Udaipur -313001
Tel : +91-294-2423517, 2413730, 2413740

Fax : +91-294-2423493
Email :

Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar is the Executive Director of Historic Resorts Hotels Pvt. Ltd., Central Office Mewar Palace Organization Pvt. Ltd., The Lake Shore Palace Hotel Pvt. Ltd., The Lake Palace Hotels and Motels Pvt. Ltd. He is the Director of Lake Palace Trade and Travels Pvt. Ltd., Rajput Hotel and Resorts Pvt. Ltd. He is the Trustee of Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation and Vidyadan Trust, Udaipur. He is also the President of Maharana Pratap Smarak Samiti, Udaipur and Udaipur District Cricket Association.

Mr Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar is an Alumnus of the prestigious Mayo College Ajmer. He went on to complete his diploma of Hospitality Management in 2006 from Blue Mountain Hotel School of Australia under New South Wales Vocational Education & Training Accreditation Board whereon he completed the Advance Diploma of Hospitality Management. He is a Bachelor of Commerce (Hospitality & Tourism) from the University of New England. He also completed Professional Development Programme in Strategic Hospitality Management, Strategic Marketing for Hotels and Restaurants, Operations Management for the Hospitality Industry from the Cornell Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

He has worked in various positions and gained a rich experience in the Hospitality sector.  He is accredited with institutionalizing all-round excellence with unparalleled level of services, contributing to strategic transformation in the facilities. He is involved in strategic decision making and procuring effective management, business diversification and development of overseas hotels.



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