Mr. Sanjay Sood

The Devico’s Restaurant
05, The Mall, Shimla
Phone : 0177-2806335
Fax     : 0177-2807925
Email  :

Mr. Sanjay Sood, President HRANI and EC Member FHRAI, is the CEO of The Devicos Restaurant, Shimla, a unit of Ahuja Plastics Limited. After receiving his formal education in Mumbai, he joined his father’s business and thereafter, is successfully managing the diverse businesses of real estate, mining, and hotels spread over Mumbai, Shimla and his ancestral town of Renuka.

Mr. Sood has vast experience in the field of hospitality and has been a member of the Managing Committee of HRANI for about two decades.

Presently, he is the Director of Chandigarh Industrial & Tourism Development Corporation Limited. He has also remained Apex Chairman of Art of Living, Himachal Pradesh and President of Rotary Club, Shimla.

Mr. Sood is a philanthropist who provides his contribution to various charities. He is also actively engaged in a number of social organisations.

He is a passionate landscape photographer as well.



Mr. Ravinder Nath Kukreja
Managing Director
The First Floor Restaurant
104/58, Sahyog Building, Nehru Place
New Delhi
Phone  : 011-26414594 / 26431822
Email   :


Mr. Ravinder Nath Kukreja, Vice President HRANI, Past President, National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), is the Managing Director of The First Floor Restaurant, 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. Amarvir Singh

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


Mr. Amarvir Singh, Vice President 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. Surendra Kumar Jaiswal

Hotel Deep Palace
12/47, Cantt. Road
Lucknow -226001
Phone  : 0522-2237247-8
Email   :


Mr. Surendra Kumar Jaiswal, President, Uttar Pradesh Hotel & Restaurant Association (UPHRA), Hony Secretary HRANI & Hony. Jt. Secretary 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, including Hotel Deep Mayur, Kanpur. The group is also coming up with 5 Star Deluxe property “Ramada Plaza” & Budget hotel “Ramada Encore” with International level Convention Centre at Kanpur Road, Lucknow.

Deep group is actively associated in various social work through ‘Deep Narain Charitable Trust’ and ‘Deep Public School’ at Sarojni Naidu Marg, Lucknow.



Mr. Garish Oberoi

Hotel Uberoi Anand
46, Civil Lines
Bareilly (UP)
Phone  : 0581-2570838,39,40,41
Fax      : 0581-2576111
Email   :


Mr. Garish  Oberoi, Treasurer of HRANI and Vice President of Federation of Hotel and  Restaurant Associations of India, is Partner in Hotel Uberoi Anand, Uberoi Anand & Associates and Amber Restaurant, Bareilly.  He is the Hony. Secretary of U.P. Hotel & Restaurant Association as well as Rohilkhand Hotel & Restaurant Association. He is also the Executive Member of Rohilkhand Productivity Council and  Central U.P. Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
A Masters of Business Administration from IIFT and an Economics Graduate from University of Delhi, he is also an “A” level from Modern School, Delhi. Beginning his career in real estate and construction, he then turned to hospitality industry for past 30 years.
He has been President of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India for the period 2012-14. He has held the post of Vice-President for 4 years and Hony. Secretary for 2 years in the Association. He also held the Post of Vice President & Treasurer, FHRAI. He is former Director of Chandigarh Industrial & Tourism Corporation Ltd.
He has also been a special examiner of Hotel Management & Catering Technology at Rohilkhand University and has been Asst. Governor of Rotary Bareilly. Also on advisory board of Carnegie Mellon University’s Indian subsidiary. Mr. Oberoi holds important position in several social and educational organizations of Bareilly. He is a keen golfer as well.



Mr. R.D. Anand

Managing Director
Asia Group of Hotels
Hotel Asia Jammu Tawi
Phone  : 0191-2435757 – 60
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 also one of the partners of Popular Gun Works  & Mehtab Armoury leading Gun Manufacturing units in the State. He is the Jt. Managing Director of Anphar Laboratories 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 Restaurants overseas i.e. Sultan Balti Palace, London & Origin India, America. Recently, he has opened an AC Banquet Hall Anand Farms at Vijaypur with contemporary facilities catering 2000 pax at a time. He has also added a Restaurant with Bar NH – One Restaurant on the Jammu - Srinagar National Highway.

On the social front, he is a Board Member of Guru Nanak Mission Hospital (an institution providing free medical care to all the needy and poor people) and a Life Member of Balgran - A Charitable Home for Destitute Children. Mr. Anand is a widely travelled person, very fond of Golf & is a member of all the prominent Golf Clubs in Jammu.



Mr. Ankit Gupta

Managing Director
Hotel Himani’s
LCR 469-470
Sector-35 C, Chandigarh
Phone  : 0172-4242222
Email   :

Mr. Ankit Gupta, Hony. Jt. Secretary HRANI is the Managing Director of Hotel Himanis, Chandigarh. He is the President of Chandigarh Hospitality Association and Member, Chandigarh Tourism Advisory Board.

A Masters in Hospitality Management from Melbourne Australia, Mr. Gupta is an avid traveller and golfer. He writes occasionally and his views are carried in ‘OPED’ of leading newspapers.



Mr.  Luv Malhotra

Joint Managing Director
CHL Limited
Hotel The Suryaa, New Friends Colony
Community Centre, New Delhi
Phone   : 011-26835070
Fax       : 011-26837758
Email    :

Mr. Luv Malhotra is the Joint Managing Director of CHL Limited, which owns the Hotel The Suryaa, New Friends Colony, New Delhi. He is the Immediate Past President of HRANI & held the position of Vice President of FHRAI till the end of September, 2016.

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), a philanthropic Society. He is also a Member in Advisory Board of “Save the Children India”, Delhi Chapter.

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 17 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 also a member of PHDCCI & FICCI.



Mr. S.M. Shervani

Managing Director
Shervani Hospitalities Ltd.
11, Sunder Nagar
New Delhi 110003
Phone : 011-41507400
Fax     : 011-24351924
Email  :

Mr. S M Shervani is the Managing Director of Shervani Hospitalities Ltd. He has been in the Hospitality business for the last 30 years and is an alumnus of the Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa, New Delhi.

Apart from managing his business, Mr. Shervani has taken an active part in the hospitality associations for the last 30 years and was the President of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India which represents the nine states of Delhi, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana for two years. Before that, he was also the President of Uttarakhand Hotel and Restaurant Association for two years when the state was just formed at its inception.

He has been on the Board of the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) for the last 10 years and was elected as its President in the year 2013.

He is the present Honorary Secretary of the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) which is a Federation of ten National Associations.

Presently, he is also on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa, New Delhi.



Mr. Bharat Aggarwal

Managing Director
Mansingh Group of Hotels & Resorts Limited
85 A, Panchkuian Road, New Delhi
Phone   : 011-43450000
Fax       : 011- 43450055
Email    :


Mr. Bharat Aggarwal, Managing Committee Member, HRANI, is a Promoter and Managing 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. Rajindera Kumar

Former President FHRAI & HRANI
Working Director
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador
Sujan Singh Park, New Delhi
Phone  : (O) 011-66261000
           : (R) 011-26566083
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.

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.

He is a keen golfer with a handicap of 12.



Mr. Ajay Agarwal

LMB Hotel
Johari Bazar
Jaipur - 302 003
Phone  : 0141-2565844
Fax      : 0141-2578276
Email   :

Mr. Ajay Agarwal is Managing Committee Member of HRANI. Under the dynamic leadership of his father Shri Radhey Shyam Agarwal, he is running a purely vegetarian Hotel and Restaurant namely LMB, a landmark and pride of ‘Pink City’ Jaipur (Rajasthan).

He has been a member of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Rajasthan (HRAR) and been holding various key positions in the Association since its foundation in 1989.  He was also the 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. Arun Dang

Grand Hotel
137, Station Road, Agra Cantt. Agra
Phone : 0562-2227511-14
Fax     : 0562-2227510
Email  :


Mr. Arun Dang has two hotels in Agra named Grand Hotel & Ranjit Hotel. He is law graduate and elected Seven 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 (Bharat) one of the leading youth cultural organisation.  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.

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. Deepak Parihar

Managing Director
Kalinga Hotel
Near Railway Station
Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Phone  : 0291-2615870-72
Fax      : 0291-2627314
Email   :

Mr. Deepak Parihar, Managing Committee Member HRANI, 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

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

Mr. Paramjit Singh, Managing Committee Member, HRANI, is the Proprietor 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. Pawan Aggarwal

A.P. Residency Pvt. Ltd.
3, Police Line Road
Near Telephone Exchange      
Ambala City 134 003
Phone  : 0171-6535777
Fax      : 0171-2556777
Email   :

A Law Graduate, Mr. Aggarwal diversified from family business of commercial vehicles finance to hotel industry.

Presently, he is the Managing Director of A.P. Residency, Ambala. Being a strenuous personality, he is associated in many social activities. He is a vivacious Board Member of Governor, State Institute of Hotel Management, Panipat.

His strong dedication and great work ethics has resulted him the growth that he currently possess. His quality professionalism and fervent understanding has helped him to achieve new heights.

His dexterity has resulted him to be the Managing Committee Member of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI); Member, District Planning Committee, Ambala and Governing Council Member, Federation of Indian Hire Purchase Association (FIHPA) including Addl. Secretary Punjab & Haryana Finance Companies Association.

Apart from this, he is also the President, District BasketBall Association, Ambala and District Lawn Tennis Association, Ambala.


Mr. Parveen Kumar
Rosemount Ranikhet
C/o Chevron Hotels & Resorts
D-37, Acharya Niketan, Pocket -I
New Delhi -110091
Phone  : 011-22753151
Fax      : 011-22754614
Email   :

Mr. Parveen Kumar, Executive Member of HRANI is a leading hotelier in the State of Uttarakhand having very fine heritage properties located in Nainital, Ranikhet, Kausani, Rishikesh, Corbett & Mukteshwar.

He started his hospitality venture with a specific aim of connecting Uttarakhand with an Inn at every 50-60 kms, so that a weary traveler can find neat accommodation and quality service, with food to match. The first of such building was taken up in the year 1995 at Nainital namely 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. Suresh Kumar

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


An Advanced Management Programme 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 three decades, he has held several managerial positions in ITC Welcomgroup’s hotels commencing as General Manager in 1987 at a young age of 29 years. He soon took over as Vice President for the Southern Region of ITC Hotels Ltd. and in April 2005, as VP Operations - ITC Hotels. In October 2006, he took over as President, Fortune Park Hotels Limited, A wholly owned subsidiary of ITC Ltd., thereafter as CEO and now as Managing Director. He also oversees the Welcome Heritage Hotels division.

Currently Fortune Hotels has 74 Alliance Hotels across 57 cities in India, with an inventory of close to 6000 Rooms, of which 46 Hotels are operational across 33 cities in India and balance at various stages of development.

Mr. Kumar has been awarded a number of accolades, including ‘The Green Hotelier’ award by International Hotels & Restaurants Association (IH&RA) in 1996, ‘PATWA International Achiever Award’ in 2010 & 2011, ‘Hall of Fame’ award by Hotelier India in 2015 and more recently, ‘Outstanding Contribution to Hospitality Industry’ award by Safari India in 2016.
At present, he is a Managing Committee Member of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) and Executive Committee Member of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India and Hotel Association of India (FHRAI).



Mr. Rakesh Roy

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


A successful entrepreneur with vast experience in retail, marketing and hospitality Business, Mr. Roy holds 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 has served the hospitality industry by being on Managing Committee of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI), Uttar Pradesh Hotel & Restaurant Association  (UPHRA), National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and Rotary Club.



Mr. Pradeep N Singh

Executive Partner
Hotel Pradeep
C 27/153, Jagatganj
Phone : 0542-2207231
Fax     : 0542-2204898
Email  :

Mr. Pradeep Narayan 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. Sanjay Madan

Managing Director
East Bourne Resort
(A unit of East Bourne Hotels Pvt. Ltd.)
Khillini, Shimla-171002, (H.P.) India
Phone  : +91-177-6613333, 2623664-69
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 (Honours) 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 of India under his company banner ‘EAST BOURNE HOTELS’.

He is into business of outdoor catering as well for Chandigarh Club and Lake Club Chandigarh. Mr. Madan takes keen interest in Golf, Cricket & DJ.



Mr. Naresh Sethi

Managing Director
Hotel Friends Regency
Ferozpur Road
Phone  : 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) and Patron of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Ludhiana (HRAL). He is associated with several NGOs and social Organizations.



Maharaj Kumar Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar

Executive Director
Historic Resorts Hotels Pvt. Ltd.
The Palace, Udaipur 313 001
Rajasthan - India
Phone   : +91-294-2423517, 2413730, 2413740
Fax       : +91-294-2423493
Email    :

Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar hails from the lineage of the oldest dynasty in the world. He lives by the values of creating equal and fair opportunities for growth and sustainability. Mentoring young minds is at the core of his beliefs.  At HRH group he has been leading innovations in the hospitality industry. His unique management style and hands on approach makes him a very approachable leader. Under his leadership the group has received many prestigious awards, one of them being the Excellence Award bestowed during the National tourism Award function. With his perseverance and dedication Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar is striving towards making Rajasthan among the most coveted destinations in the world.

Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar has completed his schooling from Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan and attended the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School in Australia. He has also been awarded the Most Promising Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 - 2015 in Weddings & Events Industry.

His travel stories inspire him to do more, he is a passionate rider who dreams of a world without boundaries and believes in the idea that one needs to grow through life and not go through life!


Mrs. Deeksha Suri Murti

Executive Director
The Lalit New Delhi
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group
Bharat Hotels Ltd.
Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place
New Delhi
Tel     : 011-44447801
Email :

Deeksha Suri is the youngest daughter of Mr. Lalit Suri, Founder Chairman and Dr. Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group. In 2006, she took upon the mantle of an Executive Director and spearheads the Sales, Revenue Management, HR and Internal Audit functions across the 11 operational properties of the Group.

Ms. Suri infuses a fresh perspective to the Group’s core management team. She is actively involved in creating and directing a focused and concerted effort across all levels of the organisation towards revenue maximisation, efficiency and crafting an employee value proposition that is representative of the brand promise.

Ms. Suri conceptualised The Lalit Suri Management Academy in 2007, accomplishing the vision of The Group’s Founder Chairman, Mr. Lalit Suri, to develop professional managers for the organisation. This year, the academy’s 9th batch will graduate, expanding the existing pool of key talent within the group that acts as a catalyst for its continued growth.

Ms. Suri also launched Project Lakshya, an initiative that aims to embed the ‘Lalit’ DNA in every customer touch point by documenting and constantly improving all front and back office processes to ensure a consistent approach across all properties.
On the academic front, Ms. Suri is an alumnus of the Convent of Jesus & Mary, New Delhi. In 2000, she graduated with a first class Bachelors of Commerce (Honors) degree from the prestigious Hindu College, Delhi University. Furthermore, she is a Post Graduate in Business Management from the London School of Economics. Prior to re-joining the family business in 2006, Ms. Suri gained invaluable experience as a Business Consultant with the HayGroup where she spent over two years worked extensively on strategy and operational issues with leading companies in APAC and EMEA. Besides this, she is a travel enthusiast and maintains a disciplined and challenging personal fitness regime.

Awards and Recognition:

            In 2012, Ms. Deeksha Suri was listed amongst the ‘25 most influential women professionals in India’ by India Today Woman
            In 2012, Ms Deeksha Suri was recognised amongst ‘Top Young and Successful Leaders’ by Times of India
            In 2007, Ms Deeksha Suri was awarded ‘Young Achiever Award’ by The Hindu College Old Students Association Distinguished Alumni Award



Mr Vinod Gulati

Managing Director
Gulati Restaurant
A Unit of Gulati Restaurant & Foods Pvt Ltd
6, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi
Phone : 011-23388836-39


Mr Vinod Gulati is the member of Managing Committee HRANI for 2016-18. He was the executive member of NRAI in the past. He is  the President of Pandara Road Market Association, General Secretary of N.D.M.C. Markets Federation, New Delhi and Vice President of Association of Hospitality Professionals.

A commerce graduate from Delhi University, Mr. Gulati has been in the hospitality industry since 1975. He is the Managing Director of Gulati Restaurant (A Unit of Gulati Restaurant & Foods Pvt Ltd). He has been the winner of Life Time Restaurateur Award, 2011 by Franchise India.

Serving since 1959, Gulati Restaurant is today, one of the most well-known Restaurants serving best varieties of North Indian, Mughlai, Hyderabadi and Tandoori delicacies. Recently, Gulati Restaurant bagged the award for Best Regional Indian Cuisine Standalone Restaurant of the Year, 2016 by Franchise India. It has been a winner of Trip advisor Traveller’s Choice Award 2015 and is at No. 8 in Best fine Dining Restaurants –India, 2015. It also bagged the Certificate of Excellence by Trip advisor in 2014 & 2015.



Mr. Pravin Kumar Nigam

Vice President (Corp. Finance)
Jaypee Vasant Continental
(A Division of Jaiprakash Associates Ltd.)
Vasant Vihar, New Delhi
Tel: 011-46072120

Pravin Kumar Nigam, B.Com (Hons.) from Delhi University &  qualified Chartered Accountant since 1986.

Pravin Kumar Nigam is seasoned finance professional with more than 33 years of nurturing experience and many credentials to his credit stands as a true epitome of skills and industry knowledge. 

In the year 1983, he is started as Accounts Officer with Uptron India Ltd. an enterprise of U.P. Govt. India.

In the year 1993, he took of the position of Asst. General Manager with Dalmia Resorts and look after the finance at properties at Goa and Tirupati. He attained the experience of Hospitality Industry and Time Share Industry.

In the year 1995, he took the position of Finance Controller with Jaypee Hotels Ltd. at New Delhi. In 2008, he got promoted to the position of Vice President (Corp. Finance) and has been holding the position since then.

The prime responsibilities includes Planning of Budgets, Controlling of Expenses, Tax & Legal matters, Secretarial, EDP, & PF Trust for all the units of Jaypee Hotels viz. Jaypee Vasant Continental, New Delhi, Jaypee Siddharth, New Delhi, Jaypee Palace & Convention Hotel, Agra, Jaypee Residency Manor, Mussoorie, Jaypee Golf & SPA Resorts, Greater Noida, Jaypee Golf Course, and Atlantis the Club – Sports Club at Greater Noida.


Mr. Vikas Malhotra

Managing Director
The Landmark Hotel
10, The Mall
Tel : 0512 -2305305
Email :

Mr. Vikas Malhotra, Managing Committee Member of HRANI is the Managing Director of the only 5 star hotel in Kanpur, The Landmark Towers.

He started his career with the first fast food restaurant in Kanpur 25 years ago, and today he owns the prestigious Status Club, under which  10 banquet venus and 6 restaurants are being operated.

Starting his entrepreneurship career in the hospitality industry right after his MBA from IIM Calcutta at the age of 24, Mr. Malhotra opened the city’s first fast food joint, the first fine dining restaurant, moving on to opening the city’s first night club and now he is running the only 5 star hotel in Kanpur. He has played a pivotal role in revolutionizing the hospitality industry in Kanpur and is also involved in charitable ventures across the state.


Mr. Vidup Agrahari

Hotel Kanha Shyam
Civil Lines
Tel : 0532-2566123
Email :

Mr. Vidup Agrahari, Managing Committee Member HRANI, holds the Directorship of Shyam Group (SBW) which owns Hotel Kanha Shyam, Allahabad. He also holds the Directorship of SBW Udyog Ltd., Shyam Dairy Products, Kanha Shyam Residency, Kanpur and Shyam Sheetgarh. He is a graduate in Commerce who possess exceptional knowledge of a local authority’s internal management arrangements including budgetary processes.

He is a member of Bhartiya Janta Party, UP State and acquires good experience in politics with extensive knowledge of political activities. He was the Chief Election Agent 2014, 2009 of Lok Sabha Elections and organised rally of Mr. Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in Allahabad during 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. He has been actively working for many Social Organisations and heads Shyam Sewa Trust as “The Chief Patron”.

Mr. Agrahari is a future focussed industrialist and politician, who holds a keen interest in social challenges. He embraces people from all spheres of society and keep a close acquaintance with Social Media imparting awareness to bridge the gap of society for better future. He is a music lover and takes keen interest in adventure trekking, driving, photography and cooking.


Ms Deepika Arora

Regional Vice President- Eurasia
Wyndham Hotel Group
Ramada Gurgaon Central
Plot 2 Sector 44, Gurgaon
Haryana 122003
Phone  : + 91 (0) 124 4405402
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Ms. Deepika Arora is a member of the HRANI Managing Committee. She is also the Regional Vice President-Eurasia for the Wyndham Hotel Group since 2010. Prior to joining the Wyndham Hotel Group, Ms. Arora was the Director of Development for Hilton Worldwide in India and has also held various managerial positions with Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) and leading architectural and infrastructure consultancies namely, CPG Consultants and Jurong Consultants.

Ms. Arora holds a bachelor’s degree in planning and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the School of Planning & Architecture in Delhi. She has been recognised with several awards for leadership and for her contribution to the tourism and hospitality industry. These being ‘Indian Affairs Innovative Woman CEO of the year 2016’ by Indian Leadership Conclave, ‘Women Leadership Achievement Award 2016’ by World Women Leadership Congress and ‘Emerging Young Women Leader Award 2016’ by Uttar Pradesh government. In 2015 she featured in the ‘Top 25 Most Powerful Women’ in India by Business Today. Ms. Arora also is a fitness enthusiast and a trained marathon runner.




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