HRANI's Newly Elected President, Mr. Surendra Kumar Jaiswal shares his Vision
What will be the vision during your tenure as President of HRANI?
My vision is to put together conclaves in major cities of all nine Northern States. I believe that conclaves play an important role in giving due recognition to the Hospitality Industry. It is also a platform to highlight latest trends and techniques, potential and key developments of the sector. Also it provides an opportunity to all stakeholders to deliberate on policy matters including concerns of the industry in partnership with the government and other trade bodies.
Besides that, we have been working in partnership with FSSAI, HRANI has been awarded as early adopters of the FOSTAC programmes. The association has been involved in conducting a series of FOSTAC sessions since we have been empanelled with FSSAI. We will continue to facilitate our members by conducting more sessions and would like to go to tier 2 and 3 cities of nine states to spread awareness on the subject. We have already planned a FOSTAC programme in New Delhi on October 20th, 2018. We are also planning another session in Jaipur soon.
In my tenure, as president we will work on areas such as increased Government Interaction, Membership Growth, Skill Development, Environment Sustainability, Brand Building, Knowledge Drive through workshops, as well as seminars.
Where will the First Conclave under your presidentship be held?
Right now we are at the initial stages of planning a daylong session. The desired destination of the event is the City of Lakes, Udaipur. As I stated, we are at the formative stage of planning conclaves in all nine states and are in the process of charting out the details for the same. As of now, we are trying to set up base for these conclaves through the upcoming daylong session in Udaipur. It will be followed by an MC meeting as well where we will take decisions on the agenda, programme and execution of these conclaves. More information shall be circulated about it in coming days.
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Upcoming FOSTAC Session @ The Eros Hotel, New Delhi
HRANI invites its members from Delhi to enrol food handlers from their units for the upcoming FOSTAC session slated to be held at the Eros Hotel in Nehru Place on October 20th, 2018. The session will be conducted by Mr. Vikas Gupta, Professor, Amity University Noida. Mr. Gupta is an expert faculty and has conducted various FOSTAC session with HRANI. He will be accompanied by Ms. Pritha Tripathi, Scientist (IV), (Training), FSSAI. As it has now been made mandatory by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for all food business operators that have Central or State Licence to have at least one trained and certified food handler for every 25 food handlers in all their premises, the FoSTaC certified Food Safety Supervisor will be a conduit between FSSAI and the Food Business Operator. To register, log into HRANI's website. ....Read More
53rd FHRAI Annual Convention witnessed largest gathering of delegates in the history of FHRAI Convention-
A grand success
The widely anticipated FHRAI's 53rd Annual Convention held in Lucknow concluded on September 22nd, 2018. The three-day event witnessed the presence of Sh. Yogi Adityanath ji, CM Uttar Pradesh as Chief Guest and Sh. K.J. Alphons, Union Minister for Tourism (IC) as special guest and keynote speaker. Delegates from all over India marked their presence at the convention. About 1200 delegates from all over the nation marked their presence at the event. The discount offered by HRANI to its members on early registration brought in maximum number of participation from the Northern Region.
The thought-provoking, FHRAI convention came to an end with a thrilling performance by bollywood playback singer Shibani Kashyap after the outstanding FHRAI Awards. A total of 8 business sessions took place in a span of two days along with various stand-alone sessions.
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Tourism industry in the country should lay emphasis on improving hospitality services: K J Alphons
The Union Minister for Tourism (IC), Shri. K.J. Alphons presented the National Tourism Awards (2016-17) on the World Tourism Day, in New Delhi. The Minister also launched the ‘Incredible India Mobile App’ and the “Incredible India Tourist Facilitators Certification” programme. Along with that, he also announced that India will be the host country for official World Tourism Day celebrations for the UNWTO, in 2019. Speaking on the occasion, the Tourism Minister said that India has taken great strides forward in the field of tourism during the last four years of the Government and added that tourism, today, is the cornerstone of the Indian economy, as it is a major source of employment and foreign exchange, and in order to tap the full potential of this sector, industry has to join hands. Congratulating the awardees, Shri K. J. Alphons also shared the concern that the tourism sector needs to improve its hospitality services since it is the hospitality offered which is the distinguishing feature of India and gives it an edge over other countries. He also added that it is the responsibility of every citizen to build the image of the country as safe for anyone to travel. ....Read More
Mewar Scion is young hotelier of the year - 2018
Accepting the award, Lakshyaraj Singh said, "I pick this award on behalf of the management, and employees who have nurtured the HRH group of hotels with precision, care and love. With Udaipur gaining the Heritage Status and the tag of one of the best places to live in India, as also India's showcase to the World of Heritage and Luxury, more tourists are coming to visit the grandeur, hospitality and immerse in the beautiful culture."
The award recognizes his exemplary hard work and talent in bringing about a significant change in the operations of the hotel and putting it firmly on a trajectory of sound financial growth.
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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts looking to add 29 Hotels in the next 3-5 Years
As a part of its expansion plans, global hospitality chain Wyndham Hotels & Resorts plans to add 26 hotels with 3,400 rooms across India in the next 3-5 years. The information comes from a senior official of the hotel group.
Currently, the company has 37 operational hotels with close to 3,400 rooms. Their massive 3-5 year plan thus aims towards doubling the number of rooms. The hotel chain is operating hotels under its four brands - Ramada by Wyndham, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Days by Wyndham and Howard Johnson by Wyndham.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Middle East, Eurasia & Africa Regional Vice President Ignace Bauwens said, "We have 29 hotels in the pipeline that we plan to open in the next 3-5 years, adding 3,400 rooms to the existing portfolio in India."
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About Us
Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) is the northern wing of the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) - an apex body of the hospitality sector. HRANI, founded in 1950 by Legend Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi, represents hotels, restaurants, tourism industry & travel trade of all nine states of Northern India i.e. Delhi, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh. It was conceived with an idea to give Hoteliers and Restaurateurs in Northern India a common forum for interaction. With an active membership base from the hospitality industry and allied sectors, HRANI is assisting its members to create a conducive environment to tap the vast potential of hospitality industry in Northern India.
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