About us

Welcome to AHAR

Indian Hotel & Restaurant Association was started by a group of hoteliers to safe guard their interest and unite the hoteliers under one umbrella for mutual benefit in 1979. Shri Datta Kadam was the first president of the Association.

The Association began in a small rented place at worli, subsequently shifted to Shivaji Park, Dadar.

In 2005 the Association is shifted to its own premise at Shreeram Industrial Estate, G.D.Ambekar Marg,Wadala. The strength of the membership is growing year by year and at present, it is more than 8000 hoteliers in Greater Mumbai and an equal number of sister associations, affiliates, and other associations through out the country. Our members includes small hotel to medium, large to 3 star hotels.

Good food is one thing.
Good business is something else.

The vision of AHAR is to create a strong lobby of hoteliers and restaurateur to solve its problems and issues at various government and semi-government levels. The motto behind formation AHAR is uniting all the hoteliers to create a feeling of Brotherhood and Integrity.

We offer you more than just a typical association

Legal help
Legal help

Filed many Cases in High Court and Supreme Court in various matters affecting the interest of the hotel industry. Many cases have resulted in the positive verdict..

Fiscal advising
Fiscal advising

Professional Consultants appointed by AHAR for GST, VAT, Labour, Excise, Police matters to address, guide and solve various problems faced by the hotelier members.

Training / Seminars
Training / Seminars

Arranging various Knowledge gaining Workshop/Seminars etc. for the benefit of the Hoteliers and their employees in various aspects pertaining to the hospitality industry.


Through various Sub-committees with Experienced Hoteliers, Consultants and Experts able to attend the grievances of Hoteliers in MCGM, Police, Excise and strive to solve their grievances.


Representations made to various Govt. agencies against policies and harassment by their Officials. Also submitting suggestions for modifications of rules in the interest of the hotel industry.

Link / Association
Link / Association

Tie up with various agencies/vendors like mobile service providers, computers, insurance and financial products, kitchen equipment etc at a heavy discounted rate for the members of AHAR.


Shri Sukesh Shetty

President of AHAR.

Dear Members,

Shri Sukesh Shetty has been recently elected unanimously as the new President of AHAR by the members of the association. Shri Sukesh Shetty is very eager to take up his new responsibilities in the new role with immediate effect. AHAR as a hospitality body has been making waves with its recent success of AHAR Hospitality Expo 2023 event, and the credit goes all the team members according to Shri Sukesh Shetty.
He firmly believes being connected to all the member will create unity and forthcomingness. And the best way to achieve this is through a digital connectivity. This will help to connect with members on a regular basis.

Shri Sukesh Shetty’s vision is based on four legs called ‘PEGS,’ which are to PROTECT the members by eliminating redundant rules & regulations, EMPOWER them to follow the laws diligently and GROWTH of their businesses by encouraging them to upgrade and develop their businesses using the latest technology to grow exponentially, and to deliver timely SERVICE to members. In his new role, Shri Sukesh Shetty has taken the initiative to execute his responsibilities and has planned meetings to address AHAR’s important matters.

Working Team of AHAR

AHAR have 10 Zones spread over the Greater Mumbai. Each Zone is headed by a Vice President. The Managing Committee is elected in a democratic way every year through an election process.

The office bearer includes the Presidents, 10 Vice Presidents Hon. Gen. Secretary, Hon. Jt Secretary, Hon Treasurer and Hon Jt Treasurer. The Ex Presidents are the advisors to the Association providing their valuable guidance whenever required.

AHAR is having 11 sub committees like Police, Excise, MCGM, Media, Promotion, Membership drive etc. Each committee is headed by an expert member of the subject. The Ex officials of various departments were also enrolled in the penal for their guidance/suggestions etc in various matters.

Front Row L-R Sunil Patil (VPZ-6), Rajan Shetty (Jt. Secretary), Sudhakar T Shetty (Hon. Gen. Secrteary), Sukesh Shetty (Hon. President), Amar Shetty (Hon. Treasurer), Dr. Satish Shetty (VPZ-10), Jaideep Devadiga (VPZ-9), Santosh G Shetty (VPZ-7)

Last Row L-R Mahendra Karkera (VPZ-1), Shashidhar Shetty (VPZ-4), Jayanand Nayak (VPZ-3), Sunil Shetty (Jt. Treasurer), Nitin Shetty (VPZ-2), Prakash Shetty (VPZ-8), Suresh V Shetty (VPZ-5)