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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.

Our Objective is to bring all the small, medium, large eateries and hotels under one platform,we fight for their rights and against injustice, we make them aware the basic rules and regulation, update and assist them to run their business smoothly.

History

  • 1979

    Indian Hotel & Restaurant Association was started by a group of hoteliers to safe guard their interest and unite the hoteliers

  • 2005

    In 2005 the Association is shifted to its own premise at Shreeram Industrial Estate, G.D. Ambekar Marg,Wadala.

  • Today

    Largest Association of Hotel & Restaurant owners in India with affiliations through out Maharashtra and having a membership of 8000 Hotel & Restaurant owners.

Past Presidents

The persons who had occupied the coveted chair of president since inception are:
Name Year
Shri Datta Kadam 1979-1981
Shri M. D. Shetty 1982-1987
Late Shri Timothy D’Souza 1988-1990
Shri Santosh Shetty 1990-1993
Late Shri Ramanath Payyade 1993-1995
Shri Shivram. G. Shetty 1995-1997
Shri S. M. Shetty 1997-1999
Shri Ravipal Singh Gandhi 1999-2002
Name Year
Shri A. B. Shetty 2002-2003
Shri Dippender Singh Soni 2003-2006
Shri Chandrahas. K. Shetty 2006-2008
Shri Naryana Alva 2008-2010
Shri Sudhakar Y. shetty 2010-2012
Shri Arvind Shetty 2012-2014
Shri Adarsh Shetty 2014-2018
Shri Santosh Shetty 2018-2019
2019-Present

Current President

At present Shri Shivanand D.Shetty is the President of AHAR since 2019.

Dear Members,

Due to the Pandemic situation in the past years; Government was forced to initiate a lockdown throughout India leading to a disaster for the Hospitality Industry. From entering into the strict lockdown of 8 Months in Maharashtra to the Migration of our employees to their respective homes, the hospitality industry went through a historic brunt of setbacks – one after the other.

Working 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.

Team AHAR 2021 - 22

Our Future Projects

The persons who had occupied the coveted chair of president since inception are:
To guide any new entrepreneur wish to set up hotel and restaurants in every matters pertaining to various authorities both local and State.
To impart the knowledge of hygienic awareness to all the employees as well as the hotel owners in their establishments
To conduct the seminars in various aspects of hotel industry for proper understanding and awareness of the present day scenario this will equip them to meet the challenges ahead rather than remaining stagnant.
To conduct the seminars in various aspects of hotel industry for proper understanding and awareness of the present day scenario this will equip them to meet the challenges ahead rather than remaining stagnant.
To unite and fight against any injustice meted on hotel industry by various departments.
To guide any new entrepreneur wish to set up hotel and restaurants in every matters pertaining to various authorities both local and State.
To arrange for Food festivals, food carnivals etc to attract the tourists to this mega city.
To sponsor the higher education of the employee's children’s, who can not afford it and to make them stand on their own.
To always guide make awareness to the members to work within the laid down framework of law so that they can always be on the right side of the law.
To train the unskilled, less educated people of villages, far off areas in various aspects of hotel industry irrespective of Religion, Caste, Creed and provide them with certificates through the State Government-sponsored programs or through Vocational Training Centre, A Government of India Project so that they can earn their livelihood through employment in this fast-growing hospitality.
To obtain a plot from Government of Maharashtra to start a training centre to impart the training in various aspects of hospitality industry like cooking, managing, supervision, hygienic awareness, customer service, house keeping servicing etc to the persons having minimum education irrespective of religion, caste and creed and award them with certificates duly recognized by the Government of Maharashtra courses or Vocational training courses, a government of India project. This will equip the trainees to obtain the job in this fast growing hospitality industry and earn their livelihood easily. It even equip them to start their own small ventures in their own home town / city rather than rushing to the City and make them self reliant.

Become our member

By beoming a member of AHAR we can try and solve problems and issues at various government and semi-government levels.