About Us

Poona Hoteliers Association (PHA) is a powerful voice of the Hospitality Industry in the Pune district, since its establishment in 2001.

The Association is privileged to be the sole representing body of hoteliers in Pune Region and proud to have almost all Pune prominent and leading hotels as its members.

The Association is a very active association, representing issues of various stakeholders with the Local Municipal Corporations, Gram Panchayats, Police Department, Excise Department, FSSAI, Mantralaya and other Government related offices.

The activities also include monthly Owner & General Members Meetings with social invitee guest speakers, followed by interaction in the meeting with fellowship.

The Association also conducts seminars and trainings on a wide variety of topics pertaining to the Hospitality Industry. PHA further believes that the growth of this industry also especially depends on availability of trained manpower and is extremely proud to announce that on many occasions the knowledge bank from within the Pune Hotels has been tapped to conduct many seminars by the Department Heads and even General Managers from our hotel members.

PHA has such seminars and meetings regularly with leading personalities from the Government and dignitaries from the corporate world and shall continue to invite top Government Officials and knowledgeable persons from within the Industry to have interaction, these will go a long way in strengthening the Association and in a way solve certain common problems which are faced by the Member.

Annually, the Association organises various social events such as Blood Donation Drive, Christmas Ball, PHAPL – a Cricket League and an Annual General Meeting which is Annual Nite which is a fun filled entertaining event attended by members to mingle and strengthen bonds and ties between themselves.

PHA believes that the Industry is strengthen with all types of stake holders. Hence, leadings hotel management colleges and vendors are part of this association.


The Association admits & assists members operating IN Pune District.


The Association renders assistance during promotion & operation of any hotel and/or members, information on various aspects such as applicability of laws, tax matters, labour, liaison with the government department etc. The Association issues from time to time circulars clarifying matters concerning the hotel & restaurant industry. It holds periodical meetings on subjects of topical interest to the industry.


Executive Committee

Mr. Suresh Talera
President of Honour
Hotel Woodland
Mr. Sharan Shetty
Immd. Past President
Hotel Shree Panchratna
Mr. Amit Sharma
Amanora Fern Resort & Club
Mr. Vinay Nair
Vice President
DoubleTree by Hilton Pune
Mr. Shrinivas Chaphalkar
Hon Treasurer
Hotel Utsav Deluxe
Mr. Sumit Sharma
Jt. Hon. Treasurer
The Central Park Hotel
Mr. Vikramraj Shetty
Hon. Secretary
Hotel Sadanand Regency
Ms. Prapti Deshpande
Poona Hoteliers Association
Mr  Melvyn Saldhana
Mr Melvyn Saldhana
Blue Diamond
Mr. Pankaj Saxena
Radisson Blu Pune Kharadi
Mr Sandeep Singh
Mr Sandeep Singh
Hyatt Pune
Mr Abhishek Sahai
Mr Abhishek Sahai
Conrad Pune
Mr. Neerav Panchamia
Mr. Neerav Panchamia
Past President
E-Square Leisure Pvt Ltd
Mr. Sanjay Singh
Past President
Zipped Consultancy
Mr. Arun Nayar
Past President
The Pride Hotel
Mr. Satish Bakre
Ashish Plaza 
Mr. MPS Anand
Poona Hoteliers Association

Organizational History

Established in the Year 2001, the aim of the founding hoteliers was to bring about a synergy in the Hotel fraternity at Pune. The Memorandum and Articles of Association was signed on 02 January, 2001 by the following :

  • Mr. Suresh Talera (Hotel Woodland)
  • Mr Harshad Talera (Hotel Oakwood)
  • Mr Dilip Puri (Holiday Inn)
  • Mr Babulal Agarwal(Hotel Dwarka)
  • Mr Mohnish Aurora (Aurora Towers)
  • Mr Praksh Mhaske(Hotel Shantai)
  • Mr Sanjay Singh (Blue Diamond)
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