Advani Hotels & Resorts (India) Ltd., previously known as Ramada Hotels (India) Ltd., is a public limited company incorporated in March 1987. The Company has been promoted by Mr. Sunder G. Advani and Mr. Haresh G. Advani. The promoters have been in the hotel industry for more than 35 years.
The Company was originally promoted in technical and financial collaboration with Ramada (U.K.) Limited for setting up a 5-star luxury beach resort at Varca, Goa.
The Company is owning and managing a 5-star deluxe luxury beach resort, 'The Caravela Beach Resort' (previously known as *Ramada Renaissance Resort, subsequently the Ramada Caravela Beach Resort, Goa), which is spread over 24 acres, comprising of 192 rooms, 4 Suites and 6 Villas with private balconies, which overlook the landscaped gardens, the golf course and the Arabian Sea. The resort is located on the serene white sands of Varca beach, Goa. The resort which gives a picture of authentic Hawaiian architecture has been designed by Wimberley, Allison, Tong and Goo - the creators of the famous Sun City, The Atlantis and The Venetian.
Mr. Sunder G. Advani is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Company. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Temple University and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business Administration at the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He was a marketing consultant in a U.S. based company. for over 10 years.
Mr. Sunder G. Advani's foray into the hospitality industry in India started of as a Promoter and later as the Executive Director of the Bombay Holiday Inn Hotel at Juhu Beach. He was also appointed as a representative of Holiday Inn Inc. (worldwide). He played a pivotal role in developing Holiday Inn hotels in South-Asia. He successfully established Holiday Inns in Bombay, Agra, Madras and Colombo.
Simultaneously, Mr. Sunder G. Advani was a co-promoter of Plaza Hotels Pvt. Limited, which was the first airport hotel with 100% occupancy. They also had a flight catering unit, which was also extremely successful in catering to airlines like Indian Airlines, Alitalia, Gulf Air, Aeroflot and others.
Subsequently, Mr. Advani, who by this time had become the representative for Ramada International Inc. in India, promoted the Ramada Renaissance Resort* in Goa along with an investment made by Ramada International Inc. This was the first time that Ramada International had ever invested in a Franchise operation.
Mr. Advani has received the Hall of Fame Award at ITB Berlin in March 2000 and an award from Giants International federation in Goa for his contribution towards the Hospitality Industry. He has been honored with a Vocational Excellence Award from the Rotary in Mumbai. He currently holds the esteemed position of President, Western India at the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry and also the Vice-Chairman of the London based World Travel and Tourism Council (India Initiative).
Mr. Sunder G. Advani, Chairman & Managing Director
Mr. Prakash V. Mehta
Dr. S. D. Israni
Mr. Vinod Dhall
Mr. Adhiraj Anil Harish
Mr. Haresh G. Advani, Executive Director
Mrs. Menaka S. Advani
Mrs. Nina H. Advani
Adm. Sureesh Mehta (Retd.)
Mr. Prahlad S. Advani, Whole Time Director