The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI), has appointed Kunal Premkumar Gujral as secretary general, effective October 18, 2021. Gujral has over two decades of industry experience across food and beverage, sales and marketing, and prior to joining the association, he served at the Riverside Resorts and Holiday Homes Pvt. Ltd. in Goa, as vice president of revenue and sales.

Gujral has worked in some of the finest and renowned hospitality brands in the country including Bharat Hotels Limited, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Park Hotels and IHHR Hospitality Pvt. Ltd., among others.

Gujral said, “As secretary general of HRAWI, my role entails liaising and facilitating the various processes and functions of the office for efficient management of the Association and its affairs. Other than this, policy advocacy with Government, membership service and most importantly carrying out all such tasks to mitigate the hardships caused to members due to the pandemic will be on priority. I will do my best to carry out the functions with efficiency and I thank the EC for reposing faith in me. My experience in hospitality has equipped me with the requisite industry knowledge and it will be my endeavor to put this knowledge to optimum use for the benefit of the association and its members.”

Trained in food and beverage service, housekeeping, front office and food production, Gujral holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition (IHM) – Mumbai.