A non-stock, non-profit organization, the Hotel and
Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP) is the umbrella
organization that speaks for the hospitality industry. Created in
1951, HRAP membership includes luxury, deluxe, and standard hotels,
leading restaurants and food groups, schools and universities offering
hotel and restaurant management courses, as well as allied industry
partners. These are represented by hotel managers, restaurant owners,
university deans and CEO. Within and outside HRAP are various
groupings that relate to focus or departmental concerns, such as:
Association of Four
& Five-Star Hotel Airport Representatives (AFSHARP)
President: Mr. Jovy San Pedro, Manila Diamond Hotel
Tel: 877-1109 Local 3809
Association of Hotel
Security Officers of the Philippines (AHSOP)
President: Col. Ernesto Lalog , The Heritage Hotel
Association of Human
Resource Managers (AHRM)
President: Ms. Annabelle Moreno, Cravings Bakeshop
Council of Hotel &
Restaurants Educators of the Philippines (COHREP)
President: Noemi Cancio, St. Scholastica's College
Housekeepers Association of the Philippines (EHAP)
President: Ms. Eleonor Nilo, The Heritage Hotel Tel:
Representatives Association of the Philippines ( 3 Stars & Below) (HARAP)
President: Mr. Manuel Santos , Park Hotel Tel:
877-1109 Local 4191
Hotel & Restaurant
Cost Controllers Association of the Phils. (HRCCAP)
President: Ms. Carmen Cruz, The Peninsula Manila
Hotel & Restaurant
Finance Officers Association (HARFOPHIL)
President: Mr. Danny Hermollosa, Mandarin Oriental
Manila Tel: 750-8888
Hotel & Restaurant
Purchasing Managers Association of the Phils. (HRPMAP)
President: Ms. Nelore Lanza, Makati Shangri-la Hotel
Hotel Sales &
Marketing Association (HSMA)
President: Ms. Maggie Garcia, Holiday Inn Manila
Bartenders League (PBL)
President: Mr. Mutley Matilla Tel: 524-4297
Association of the Phils. (TMAP)
President: Ms. Luz A. Melo, The Heritage Hotel Tel:
As a national body, HRAP works closely with the Hotel Owners
Association of the Philippines and the various regional associations
of hotels and restaurants such as:
Cagayan de Oro
Hotel, Resort & Restaurant Association (COHARA)
President: Ms. Eileen Escobar -San Juan (0882)
President: Mr. Art Boncato (082) 227-7035
Hotel & Restaurant
Association of Cagayan Valley (HRACV)
President: Ms. Teresita de Leon Tel: (078) 844-1305
Hotel & Resort,
Restaurant ,Association of Dumaguete (HRRAD)
President: Youman Y. Uymatiao ((035) 225-5934
Hotel & Restaurant Association of Negros Occidental (HRANO)
President: Ms. Pat Cahili Tel: (034) 335-0251
Iloilo Hotel &
Restaurant , Resort Association (IHRRA)
President: Mr. John T. Nofuente Tel;: (033) 335-0389
Regional Hotel &
Restaurant Association Inc.- Reg. 8 (RHRA)
President: Mr. Roman Reyes Tel: (053) 325-7457
Board Foundation, Inc. Reg. - 1(TIBFI)
President: Mr. Juan Sta. Ana, Jr. Tel: (072)
programs and projects that will upgrade and professionalize the
industry such as, but not limited to the setting up and operation of a
Hotel and Tourism Institute of the Philippines
To promote unity and
cooperation among those in the industry and other entities engaged in
tourism, in order to protect the interest and welfare of the industry.
To encourage and
foster high ethical standards in business resulting in fair and honest
To provide industry
representation in matters of government regulatory policies/laws/rules
affecting the industry.
To exercise dynamic
leadership in promoting goodwill, understanding, fellowship within the
hospitality industry both national and international.
(309 Active Members; plus 363 Provincial chapter members; 618 branches
of chain members)
Regular Members: 183
Hotel Division - 95
Members include duly licensed hotels, resorts, inns,
apartelles, pension houses, and transport establishment with
accommodation facilities and/or food and beverage services.
Restaurant Division - 88
Members include duly licensed restaurants, clubs,
pubs, bistros, music lounges, catering establishments and quick
service food outlets.
Allied Members - 39
Dully licensed suppliers of hotels and restaurants
and other similar establishments.
Associate Members - 71
Schools offering Hotel and Restaurant Management and
other tourism oriented degree courses.
Affiliate Members - 8
Juridical associations composed of professionals
working in the hotel and restaurant industry.
Chapter Members - 8
Chapter organizations within the framework of the
association located in any province or chartered city in the
Philippines such as Davao, Bacolod, Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, Iloilo, and
N.B. The 8 Chapters
collectively represent some 363 establishments in the provinces.
Applicable to holding companies with multiple brand
names registered on a per brand name basis, either as individual or
N.B. There are 3 Restaurant Chain members but
collectively represent 618 branches nationwide.
Honorary / Life Members - 20
Persons who are invited by the Association to become
such because of exceptional and outstanding contributions to the
Association and to the development of the industry.
A person who holds a senior position (GM level) in
the hotel and restaurant industry or a person (other than the GM)
whose company is already an HRAP member but wishes to receive direct
Student trainee of our Associate member schools on
their 4th year as an HRM student with strong academic grades, who
wishes to subscribe to the HRAP Job-Referral System upon graduation.
Membership is limited to one (1) year only.
Together the total HRAP Membership extends to some 1,290
establishments comprised of active members as well as provincial
Chapter members and branches of chain members -
The HRAP plans and undertakes projects geared
toward vocational training and manpower development along skills
required by the hospitality industry.
HRAP has endorsed the IH&RA-initiated
"environmental action pack" for hotel properties. HRAP has also
initiated environment circles nationwide via its EMRO (Environmental
management Manual for Restaurant Operators) project.
HRAP, continues to lobby in favor of greater
recognition of the security of the traveling public and demand for
measures to maximize traveler safety from the government.
HRAP conducts seminars, workshops and
training programs to ensure the proper implementation / dissemination
of new technology and procedures.
LEGISLATION/ GOVERNMENT LIAISON
HRAP maintains high level dialogues with
national policy-making bodies to promote your interests. We constantly
monitor legislation coming from both the Senate and the Congress. HRAP
actively resists attempts to impose regulations on the industry
whenever these run contrary to hotel and restaurant interests.
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