Tamil Nadu Hotels Association (TNHA) was founded in the year 1938 prior to the liberation of the country from colonial rule.
Prior to linguistic bifurcation of states. Area of service extended throughout the erstwhile MADRAS RESIDENCY covering the present Tamil Nadu an Andhra States, Dhakshin Kannada area of Karnataka state and Palakad – Malabar belt of Kerala state.
After the linguistic bifurcation of States, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala have formed separate Associations. The Tamil Nadu Hotels Association is the apex body of al the District hotels Associations including Chennai city.
TNHA is a registered society under the Societies Act (No. 46 /1945-46).Registered office of TNHA situated in Egmore,Chennai city.All District hotels Associations are affiliated to TNHA.
The objective of TNHA is to support and advance the hotel and restaurant industry in Tamilnadu and enable them to provide safe,
hygienic and nutritious food across the state.
Provide advisory service to its members on supply of healthy food at competitive rates.
To act as a bridge between the hospitality industry, various Government Departments and consumers. Ensures a healthy relationship amongst the three sectors.
To act as a shield in protecting the hospitality industry from adverse legislative and taxation measures.
To represent to the Government on behalf of the entire industry to bring about welfare measures for the food industry.
To maintain a healthy brotherhood among members by organizing regular meetings in various parts of the state
To provide service to the society at large by organizing welfare activities.
TNHA was founded by Thiru K.T.Appana in1888 who also served as our first president