The Hotels Restaurants in Pampanga was born in 1968 from its original name Angeles City Hotel & Restaurant Association (ACHRA) with 15 members. On 1975, Clark Air Base encouraged local hotel entrepreneurs to develop and establish more hotels in Angeles City. In 1984, more hotels, entertainment shops and restaurants were opened. More members joined the association and later on renamed it to Angeles City and Mabalacat Hotel Association (ACMHA). After the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in June 1991, the Department of Tourism Director Ronnie Tiotuico convinced the association to revive and promote Angeles City. Sixteen of the remaining members of ACMHA assembled and re-organized the organization and became Hotels and Restaurants Association in Pampanga (HARP).
Now, it is being recognized as a chapter member of the Hotels & Restaurants Association of the Philippines (HRAP). HARP’s Meetings are attended by over eighty owners and managers of hotels, restaurants, travel agencies & transport groups from Angeles City, Clark and Pampanga. HARP members tackle current issues related to tourism, economics, security and alike. Its mission is to unite hotel and restaurant business owners, to act as liaison between HARP members and government institutions, to improve the quality of service among the businesses and most importantly, to promote tourism and business activities in the area.
How to be a member
All hotels, restaurants & resorts located within Pampanga province can be a member. Travel agencies, transport groups, schools, hotel & restaurant suppliers can also be a member.