Selling bottled water and packaged products above MRP in hotel restaurants brings relief to HRAWI

Mr. Dilip Datwani,President, Hotel & Restaurant Association of Western IndiaAs per recent reports, the Supreme Court (SC) has given a judgement that allows hotels and restaurants to sell bottled water and other packaged products at above the maximum retail price (MRP). “The judgement has come as a relief for the hotel industry. Hotels do not just sell packaged drinking water, aerated drinks or any such packaged commodity, but they serve it. As was contested by us, the bench observed that hotels and restaurants besides selling F&B, also render a service. We are glad that the Hon’ble Supreme Court has acknowledged the point and come out with a just decision”, says Mr. Dilip Datwani, President, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI)