Harendra Singh, or “H” as he is now popularly known, migrated to the United States from India in 1979. The oldest son of Dr. Rajesh Singh, an accomplished and renowned Cardio-Vascular & Thoracic Surgeon, H had a very humble career beginning in the United States, working as a Clerk in Chemical Bank on Wall Street. During his tenure at Chemical Bank, his inherent drive to succeed and further his career, led him to obtaining 2 Associate Degrees in Heating & Refrigeration Engineering and Business Administration, from the State University of New York. In 1982, H left Chemical Bank for better prospects with Sun Property Inc., where he worked in the capacity of Property Manager, for the next three years. Simultaneously, H also continued his education at NY Tech., which ultimately culminated in him obtaining a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Administration, in 1991.
In 1988, with a bagful of ideas and a dream, while still at college, H ventured into the restaurant business opening a location at 150 Hicksville Road, Bethpage, with a franchised A&W Restaurant. In 1990, after two years of humble but successful operations, H’s desire for growth propelled him into closing the restaurant and reopening with his own brand name – NO BANANAS, a 100 seat restaurant with a large catering facility adjacent. This venture was significantly successful, so much so that his revenue increased up to ten times through 1998. By then his creative mind was at work again – conceptualizing what is today the flagship of Singh Hospitality Group – HR SINGLETONS, Classic American Grille – a restaurant, banquet and conferencing facility, with a capacity of almost 600 seats. HR Singletons has earned a reputation for providing classy food and service at casual prices. While conceptualizing and executing the construction of HR Singletons in Bethpage, H was beginning to build his relationship with the Town of Oyster Bay in May of 1998. The food and beverage concessionaire at the Town of Oyster Bay’s Golf Course facility-The Woodlands- defaulted on its obligations, and the Town advertised a short term contract to provide services, in which Mr. Singh was awarded the contract as the successful bidder.
The Woodlands is a historic and beautiful catering hall with a picturesque view of the Town Of Oyster Bay Golf Course. On April 19, 2005, the Town extended the agreement at the Woodlands though December 31, 2029. In order to preserve and improve the Woodlands,Mr. Singh continued to make capital improvements, and proposed additional improvements. As a result, the Town again extended their agreement, through December 31, 2049. The design of the rooms has been executed in such a manner that 5 separate rooms may be used simultaneously or together as one room for larger conventions, weddings, corporate gatherings or other functions. In addition, a wonderfully designed patio overlooks the lush greens of the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course. Stemming off from the history of the Woodlands, Mr. Singh involvement with the Town of Oyster Bay beach is similar. Previous concessionaires at Tobay provided limited food and beverage services, consisting of meager snack bar facilities. The Town realized the potential for improvements at the Town of Oyster Bay beach, and issued an RFP for concession services in 2005, including a capital improvement requirement. Similar to the work proposed at the Woodlands, Mr. Singh proposed to make capital improvements to the facility which was accepted by the Town, and Mr. Singh entered into an agreement to provide services through April 30, 2025.
Since Mr. Singh has taken over the facility, he has completely renovated the five concession buildings, and established the facility’s first sit-down restaurant, Singleton’s Seafood Shack, which quickly became a destination restaurant. This location continues to find success, and remains a popular summer dining location for the residents of Long Island. The renovations and operations of the Singleton’s Seafood Shack became a success for both the Town of Oyster Bay and Mr. Singh; and as a result – in 2008 – Mr. Singh proposed to make additional capital improvements to Town of Oyster Bay beach. As in the past, the Town of Oyster Bay accepted the proposal, and extended the agreement through April 30, 2045. In 2010, Singleton’s Salsa Shack was built at the Town of Oyster Bay beach, a wildly successful destination restaurant. Both its unique and festive menu, along with its location, has made it a success as well. The two restaurants combined served over 40,000 meals in the summer of 2010, and continue to exceed expectations year after year. Traditionally, the facilities at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course served mainly golfers, and the facilities at TOBAY served mainly beach goers.
As a result of the many capital improvements implemented by Mr. Singh, these facilities are enjoyed by a much larger number of Town residents, and non-residents as well. There is no better advertisement for the Town than to have someone come to the Golf Course or Tobay for the first time, and be captivated by the first class amenities and service available to them. The long term agreements granted to Mr. Singh by the Town of Oyster Bay are evidence of the Town’s faith in Mr. Singh and his vision for the future. Together, they have formed a strong partnership that will greatly benefit the Town for many generations to come. Apart from his work with the Town of Oyster Bay, Mr. Singh has continued to expand his hospitality companythe Singh Hospitality Group- from one successful restaurant operation to eleven unique banquet and restaurant operations. Every location within the Singh Hospitality Group has received a variety of accredited awards and reviews-and all continue to prosper.
Singh Hospitality Group consists of the following properties:
HR Singletons – Classic American Grille – Bethpage NY 11714
The Woodlands @ Tobay Golf Course – Woodbury NY 11797
Singleton’s Seafood Shack – Bay Side Tobay Beach – Massapequa
Singleton’s Crab Shack – Ocean Side Tobay Beach – Massapequa
Singleton’s Salsa Shack- Bay Side Tobay Beach – Massapequa NY
The Woodlands @ the Greens – Melville NY 11747
The Altessa @ the Greens – Melville NY 11747
Poco Loco – Roslyn NY 11576
The Water’s Edge – Fine Dining & Banquets – Long Island City NY
Christiano’s Italian Restaurant – Syosset NY 11791
Fuego Picante – East Meadow NY 11554
He has also has found success outside of the Hospitality business. On September 28, 2006, H was honored for his Entrepreneurial Spirit and Dedication to Long Island with the SMALL BUSINESS AWARD 2006 by the Long Island Business Development Council in Montauk, NY. In May 2009, New York State Governor Patterson appointed Mr. Singh an Honorable Board of Trustees for Nassau County Community College. Also, during 2012, Mr. Singh has been honored by Suburban Studies Institute- Hofstra University and The Safe Center (formerly Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence) for his charitable works. In addition Mr. Singh is active with his father’s nonprofit organization: The Raj & Rajeshwari Foundation, an organization seeking to uplift the lives of the poor and destitute in rural India through medical support and services.