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San Diego – August 2, 2016 - RAR Hospitality, a Southern California based hotel management and consulting company founded by “Hotel Guru” and hotelier, Robert Rauch in 1990, has kept a track record of continuous growth and reached a milestone, growing from 400 employees in January 2016 to 700 year-to-date, a 75 percent increase in employment. RAR Hospitality has a total of 20 hotels under management contracts with six hotels added to the company’s hotel management collection in the first half of 2016 including Holiday Inn Carlsbad, Hampton Inn Carlsbad-North San Diego County and Best Western Plus San Pedro Hotel & Suites. RAR’s exponential success is a combination of striving to provide a quality workplace, a commitment to recruiting top talent, dedication to developing and growing employees and a strong focus on promoting within the company.

“Growth is an essential pillar of RAR’s success but not just in terms of expanding the company,” said Marc Potash, president and chief operating officer of RAR Hospitality, “One of the ways we measure ourselves is by the opportunities we are able to provide to our team members. There is nothing better than helping someone further their career within our company.”

RAR Hospitality represents independent, boutique, branded hotels in Los Angeles, San Diego, Tucson, Phoenix, and Colorado Springs, with Los Angeles being RAR’s newest market as of Q2 in 2016. The expanding growth of RAR Hospitality has led to several promotions throughout the company at both the corporate and property levels.

RAR Hospitality promoted the following corporate employees:

  • Founder Robert Rauch, previously President of RAR, has been promoted to CEO
  • Marc Potash, previously Corporate Vice President, has been promoted to COO and President
  • Robert Moore, previously Vice President of Operations, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations
  • Jessica Woolfrey, previously Corporate Director of Human Resources, has been promoted to Vice President of Human Resources.
  • Andrew Kalfayan, previously Regional Controller, has been promoted to Director of Accounting.
     

New hires to RAR Hospitality’s corporate team:

  • Cameron Lamming, previously with Brixton Capital, has been appointed as Chief Development Officer of RAR Hospitality
  • Steven Manners, previously Marketing Manager at The Keating Hotel and El Cordova Hotel, has been promoted to Corporate Marketing Manager.
  • Melissa Ochoa, previously Front Office Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, has been promoted to Corporate Revenue Manager.
     

RAR Hospitality promoted the following senior operations employees in Southern California:

  • Josh Lujan, previously General Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, has been promoted to General Manager at Holiday Inn Carlsbad and Staybridge Suites Carlsbad
  • Chris Wood, formerly the Assistant General Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, has been promoted to General Manager of The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
  • Nick Cunningham, previously Front Office Manager at El Cordova Hotel, has been promoted to General Manager at RAR’s newest hotel property, Best Western Plus San Pedro Hotel & Suites
     

New hires who joined RAR Hospitality’s senior operations team in Southern California:

  • Mary Ahlstrom, formerly the Director of Sales of Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, has been appointed as Director of Sales and Catering at Holiday Inn Carlsbad, Staybridge Suites Carlsbad, Hampton Inn Carlsbad-North San Diego County and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Carlsbad Beach
  • Illa Joshi has been appointed as General Manager at Hampton Inn Carlsbad
  • David Perry has been appointed as the General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Carlsbad Beach
     

RAR Hospitality’s corporate office relocated from Del Mar, Calif. to a new headquarters in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego. The new office will accommodate RAR’s plans for continued expansion and staff growth. This year, the hotel management firm has plans to grow in its existing markets such as Phoenix and San Diego, where the company has a strong presence and comprehensive market knowledge.

RAR Hospitality is located at 10840 Thornmint Road #110, San Diego. For more information, please visit www.RARHospitality.com or call (858) 239-1800.

About RAR Hospitality

RAR Hospitality offers the full spectrum of hospitality management services to hotel and resort owners, developers, lenders, and investors. Founded by Bob Rauch, the “Hotel Guru,” RAR Hospitality is headquartered in San Diego and has a hotel presence in Southern California, Arizona and Colorado. RAR’s clients include boutique, branded, and independent hotels. With more than two decades of experience delivering expert services and oversight to hoteliers, developers, and hospitality finance professionals, RAR is one of the industry’s most trusted and respected names. For more information, visit RARHospitality.com.

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