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The 68-room La Pensione Hotel in San Diego, California Joins
R.A. Rauch & Associates' Portfolio of Boutique Hotels

March 8, 2013
- San Diego-based hotel management and consulting firm R.A. Rauch & Associates announces a new marketing agreement with La Pensione Hotel. Located in the epicenter of Downtown San Diego’s hip and historic Little Italy neighborhood, this boutique property features 68 European-inspired, newly redesigned guestrooms and is mere steps from the neighborhood’s modern Italian restaurants, eclectic art galleries, and boutique shops.

“Our guests constantly boast about our enviable location and affordable luxury,” said, Marc Hamel, general manager of La Pensione. “We offer an experience that’s hard to come by in downtown San Diego.”

RAR’s proven expertise in the management and operation of boutique hotels in top destinations, such as El Cordova Hotel in Coronado, Pantai Inn in La Jolla and Pacific View Inn in Pacific Beach, was a driving factor in signing this new property. RAR also currently owns and manages the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar, the Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego/Del Mar, and Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.

“La Pensione is a remarkable property and is an icon to Little Italy’s landscape,” said RAR President Robert Rauch. “Our team is excited to be working with the La Pensione staff to enhance the guest experience with solid marketing outreach, community partnerships and unique programming that takes advantage of the hotel’s prime location.”

By April 2013, the hotel will complete an extensive guestroom redesign, which combines the property’s Italian heritage with a contemporary urban aesthetic. Each exquisitely designed guestroom features a glamorous European hotel experience. A rich color palette of dark gray, white, silver and ochre yellow, paired with modern furnishings, accentuate the historic artwork depicting San Diego’s early Italian heritage displayed in each guestroom.

La Pensione also boasts a newly revamped business center, workout facility and conference room. On-site urban travelers can enjoy Caffe Italia, long-considered by locals as the quintessential Italian café, and Na Pizza, San Diego’s first green certified pizzeria.
For more information on R.A. Rauch & Associates, please visit For more information on La Pensione Hotel, visit

About R.A. Rauch & Associates
Robert Rauch is president of R.A. Rauch & Associates, Inc and is nationally recognized as the HOTEL GURU, a hotelier serving clients in all facets of the industry. Rauch has more than 35 years of hospitality-related management experience and his company currently  manages and operates the Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego/Del Mar, Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar, the historic El Cordova Hotel in Coronado, the oceanfront Pantai Inn in La Jolla, La Pensione in the heart of San Diego's Little Italy, and the Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Find out more about Rauch and his team and see how they can drive your hotel to success at


Robert A. Rauch, CHA, President
R. A. Rauch & Associates, Inc.
11025 Vista Sorrento Parkway
San Diego, CA 92130
Direct: 858-523-0590
Mobile: 858-663-8998

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New Owners of the Pacific View Inn in San Diego, California, Douglas and Huiyi Paterson, Partner with R. A. Rauch and Associates to Promote Their Property / July 2012

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