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AN DIEGO – December 1, 2016 – The Hilton San Diego-Del Mar Campus is proud to announce that David Croughan has joined its team as general manager. The Hilton San Diego-Del Mar campus, comprised of Hilton Garden Inn San Diego-Del Mar and Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar is operated by San Diego-based hotel management company, RAR Hospitality.

“David brings many years of experience to the RAR Hospitality and Hilton Del-Mar campus brands, and we are honored to have him on our team,” said Chief Executive Officer, Bob Rauch. “He will fill a fundamental role in leading our dynamic staff and driving sales to the properties.”

David oversees all aspects of the hotel including hiring and training of new staff, managing the property's 100+ employees and driving revenues. He has numerous professional certifications in hospitality, including SixSigma, Continuous Improvement, Zenger Miller Leadership and Cornell Food and Beverage.

Croughan brings over 23 years of general manager experience from various hotels in the United States including Embassy Suites, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza,  Holiday Inn and numerous resorts. Prior to joining RAR Hospitality and the Hilton San Diego-Del Mar campus team, he was general manager of Embassy Suites Houston Galleria. He has spent 17 years of his career with the Hilton family and nearly a decade with Starwood Hotels.

“It is a great pleasure to be a part of RAR and the Hilton Del-Mar campus team,” said Croughan. “I am excited to have the opportunity to bring my experience and expertise to such a forward-thinking and creative brand.”

The Hilton San Diego-Del Mar campus is situated in Torrey Hills, just minutes from Del Mar’s beaches, shops, restaurants, racetrack, golf courses and fairgrounds. Bob Rauch first opened the Homewood Suites in 2005 with the Hilton Garden Inn following in 2007 and the campus has been a key element in RAR Hospitality’s success. The Hilton San Diego-Del Mar campus offers quick access to local attractions like The San Diego Zoo, Legoland, and SeaWorld among many others.

The Hilton Garden Inn San Diego-Del Mar is located at 3939 Ocean Bluff Ave., San Diego and the Homewood Suites San Diego-Del Mar is located at 11205 Vista Sorrento Parkway, San Diego. For updates on RAR Hospitality’s other 21 properties, please visit

About The Hilton Garden Inn San Diego-Del Mar

The Hilton Garden Inn San Diego-Del Mar is situated within the tranquil Torrey Hills area and conveniently located close to a variety of corporations and popular San Diego attractions, including Torrey Pines Golf Course, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar Plaza and UCSD.

About Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar is located near popular San Diego attractions such as the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. The property is home to Bistro 39, an innovative restaurant and lounge with gourmet California cuisine.

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.

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Contact: Emily Lawrence / 360.528.7011

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