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SAN DIEGO- Sept. 20, 2016 - RAR Hospitality, a Southern California based hotel management and consulting company is proud to announce its growing boutique and branded hotel portfolio added hotel management agreements for Arabella Hotel Sedona and Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North/San Marcos.

Slated to open in January 2017, RAR Hospitality will own and operate Fairfield Inn & Suites San Marcos, expanding its presence in North San Diego County and 116 hotel rooms under construction will be added to the local economy. The four-story property will be an education hub with its location near North County’s only public university, California State University San Marcos. A business center, fitness facility, pool, and two meeting spaces will be on-property perks as well as complimentary breakfast, free high-speed internet and valet dry-cleaning for the business or leisure traveler. Adding 30 hospitality jobs to San Marcos, RAR Hospitality has appointed Dallas King as general manager and Michelle Shullo as director of sales of the property.

“We are committed to being the best management company, bringing on the best hotels and allowing our employees to grow rapidly within the company,” said RAR Hospitality’s Chief Development Officer Cameron Lamming. “The addition of these two properties will allow RAR Hospitality to exhibit creative potential in the industry showcasing our capability to build a hotel from ground up.”

On September 1, RAR Hospitality assumed management of Arabella Hotel Sedona in Sedona, Ariz., the first boutique property in Red Rock Country for the company. Surrounded by Sedona’s iconic Red Rocks, the two-story, 144-room property offers guests the best location for superior scenery, nearby attractions such as art galleries, shops, and restaurants, and outdoor adventures including jeep tours, hot air balloon excursions, hiking and biking. A hidden gem inside the Arabella Hotel, Elote Café and Executive Chef Jeff Smedstad have received national acclaim as one of the top dining destinations for Mexican cuisine in the United States. Shane Pappas, who most recently managed The Keating Hotel, another boutique hotel in RAR Hospitality’s collection, has been promoted to general manager of Arabella Hotel Sedona, bringing his many years of hospitality experience to the hotel.

RAR Hospitality now has a total of 21 hotels under management and over 800  employees. Along with the hotel collection expansion, RAR Hospitality has added and promoted operations employees on the leadership team at various properties including Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Tempe, Red Lion Inn Phoenix/Tempe and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe.

RAR Hospitality has appointed the following senior operations employees:

  • Mary Lambert is now general manager of Radisson Hotel Phoenix North
  • Victoria Camagong is now director of sales of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe

RAR Hospitality has promoted the following senior operations employees:

  • Mike DiNucci, previously director of sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe has been promoted to general manager of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe
  •  Jason Cozakos, previously general manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe is now the general manager of Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Tempe and Red Lion Inn Phoenix/Tempe

Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North/San Marcos is located at 227 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos and Arabella Hotel Sedona is located at 725 Highway 179, Sedona. Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Tempe is located at 1415 N Scottsdale Road, Tempe, Red Lion Inn Phoenix/Tempe is located at 1429 N Scottsdale Road, Tempe and Holiday Inn Express Tempe is located at 1520 West Baseline Road, Tempe. 

RAR Hospitality is located at 10840 Thornmint Road #110, San Diego. For more information, please visit 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.

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