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HR Compliance

Dari DeSousa | August 12, 2019

By Dari DeSousa, Corporate Director of Human Resources, RAR Hospitality “My employees are doing fine”. “The team is happy, they get along and talk all of the time”. “I have really high employee survey scores, everything is great”. Employees are satisfied…until they aren’t.  If you have indicators of strong employee engagement, that is fantastic!  Low turnover, good teamwork, positive vibe in the workplace – all great. This does not mean that we should forgo compliance audits because we think that everyone is happy, and no one would ever sue you. All it would take is that 1 termination, that 1 person that decides...

20 Laws of Hotel Prospecting

Michael DeJesus | June 6, 2019

By Michael DeJesus Sales prospecting should not be an afterthought, rather, it is the foundation sales is built upon. If we remove prospecting from the equation, our business will be affected very quickly. With social media's increase in popularity, prospecting has actually become easier as we can now search for business opportunities online. However, most salespeople still find excuses to not incorporate this very valuable exercise into their daily routines. To be successful, we cannot rely solely on repeat business or business that falls into our lap. As we saw in 2009, with the economic downturn, it was evident that salespeople were...

RAR Hospitality Breaks Ground on The Monsaraz, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in San Diego, California

RAR Hospitality | April 1, 2019

San Diego – April 1, 2019 – Southern California based RAR Hospitality, a full-spectrum hospitality management firm, has recently broken ground on the first Tapestry Collection by Hilton property in San Diego, The Monsaraz – set to open in summer 2020. Tapestry Collection by Hilton added 14 hotels to its portfolio of modern, stylish hotels in 2018 and has another 45 in its global pipeline (as of Q4 2018), including eight additional California properties. The development is a partnership with local development firm Alliance Development, who brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. "Welcoming The Monsaraz property to the...

Flexing Hotel Labor Today

Robert Rauch | March 6, 2019

Bob Rauch and Sarah Anderson It's easy to say, "flex down your labor costs" when revenues drop, but is it easy to do? In a market of uncertainty and seasonal fluctuations, managing hotel property expenses is a challenging job that remains on the forefront of the minds of strategic operators. Hotels that implement a staffing strategy that adapts to these changes will keep operations running smoothly throughout the year and even throughout an economic slowdown. This can be a remarkable way to improve profits when revenues are flat or even down. With a focused attention on payroll, creative training programs, automation, and F&B stream...

RAR Hospitality Assumes Management of Wave Hotel, Crimson Hotel and Stay Tucson Inn and Suites

RAR Hospitality | February 13, 2019

San Diego–February 12, 2019— RAR Hospitality, leading hotel management firm announced today that the company has taken over management of Wave Hotel and Crimson Hotel in Manhattan Beach of Los Angeles County and Stay Tucson Inn and Suites, furthering RAR's California coast and Arizona expansion. With the added independent properties, RAR's hotel portfolio includes over 20 properties ranging from full-service to select-service hotels and boutique properties in Southern California, Arizona, and Colorado. The third-party hotel management company is set to manage strategic planning and hotel operations for all three independent ...

Lodging Forecast 2019: Industry Threats Yet Growth

Robert A. Rauch, CHA | January 3, 2019

By Robert A. Rauch Reading forecast content from the plethora of prognosticators out there can drive one into craziness. Clearly, the current economy has strengths like consumer confidence, employment levels, low oil/gas prices, and purchasing managers sentiments as expressed by the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been growing at a strong 3 percent +/- rate and most pundits expect a 2-3 percent increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR), largely attributed to average daily rates (ADR). But there are warning signs—trade, interest rates, stock market turbulence, cost increases, new supply ...

RAR Hospitality Appoints and Promotes Leaders to Hotel Executive and Leadership Team

RAR Hospitality | August 30, 2018

San Diego– August 30, 2018— San Diego-based hotel management company RAR Hospitality is proud to announce the hotel executive promotion of Cameron Lamming to Chief Development Officer and President and addition of Cindy Wu-Park as the new Corporate Director of Finance, Hallie Leitter as Director of Sales at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, and Kim Acosta as General Manager of Rio Del Sol Inn. "Our robust operating performance and strategic growth relies on our employees and to see members of the RAR team continue to push forward in their careers inspires our expansion as a company and team," said Robert Rauch,...

RAR Hospitality Selected to Manage Four Points by Sheraton San Diego

RAR Hospitality | August 6, 2018

San Diego – August 6, 2018— RAR Hospitality is proud to announce the company has officially signed a contract securing management for Four Points by Sheraton San Diego. With the completion of this contract, RAR Hospitality now manages 18 hotels serving Southern California and the Southwest. A $3 million hotel renovation spearheaded by RAR Hospitality will elevate the property in every aspect. "Four Points by Sheraton San Diego is an exciting addition to the RAR Hospitality family," said Bob Rauch, CEO and founder of RAR Hospitality. "An ongoing multimillion-dollar renovation and changes to the service profile guided by RAR w...

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