Story and photos by Chris Samuels (originally posted by Tempe Chamber of Commerce) For nearly 40 years, Karla Boyles has been involved in selling one thing or another. She started her career in the fitness industry, then in 2004 moved to hotels, eventually settling into her role as director of sales for the Hampton Inn
Originally posted on AZ Big Media Posted April 7, 2017 by David McGlothlin With an impressive collection of new construction, renovations and modernization, Arizona’s hospitality industry has undergone more makeovers in the last year than the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Older hospitality assets experience major facelifts and overhauls to keep up with the changing
SAN DIEGO—RAR Hospitality has acquired the hotel management contract for three branded hotels in Southern California—Best Western Plus San Pedro Hotel & Suites; Hampton Inn Carlsbad-North San Diego County; and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Carlsbad Beach. The management contract for Best Western Plus San Pedro is the first hotel in Los Angeles for the
Google’s easy to use tool shows hotels how their sites rank in terms of being mobile-friendly and fast. Google has made an announcement that it will be updating the page speed factor of their ranking algorithm specifically on mobile websites in the upcoming months. While page speed has always been a factor, mobile speed was not previously a separate
Midyear Forecast Update At Woodstock, Neil Young got up to the microphone and said, “this song starts out slow and fizzles out altogether.” Well, this year started out slow but it will not fizzle out. Contrary to those pundits who feel the party is over, 2016 will continue the trend line of 2015 albeit with
With employee satisfaction and retention a top priority in the hotel industry, companies are making parental leave policy changes to reflect what their workers want. By Jill Becker REPORT FROM THE U.S.—Corporate parental leave policies have come into the spotlight in the past year, as companies expand their allowances to include more time off and
This is one man’s opinion. I am an Independent, so Democrats and Republicans alike will disagree with me. I am not a member of the Lodging Industry Association or the San Diego Hotel Motel Association, so I am not privy to their positions on these issues and many of them will disagree with me. Lastly, I do not own any land or property downtown that would give me any reason to prefer a certain outcome.
SAN DIEGO—The RAR in RAR Hospitality is Robert A. “Bob” Rauch, an industry veteran with more than 40 years experience ranging from general manager to consultant to CEO of the management firm which is celebrating its silver anniversary this year. He is also known as The Hotel Guru (or @truehotelguru, as his Twitter handle proclaims),
SAN DIEGO—Being aware of trends in the capital markets, asset management, technology and customer service will serve hoteliers well this year, RAR Hospitality’s president Bob Rauch tells GlobeSt.com. His firm recently held a lodging forecast event here titled “Harnessing the Tailwinds: Capitalizing on the Successes of the Year Ahead.” We spoke exclusively with Rauch and
2016 is looking to continue the trend line of 2015 albeit with a somewhat muted feel. While average daily rate growth (ADR) will be a solid 4.5 percent, occupancy levels look to remain relatively flat, up just one half of one percent with demand outpacing supply 2.2 percent to 1.7 percent according to Lodging Econometrics and STR respectively, so this translates to a 5 percent growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR). Coupled with capital availability and the analytics and trends discussed below, this will be an active and exciting year.
The banter and jokes that revolve around wives telling husbands what to do are well known. But heeding a suggestion from his bride created serious business success for Bob Rauch, the founder and CEO of RAR Hospitality, his Phoenix-based hotel ownership, managing and consulting firm. Rauch was living in Phoenix when he met his wife,
San Diego County’s lodging industry should see continued growth in 2016, with a “soft landing” expected for the local and U.S. markets in 2017 as hotel room demand slows, according to a newly issued forecast by San Diego-based consulting firm RAR Hospitality. At a March 25 forum in Carmel Valley, company President Robert Rauch said