RAR Hospitality Expands Employee Base by 75%

SAN DIEGO—RAR Hospitality, a hotel management and consulting company, has grown from 400 employees in January to 700 year-to-date, a 75% increase in employment, according to the company.

RAR Hospitality has a total of 20 hotels under management contracts with six hotels added to the company’s hotel management collection in the first half of this year, including Holiday Inn Carlsbad; Hampton Inn Carlsbad-North San Diego County; and Best Western Plus San Pedro Hotel & Suites.

RAR’s exponential growth is a combination of striving to provide a quality workplace; a commitment to recruiting top talent; dedication to developing and growing employees; and a focus on promoting from within, according to the company.

“Growth is an essential pillar of RAR’s success, but not just in terms of expanding the company,” said Marc Potash, president and COO of RAR Hospitality, “One of the ways we measure ourselves is by the opportunities we are able to provide to our team members. There is nothing better than helping someone further his or her career within our company.”

The company represents independent, boutique, branded hotels in Los Angeles; San Diego; Tucson, AZ; Phoenix; and Colorado Springs, CO, with Los Angeles being RAR’s newest market as of Q2. The growth of RAR Hospitality has led to several promotions throughout the company at both the corporate and property levels. Corporate promotions include: 

• Founder Robert Rauch, previously president, has been promoted to CEO

• Marc Potash, previously corporate VP, has been promoted to COO and president

• Robert Moore, previously VP of operations, has been promoted to EVP of operations

• Jessica Woolfrey, previously corporate director of human resources, has been promoted to VP of human resources

• Andrew Kalfayan, previously regional controller, has been promoted to director of accounting 

In addition, RAR Hospitality’s corporate office has relocated from Del Mar, CA, to the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego to accommodate the company’s plans for expansion and staff growth. This year, the hotel management firm has plans to grow in its existing markets such as Phoenix and San Diego.