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Bob Rauch

President of RAR Hospitality

Bob RauchBob serves as CEO and President of RAR Hospitality. He is an internationally recognized hotelier with over 40 years of hospitality-related management experience. Recognized by his “hotel guru,” moniker, Bob shares insights and industry trends at www.hotelguru.com. He has held nearly every position in the hotel business including General Manager of full-service four Diamond hotels for Hilton and Embassy Suites. His education includes a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration from Western International University and a master’s degree in Tourism Administration from Arizona State University. He is a Certified Hotel Administrator and has served as chairman of numerous tourism organizations nationally and locally (San Diego and Phoenix) and is editorial advisor and board member for CCR-Magazine and Destination Elite. Bob has been directly involved in developing several hotels including the Del Mar Marriott, Hilton Hotel Gaslamp Plaza, Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad, Hilton Hotel Santa Clara and several Marriott resort hotels. In addition to being the “Hotel Guru” he publishes Hospitality Innsights, an electronic newsletter and is a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University where he teaches Hospitality Entrepreneurship.
Insights by Bob Rauch (19)

How Hotels Should Adapt Meetings And Events

In this time of great uncertainty, how can we best prepare for a new landscape in the hospitality and events industry post-COVID-19?

Hotel Industry 2020 – The New Normal

Welcome to the Twilight Zone or the surreal existence of those of us in hospitality with empty hotels. They are slowly and not so surely picking up but we will return to a "new normal" soon. What will it look like? The "light and warmth of hospitality," coined by Conrad Hilton, will not be apparent upon entrance to a hotel post COVID-19.

Sustainability: It’s More Than A Trend

In our December HNN column, "Foresight is 20/20," we identified 2020's top travel and hotel industry trends. One major development we recognized was sustainability. Whether you believe in the Green New Deal or believe climate change is overstated, sustainability is on the minds of our guests and is economically practical to implement.

Exciting Advances in Mobile Technology: How Hoteliers Can Benefit

The exponential boom in mobile technology over the past decade has brought the world closer together, kept the masses informed, and opened up new opportunities that we never could have imagined would exist.

Foresight is 20/20

In the new decade, Generation Z will become a new generation of travelers, technology will fuel these travelers, and the AI world is coming whether we like it or not, but its application in hotel operations will support team members rather than replace them.
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