La Pensione Hotel to Join R.A. Rauch & Associates’ Portfolio of boutique and full-service hotels
San Diego-based hotel management and consulting firm welcomes iconic boutique hotel to their collection
San Diego (March 5, 2013) – San Diego-based hotel management and consulting firm R.A. Rauch & Associates announces a new marketing agreement with La Pensione Hotel. Located in the epicenter of Downtown San Diego’s hip and historic Little Italy neighborhood, this boutique property features 68 European-inspired, newly redesigned guestrooms and is mere steps from the neighborhood’s modern Italian restaurants, eclectic art galleries, and boutique shops.
“Our guests constantly boast about our enviable location and affordable luxury,” said, Marc Hamel, general manager of La Pensione. “We offer an experience that’s hard to come by in downtown San Diego.”
RAR’s proven expertise in the management and operation of boutique hotels in top destinations, such as El Cordova Hotel in Coronado, Pantai Inn in La Jolla and Pacific View Inn in Pacific Beach, was a driving factor in signing this new property. RAR also currently owns and manages the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar, the Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego/Del Mar, and Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
“La Pensione is a remarkable property and is an icon to Little Italy’s landscape,” said RAR President Robert Rauch. “Our team is excited to be working with the La Pensione staff to enhance the guest experience with solid marketing outreach, community partnerships and unique programming that takes advantage of the hotel’s prime location.”
By April 2013, the hotel will complete an extensive guestroom redesign, which combines the property’s Italian heritage with a contemporary urban aesthetic. Each exquisitely designed guestroom features a glamorous European hotel experience. A rich color palette of dark gray, white, silver and ochre yellow, paired with modern furnishings, accentuate the historic artwork depicting San Diego’s early Italian heritage displayed in each guestroom.
La Pensione also boasts a newly revamped business center, workout facility and conference room. On-site urban travelers can enjoy Caffe Italia, long-considered by locals as the quintessential Italian café, and Na Pizza, San Diego’s first green certified pizzeria.
R.A. Rauch & Associates
R.A. Rauch & Associates is a San Diego-based hotel management and consulting firm that currently manages and operates the Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego/Del Mar, Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar, the historic El Cordova Hotel in Coronado, the oceanfront Pantai Inn in La Jolla, beachside Pacific View Inn in Pacific Beach, La Pensione in the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy, and the Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The company’s president, Robert Rauch, is nationally recognized as the HOTEL GURU, a hotelier with more than 35 years of hospitality-related management experience who serves clients in all facets of the industry. Find out more about Rauch and his team and see how they can drive your hotel to success at HotelGuru.com