KASHL has chosen San Diego-based RAR Hospitality to operate the city's Radisson Rancho Bernardo. This hotel will be the private hotel management and consulting firm's ninth hotel in San Diego.
The Rancho Bernardo hotel opened in 1989 with three floors and 178 guestrooms on I-15. The property is near San Diego's tourist attractions, such as the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Legoland, Del Mar beaches and gold courses and wineries. It's also close to many high-tech, research and development corporate offices, including Boeing, Nokia, Sony, HP, Northrop Grumman and Petco.
KAHSL purchased the Radisson hotel in late December 2017 for about $23 million from San Diego's Pinnacle Hotels USA. Pinnacle Hotels completely revamped the property five years ago. “When I bought the hotel in 2012 it was in extremely poor condition, it was totally dilapidated and there was no cash flow. So I was able to buy it at an attractive price. We invested $4 million and totally transformed the hotel. We tore down everything to the bones. So I decided to take a little profit and move on,” Barry Lall, CEO of Pinnacle Hotels USA, told The San Diego Tribune.
Radisson has an inventory of more than 160 hotels in major urban and suburban settings, leisure destinations, airports and business districts throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Caribbean.