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Top Ten Hospitality Industry Trends in 2014
By Robert Rauch
About the author
Biography Robert Rauch serves as President of R. A. Rauch & Associates, Inc. He is a nationally recognized hotelier serving clients in all facets of the industry. Rauch has over 35 years of hospitality-related management experience. Widely recognized as the "hotel guru," Mr. Rauch maintains a blog where he expounds upon insights and trends in the hospitality industry at www.hotelguru.com.
Mr. Rauch also served as General Manager of full-service four Diamond hotels for Hilton and Embassy Suites. His education qualifications include 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 in the western U.S.
Mr. Rauch currently serves on numerous Boards of Directors. He has been directly involved in developing several leading brand hotels, some of which the firm still owns and manages.
R. A. Rauch & Associates, Inc. currently operates 17 hotels throughout North America and is arguably the fastest growing hotel management firm in the United States. Rauch founded the website hotelguru.com and publishes Hospitality Innsights, an electronic newsletter. He is a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University where he teaches Entrepreneurial Recreation and Tourism.
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