San Diego-based R.A. Rauch & Associates Inc. has been named to manage Gotham Management's historic Keating Hotel at 432 F St. in the Gaslamp Quarter.
Built in 1890, the historic office building was reimagined by Pininfarina to welcome its first guests in 2007.
The hotel features 35 rooms and suites. A portion of the ground floor had been inhabited by Croce's Restaurant and Bar for years before moving to Bankers Hill this year.
“With the industry expertise and high-end portfolios both parties bring to the table, we look forward to revolutionizing the way San Diego does hospitality,” says Bob Moore, RAR senior vice president of operations. “The Keating is a unique and exciting property and has done an excellent job cultivating happy guests and creating a standout guest experience. We will take that excellence on an upward trajectory.”
RAR has extensive experience managing boutique hotels, including El Cordova Hotel, The Lafayette Hotel and Pantai Inn. Rauch says the Keating is a natural fit for the firm’s more than 20 years of expertise. RAR oversees a hotel property in every major submarket of the city, and has long worked as a local hotel developer/owner as well as a manager.