Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Health and Sustainability Trends Define Hospitality Sphere


A longtime hospitality executive, Bharat Lall has expanded the Pinnacle Hotels USA portfolio since founding the company in 1998. With properties centered in Southern California and Texas, Bharat Lall maintains internationally recognized brands such as Marriott, Sheraton, and Hyatt Regency.

As identified by the Hotel Show, the hospitality industry is seeing a number of trends that extend well beyond technology upgrades. One major development involves an expansion of offerings that target improved health and well-being. Focused on the quality of the customer experience, hotels are increasingly incorporating facilities such as spas, swimming pools, fitness centers, and even yoga spaces. In addition, some rooms and public areas are being outfitted with air purification systems and custom lighting, designed to energize. 

In tandem with the above, eco-friendly hotel practices are taking hold as never before. Eco-friendly features include lights and air conditioning that shut off automatically when the room is vacated and on-site solar panels that are used to power electricity systems and to heat water.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

BAPS Helps with Hurricane Harvey Relief


For nearly two decades, Bharat Lall has served as the founding president and CEO of Pinnacle Hotels USA in San Diego, where he specializes in restoring distressed hotel properties in promising areas. A committed philanthropist, Bharat Lall is a longtime supporter of BAPS Charities. 

In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston, Texas, causing upwards of $200 billion in damage. In December, BAPS Charities was in the Cinco Ranch Canyon Gate area of the city to help with recovery efforts. 

Volunteers were on hand to assess the most important needs in the area, the most significant of which was drywall material to replace the soiled and molding walls in flooded homes. BAPS has spent more than 8,000 volunteer hours putting approximately 3,000 new sheets of drywall into more than 50 homes since arriving on the scene. The organization has also helped feed residents, serving approximately 4,500 hot meals.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Mahatma Gandhi Harnessed the Power of Peaceful Protest


Dr. Bharat Lall serves as president and CEO of Pinnacle Hotels USA, Inc., based in San Diego. The company offers travelers the choice of nine high-quality properties comprising more than 1,700 rooms in Southern California and Texas. Bharat Lall, MD, is also community involved. His contributions to the San Diego Indian American Society (SDIAS) and the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarship reflect pride in his Indian heritage.

The SDIAS-administered scholarship benefits the community’s high school graduates while honoring the contributions Gandhi made to bettering life for all of humanity.

Gandhi was born Mohandas Gandhi (“Mahatma” is an honorific that means “Great Soul”) in the latter half of the 19th century. By the time of his death at the hands of an assassin in 1948, Gandhi had become one of the world’s best-known champions of human rights and the non-violent resistance to oppression. He garnered headlines for leading massive protests against British rule in India, an effort through which he demonstrated the power of committed individuals to effect positive change.

In 1930, he led the Salt March in protest against the British colonial officials’ monopoly on production of the mineral - a monopoly that controlled production with tariffs and excluded Indians from profiting from the salt industry.

Gandhi’s march of more than 200 miles to the sea coast, where he symbolically collected mineral salts in defiance of the law, led to his arrest and that of tens of thousands of his followers while shining a light on their cause throughout the world.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Days Inn Encinitas - A Pinnacle Hotel


With almost three decades of experience in hotel management, Bharat Lall serves as the president and CEO of Pinnacle Hotels USA, managing properties in California, Texas, and Ohio. Bharat Lall oversees the acquisition of underperforming hotels to enhance their value by increasing their net income. One such property in Pinnacle's collection, Days Inn Encinitas, is an ideal location for both leisure and business stays. 

Located in an eclectic beach town between Los Angeles and San Diego, Days Inn Encinitas offers access to plenty of attractions. Encinitas is a city rich in culture and history, where hotel guests can enjoy attractive beaches, hilly landscapes, and a dynamic business district. Popular family tourist destinations in the area include Legoland, the San Diego Zoo, and Sea World.

The hotel has 124 reasonably priced rooms with ample amenities. Free Wi-Fi allows those traveling for business to stay connected, and microwaves and refrigerators in every room provide guests with the conveniences of home.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Museums and Attractions in San Diego's Balboa Park


Bharat Lall leverages more than two decades of experience in the hotel investments sphere to serve as president of Pinnacle Hotels USA. Among the premier properties Bharat Lall manages are Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown, which is situated in close vicinity to many of the city’s highlights, including Balboa Park.

The large scale urban park encompasses numerous museums and attractions, from the Japanese Friendship Garden to the San Diego Natural History Museum. One of the highlights for many visitors is the Fleet Science Center, which offers a variety of hands-on exhibits and a pioneering IMAX dome theater. The San Diego Air and Space Museum brings focus to the region’s rich aviation history, while the Museum of Man explores the confluences of history, art, and the development of human civilization. 

Art lovers have both the Museum of Photographic Arts and the San Diego Museum of Art to choose from, with the latter featuring a wide array of works spanning Renaissance Europe and Southeast Asian art. Perhaps the most popular attraction in Balboa Park is the San Diego Zoo, which encompasses more than 100 acres and more than 800 species, from tigers to giant pandas.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Solana Beach’s Scenic Coast - Spanning Tide Pools and Surf Breaks


Bharat Lall engages as president and CEO of Pinnacle Hotels USA and oversees a portfolio of quality-focused hospitality properties that extends from Texas to California. Among Bharat Lall’s premier San Diego-area properties is the Courtyard by Marriott Solana Beach, which has recently been renovated and is situated in a picturesque beach town known for the Del Mar Racetrack and Cedros Avenue Design District.

For many visitors, the five Pacific Coast beaches that span the community are the prime attraction. Perfect for jogging, surfing, and whale watching, they include the northernmost spot, Seaside, which draws surfers seeking big southwest swells that form waves off Table Tops, an outer reef.

Family-friendly Fletcher Cove is accessible via Lomas Santa Fe Road and offers a playground and a grassy area that is often used for barbecues and picnics. Tide Beach just to the north has exceptional sand and allows for tide pool excursions in exposed reefs during low tide. Local favorites include Seascape Beach and Del Mar Shores, which are situated at the mouth of the San Dieguito River. One thing to be aware of is that only Fletcher Cove has dedicated restroom and shower facilities.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Radisson Hotel in North San Diego



Hotelier Bharat Lall is the president and CEO of Pinnacle Hotels USA. Bharat Lall’s company has nine hotels in its portfolio, including Radisson Hotel San Diego-Rancho Bernardo.

Suitable for both business and vacation travelers, the Radisson Hotel San Diego-Rancho Bernardo is located off I-15 within 30 minutes of downtown San Diego. The hotel is minutes from Northrop Grumman and Hewlett-Packard and within easy reach of the Del Mar beaches, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego, Legoland, and dozens of golf courses. 

The hotel has a bilingual staff and 178 rooms featuring premium bedding, spacious work desks, and free high-speed Internet access. The hotel’s events facilities total nearly 4,000 square feet and accommodate 130. 

Catering and other support services are available for business meetings and social functions. Other hotel amenities include shuttle services, a fitness center, a year-round outdoor heated pool, and a restaurant and bar.