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A New King at Pantai Inn

Published: Friday, January 24, 2014 | 7:26 PM

Dallas King, former assistant GM at the Marriott Courtyard/Marriott Residence Inn in Carlsbad, has been announced as the new General Manager at Pantai Inn in La Jolla. The Balinese-themed luxury boutique inn, managed by R.A. Rauch & Associates, Inc. (RAR), has also added 12 new suites to its ocean front hotel.

According to Robert Rauch, president of RAR, King’s knowledge and expertise are a valuable asset to all areas of operations at Pantai Inn.

“Dallas is just the person we are looking for to enhance the Pantai Inn in the upcoming year” said Rauch. “His well-rounded experience within the industry will be pivotal in the success of this property.”

The Pantai Inn hotel opened its doors in November 2011 with ten suites, and has now grown to a total of 24 suites. The unique hotel has also been nominated for Fodor’s Top 100 New or Newly Renovated Hotels of the World, and has been positioned as #1 on TripAdvisor for six consecutive months.

Tucked-away along the picturesque coastline of La Jolla, Pantai Inn blends the Indonesian island of Bali’s old-world charm and romance to create an unforgettable retreat for its guests. Inspired by the tranquil essence of Bali, the property presents richly appointed villas reminiscent of a Balinese village.

The La Jolla hotel consists of beautifully restored 1900´s through 1930´s collection of oceanfront cottages, bungalows and townhouses, of the most unique hotels in La Jolla; a bit of paradise located in one of California´s most desirable travel destinations. Within the villas is a collection of suites, each with its own unique character, ocean view and authentic Balinese décor flown in directly from the island. Vibrant paintings, custom made wood-carved furnishings and stone carvings adorn each suite.

The Inn is located at 1003 Coast Boulevard in La Jolla. For reservations or more information call (858) 997-2866 or visit

R. A. Rauch & Associates, Inc. currently operates 17 hotels throughout North America and is one of the fastest-growing hotel management firms in the United States. Robert Rauch, President, founded the website Hotel Guru, and publishes Hospitality Innsights, an electronic newsletter. Rauch is also a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University.