Pinnacle Hotels USA consists of a nine hotel portfolio. The properties are located in Austin and Dallas Texas as well as San Diego and Riverside California. Working with national brands like Hilton and Marriott, the company has become highly successful due to its founder Dr. Barry Lall.
The Early Years and the Power of Networking
While hard work and passion are essential for success, knowledge can be crucial. When Barry started his business, he didn’t even know how to balance a cash drawer. However, he quickly learned to achieve this task and other necessary steps to operate a thriving hotel business. While many individuals helped during this journey, Barry wishes he would’ve focused more on networking during the early days of the business to grab the knowledge of seasoned professionals who had already made mistakes and learned from them.
Having Focus Is Vital for Success
One of the primary attributes Barry credits for his company’s success is his ability to maintain focus. When operating a business of this size, it’s easy to get pulled into several different directions simultaneously. He believes focusing on everyday actions and decisions is required to keep a company heading in the right direction. Developing a clear and defined business strategy is also needed.
At one point, the Pinnacle Hotels USA company was managing over 25 properties. Barry realized it was too much and downsized to a manageable level that could be focused on more effectively. This action can be significant when tackling internal and external changes that occur periodically, whether in the hotel industry or the economic environment.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Barry Lall serves as President and CEO of Pinnacle Hotels USA. He graduated from Glasgow University Medical School. In 1982, he started his hotel portfolio by acquiring a 12 room motor lodge on Coronado Island. He has a passion for the hospitality industry and is currently managing a portfolio of nine hotels.
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