Pinnacle Hotels – Dr. Barry Lall


A recent interview with Dr. Barry Lall who is the President and CEO of Pinnacle Hotels USA was done where he shared some interesting information in regards to his business and journey. Here’s a recap.


Exactly what is your business all about?

Pinnacle Hotels USA being a ownership and management company tends to focus on superior bands and full service markets and is all about providing the best. The business portfolio is made up of nine hotels in California and Texas.

What would you do differently if you had a “do over”?

First and foremost being very grateful for the success Pinnacle has had is important but there would be a little less passion and more know-how via networking to get more help and knowledge on the actual business end such as balancing a cash drawer.

What book, podcast or online course would you recommend?

Because traditional media is the go-to for me, there is a lack in terms of making recommendations for online courses and podcasts. Nonetheless, the founder of Nike, Phil Knight, has an interesting book, Shoe Dog, which I would recommend. It gives details and insight of his journey of starting the massive empire we know today.

Can you give your favorite quote?

Because it summarizes my feelings on being a businessman, it would have to be from the book, Shoe Dog and it states that: “Hard work is critical, a good team is essential, brains and determination are invaluable, but luck may decide the outcome. Some people might not call it luck. They may call it Tao or Jnana or Dharma. Or spirit. Or God.”

– Phil Knight

Barry Lall is a success, although one may say that he got into the “business of business” late as he initially pursued a medical degree and actually practiced family medicine.


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