Rita Parasnis - Partner of BPR Hotels, has over 15 years of management experience, both in the high tech and hospitality industries. Rita established uniform accounting, analysis, and operations practice. She focuses on corporate financial structure and hotel operations. Her passion lies in revenue management. Prior to joining BPR Hotels, she started her career at Oracle Corporation where she held various positions in Sales and Technical Sales Consulting. She assisted in closing multi-million dollar deals with such large companies as Hewlett Packard, Intel, and Cisco.
Mrs. Parasnis graduated from University of California at Berkeley in 1995 with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science.
Q & A
What does building a sense of belonging mean to you?
A sense of belonging means to create a community and making everyone feel welcome and at home.
Greatest Strength you learned from your parents?
Independence and working hard. Growing up, I always saw both of my parents work extremely hard and their efforts always paid off. We learned early on to take care of ourselves and to stand on our own two feet.
What is your favorite BPR Hotel & Why?
Hard choice because we love them all, but dearest to my heart is Hotel Shattuck Plaza as it was the first new project that Perry, BB & I worked on together. Berkeley will always have a special place in my heart as it's where I went to college & met my husband.
If you had a spirit animal what would it be?
Feline family. Felines tend to be very independent. They are bold in the face of danger, protective and very strong willed.
Most listened to song on Spotify or iTunes?
Anything from the 90's
Favorite Podcast or book?
Current favorite is the Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell