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Our Philosophy

AltaMont Hotels, Inc. has been managing hotels in Southern California for over a decade. Our properties are located in Visalia and in the Coachella Valley, two of the most exciting and in-demand destinations in the Southwest. Learn how your property can benefit from our expertise in keeping costs low and quality high.

Our Mission

Each AltaMont hotel shares a commitment to superior quality and service that exceeds guests’ expectations. Our General Managers are experienced leaders who are passionate about results. The AltaMont culture embraces excellence and encourages initiative, attention to detail, and a commitment to follow through.

What We Do

AltaMont Hotels, Inc. is a vibrant hotel management company with a reputation for enhancing client intrinsic value with superior marketing and detailed operations. Attention to detail, personal accountability and staff empowerment are the key qualities for success at AltaMont.


AltaMont was built with a core of communicative professionals. They motivate and develop employees both personally and professionally, ensuring longevity and low turnover. Our corporate philosophy and culture permeates each AltaMont property, positive outlook, friendly and personal service and a warm atmosphere that assures guest satisfaction and a promise to return soon. Meet our company's leaders:

Steve Carter


Steve Carter founded AltaMont Hotels, Inc. in 2002. This new company quickly gained a reputation for consistently producing operational and marketing turnarounds.

Steve's formula of comprehensive reviews, attention to basics, innovative marketing and insistence on quality has produced superior returns for AHM clients, as well as recognition and awards from guests.

AltaMont Hotels, Inc. is the culmination of Steve's 28 years of success in all phases of hotel management. His experience is reflected in the breadth and comprehensiveness of AltaMont's management package.

Steve's background includes six years as Director of Operations for BON Management Group, Inc., in Thousand Oaks, CA. He directed operations of hotels in a portfolio of both limited and full service properties located throughout the West and Midwest. Contracts included up to 12 hotels generating over $20.5 million in annual revenue.

Steve earned his stripes as a General Manager for Holiday Inn properties in California over six years. Other experience includes four years with Sheraton Hotels as Food & Beverage Manager/Director.

Steve attended the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Washington State University, and Cerritos College. Steve has experience with numerous franchise affiliations and is a voting member for Best Western.

Sari Potes


Sari was born in Finland, obtained her BA in Switzerland, and then worked with Hilton International and Conrad Hotels in Geneva and Hong Kong. She arrived in the U.S. in 1993 and began her profesional association with Steve Carter. Sari was a hotel General Manager from1993 to 2006 with two management companies and on four different hotel properties, including a 72-room boutique hotel, a limited service 107-room hotel, two full service hotels with 133-rooms and 189-rooms each! In 2007, Sari joined AltaMont as Controller.

Contact Sari at:

Phone: 661-748-1909

Fax: 661-748-1925