35 Years of FF&E and OS&E Hospitality Procurement Expertise
As one of the country’s oldest and largest hospitality FF&E and OS&E purchasing firms, we’ve procured more than $5 billion in hotel furnishings and operating supplies for hotel owners and developers over the past thirty five years. We currently purchase over $500 million in goods annually, which translates to savings and security for our clients.
Expertise in Every Product Segment
Bray Whaler works with every hotel brand in all segments of hospitality from luxury resorts to highly-designed boutique hotels and large urban convention centers. Specialized teams handle renovations, new construction and adaptive re-use of historic buildings. Our portfolio includes hotels, free standing food & beverage venues, commercial spaces, multifamily residential, senior living communities, clubs, casinos, train stations and transit centers.
Transparency & Savings
We use an aggressive global bidding process to provide transparent, vendor-direct pricing and accurate lead times for custom furnishings based on your design specifications. Bray Whaler charges a flat fee for services and has never accepted manufacturers’ rebates or discounts, so every dollar we save goes straight to your bottom line. Integrity and accountability are the cornerstones of our business. We value relationships over transactions, and have worked with many of our clients for three decades.
Faster Schedules, Efficient Systems
Long-established vendor relationships and daily expediting optimize project schedules. Our proprietary purchasing and accounting software delivers 24/7 reporting that accounts for each item and every dollar, from project start to finish. Reports are customized to clients’ desired format, delivery methods and frequency. As the owner’s agent, it is our mission to create the peace of mind that comes from knowing beautiful furnishings will arrive on schedule and on budget. Regardless of project size, what’s important to you, is imperative for us.
Minimizing Risk in Global Supply Chains
We take risk management and quality control seriously. Assessing vendor solvency and reliability is critical during this global pandemic. Now, more than ever, we rely on trusted, long-term suppliers with strong U.S. based representatives. We closely monitor the manufacturing process and supply chain and redirect orders as needed to deal with changing tariffs. We facilitate responsiveness and accountability in freight and logistics vendors to quickly respond to changing pricing and capacity issues.
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FF&E Hotel Procurement Process
Protects the design
and quality of your goods
control over your funds
Keeps you updated on the status,
cost and location of each item