More than 500 people, including many past honorees, gathered at Gotham Hall in New York on November 11th for the 33rd annual Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards gala to honor this year’s inductees: Ronnie Bray and Elisa Whaler, Bray Whaler; Ken FulkNeil Jacobs of Six Senses; Sheila Johnson, Salamander Hotels & Resorts; and Barbara Parker and Miriam Torres, Parker-Torres Design. Elisa and Ronnie were honored to be introduced by Jennifer Williams, President of Curator Hotels & Resorts, a long time client, and extend their thanks to Fabric Innovations for hosting their table which included family and team members.

Ronnie Bray & Elisa Whaler Walk The Red Carpet at Platinum Award Gala

Elisa and Ronnie both expressed gratitude to the vendors and interior designers who have collaborated with Bray Whaler over 36 years, and to the company’s principals and project teams who are responsible for our growth and success.

Event Sponsors were Preciosa, Samuelson Furniture, and Tarkett Hospitality (gold); Fabric Innovations (benefactor); Ceramic Technics, Daniel Fine Art Services, Demar Leather, Durkan, Fabricut Contract, Fairmont Designs, Furniture Atelier, Lixil, Montague, Momentum Textiles & Wallcoverings, Phillip Jeffries, Waterworks, and Williams-Sonoma Business to Business (silver); and CM Hospitality, Daltile, Fil Doux Textiles, Global Allies, HB Lighting, Mirror Image, RH Contract, Signature Flooring, Soho Myriad, Valley Forge Fabrics, and Wolf-Gordon (bronze). Photos by PWP Studio











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