In the Aftermath of Oil Spills and Hurricanes – New Gulf Coast Hilton Rises as a Sustainability Superstar

December 20, 2018

The newest arrival to Alabama’s sugar-white sand beaches is the $140 million Lodge at Gulf State Park. Set amidst the park’s 6,150 acres, the 350-room Hilton has a remarkable eco-friendly operating ethos. Owned by the state of Alabama/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the development was financed by some of Alabama’s earliest settlements from… Read More

A New Star In Snowmass – Just In Time For Christmas

The much anticipated Limelight Snowmass opened in the center of base village on December 14th with 99 guestrooms, 11 private residences, ski valet, après ski lounge, two pools with spa cabanas, and a kids’ room.  The hotel is part of a $600 million Snowmass Base Village project created by Aspen Skiing Company and East-West Partners in partnership… Read More

New Hilton Des Moines Wins Two Prestigious Awards

November 28, 2018

The stunning new Hilton Des Moines Downtown wins ‘Best Residential/Hospitality Project’ in ENR Midwest’s 2018 Best Project Awards, and ‘Best New Build’ by Hilton Hotel’s and Resorts. The ENR Midwest judges evaluated 106 entries to select 14 ‘Best Project’ winners across many construction categories.  The winners will be featured in-depth in the November 26 edition of ENR… Read More

Standing Ovation to Pebblebrook Hotel Trust’s 2017 Pebby Award Winners

March 5, 2018

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust announced the winners of its sixth annual Pebby Awards, chosen for their outstanding accomplishments in 2017. “Our Pebby awards seek to honor the tremendous achievement and extraordinary leadership by our hotel management teams in 2017,” noted Jon Bortz, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB). “Although many… Read More

Join A Master Class in Smart – Specs

March 1, 2018

Join Elisa Whaler at BD West to learn what’s new and important in writing specs for guestroom lighting. Boutique Design West, a premier hospitality design trade fair and conference is returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center, April 4 – 5, 2018.  This year, BD West and NEWH are offering master classes in specification writing with CEU credits. The classes tap industry professionals… Read More


December 1, 2017

Thank you for the opportunity to provide out of the box procurement solutions for one of a kind hotels. We wish you a HAPPY & PROSPEROUS 2018!            

Inspiration From Beyond the Summit

November 8, 2017

The 2017 Bray Whaler Team Summit brought our team in from around the country to celebrate a great year and plan for 2018. The highlight of the event was a keynote address by world-renowned adventurer and emergency medicine physician assistant, Jeff Evans.  Jeff has traveled the globe for over 20 years seeking out the most unique… Read More

Looking forward to BDNY This Weekend!

We’re looking forward to the great industry showcase starting Saturday at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York.  We would love to connect with you! Look for the following team from Bray Whaler (L to R): Elisa Whaler, President & CEO, Dannelle Churchley, Director of Business Development, Maggie Halmo, Executive Director of Projects &… Read More

Our Thoughts Are With Those Ravaged by Harvey

August 28, 2017

Our hearts go out to our clients, manufacturers and the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.  We are updating everyone as information becomes available about schedule delays resulting from this catastrophic event.          

Dallas Cowboys Fans Can Now Sleep in the Star

July 26, 2017

The new Omni Frisco is open for business as the cornerstone of the 91-acre mixed use development called The Star. Various hotel packages offer guests and fans ways to explore the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, including the indoor athletic facility at Ford Center, the Draft War Room, Nike Star Walk, Super Bowl Memorabilia and the… Read More