Design Drives Differentiation – Changing Roles of Designers & Purchasing Agents

February 17, 2017

Ronnie Bray, founding principal of Bray Whaler, participated in the NEWH Leadership Conference 2017 Industry Outlook Panel in Denver last weekend. The panel, moderated by Meg Prendergast of The Gettys Group, included Meghann Day, Hirsch Bedner Associates, Bill Langmade, Purchasing Management International, Joe Khairalla of Marcus Hotels and Steve Reiswig of BRE Select Hotels.  An… Read More

There’s Room At The Table — For New Hires

January 24, 2017

We’re looking for energetic, detail-oriented people who enjoy being part of a team; working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same. Exceptional communication and organizational skills are essential for success; as is the ability to thrive inside of a growing, youthful company where well-mannered dogs are welcome at work.  In our… Read More

Xīnnián Kuàilè

January 23, 2017

We extend best wishes to our friends around the globe celebrating Chinese New Year, a festival based on the Chinese luni/solar calendar that is celebrated by 1/5th of the world’s population on the first new moon of the Chinese lunar year. Factories throughout Asia including those in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam have holiday… Read More

The Moxie to Be Moxy – New Hot Branding

January 18, 2017

Check out Moxy’s provocative new brand programming, as reported in Hotel Business Magazine, Monday, January 16. For a closer look at the sexy brand, the curious can visit the brand’s hosted YouTube videos on the Moxy website. Bray Whaler is excited about its first Moxy project in a yet-to-be disclosed location. Here are a few excerpts… Read More

Cambria Captures Chicago Skyline

January 10, 2017

The former MileNorth Hotel in Chicago now flies the Cambria Hotels & Suites flag. This is the first conversion for Cambria, Choice Hotel’s upscale lifestyle brand.  The 215-key Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile boasts one of the highest rooftop lounges in the city — 52Eighty. Fillmore Hospitality converted the 29-story hotel located in the Streeterville neighborhood,… Read More

Cool Design in San Diego’s Hot Hotel Market

San Diego, California’s second largest oceanfront city is a hot bed for both new hotel development and innovative design. Kimpton’s Hotel Solamar was recently featured in Hospitality Design’s recap of the city’s most design-forward hotels. Overall, the design reflects the “casual Southern California lifestyle with a bit of bohemian flair,” says David Lasker, principal of Paletteur… Read More

Sicily in SoHo

Sicily meets SoHo in Sessanta, a new Italian restaurant in New York’s SIXTY SoHo hotel.  The goal, says restauranteur John McDonald of Mercer Street Hospitality, was to “build a mid-century Italian space that feels as if it has been there for a long time, and is neither country rustic or slick Milan.” SIXTY Hotels founder… Read More


December 19, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close,  we would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.  In order to allow our employees to celebrate with family and friends, our offices will be closed on Monday, December 26th and Monday, January 2nd. We look forward to 2017 with enthusiasm, and hope for another year of… Read More

City Jail Becomes Hip Luxury Hotel

December 15, 2016

Built in 1951, the Charles Street Jail housed some of Boston’s most notorious criminals. Today, in its current incarnation as the Liberty Hotel, Luxury Collection, this Beacon Hill hotel accommodates the city’s hippest travelers.  From the lobby, guests gaze up into the towering  90-foot-high atrium, circled by the jail’s original catwalks.  Many of the guestrooms are located… Read More


November 16, 2016

  This month marks our 30th year in business and we could not have reached this milestone without a global community of hospitality professionals. We love the opportunity to collaborate with people around the world.  As we approach Thanksgiving, our hearts are filled with gratitude to our clients, vendors, logistics providers, the design community, and the many hands it takes… Read More