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

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 of our properties turned in exceptional performances this year, these award winners stood a head above the rest in accomplishing the sustained operational excellence that we have come to expect from our hotels.”

Bray Whaler congratulates the 2017 winners and nominees in each category. We are honored to have assisted each of these hotels with a recent renovation.

Best Overall Performance by a Hotel in 2017 – Union Station Nashville Autograph Collection, based on operating execution and profitability. Other nominees included: Hotel Zelos, San Francisco, Hotel Zephyr Fisherman’s Wharf, The Nines a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland, OR, Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA


Best Overall Leadership by a Management Team Hotel Zelos, San Francisco, based on revenue management, sales, marketing and comprehensive expense management. Other nominees included: Embassy Suites San Diego Bay, LaPlaya Beach Resort & Club, The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Skamania Lodge.



Best Overall Hotel Profitability Flow-Through – Hotel Zeppelin, San Francisco, based on generating the greatest operating profitability improvement over prior year based on revenue growth. Other nominees in this category included: Hotel Zephyr, San Francisco, Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA, Sofitel Philadelphia, and Union Station Nashville.


Best Overall Forecasting Accuracy – Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica, based on forecasting actual operating profitability. Other nominees included: Hotel Zelos, San Francisco, The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, W Boston. 



Best Implementation of Energy Conservation Programs – Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA, based on green initiatives to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint and energy expenses.  Other nominees included: Hotel Zoe, San Francisco, Intercontinental Buckhead – Atlanta, LaPlaya Beach Resort & Club, Naples, FL.


Overall Performance During a Major Renovation – LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Naples, FL, based on maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor while living through disruption, and operational inconveniences. Other nominees included Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Beverly Hills, Hotel Zoe, San Francisco, Revere Hotel Boston.


Most Improved TripAdvisor Ranking – Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown. Other nominees included: Hotel Zeppelin, San Francisco, Hotel Zoe, San Francisco, Union Station Hotel Nashville, Autograph Collection.








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