(Washington, DC) – HOTELS Magazine, the leading magazine of the worldwide hotel industry, celebrates the announcement of The Hay-Adams Vice President & General Manager, Hans Bruland, as its Independent Hotelier of the Worldfor 2015, spotlighting his achievements in their November cover story Hoteliers of the World.
More than 90,000 readers from 160 countries cast their votes in the ‘Independent Hotelier of the World’ awards each year, and only an outstanding personality from the international hotel sector can win the title. The awards recognize individuals and their careers with criteria including how the nominees have defined standards of service; overall operational excellence and performance; creativity in management; and what they have done for the greater good of the global hotel business.
Awarded since 1986, it is one of the most prestigious titles in the global hotel industry. Bruland will be the 17th winner in the United States and only the second Washington, DC hotelier to be so honored. Herve Houdre of the Willard Intercontinental Hotel captured the coveted award in 2006. Hans Bruland has served as the general manager of the historic Hay-Adams since December 1998.
The Hay-Adams, located at 800 16th Street NW, in Washington, DC, has long been the residence of choice for the most discriminating visitors and has consistently been recognized as one of the top 500 hotels in the world by top-tier travel publications, including being named to Travel + Leisure’s Top 100 Hotels in the World in 2015.