Hans Bruland serves as Executive Advisor for LW Hospitality Advisors®. Mr. Bruland, who is based in Miami, FL has more than 40 years of hospitality industry experience with a proven track record for innovative operational strategies, business and marketing development, and profitability. For 22 years Mr. Bruland led the world-renowned Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C. as Vice President & General Manager during which time the hotel became the role model among its global luxury competitors in sustainability and was awarded the first LECS (Luxury Eco Certification Standard) through “Sustainable Travel International” and “Leading Hotels of the World” for achievement in lowering carbon footprint and environmental stewardship.
Mr. Bruland was the 2015 recipient of the highly coveted “Independent Hotelier of the World” bestowed by “HOTELS Magazine”. “Leading Hotels of the World” recognized Mr. Bruland in 2017 for his lead and engagement in the “Leaders Club Loyalty Program,” and in November 2021 awarded him the prestigious “Leading Legend Award” in Lisbon, Portugal.
Over the last two decades until his departure for Miami, Hans was actively engaged with various professional and charitable organizations including the The Leading Hotels of the World Marketing Committee, Destination DC, The Board of Trade Washington DC, The Hotel Association of Washington DC, The German American Business Council, Leadership Greater Washington and Washington Performing Arts.