Miami’s Inaugural Hospitality Design Awards

Call for entries!


Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations, alongside AIA Miami and the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), is now accepting entries for the inaugural Miami Hospitality Design Awards. Project owners and licensed architects and designers from anywhere in the world with hospitality projects located in Miami-Dade County completed between January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2016, are invited to enter through January 20, 2017.

In recent years, Miami has experienced unprecedented growth in the hospitality sector. Supported by some of the world’s leading brands and through the work of their architecture and design partners, they have unleashed the most significant, visionary hospitality built environments in the country.

“The awards will showcase excellence in architecture, elevate public consciousness of great design, and recognize those architects, designers, construction partners and hospitality venues whose work enriches our built environment,” said Cheryl Jacobs, Executive Vice President, AIA Miami.

“With our support and that of AIA Miami, Oberhausen Marketing & PR and Hospitality Design magazine, the awards will recognize the wonderful diversity and design excellence that continues to put Miami’s hospitality industry on the world map,” said Wendy Kallergis, President and CEO, GMBHA.

Hospitality projects include hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, lounges and bars.

Winners will be announced during a grand event on March 6, 2017, at the world-renowned Faena Forum in Miami Beach.

A special thanks to our presenting sponsor Hospitality Design magazine.

To enter, and for more information on the award categories and criteria, please visit

The GMBHA Selects Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations

The Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), a membership organization comprised of hoteliers and allied members in Miami-Dade County, has selected Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations as its agency of record.  The Miami Beach-based agency will provide the GMBHA with public relations and marketing counsel to help raise awareness of its education programs, advocacy initiatives and networking events within Miami’s hospitality and associated industries.

“The GMBHA chose Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations for their strong media relationships and strategic thinking. We look to them as trusted advisors as we continue to grow the GMBHA’s membership and advocacy efforts on local, state and national issues,” said Wendy Kallergis, GMBHA’s President and CEO.

The GMBHA’s members consist of more than 160 hotels and 300 allied businesses located across Miami-Dade County. The GMBHA’s calendar of events includes monthly hotelier’s breakfast series, networkers and luncheons featuring the top leaders and educators in the hospitality industry.

For the past 17 years, the GMBHA has recognized exceptional hotel employees and hotel members during its annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon, which is taking place on April 19th of this year. In 2011, the GMBHA began the annual Hospitality Leadership Awards, which honors employees in hotel managerial positions.

“What better way to expand our hospitality practice than by working with Wendy Kallergis and the GMBHA team, leaders in Miami’s hotel and tourism industry,” said Josh Oberhausen, owner and founder, Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations.

About Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations:

Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations is a full-service marketing and public relations firm based in Miami Beach. The firm’s team of seasoned, progressive professionals has well-developed expertise in the hospitality, architecture, real estate, healthcare, entertainment and design industries. Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations provides personalized service and solutions and has substantial media and lifestyle relationships that they leverage for clients. Some of the agency’s services include brand development, media relations, online marketing, social media campaigns and website design. For more information, visit

About the GMBHA:

The Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association is a membership organization comprised of hoteliers and allied members across Miami Dade County. The association’s goal is to promote the interest of its members through advocacy, education and partnerships and advance Miami as the visitor’s destination of choice. For more information, visit

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OMPR Moderates GMBHA’s Couples in Hospitality Panel Discussion

Josh and Aimet Oberhausen of Oberhausen Marketing & PR recently moderated the GMBHA’s Couples in Hospitality Panel Discussion at the Shelborne South Beach. The couples included Jared and Stacey Galbut of Menin Hotels; Jeff Lehman, General Manager of The Betsy Hotel, and his partner Pedro Cruz, owner of Roots & Roots; and Annie Borges, HR Director of the Essex House and Clevelander Hotel, and husband Pred Vaskrsich, Director of Engineering of the Shore Club.  The couples gathered in a “talk show” setting and discussed the pros and cons of working together in the demanding hospitality industry.  Cindy Krischer Goodman, The Miami Herald’s Work/Life Balancing Act editor, attended the panel and featured it in her column.