Bruce C. Hraba, President
Bruce Hraba began his Hotel career over forty years ago, immediately following his graduation from college. He spent 14 successful years in various managerial positions with Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Bruce was one of the original group of managers responsible for the dynamic growth and development of this industry leader. He was recruited by West Coast based Amfac Hotel Corporation in 1981, serving as its President from 1983 to 1987. Bruce brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of hotel development, finance, ownership, management and marketing to Waterford Hotels & Inns. Starting as a management trainee in Hyatt’s infancy, Bruce quickly rose to become General Manager of the Seattle Hyatt, the Hyatt Regency Monterey, and the 1,100 room airport-convention Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago. He joined Amfac in 1981 as Senior Vice President of Operations and, as President, was responsible for planning and directing growth, development, acquisitions, and ongoing operations of this diversified Hospitality Company, including owned, leased and managed properties with 7000 rooms and total sales of $250 million.
Bruce Hraba, along with his wife Patricia, co-founded Waterford Hotels and Inns nearly thirty years ago. Waterford has managed over 25 hotels, including several award winning hotels in the Bay Area and beyond, and consulted on more than 50 hotel projects. Bruce was general partner, co-developer and manager of the Governor Hotel, a Historic Hotel of America, located in Portland, Oregon. Bruce Hraba served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Silverado Country Club and Resort, Inc., a historic 1,200 acre resort in Napa Valley, until its sale in 2011. Through 2014 Waterford managed Cavallo Point, the lodge at the Golden Gate, in partnership with Passport Resorts Fort Baker, LLC.
Waterford Hotels and Inns currently manages the Inn at the Presidio, also a Historic Hotel of America, San Francisco, CA, Inn Above Tide, Sausalito, CA, Inn at Oyster Point, South San Francisco, CA, Maple Tree Inn, Sunnyvale, CA, Carmel Mission Inn, Carmel, CA and the Allison Inn and Spa, located in the heart of the Oregon Wine country.