(New York, NY – Monday, December 8, 2014) Robert Ahrens, Jim Burba and Bob Hayes, in association with Stephen CuUnjieng and Mary J. Davis, present a reading of Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick’s critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! A 1970’s Disaster Movie Musical to benefit The Actors Fund. Starring Tony Award and Screen Actors Guild.. read more →

Read the complete story in Passport Magazine We’re often asked why we love Palm Springs so much. Most recently, journalist Jimmy Im talked to us for his story in the December issue of Passport Magazine.  Here is a part of Jimmy’s story. Palm Springs also sees a number of iconic annual events like The White.. read more →

12 Nov 2014
November 12, 2014

Time for CEOs to Step Up and Step Out

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We were watching CNBC’s Squawk on the Street show back in June when anchor Simon Hobbs and his colleagues were discussing the rarity of openly gay corporate leaders.  Simon somewhat casually remarked that Apple CEO Tim Cook is open about being gay.  The awkward silence led Simon to remark, “Oh dear, was that an error?”.. read more →

Read the complete story in the February 2014 issue of UNITE Magazine. We recently talked to Joey Amato, publisher of UNITE Magazine.  We explained how we work and live together (without killing each other), along with a discussion about our Burba Hotel Network business and our new entertainment projects. UNITE Magazine is Nashville’s premier LGBT.. read more →

04 Mar 2014
March 4, 2014

Our Passport Magazine Profile

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By Jimmy Im Passport Magazine It’s been more than 23 years since Jim Burba and Bob Hayes met one enchanting night at a black-tie gala for The Center OC (The Orange County, California gay and lesbian center) held at the Disneyland Hotel. Both were quite the socialites back then (and still are today). Jim was.. read more →

13 Jan 2014
January 13, 2014

Travel Companies Tune Their Gaydar

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Our latest travel story for  TravelWeekly.com Why are more and more travel and tourism-related companies specifically targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travelers? We recently attended the 14th annual LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Conference, organized by Community Marketing, and here are some of the answers we got: We’re DINKs At least that’s what the.. read more →

Burba & Hayes were recently profiled in Palm Springs Life magazine.  Read the complete story. A bright-yellow smiley-face flag snaps with each gust of wind that blows through the yard of the idyllic Johnny Mercer estate in the Mesa neighborhood of South Palm Springs. “This is our happy place,” says Bob Hayes, as he sets.. read more →

Open 4 Business: A Power Partnership with Burba & Hayes Our 429Magazine Profile by Eoin Cooper Marsh – August 5, 2013 Jim Burba and Bob Hayes have been together for twenty-three years, both in business and in life. The couple co-founded the Burba Hotel Network (BHN), a company which has developed to host some of.. read more →

Out.com Classic List of the “15 Power Couples You Should Know,” Includes Burba & Hayes Here is what Out Magazine had to say about Burba & Hayes: “It’s easy to focus on celebrity and forget about the people behind the scenes with successful businesses who manage to make it work—both professionally and romantically. This entrepreneurial.. read more →

Our interview for Inc.com — by Jeff Haden April 11, 2013 Becoming business partners can sometimes ruin a great relationship that exists outside of that business. So how can you optimize two major aspects of your life without killing your relationship–or each other–in the process? Here’s another in my series where I pick a topic.. read more →