Op-Ed April 8, 2013 In a previous Advocate article we talked about the crucial need for balance between the personal and the professional life when you work with your partner. Time for yourself, time away from the business, and equitable division of responsibilities between partners being keys to success.  But what about the balance.. read more →

Jimmy Im goes with us behind the scenes to the green room at the recent Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards in Palm Springs.  We had the honor of sponsoring the Community Service Award, presented to our friend Lorna Luft. What did Jimmy Im think of his experience in the green room? Did  rubbing elbows with celebrities like Jesse Tyler Ferguson of .. read more →

We recently had the pleasure of talking to Paul Collanton of about our business and how achieving success is all about connecting people. April 1, 2013  Jim Burba and Bob Hayes epitomize what Gay Ambition Blog is all about.  They are life partners and co-founders of Burba Hotel Network, the worldwide leader in producing.. read more → Op-Ed February 26, 2013 We have a great life partnership, and we have a successful business together – two fantastic “marriages.” How do we balance these simultaneous relationships without killing each other in the process? If you own your company, you know that you are married to it. If you work with your life-partner, you.. read more →

California Meetings + Events Magazine – Winter 2013 Big names attract a lot of attention, and people ask us all the time for our “secret to success” in getting VIPs to come to our events.  We tell them that there really isn’t a secret. We’ve been producing events for a long time, which gives us credibility in our.. read more →

28 Jan 2013
January 28, 2013

Burba, Hayes with Simon Hobbs of CNBC

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CNBC anchor Simon Hobbs of “Squawk on the Street” between live broadcast segments at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles.  We had the opportunity to talk hotels with Simon before he interviewed Jim Burba. Clips of Simon’s report may be viewed here read more → Op-Ed January 11, 2013 When we met some 22 years ago at a fancy black tie fundraiser at the Disneyland Hotel, going into business together was absolutely not on our minds that evening.  Now, here we are, 12 years into a blockbuster of an international business. People often ask us how we manage to.. read more →

August 2012 Orange County Business Journal Profile (pdf file) By Kari Hamanaka We recently sat down with Kari Hamanaka of the Orange County Business Journal to talk about our company, Burba Hotel Network, and how business is bouncing back after the economic doldrums of 2009-10.  In her story, Kari profiles our company and the methods.. read more →

Successful Meetings Magazine Cover Story by Andrea Doyle In the June issue of Successful Meetings magazine, Andrea Doyle writes about how we treat all of the attendees and sponsors of our hotel industry conferences as if they were “partners” in the event.  As Jim Burba said in the article, “we do all we can to.. read more →

Jim recently spoke with Joe Shooman of about our outlook for the hotel investment industry. By Joe Shooman of “It is hoped that the mood of investors has now improved,” says Jim Burba. “It certainly feels like it and though we are not back to the jubilance of 2007, yet we are in.. read more →