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Mr. Brewer III

William A. Brewer III

Managing Partner, Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors

William A. Brewer III is a founding partner of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, with offices in New York and Dallas. Under Mr. Brewer's direction, the firm has become renowned for its successful handling of major disputes in a number of industries, including the hospitality industry.

The firm has represented hotel franchisors, management companies, owners, developers, and investors in many of the highest-profile matters in the industry. Mr. Brewer is frequently published on a wide range of legal and business issues affecting the hospitality industry. He is a member of several leading industry associations, including the American Hotel & Motel Association and the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys.

Beyond these associations, Mr. Brewer is active in a broad range of professional groups and philanthropic organizations. He serves as chairman of the Brewer Foundation and is a member of the boards of trustees of Albany Law School and Paul Quinn College.

A former trustee of New York University, Mr. Brewer was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He received his bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, from St. John's University in 1974, followed in 1977 by his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University. Thereafter, Mr. Brewer attended New York University School of Law, where he received a master of laws degree in trade regulation in 1978.

Please visit http://www.brewerattorneys.com for more information.

Mr. Brewer III can be contacted at +1 212-489-1400 or wab@brewerattorneys.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.