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Boutique Lifestyle Lodging Association & HD Boutique Open Nominations
for
First Annual Boutique & Lifestyle Hospitality Awards

July 30, 2010 - The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) and Hospitality Design Magazine (HD) are pleased to announce the first annual Boutique & Lifestyle Hospitality Awards, co-founded and produced by BLLA and HD.
 
There are many hospitality awards in the world, but only one dedicated specifically to the boutique & lifestyle hospitality industry sector!
 
The Awards are now open for entry.
 
The Awards are an opportunity for properties to be recognized in achieving overall success throughout a number of important and equally-weighted categories being considered during the judging process. These categories include:
  • Design & Architecture
  • Sustainability
  • Food & Beverage
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Occupancy & Revpar
Winning entries will be honored at the Boutique & Lifestyle Hospitality Awards Luncheon, a gourmet networking extravaganza that will be held September 15, 2010 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and will be showcased online in the Boutique & Lifestyle Hospitality Awards 2010 Winners Gallery on the BLLA website, Hospitality Design website, and editorial coverage in Hospitality Design Magazine.
 
The Awards judging panel consists of industry experts from the design and architecture, hospitality research, advertising, public relations, media, and digital marketing professions. They will rate each area of the online property Award submissions with an impartial rating.  

2010 Judges:
  • Pedro Colaco, CEO, GuestCentric Hospitality Booking Solutions
  • Stephane Dupoux, CEO/Founder, Dupoux Design
  • David L. Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Hotel & Tourism Management,
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Yasmine Mahmoudieh, CEO, Mahmoudieh Architecture & Interior Design\
  • Sean McMahon, President & CEO, EngineWorks Search Engine Marketing
  • Ian Murray, Co-Founder, bigblueroad.com, Online Travel Marketing 
  • R. Mark Woodworth, President, Colliers PKF Hospitality Research
The Luncheon Awards ceremony includes a CEO Panel being moderated by John Russell, CEO, NYLO Hotels, on the subject of the ‘State of the Industry for Boutique & Lifestyle properties’.  The esteemed panelists include:
  • Janis Cannon, Vice President, IHG Global Brand Management, Hotel Indigo
  • Jim Chu, Sr. Vice President, Hyatt (Hyatt Place)
  • Michael Depatie, CEO, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  • Raul Leal, President of Tecton Hospitality and Desires Hotels
Additionally, the 2010 Boutique & Lifestyle Hospitality Awards will recognize one individual as "Hotelier of the Year" for outstanding achievement in owning, managing and/or marketing a property or small brand. 

The Boutique & Lifestyle Hospitality Awards will be judged during the weeks of August 16-30,2010.

Deadline to submit an entry is August 15, 2010.
  • To enter a property in the Awards Competition & View the Summary, click HERE
  • To register to attend the Awards Luncheon on September 15th, 2010, click HERE
  • Limited Sponsorship Opportunities Available- click HERE for more information.

About The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA)
The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association is the first and only association dedicated to uniting the world’s boutique and lifestyle properties. Created to be the unifying voice of this distinctive subset within the hospitality industry, its goal is to unite the world’s collection of boutique & lifestyle properties and the suppliers that sustain them, offering them the opportunity to successfully compete on a level playing field with major hotel companies, as well as market themselves to meet the ever-increasing demand from discerning boutique-seeking clients. For more information, or to become a member, visit: www.blla.org.

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Contact: 

Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association
Frances Kiradjian, 818-883-4363
frances@blla.org
 

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Also See: New Boutique Lodging Association Plans to Develop a Universal Sandard and Criteria for Defining Boutique and Lifestyle Lodgings / July 2010

What Is Lifestyle Hotel Mixed-use Development All About? / Jim Butler / March 2007

Choice Hotels Offers Perspectives on Boutique and Lifestyle Trends, Extended Stay Lodging and Efficient Property-Level Operations / September 2009

Boutique hotels: An Australian Perspective / Arthur Andersen / September 2001
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