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BLLA’s Stay Boutique Live – Investment Edition

Stay Boutique™ | June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019 - New York - Stay Boutique Live - the Investment Edition review.  The decision to invest starts with an informed or instinctual confidence in future positive returns. Showcased at the 2019 Stay Boutique Investment Conference, there are abundant reasons to 
believe in the fast-evolving community of boutique ideas, products, and services. Held on June 5th at the Times Center in New York City, the seventh annual edition of the one-day event,
 produced by the Boutique and Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA), was as fearless and 
disruptive as the boutique space itself. Heralding the boutique movement as "a new cultural...

Next Wednesday – Celebrated Boutique Investment Conference by BLLA

Stay | May 31, 2019

Stay Boutique Live, the Investment Edition, the only conference designed by and for the boutique community, will be held at the Times Center in New York, New York on June 5, 2019, powered by BLLA. Stay Boutique Live, the Investment Edition will feature incomparable networking opportunities amongst members of the boutique community as well as a selection of established speakers on-stage. Registration is open until the morning of June 5th. The conference begins with a networking breakfast at 9am. Unlike the average hospitality conference, Stay Boutique Live powered by BLLA boasts a relaxed, intimate atmosphere conducive to the development of...

20th Century New York Mansion Joins The Ascend Hotel Collection

May 21, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 21, 2019 -- The Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), a portfolio of unique, boutique, and historic hotels and resorts that reflect their surrounding community, now has a century-old mansion in Johnson City, N.Y., among its members. Traditions at the Glen has welcomed the likes of Dwight Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Bing Crosby to its halls, and today, invites all guests to experience its distinguished legacy. The 41-room Traditions at the Glen is located at 4101 Watson Blvd. along the Susquehanna River and 18-hole championship fairways once played by golf legends Ben Hogan a...

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Groundbreaking of Vib® Hotel in Orlando, Florida

March 14, 2019

PHOENIX, AZ (March 14, 2019) – In a groundbreaking ceremony held Tuesday, March 12, Best Western Hotels & Resorts celebrated the arrival of its upscale boutique hotel brand – Vīb – in Orlando, Florida. A perfect reflection of what Best Western offers today's travelers with a stylish design and focus on convenience and technology, Vīb Orlando will bring a fresh look and comfortable amenities to the heart of Central Florida's most popular tourism destination. "We are excited to celebrate the groundbreaking of our innovative and sophisticated Vīb brand in Orlando," said Ron Pohl, Senior Vice President and Chief Ope...

Casa Velas Accepted Into the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts Program

KWE Partners | February 14, 2019

Casa Velas announces it has been accepted into the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts Program. With Spanish-style architecture and expansive tropical landscaping, the Puerto Vallarta resort has the look and feel of a private hacienda. Located in an upscale residential neighborhood, the resort overlooks the lush greens of the Marina Vallarta golf course – where complimentary unlimited golf is included. All 80 suites are decorated in traditional Mexican colors and furnishings including original artwork by Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante. Among other things, Casa Velas stands out for its designer Handbag Bar and other signature amenities...

Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott Debut in Central DC, Managed by Crestline Hotels and Resorts

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC | February 7, 2019

Situated in the Shaw/CBD East End neighborhood, these dual-branded DC hotels feature locally inspired design, 504 beautiful guest rooms, elegant meeting spaces, a new destination restaurant, and sweeping rooftop views of the nation's capital Washington, DC (November 9, 2018) Quadrangle Development Corporation, Capstone Development, and Crestline Hotels and Resorts are pleased to announce the opening of the dual-branded Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center located at 901 L Street, NW, Washington, DC., adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The hotels include a combined 504 guest room...

Do This to Gain Instant Trust With Hotel Website Visitors

Tambourine | November 9, 2018

Build trust with hotel website visitors by showcasing SOCIAL PROOF. Social proof is critical to easing the worries of potential guests. In fact, a study in the Washington Post showed social proof had more influence over customers than a discount. This is why a guest review site like TripAdvisor is so popular and impactful on purchase behavior. As travelers and meeting planners are faced with more and more hotel options, it's vital to win their trust first, to win their heart and their wallets. Here are the four core methods of leveraging social proof online: 1. Awards, Accolades and Media Labels Prominently display any accolades...

The Alpina Gstaad Appoints Tim Weiland General Manager

The Alpina Gstaad | November 9, 2018

GSTAAD, Switzerland, November 9, 2018 – The Alpina Gstaad has appointed Tim Weiland as its new General Manager. An experienced hotelier with more than 20 years of luxury hospitality expertise, Mr. Weiland will join the award-winning luxury hotel on November 1. He succeeds Eric Favre who has retired after serving as managing director of The Alpina Gstaad since October 2013. Mr. Weiland has spent ten years in general manager positions with the renowned Aman Resorts and is well positioned to manage one of the most successful five-star resorts in the Swiss Alps. His luxury hotel experience gained in eight countries including China, France, I...

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