BDNY Returns With Enthusiastic Attendance and a Spotlight on Thought-Provoking Design
BDNY | December 7, 2022
Event brings 13,000 hospitality and design professionals back to NYC NEW YORK, NY (December 7, 2022) — Boutique Design New York (BDNY), the leading trade fair and conference for the boutique hospitality and lifestyle industry, gathered nearly 13,000 designers, architects, brand executives, hoteliers, developers, purchasers, manufacturers, and other professionals from 47 countries at the Javits Center on November 13-14 to experience new products, engaging conversations, and strategic networking events. BDNY started off strong with a sold-out Kickoff Party on November 12th and continued with a noticeable increase in attendance proving t...
Hoteliers Can Regain Industry Control
Thomas Magnuson | December 5, 2022
By Thomas Magnuson Before 2001, the hotel industry was stable. Owners dealt with seasonality and some occasional minor economic swings, but they could always count on a rebound. Whether operating as a branded or independent hotel, business was built like a layer cake. First, marketing began close to home by identifying all non-leisure business segments within a 50-mile radius of the hotel, such as corporations, factories, industries, energy, construction, transportation, medical, government and educational entities. Direct contact and an offer of direct rates built a base of approximately 50% of the property’s occupancy, coverin...
Boutique Hotel Owners Set the Pace for the Future of Hospitality at the BLLA Conference in Los Angeles
Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) | November 9, 2022
The frank discussions led the way for 2 days of thoughtful collaboration among some of the world’s best boutique hotel executives November 9, 2022, Los Angeles, CA – BLLA, the Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association, held its annual Boutique Hotel Owners Conference on October 24-26 at the breathtaking Westlake Village Inn in the Los Angeles suburbs. A few hundred global pioneers came together to celebrate the bold and groundbreaking industry that is boutique hospitality. On the evening of October 24th, the conference kicked off with a Jazz Night, sponsored by Marsh McLennan Agency. The lively sounds of the Jazz trio, paired with eleg...
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and Crawford Hoying Bring Premier Boutique Hotel to Downtown Dublin, Ohio
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants | October 20, 2022
Dublin, Ohio (October 20, 2022) – Award-winning, Columbus-based Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) and noted mixed-use developer Crawford Hoying have announced their partnership in bringing a first-of-its kind, upscale hotel to Central Ohio. The boutique hotel will feature a new signature CMR restaurant, several unique food and beverage options, multiple outdoor spaces, and an event and conference center -- each embodying CMR’s extraordinary genuine hospitality and culinary excellence. Located Southeast of the 161 roundabout at Riverside Drive and West Granville Road, the hotel will be part of a mixed-use expansion of Bridge Park in do...
How Next-Gen Tech Is Leveling the Playing Field for Independents in the Race for Guest Loyalty
Ellis Connolly | September 13, 2022
By Ellis Connolly At a dinner last year, I overheard a conversation unfolding between two other guests, one of whom worked at a PR agency. “Believe it or not, micro-influencers are often more impactful from a social media marketing standpoint than the big players,” she shared, at which point my ears pricked up to listen closely. “Campaigns with someone at a high level of fame, like Kim Kardashian, will cost a company incomprehensible sums of money – which may be fine if the ROI justifies it, but if the engagement is predominantly views and general sponsored exposure rather than tangible actions, it’s not necessarily a smart busin...
Join The Independent Lodging Congress At INDIE Congress 2022: Los Angeles
Independent Lodging Congress | September 9, 2022
September 9, 2022 – The Independent Lodging Congress’s largest annual event, INDIE Congress, will return to Los Angeles at The Line LA on October 11-13, 2022. Leaders in independent hospitality development will meet for three days of collaboration, disruption and innovation among the world’s leading hospitality minds. Uniting industry leaders and visionaries both inside and out of the independent lodging space, the conference will feature a local tour of Los Angeles’ up-and-coming hospitality scenes, keynote speakers, panel discussions and breakout sessions that will inspire and ignite strategic ideation for the next generation of ...
Boutique Hotel Owners to Gather in Los Angeles to Discuss This Rapidly Growing Sector and Celebrate the 2022 BLLA Award Winners
BLLA | September 1, 2022
Industry leaders create a stellar agenda for the 11th annual Boutique Hotel Owners Conference by BLLA Los Angeles, September 1, 2022 – The Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) is returning to the live stage for the 3rd time this year with the Boutique Hotel Owners Conference on October 25-26 at the Westlake Village Inn in Los Angeles, California. This leadership event (commonly known as the BLLA Leadership Conference/Symposium) is uniting global pioneers in the boutique hospitality space to celebrate what it means to be a hotelier in this contemporary age of travel. Both consumers and hotel developers are choosing the boutique...
Reimagining the Future of Hospitality With BLLA’s Groundbreaking Podcast Show, The Unfamiliar Shift
BLLA | August 9, 2022
Los Angeles – August 9, 2022 - The Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) is launching its first podcast show under the original digital webinar series, "The Unfamiliar Shift with Ariela,” sponsored by Solonis. After a successful run of the webinar show for the past few years, the association has transitioned its virtual content into a podcast series from the request of the community. As on-demand audio is absolutely booming in global popularity in 2022, we anticipate a ramped-up following of BLLA supporters tuning in on a regular basis. This podcast about the Boutique Hospitality community brings top executives and leaders i...
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