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Boutique Hotel Group’s Investment Conference Celebrates Sector’s Success, Name Change

BLLA | June 12, 2018

BLLA's Annual New York Event Features Testimonies from Fashion Leader Varvatos, Hotel Pioneer Pomeranc; Hospitality Leaders Tout Influx of Investments New York - Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association's (BLLA) annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference last week featured testimonies about "staying boutique" from fashion leader John Varvatos, lifestyle hotel pioneer Jason Pomeranc, streetwear guru Jeff Carvalho and high-end coffee roaster Todd Carmichael, while announcing a name change to the nine-year-old trade organization. The conference, which attracted more than 350 hoteliers, lifestyle executives, fashion icons...

Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) Connects All of Boutique Hospitality at 6th Annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference in New York Ci

the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) | May 29, 2018

BLLA exists as the go-to resource for all things boutique. Our events and conferences are an extension of our efforts to push the most exciting sector in lifestyle and lodging into the future. In its sixth iteration, the Boutique Hotel Investment Conference now focuses on the hospitality adjacent industries powering the modern boutique movement. NEXT GEN BOUTIQUE MONEY – the concept of a hotel is being redefined. With lodging accommodations being reshaped by industries like wellness, fashion, fitness, nightlife, and food & beverage, it is important to pause and take an aerial view of the direction of our sector. Our agenda inc...

BLLA’s Boutique Hotel Investment Conference Returns June 6 With Who’s Who of Hospitality & Beyond

the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) | April 19, 2018

Industry Luminaries Come Together in New York City to Discuss Next Generation of Boutique Money New York – Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association's (BLLA) most acclaimed event of the year, the Boutique Hotel Investment Conference, returns June 6 for a powerhouse lineup at The Times Center in New York. This year's distinguished conference brings together industry's most elite hoteliers, C-level executives, entrepreneurs and investors as well as the most creative minds in the general boutique space for a day of analysis and networking. As the clear leaders in the boutique lifestyle space, BLLA's mission is to g...

Dream Training Programs for Boutique Hotels

BLLA | August 9, 2017

By Frances Kiradjian Training is one of those things that just about everyone agrees is a good idea on paper. But in the hectic day-to-day business of running a hotel, the dream of establishing a formalized training program often takes a back seat in favor of "learning on the job". This latter solution, apparently saving time, is no substitute for a well-formulated staff training program. Let's look at some of the reasons why. BLLA is gearing up to launch the boutique hospitality program in collaboration with UCLA Extension and would love your input on the challenges and needs of the hospitality world. Follow this link to complete a bri...

The Complexities of Boutique Hotel Development

Frances Kiradjian | June 22, 2017

By Frances Kiradjian The complexities of boutique hotel development were discussed by an illustrious panel of hotel-industry luminaries at the fifth annual BLLA Boutique Hotel Investment Conference New York. Moderated by Jay Newman, chief operating officer of The Athens Group, the panel featured Michael Fuerstman, co-founder of Pendry Hotels, a new luxury brand from Montage Hotels & Resorts; Allie Hope, head of development and acquisitions at Virgin Hotels; Matthew Livian, SVP and CIO of Sydell Group; Chris Pardo, co-founder of Arrive Hotels; and Jason Pomeranc, chief executive officer of The Pomeranc Group. The panelists were asked...

Major Hospitality Powerhouses Reveal Key Trends at Annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference (BLLA)

BLLA | June 12, 2017

Executives from Leading Hotels of the World, Equinox Hotels, Sixty Hotels, PENDRY, West Elm Hotels, Arianna Huffington and More, Converge in New York to Talk Boutique Hospitality New York, June 12 – Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) successfully closed its 2017 Annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference in New York, June 7, with some of the most influential hospitality powerhouses in the game. Worldwide hotel luminaries, executives and developers gathered at the Times Center in the heart of New York, to discuss major hospitality trends and provide an in-depth analysis of the ever-developing industry. Over 45 sp...

The Who’s Who of Boutique Hospitality Industry Come Together in New York City for Distinguished Conference

The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) | March 20, 2017

Arianna Huffington and C-Level Executives of Equinox Hotels, Leading Hotels, Virgin Hotels, Sixty Hotels, Grace Hotels, Valencia Group and More to Speak at BLLA Conference, June 7 New York – Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) announces powerhouse line-up for 2017's annual boutique hotel investment conference. The Times Center in New York will be the backdrop for this year's acclaimed conference that will bring together the industry's most elite hoteliers, investors and developers. BLLA is the leading Boutique & Lifestyle Association aimed at globally connecting independent, upscale hoteliers with fellow indust...

HVS Key Takeaways: Boutique Hotel Investment Conference 2016

Susan Furbay | July 11, 2016

By Susan Furbay The conference keyed in on ways for independent hotels to gain ground in today's market, from financing avenues to booking channels. Changes in consumer behavior, with tastes favoring the hotel "experience" more than price or brand, were a highlight. The following are some key takeaways from this year's Boutique Hotel Investment Conference. Evolution of Consumer Tastes in Travel Over the past several years, hoteliers have become aware of the rise of the Millennial generation of travelers and the shifts in consumer behavior its preferences have brought about in the field of hospitality. Price still matters. So does conven...

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