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BLLA Awards

"Winning a BLLA Award is like winning an Oscar"

(Stated Tim Dixon, Owner of the Iron Horse Hotel, upon winning both Hotelier of the Year and Boutique Hotel of the Year)

The BLLA Awards honors those prominent leaders and pioneers in the boutique & lifestyle hospitality sector that have made extraordinary contributions to their properties or organizations, both personally and professionally, and have earned the respect of the industry.  Additionally, lodging properties and adjoining establishments will be recognized for their achievements showing excellence in design, service and other factors and who stand above the rest.

2019 – Be the prom queen or king of boutique – JOIN OUR LIST TO RECEIVE INFORMATION FOR THE 2019 AWARDS (moved to February 12, 2019). See more about the full conference including the Awards.

2017 BLLA Awards

Boutique Community Nominations
Show the community that you are a true boutique

Each year during the leadership conference, the boutique community honors the finest in disruption at The Stay Boutique Leadership Conference. Founded in 2010, this is the highest honor to receive in the boutique community to identify the amazing contributions made to this special group.

Prove to the world that you conquered what boutique really is
The boutique community is waiting to see who’s leading the way…show them that you are

2017 AWARD WINNERS –

BRANDED LIFESTYLE HOTEL AWARD – Hotel LeVeque, Autograph Collection, Columbus, Ohio

BOUTIQUE HOTELIER AWARD – Brendan Gresham, Charlestowne Hotels

BOUTIQUE RETAILER – Tuft & Needle, Phoenix, Arizona

BOUTIQUE RESTAURANT – RUKA Restobar, Boston, Massachusetts

BOUTIQUE COMMUNITY CONNECTOR – Casea Collins-Wright, Honolulu, Hawaii
Director of Experience at The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club

BOUTIQUE SOCIAL CLUB – The Hospital Club, London, U.K.

BOUTIQUE LOUNGE – Poppy, West Hollywood, California

BOUTIQUE WELLNESS FACILITY – Basecamp at the Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno, Nevada

BOUTIQUE THINKER – John Terzian, H.Wood Group, Nightlife Entrepreneur

BOUTIQUE COLLABORATOR – The High Line Hotel, New York

BOUTIQUE BRANDING STRATEGY – Absolut Elyx, New York

BOUTIQUE DESIGNER – Patrick Sutton, Baltimore, Maryland (for the Sagamor Pendry Hotel)

SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER AWARD – Roza Sinaysky, Tel Aviv, Israel

BOUTIQUE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT AWARD – Jamie Beck for Ann Street Studios

BOUTIQUE HOTEL RESTAURANT  – Casa Amate at Andaz Mayakoba Riviera Maya, Mexico

The 2017 Stay Boutique Awards Dinner, in partnership with BLLA , was held on October 4th at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. Email events@blla.org for more information. View images from the event.


2016 BLLA Awards
Link over to enter a property, a notable hotelier or restaurant / staff member / colleague.  Awards will be presented at the BLLA Symposium Gala Dinner on Tuesday, October 25th at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the Starlight Ballroom.

CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNERS:

2016 BOUTIQUE HOTEL OF THE YEAR
Hotel Vandivort, Springfield, MO

2016 LIFESTYLE HOTEL OF THE YEAR
1 Hotel Central Park, New York, NY

2016 HOTELIER OF THE YEAR
Henry Kallan, President & Owner, Library Hotel Collection 

2016 PERSON OF THE YEAR
Xavier A. Ramirez, Owner, Parador Combate Beach, Puerto Rico

2016 HOTEL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Compere Lapin, The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, New Orleans, LA

2016 BLLA BOARD MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Paula Argento, Managing Director, Argento Hospitality Group

2016 BLLA SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Smarthinking Inc. Miami, FL


2015 BLLA Awards

The 2015 Boutique & Lifestyle Hospitality Awards took place on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, CA.  Full Symposium registrants attended the four hour gourmet dinner and celebration complimentary.  We are proud to announce the WINNERS:

CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNERS:

2015 BOUTIQUE HOTEL OF THE YEAR
Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa, A Destination Luxury Hotel, Kirkland, WA
Woodmark’s press release December 1, 2015

2015 LIFESTYLE HOTEL OF THE YEAR
Grand Bohemian Hotel, The Kessler Collection, Orlando, FL

2015 HOTELIER OF THE YEAR
Karie Hall, Vice President & General Manager, The Cromwell Hotel Las Vegas
The Cromwell’s press release December 17, 2015

2015 PERSON OF THE YEAR
Alex Glasscock, Founder & Owner, The Ranch at Live Oak / Malibu

2015 BLLA BOARD MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Jonathan Falik, Founder & CEO, JF Capital Advisors

2015 BLLA SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Lana Dubovik Boissier, Principal, Hospitality Atelier

2015 BLLA SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Marjorie Feltus Hawkins, IIDA, Principal, FELTUS HAWKINS DESIGN

2015 INNER CIRCLE CLUB MEMBER OF THE YEAR
James M Shaffer, Executive Vice President, Venture Programs, Inc.


 

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