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BLLA Awards

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.

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


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.


 

Last year’s Award recipients were honored at the Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony where 3 people were crowned as the 2014 winners.  The recipients were:  Doyle Graham Jr., Founder, President & CEO of The Valencia Group, as the BLLA Hotelier of the Year; The Castle Hotel Orlando – a Kessler Collection property, as BLLA Boutique Hotel of the Year (award accepted by Richard Kessler, Founder & CEO); and Tara Lazar, owner of the Alcazar Hotel Palm Springs and 3 affiliated restaurants, as BLLA Person of the Year.  Clearly their stories and submissions were impressive and memorable.  Both Doyle Graham Jr. and Richard Kessler were interviewed on video by BLLA’s BoutiqueHotelTV.

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