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October 18, 2017
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Celebrating the boutique community at the Stay Boutique Leadership Conference!

Heard at the Stay Boutique Leadership Conference earlier this month, Founder and CEO Sam Nazarian of sbe, discussed the topic of staying relative in the sector, explaining "it's about more than the design and gimmicks…You have to have culinary and hospitality expertise to make these unique." View conference images.

This Week's BLLA Commentary

BLLA Annual Conference Exceeds Expectations

Los Angeles – Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) successfully closed its 2017 Annual Stay Boutique Leadership Conference held at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center last week. Over 230 attendees and 56 speakers came together to dissect the boutique and lifestyle industries and divulge into the boutique movement, by redefining what the industry means and where it is heading in 2018. At the forefront of this movement, BLLA is redefining what hospitality is by further merging the fashion, lifestyle, wellness, design, and food and beverage industries.

"At this year's leadership conference, we joined together an eclectic line-up of presenters from every area of the hospitality sector, that showed us what it means to be boutique," says BLLA Founder & CEO, Frances Kiradjian. "BLLA has become the industry's go-to source to educate, provide and inspire the world of boutique and we're so excited to have created a community that brings all these sectors together to create the new and enhanced boutique movement.".

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Boutique Weekly by BLLA
October 18, 2017
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