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September 6, 2017
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Dr. Daniel Langer presents The Future of Luxury on October 3rd during the Stay Boutique Leadership Conference.  Dr. Daniel A. Langer is founder and CEO of ÉQUITÉ. He advises companies on elevating premium and luxury positioning. He is one of the world's most renowned experts on the management of premium and luxury brands. Daniel will speak on the particularities of that “attention to detail” and how making a conscious effort will either pay off by creating loyal guests or create a losing proposition for your hotel and/or brand.

Dr. Daniel Langer presents The Future of Luxury on October 3rd during the Stay Boutique Leadership Conference.  Daniel will speak on the subject of Innovating Hospitality Beyond The Comfort Zone: Why Good Is Not Good Enough Anymore. In the world of luxury, memorable experiences are at the core of what consumers expect. Innovation was good enough yesterday, but to be successful 2020 and beyond, innovation needs to go past the comfort zone.

This Week's BLLA Commentary

Today’s Top Hotel Tech Trends 2017

In its never-ending supply of the new and innovative, technology has long been a driver of hotel trends, and this is as true as ever today. The latest interactive apps and in-room systems bring countless new and revolutionary ways for guests to relate to their surroundings. In the world of boutique hotels, such innovations can be particularly effective in defining and refining our brand personalities.

However, the proliferation of these gadgets and can be overwhelming and it can be a challenge to separate the fleeting fads from the indispensable amenities. Nonetheless there are some technologies that every boutique hotel needs, without which a guest might feel something important is missing. So, with this in mind, we’ve listed 10 essential boutique-hotel technologies – and picked out some of the most exciting recent innovations in these areas.

The October issue of the Stay Boutique Magazine, premiering at the Los Angeles Conference on October 3rd, will include the full article. These topics are covered:
Fast, free wi-fi
Power outlets
Social media
Lighting and climate control
In-room entertainment
Wake-up alarm/phone call
Security and safety
Energy-saving technology
Remote conferencing
A direct line to staff

In just 4 weeks the Stay Boutique Leadership Conference debuts at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center in Los Angeles. The event features celebrated speakers who can take your game to the next level, increased networking, a new half day Boutique Bootcamp for those who wish to truly understand how to operate/own/purchase/convert a boutique property and an amazing Awards evening celebrating the BEST IN BOUTIQUE.

See you there!

Frances Kiradjian

Frances Kiradjian

Founder & Chair, BLLA

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 The Secret Weapon Page on Your Hotel Website – Tambourine Insights
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