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2015 BLLA Annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference

When:

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Where:

SVA Theatre

333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 592-2980

2015 Investment Conference New York – June 3rd

CLICK HERE to view the Program Guide from the conference held on June 3rd.

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Boutique & lifestyle hotels cater to unique segments of guests by creating their own niche.

As global travelers spend more of their dollars with a focus on experience, the boutique & lifestyle segment continues to explodeDiscerning entrepreneurs looking to make an impression in the hospitality marketplace are wise to invest in boutique properties. There are many levels of investment from building a hotel from the ground up, to renovating a struggling property or joining a partnership of investors. Availability and capital generally effect the level at which one can invest.

Those savvy in business will recognize that this special sector of hospitality requires an intense understanding of the investment landscape. Developers must be armed with facts, figures and a compelling presentation for potential investors, lenders or equity partners.

JOIN US while noteworthy players in the boutique & lifestyle sector share their insights as panelists and keynote speakers. Connect with like-minded individuals, creating a network for information and support. Through this event, you will be given the tools to maneuver the complex, but exciting world of boutique hotels.

This conference Powered by BLLA, in cooperation with JF Capital Advisors.

Click Here to see (2014 video)

View last year’s program: 2014 event details here.

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Event Sponsors

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Speakers

Ian Schrager
Ian Schrager
Founder & Chairman
Ian Schrager Company
Niki Leondakis
Niki Leondakis
CEO
Commune Hotels + Resorts
Frances Kiradjian
Frances Kiradjian
Founder & Chairwoman
BLLA
Mike DeFrino
Mike DeFrino
CEO
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Fred Kleisner
Fred Kleisner
Past COO/CEO
W Hotels/Morgans Hotel Group
Raul Leal
Raul Leal
CEO
Virgin Hotels
Craig Karmin
Craig Karmin
Reporter
The Wall Street Journal
Amy Jakubowski
Amy Jakubowski
Partner + Managing Director
Puccini Group
Eric Danziger
Eric Danziger
President & CEO
Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC + Début Hotel Group
Jonathan Falik
Jonathan Falik
CEO
JF Capital Advisors
Jason Pomeranc
Jason Pomeranc
CEO
The Pomeranc Group
Christine Trauthwein
Christine Trauthwein
Editor
Hotel Business
Guy Maisnik
Guy Maisnik
Partner, Vice Chair
JMBM Global Hospitality Group
Constantine Dimas
Constantine Dimas
SVP, CBO
OECollection, Loews Hotels
Eric Alms
Eric Alms
Parker&Morgan
Parker&Morgan
Susan Furbay
Susan Furbay
VP Business Development
HVS Hospitality
David Gutstadt
David Gutstadt
Managing Director, Hospitality
Related/Equinox
Glenn Wasserman
Glenn Wasserman
CFO
Denihan Hospitality Group
Glyn Aeppel
Glyn Aeppel
Founder, President and CEO
Glencove Capital
John Meadow
John Meadow
Founder – Principal
LDV Hospitality
Rachel Roginsky
Rachel Roginsky
Principal
Pinnacle Advisory Group
Jimmy Haber
Jimmy Haber
Managing Partner
ESquared Hospitality
Joel M. Eisemann
Joel M. Eisemann
Chief Development Officer
Americas, IHG
Jennifer A. Dakin
Jennifer A. Dakin
SVP and Team Leader
Wells Fargo Bank – Hospitality Finance Group
Keith Space
Keith Space
President & CEO
Boutique Hospitality Management
John deC. Evans
John deC. Evans
President & CEO
Trilogy Group of Companies & OPUS Hotels
Lana Dubovik Boissier
Lana Dubovik Boissier
Principal
Hospitality Atelier
Mark Woodworth
Mark Woodworth
President
PKF Hospitality Research
Mark Pratt
Mark Pratt
Principal Global Market Leader, Hospitality
VOA Associates
Matthew Livian
Matthew Livian
Chief Investment Officer
The Sydell Group
Mike Muir
Mike Muir
VP North American Development
Best Western
Neil Shah
Neil Shah
President & COO
HHM/IC Independent Collection
Bruce Blum
Bruce Blum
President & Co-Founder
GB Lodging
Rick Smith
Rick Smith
CEO
FelCor Lodging Trust
Richard Born
Richard Born
Principal
BD Hotels
Sarah Evans
Sarah Evans
Partner
J Public Relations
Richard Bosworth
Richard Bosworth
Managing Director
Canyon Capital
Greg Mount
Greg Mount
President & CEO
Red Lion Hotels
Paul Ruffino
Paul Ruffino
SVP
NOLA Hospitality
Cathy Enz, Ph.D
Cathy Enz, Ph.D
Professor of Strategy & The Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr. Professor of Innovation & Dynamic Management
Cornell University
Donna Quadri-Felitti
Donna Quadri-Felitti
Associate Professor
NYU School of Professional Studies – Tisch Center for Hospitality & Tourism
Jan Freitag
Jan Freitag
Senior Vice President
STR
David Bouton
David Bouton
Managing Director, Co-Head North America Commercial Real Estate Finance
Citigroup

SPONSORSHIP

BLLA Sponsorship & Exhibitor Guide
BLLA Sponsorship & Exhibitor Guide

 

AGENDA

7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Conference Registration
7:30 am – 8:00 am
Networking Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:15 am
Welcome: Frances Kiradjian, BLLA Founder & Chair with Program Overview
8:15 am – 8:30 am
Keynote: Fred Kleisner, Fred Kleisner, Past COO for the Americas – W Hotels & Past CEO – Morgans Hotel Group
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Panel Discussion: Boutique Hotel Financial Performance
Moderator: Paul Ruffino, SVP, NOLA Hospitality
Panelists:
Glenn Wasserman, CFO, Denihan Hospitality
Keith Space, President & CEO, Boutique Hospitality Management
Mark Woodworth, President PKF Hospitality Research
Niki Leondakis, CEO, Commune Hotels + Resorts
Jan Freitag, Senior Vice President, STR
9:30 am – 9:45 am
Interview Susan Furbay, VP of Business Development, HVS will interview Eric Danziger, President & CEO, Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC + Début Hotel Group
9:45 am – 10:30 am
Panel Discussion: Equity for New Deals
Moderator: Rachel Roginsky, Principal, Pinnacle Advisory Group
Panelists:
Bruce Blum, President, GB Lodging
Matthew Livian, Chief Investment Officer, Sydell Group
Neil Shah, President & COO, HHM & IC Independent Collection
Ryan Totaro, Owner, NYLO Hotels
10:30am – 10:45 am
Networking Break
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Interview
Sarah Evans, Partner, J Public Relations will interview
Rick Smith, CEO, Felcor Lodging
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Panel Discussion: Big Brands Face-Off
Moderator: Lana Dubovik Boissier, Principal, Hospitality Atelier
Panelists:
Constantine Dimas, SVP, CBO of OECollection, a division of Loews Hotels
Greg Mount, President & CEO, Red Lion Hotels
Mike Muir, Vice President, North American Development, Best Western
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Value of F & B to Investment
Moderator: Amy Jakubowski, Partner + Managing Director, Puccini Group
Panelists:
Jimmy Haber, Managing Partner, ESquared Hospitality
John deC. Evans President & CEO, Trilogy Group of Companies & OPUS Hotels
John Meadow, Founder + Principal, LDV Hospitality
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Panel Discussion: Debt Construction
Moderator: Jonathan Falik, CEO, JF Capital Advisors
Panelists:
David Gutstadt, Managing Director, Hospitality, Related/Equinox
Glyn Aeppel, Founder, President and CEO, Glencove Capital
Jared Kelso, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Debt Refinancing
Moderator: Guy Maisnik, Partner, Vice Chair, JMBM
Panelists:
David Bouton, Director Global Markets, Citigroup
Jennifer A. Dakin, SVP and Team Leader, Wells Fargo
Richard Bosworth, Managing Director, Canyon Capital
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Vignette Mark Keiser, Chief Development Officer, SH Group-Baccarat Hotels & 1 Hotels
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Networking Break
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Spotlight
Moderator: Eric Alms, President, Parker & Morgan
Panelists: Raul Leal, CEO, Virgin Hotels Mark Pratt, Associate Principal, VOA Associates
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Interview
Cathy A. Enz, Ph.D., Professor of Strategy and The Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr. Professor of Innovation & Dynamic Management, Cornell University interviews
Jason Pomeranc, CEO, The Pomeranc Group
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Interview
Christina Trauthwein, Editor, Hotel Business interviews
Richard Born, Principal, BD Hotels
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Interview
Craig Karmin, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal, will interview Mike DeFrino, CEO, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Joel Eisemann, Chief Development Officer, Americas, IHG
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Spotlight
Donna Quadri-Felitti, Ph.D., CHE, CHDM, NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, Associate Professor
Ian Schrager, Founder & Chairman interviews Ian Schrager Company
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Closing Reception

 

FEES

Event Attendees:

Sponsorship:

  • BLLA Member – 695.00
  • Non Member – 995.00

LOCATION

SVA Theatre

SVA Theatre is located at 333 West 23rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, in the heart of Chelsea.

Mass Transit

  • C/E to 23rd Street (at 8th Avenue)
  • 1 to 23rd Street (at 7th Avenue)
  • F to 23rd Street (at 6th Avenue)
  • N/R to 23rd Street (at 5th Avenue/Broadway)
  • 6 to 23rd Street (at Park Avenue)
  • New Jersey PATH (at 6th Avenue)
  • Downtown M11 (on 9th Avenue)
  • Uptown M20 bus (on 8th Avenue)
  • Crosstown M23 bus (stops at 8th and 9th Avenues)

Car

23rd Street is a two-way thoroughfare with metered parking and a parking lot on 23rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. Other nearby lots can be found on ParkWhiz. Taxis are abundant and available day and night outside the theatre.

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TESTIMONIALS

I am new to the BLLA and a hospitality newby. I did not know quite what to expect and I was literally blown away by this event. World-class hoteliers, and not just industry leaders, but numerous industry legends, trend setters and innovators. In a short time period I heard from thought leaders in all aspects of the industry – designers, developers, financiers, researchers and data junkies, operators and food & beverage, to name a few. A who’s who line-up of speakers and panelists, and intimate networking. I’ll be back and bring my friends!
Steve Gilbert, Vice President, The HWH Group

I am pleased to have sponsored and been involved with the conference and look forward to an even more inspiring program next year. For real-time information, trends and statistics, in an atmosphere conducive to sharing, the BLLA and its Hotel Investment Conference is simply the only place to be.
Jonathan Falik, CEO, JF Capital Advisors

The BLLA Hotel Investment Conference in NY this past week had by far the best group of speaker/participants of any boutique industry event that I have been to over the last 25 years! Major industry “movers & shakers” on the panels.
Bob Sonnenblick, Chairman, Sonnenblick Development LLC

BLLA attacks the issues head on, and put forth panelist’s with various views to create very stimulating and thought-provoking sessions.
Glenn Colarassi, President, Colorassi Spa & Health Club Consulting

A very cost-effective way to stay current with the people central to lifestyle hotel companies.
Jim Coyle, President, Coyle Hospitality

BLLA’s 2014 Boutique Investment Conference brought together some of the most active and best-known owners, developers and service providers in the business. The singular focus on the boutique and lifestyle segment, and the in-depth content of the sessions provided a unique perspective not found at any of the broader hotel investment conferences. This was a truly worthwhile experience.
Lou Plasencia, CEO, The Plasencia Group / Independent Hotel Partners

I was fortunate to attend your conference in New York. I thought the panelists, discussions and format were first class.
Constantine S. Dimas, Senior Vice President – Asset Management & Owner Relations, Loews Hotels

A great way to learn about trends, hear from industry leaders, and network with old friends and new.
Nancy Friedman, President, Nancy Friedman Public Relations

After doing the NYU conference, it was refreshing to do the BLLA conference. BLLA was much more approachable and manageable. I got to speak with everyone I wanted to engage and everyone was very nice. I learned a good bit and really enjoyed the day.
Jim Donnelly, President, Griffin Managment Group

This was my first year attending and I really enjoyed the academic nature of the conference vs other hotel investment conferences which can end up being more of just networking events. The panelist covered much of the boutique and lifestyle space and I enjoyed hearing the varying perspectives.
Bernard Schwartz, Co-founder, Apicii

The BLLA conferences are the only ones I go to for the content and the recent BLLA Investment Conference did not disappoint. I look forward to the BLLA Leadership Conference this Fall.
John Keeling, Executive Vice President, The Valencia Group

Fantastic forum free of prepared comments and canned responses. It’s refreshing to hear C level execs speak their minds and share their challenges & opportunities.
James Gancos, CEO & Founder, Universal Points

Impressive line-up of speakers. Content was relevant and inspirational.
Michelle Finn, Sr. Vice President, ST Media Group

Great speakers and great information.
Lisa Serpil, Director, Digital Marketing Sales, Sabre Hospitality Group

HOTEL NEGOTIATED RATES

We have secured room blocks at the following hotels in New York for your convenience:

Park Lane Hotel

36 CENTRAL PARK SOUTH
NEW YORK, NY 10019
Kevin Anza| Conference Service Manager
BOOKING LINK
Email: cres@parklanenewyork.com
Phone: 800.221.4982

ParkLane188

Dream Hotel Downtown

36 CENTRAL PARK SOUTH
NEW YORK, NY 10019
Kevin Anza| Conference Service Manager
BOOKING LINK
Email: cres@parklanenewyork.com
Phone: 800.221.4982

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When:

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Where:

SVA Theatre

333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 592-2980