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Boutique & Lifestyle Leadership Symposium 2016


Monday, October 24th, 2016
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016


Luskin Conference Center @ UCLA

425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA


BLLA looks forward to welcoming you to the 5th Annual Boutique Lifestyle Leadership Symposium being held at the beautiful Luskin Conference Center at UCLA, opening August 2016!


Included at the conference center is a new hotel.  Be one of the first guests to enjoy the many comforts of this wonderful property. You can become familiar with both the conference center and the hotel at THIS LINK.  The Center boasts sustainable and amazing menus with a Mediterranean as well as California flair inspired by their new Executive Chef, Todd Sicolo.  READ MORE

Additionally, we are pleased to offer the industry’s 1st full-day UCLA Hospitality Continuing Education program in collaboration with BLLA on the subject of “Turning an Asset into a genuine luxury Boutique Hotel.” A separate registration will be required to attend and seating is limited, so register early. CEU credits are available when completing this program.

Our conferences are always packed with INNOVATORS in the boutique and lifestyle space and the Leadership Symposium is no different.  We highlight companies that are either launching or re-launching and give them the stage to share how they are PUSHING THE ENVELOPE so that your time is full of intrigue and not just another cut and dry conference. Get ready to join the leaders who are revolutionizing the boutique hospitality industry. You will leave inspired and strengthened by your fellow independent lifestyle colleagues.  

Our membership has grown significantly over the past year. This growth is due to the association filling a void in the marketplace. Before our organization existed there was no place for boutique hotel managers and owners to congregate and discuss opportunities, solutions and problems. We have created a community for professionals with similar interests and goals to connect and play a role in the future.

As we continue to grow, we attract more of the finest properties from around the world within this special niche category. We have also gained many new designers, hotels, supplier members and sponsors who have supported our efforts in a generous way and we are very appreciative of these relationships.

BLLA is an association dedicated to the success of its members and we will work together as like-minded professionals to create opportunities for independent properties and small brands – so that we can compete and win!


If you are not yet a member, JOIN US! We will welcome you with open arms to the BLLA family!

In friendship and hospitality,


Frances Kiradjian
BLLA Founder & CEO

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Featured Speakers


Note: The Gala Awards Dinner Only option is for those not attending the conference Location: The Beverly Hills Hotel
Cocktail Reception begins 6 pm and Dinner ends approx. 10 pm Dress code: Black Tie optional

Full Symposium Registration includes 2-1/2 days of meals and refreshments – breakfasts, lunches, networking breaks, Monday evening Welcome Reception at the United Talent Agency sponsored by Rottet Studio, Tuesday evening Gala Awards Dinner & Cocktail Party, Program Guide, Sponsor gifts, entry to win prizes and Official badge Symposium dress code:  Casual Business attire

Luskin Center ParkingValet: $39/day. There is also Self Parking for day as well as overnight attendees at $12 / day at the adjacent Lot 8 (no in-out privileges), connected to the Center via a walkway to the event registration area near the ballroom


Sponsorship Packages

Book a Room

Confirmed attendees may book a room at the Luskin Conference Center Hotel @ UCLA using group conference code BLLA1023.

Call this direct number for reservations and ask for the BLLA Conference negotiated rate or the code above:  855-LCC-UCLA (855-522-8252).

The rate that we have negotiated is $235 INCLUDING tax! (Also, note that no tipping is allowed inside the facility as it is on a university campus.)

UCLA Luskin Conference Center

The Luskin Center features 254 spacious, luxury hotel rooms in the heart of UCLA fully equipped with amenities, dining options and world-class service.


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Monday, October 24th, 2016
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016


Luskin Conference Center @ UCLA

425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA