The Who’s Who of Boutique Hospitality Industry Come Together in New York City for Distinguished Conference
Arianna Huffington and C-Level Executives of Equinox Hotels, Leading Hotels, Virgin Hotels, Sixty Hotels, Grace Hotels, Valencia Group and More to Speak at BLLA Conference, June 7
New York, March 20, 2017 – Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) announces powerhouse line-up for 2017’s annual boutique hotel investment conference. The Times Center in New York will be the backdrop for this year’s acclaimed conference that will bring together the industry’s most elite hoteliers, investors and developers. BLLA is the leading Boutique & Lifestyle Association aimed at globally connecting independent, upscale hoteliers with fellow industry innovators, discerning travelers and hospitality educators.
Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) Announces New Board of Advisors for Strategic Alliance with UCLA Extension
Leading Hospitality Executives and Industry Suppliers Address Strategies For New Hospitality Program Designed to Address the Luxury Boutique Hotel Sector
Los Angeles, March 14, 2017 – BLLA’s top executive, Frances Kiradjian, brought together leading boutique hotel brand CEOs and the industry’s top service providers to participate in advancing hospitality’s only boutique luxury-focused educational program, in conjunction with UCLA Extension. The Board of Advisors recently held their first meeting in Los Angeles to announce a new 5-day educational program for hospitality executives and professionals to launch in March 2018.
BLLA Expands into European Hospitality Market with First-Ever Conference in Paris
Leading European Industry Visionaries Gathered at EquipHotel Trade Show on November 9
New York – The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) has successfully expanded into the European hospitality market, hosting the association’s first-ever Paris conference at the renowned EquipHotel Trade Show last week. Showing support for the travel and hospitality industry in Paris, BLLA connected hospitality brands and industry leaders for a day of conversation about hotel trends and 2017 projections. BLLA is the official organization to the world’s premier boutique hotels, dedicated to connecting independent, upscale hoteliers with fellow industry innovators.
Highlights from the Boutique Hotel Investment Conference – 2016 Edition
Last week over 350 hoteliers, investors, and owners descended on the Florence Gould Hall in New York, NY to hear more than 50 speakers including perceptive keynotes, panelists, team presentations and insights into the Boutique and Lifestyle Lodging Industry. This was the fourth annual investment conference event put on by the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) spearheaded by Founder and CEO, Frances Kiradjian.
BLLA’s Annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference Returns to New York, June 2016
Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association Will Connect Industry’s Most Elite Hoteliers, Investors and Developers For This Year’s Distinguished Event on June 8, 2016
New York, March 9 – The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) has announced its most prestigious annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference will be held at the Florence Gould Hall of the French Institute, New York. This esteemed event will bring together hospitality’s most sought after developers, financiers and hotel luminaries to discuss the value of the boutique hotel industry today.
At the helm of over 40 guest speakers, is innovative hospitality entrepreneur Ian Schrager, who returns to the event for his fourth year. Schrager, alongside leading hospitality executives, will share the latest forecasts on topics including debt construction, equity for deals, boutique financial performance and the value of the food and beverage industry.
“It is vital to hear from the strongest key players within the hospitality industry regarding the investments and value of leading boutique hotels and management organizations,” says BLLA Founder and CEO Frances Kiradjian. “This year’s conference will aim to teach, inform and encourage all participating sectors of the boutique hospitality sphere.”
Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) Connects Travel and Hospitality Aficionados for 3rd Annual Executive Women’s Conference in Los Angeles
Conference to feature leading female hospitality executives for one-day event, January 27, at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Los Angeles, CA, January 5, 2016 – For the third consecutive year, Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA), aimed at connecting independent, upscale hoteliers with fellow industry innovators, will join forces with the Travel Industry Executive Women’s Network (TIEWN) for its annual Executive Women’s Conference. The January 27, 2016 conference aims to support the goals of BLLA, and to further goals and objectives of women in tourism and hospitality.
Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) Brings Together 270 Boutique Hotel Leaders, Travel Advisors, Elite Media and Industry Professionals for Three-Day Symposium
Hospitality Industry Luminaries Gathered in Los Angeles to Discuss Latest Trends and Announce Industry Awards
Los Angeles (October 27, 2015) – BLLA successfully closed its 2015 Annual Leadership Symposium held at Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Santa Monica last Friday October 23. The three-day event embraced over 70 guest speakers and 270 attendees worldwide, encompassing boutique hoteliers and industry’s most sought-after vendors and media partners.
Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) Brings Together Independent Hotel Leaders/Innovators for Annual Leadership Symposium in Los Angeles
Symposium to feature sought-after guest speakers, lifestyle boutique executives and industry experts for three-day event, October 21-23
NEW YORK, September 21, 2015 – Over 300 boutique hotel leaders, travel advisors, media and industry professionals will gather at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Santa Monica, for the annual BLLA Leadership Symposium. BLLA is the leading Boutique & Lifestyle Association aimed at connecting independent, upscale hoteliers with fellow industry innovators, discerning travelers and hospitality professionals.
Demand for Independent upscale hotels
As more travelers are becoming tuned into alternative lodging options—from couch surfing to villa rentals—the demand for independent boutique and lifestyle hotels also continues to outpace many other hospitality segments.
Already, independent hotels account for more than 75 percent of the 500,000 hotels worldwide, reflecting a global revenue of more than $240 billion.
But the industry is a highly fragmented one, with a language that has not yet been fully defined, and precious few consumer-facing resources. Covering this groundbreaking industry can be a labor-intensive process for members of the media who don’t have access to the right sources.
BLLA can help. By connecting with BLLA, members of the Press can:
- Generate story ideas. By signing up for our weekly newsletter, the media can stay abreast of new developments in the independent luxury and lifestyle lodging industry.
- Stay abreast of breaking industry news. Learn about openings, renovations, management changes and other industry developments and receive groundbreaking research by signing up to receive BLLA press releases.
- Find a source. Whether you’re looking for a manager or owner of an independent property, or looking to speak with the vendors that supply this industry, we can help connect you with the right contact for your story.
- Attend our annual Boutique Lifestyle Leadership Symposium. BLLA offers a limited number of media passes to our signature annual events.