The Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) is returning to the live stage with the 11th-annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference on June 7-8. Boutique experts and visionaries will gather in New York City’s Florence Gould Hall to better understand the fundamentals of hotel investment as it relates to the evergrowing boutique landscape.
Taking the stage are hospitality executives such as Andrew Zobler, The Sydell Group; Jason, Larry and Michael Pomeranc, SIXTY Hotels; Andrea Grigg, JLL Hotels & Hospitality; Richard Valtr, Mews; Chris Hemmeter, Thayer Ventures; Raul Leal, SH Hotels & Resorts; Rafael Museri, Selina; and Amanda Hite, STR.
“There is always excitement in the air when BLLA returns to New York to meet with our industry’s top hoteliers,” said Frances Kiradjian, founder/CEO, BLLA. “This year’s conference is the first time in its 11-year history to hold it over two days. We’ve added extra time for networking, more active sessions with audience participation throughout and a later start time which has been requested by attendees.”
Key topics on the two-day agenda include:
- Capital Markets Overview
- The Legal Matters
- Debt & Equity
- A Candid Talk on Technology
- Update on European Boutique Hotel Investment Landscape
- F&B as a Recipe for Success
- The Realities of Asset Management
- Development: Transforming Vision into Reality
Ariela Kiradjian, COO/partner, BLLA, added, “By uniting top minds in the boutique hospitality industry, this event showcases the shared embodiment of leadership, innovation, knowledge and passion for ‘the boutique lifestyle.’”
The diverse programming is especially interactive with formats such as mentorship sessions, in-person networking, debates, evidence-based think tanks, keynotes, case studies and more.
Companies speaking include SH Hotels & Resorts, STR, JLL, The Sydell Group, Citi, Thayer Ventures, SIXTY Hotels, Selina, Main Street Hospitality Group, HFTP, PKF hotelexperts, Bridgeton, Global Holdings Management Group, HVS Americas, Mews, Auberge Resorts Collection, Beaumier, Goldman Sachs, Nestlé Premium Waters, Roomza, citizenM, Dragonfly Strategists, Corporate Spending Innovations, Greenberg Traurig, Prospect Ridge, cb5 Hospitality Group, JMBM, EOS Hospitality, FOC, Gansevoort Meatpacking, The Canyon Group, Cedar Capital Partners and StayBoutique.
There will be an exclusive digital Webex networking platform for attendees to build their own personal profiles and connect with one another throughout the conference, as well as receive communication such as the agenda and other announcements in real time.
Tickets are available here. There are discounts for current members of BLLA, and student pricing is available. If you would like to become a member to receive the member rate, apply here.