Annual BLLA conference returns in June

The Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) is returning with its 11th annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference on June 7 and 8. The conference will be held in New York City’s Florence Gould Hall.

Hospitality veterans Andrew Zobler of The Sydell Group; Larry and Michael Pomeranc of SIXTY Hotels; Andrea Grigg of JLL Hotels & Hospitality; Richard Valtr of Mews; Chris Hemmeter of Thayer Ventures; Raul Leal of SH Hotels & Resorts; Rafael Museri of Selina; and Amanda Hite of STR and others are expected to attend the two-day event.

Key topics on the agenda include:

  • Capital markets overview
  • The legal matters
  • Debt and equity
  • A candid talk on technology
  • Update on the European boutique hotel investment landscape
  • F&B as a recipe for success
  • The realities of asset management
  • Development: Transforming vision into reality

“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 of 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.”

The Boutique Hotel Investment Conference will be held over two days for the first time in its 11-year history.

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, Nestle 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™.

“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,” said Ariela Kiradjian, COO and partner of BLLA.

There will be an exclusive digital Webex networking platform for attendees to build their personal profiles and connect with one another during the conference and receive communication, such as the agenda and other announcements, in real time.

Attendees can get tickets here. BLLA members can avail of discounts and can apply here. Student pricing is also available.