BLLA Announces the Power List of Boutique Leaders

The association has compiled their first annual ranking of those individuals who possess the most influence and soul amid a true entrepreneurial spirit View the Power List here The official association to the world’s verified and authenticated boutique hotels and businesses, BLLA ((the Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association), is proud to announce their inaugural list of […]

Getting to Know the Leaders That Make Boutique Hotels Special

The boutique hotel industry has grown in its popularity among travelers since the term was first coined in the 1980s, and especially in recent years, as discriminating travelers seek a more intimate hospitality experience that caters to their individual needs. The hoteliers who own and run these hotels have taken daring steps in many cases […]

Top Minds Making an Impact in Food & Beverage Industry

The term “pioneer” doesn’t exactly conjure up images of a sumptuous boutique hotel, complete with a quaint cafe or a bustling, yet elegant dinner service. Neither does it call to mind curated charcuterie, responsibly sourced seafood, or a glass of this year’s Beaujolais nouveau. However, in a time when the once-stellar reputation of hotel-based food […]

9 Things Boutique Hotels Can Do to Safely Reopen & Deliver Great Guest Experiences

How do you protect public health and safety while delivering extraordinary guest experiences? That’s the million-dollar question for hotel managers, particularly at boutique properties where limitations and other conditions affect the segment’s signature small-scale style. As parts of the country begin to reopen, it’s critical that boutique hotels establish clear guidelines for delivering on the […]

Travel Advisors & Boutique Hotels Working Together

BLLA to provide IATA’s (International Air Transport Association) AgentExperience ID Card program with authenticated list of boutique hotels The two associations will work together to ensure identified holders of the IATA/IATAN ID Card  will have access to agent rates and perks at global boutique hotels worldwide. BLLA today announced the collaboration of a very special […]

BLLA and Health4Luxury Partner to Certify Boutique Hotels

The Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) partners with the industry’s foremost health & safety organization to assist boutique hotels in certifying their properties. Creating a sanctuary, scientifically tested and luxury certified for boutique hotels in the U.S. as we enter the second wave. BLLA continues its efforts to support the boutique hospitality sector by bringing […]

Letting the Guest Lead the Way to Recovery

A look into a BLLA study on travelers perceptions of boutiques vs brands Here’s the $64 million dollar question: what’s on consumers’ minds as hospitality works through this phase of post-COVID recovery? And what, in particular, are they thinking and talking about when it comes to boutique hospitality? And most importantly, what do they DO […]

The Community’s Questions Answered about Travel

On April 16, BLLA produced The Boutique Hotel’s Crisis Guide to Travel, which you can watch on our Youtube page. We took some of the questions from the audience and sent them to three of our experts in the travel industry. The Experts Timothy O’Neil-Dunne, Principal, 777 PartnersAlex Sharpe, President & CEO, Signature Travel NetworkAnastasia Mann, Chairman & CEO, Corniche Travel I […]

Tips for Boutique Hotels Amid the Crisis

In a world filled with uncertainty, there comes a time when like-minded people must band together to save their industries and everything they believe in. Take a look at 8 tips BLLA, the official organization for the global boutique hotel and business community, suggests.  Communicate with your staffYour team will appreciate getting up to date […]

Turning Lemons into Limoncello

Reinventing service culture for an uncertain age The shape of a “re-start” has emerged. We don’t know when, exactly, but it’s starting to come, quite possibly within 30-60 days. It won’t be a flip of the switch, and conditions will vary by country, region, and even city, but its elements look likely to be: • […]