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Uniting the Boutique Community to Amplify the Lucrative Future of Boutique Hotels 

Leading minds in boutique hospitality create a one-of-a-kind agenda for the 11th annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference Los Angeles, CA - T...

Leading minds in boutique hospitality create a one-of-a-kind agenda for the 11th annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference

Los Angeles, CA – The Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) is returning to the live stage with the 11th annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference on June 7-8, 2023. 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 icons like 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 to name a few. The roster of leaders includes dynamic owners, investors, and developers who will ignite conversations about the current trends and projected growth for the thriving sector that is boutique hospitality.  

“There is always excitement in the air when BLLA returns to New York to meet with our industry’s top hoteliers,” stated Frances Kiradjian, Founder & CEO of BLLA. “This year’s conference is the first time, in its 11-year history, to hold it over 2 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 of 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, 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™.

Tickets are available here. There are discounts for current members of BLLA. If you would like to become a member to receive the Member rate, apply here for BLLA. Student pricing is available. Please contact

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.

The network is grateful for the support of the current Headline Sponsors, including: HFTP (exclusive association sponsor), Nestle Premium Waters, Dragonfly Strategists, Lockton, Greenberg Traurig, Roomza, Mews, Pace Revenue, and Corporate Spending Innovations, as well as its Boutique Sponsor: Lily Jack, and Lifestyle Sponsors: cb5 Hospitality Group and Staypineapple.

Sponsorships are also available and offer a range of digital and in-person benefits, such as speaking opportunities and marketing promotions before and during the event. Contact for more information. 

Check out some video reels from past events here: 1-BLLA conference (the 2022 Conference at The Plaza Hotel), and 2-BLLA conference (showcasing Florence Gould Hall).

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