Thursday, August 27, 2020
The Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) is thrilled to announce Ian Schrager returns to the Boutique Hotel Investment Conference on September 17, joining an impressive global roster of leaders in the hospitality space. This all-day digital event unites the global boutique and luxury hospitality industry together to connect via two tracks (Investment and Leadership), a full half-day Bootcamp the following day, and extracurricular activities to round out the day’s extraordinary experiences.
Many of these experts have survived the downturns of the late 1980’s market crash, the 2008 to 2010 depression and now, the 2020 pandemic crisis. Bringing them together supports the strong possibilities for the independent and boutique sectors as they share their wisdom and experience toward a hopeful outlook for the future of this industry.
The Agenda kicks off with morning Zoom Yoga, followed by over 50 sessions in two distinctive tracks to follow (which will be available for up to 48 hours); Mentorship Circles (each for 25 participants, first come, first served); Keynotes and interviews; virtual speed-dating through a new tool and other extra-curricular activities such as Happy Hour and more.
Each track (Investment and Leadership) begins with Keynotes from iconic organizations such as the U.S. Travel Association, globally renowned retail and luxury boutique hotel brand Fauchon, industry research from such companies as STR and Horwath Htl, CEOs from boutique brands such as Virgin Hotels, Dream Hotels, SH Hotels, SBE Hospitality Group, Rosewood Hotels, Standard Hotels, Proper Hotels, Life House Hotels and many more. The 2020 Boutique Lifestyle Award Winners will also be announced.
On September 18, the day after the main conference, Boutique Boot Camp will cover several key topics, from Communication to Digital Marketing to Partnerships with Tourism Offices, virtual speed-dating and more.
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