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Announcing the 2012 Award Winners

September 14, 2012 – BLLA Announces the winners of it’s 2012 Boutique & Lifestyle Hospitality Awards.

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

The Betsy Hotel Miami Beach, FL – 2012 Boutique Hotel of the Year WINNER

The Hotel Sorella, Houston, TX – 2012 Lifestyle Hotel of the Year WINNER

Jonathan Plutzik, Principal owner and Chairman, The Betsy Hotel Miami Beach – 2012 Hotelier of the Year WINNER

CONGRATULATIONS!

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

BLLA produced a spectacular Awards ceremony and luncheon yesterday to announce the Winners of the 2011 Awards and following below are the placements of the top awards and finalists.  Read more HERE.

2011 BOUTIQUE HOTEL OF THE YEAR:  The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee, WI

2011 LIFESTYLE HOTEL OF THE YEAR:  The W Hotel & Residences, Hollywood, CA

2011 BOUTIQUE & LIFESTYLE HOTELIER OF THE YEAR:  Tim Dixon, Owner, The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee, WI

AND NOW …… THE NOMINEES IN ORDER OF THEIR PLACEMENT:

BOUTIQUE HOTEL OF THE YEAR:

1st Place and WINNER of the 2011 Boutique Hotel of the Year Award is:  The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee, WI, Tim Dixon, Owner

2nd Place – The Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, NM, Anna Anderson, General Manager

3rd Place The Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR, Tod Breslau, Developer & Managing Partner

4TH Place – Hotel Renew, Honolulu, HI (accepting on their behalf, Elizabeth Fournier, friend of the Renew)

LIFESTYLE HOTEL OF THE YEAR:

1st Place and WINNER of the 2011 Lifestyle Hotel of the Year Award is:  The W Hotel & Residences Hollywood, Sharilyn Olson Rigdon, designstudio ltd

2nd Place – The Good Hotel San Francisco (accepting on their behalf, Ingrid Summerfield, Joie de Vivre)

3rd Place – The Westlake Village Inn, Westlake Village, CA, Skip Farriss, President

4th Place – The Surrey Hotel, New York, Kyle Rottet, Rottet Studios

BOUTIQUE & LIFESTYLE HOTELIER OF THE YEAR:

1st Place and WINNER of the 2011 Boutique & Lifestyle Hotelier of the Year Award is:  Tim Dixon, Owner, The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee, WI

2nd Place – Richard Kessler, Owner & CEO, The Kessler Collection from Florida to New Mexico and inbetween (Mark Kessler accepting on behalf of his father)

3th Place – Andrea De Trinidad, General Manager, Mount View Hotel & Spa, Calistoga, CA

4rd Place – Joe Kurth, General Manager, The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI

A special thank you to our judges this year:
• Claudia Juestel, Principal, Adeeni Design Group
• Cheryl Paddock, Third Millennium Travel
• David Beedie, Travel Consultant, Ovation Corporate Travel
• David Schwartz, The Management Consortium, Inc.
• Ian Murray, Co-Founder, bigblueroad.com
• Mark Pratt, Vice President, VOA Architect
• Pedro Colaco, CEO, GuestCentric
• Ronit Copeland, CEO & Founder, Copeland Ltd.
• Stephen Robbins, CEO, Principia Hospitality
• Tiffany Topcik, V.P., Hickory Travel Group

And the nominees are…

The 2011 Nominees for the Boutique & Lifestyle Hospitality Awards, which will be announced at the HDBoutique Show in Miami on September 14 are:

 

To be among the first to hear and meet the winners, join us for the luncheon. Register here.

Boutique & Lifestyle Awards

This year’s Boutique & Lifestyle Hospitality Awards will be announced shortly and include a lengthy questionnaire for hotels to complete.  The questions include a well-rounded array of information from every aspect of a property.  

Boutique Lifestyle Hospitality Awards Badge

The Awards are an opportunity for properties to be recognized in achieving overall success throughout a number of important and equally-weighted categories being considered during the judging process. These categories include:

·         Design & Architecture
·         Sustainability
·         Food & Beverage
·         Customer Service
·         Marketing & Sales
·         Operational Performance

The BLLA Awards Committee is currently reviewing the questionnaire and the main categories.  We would love to hear any comments from past registrants or others about important items to consider.  Comment here or send your suggestions to Awards@blla.org.

By:  Frances Kiradjian