INDUSTRY LEADERS ANNOUNCE FINALISTS FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL BOUTIQUE & LIFESTYLE HOSPITALITY AWARDS


PRODUCED BY BOUTIQUE & LIFESTYLE LODGING ASSOCIATION (BLLA) IN partnership WITH HOSPITALITY DESIGN MAGAZINE (HD), TOP PERFORMING PROPERTIES were invited to COMPETE IN SIX CATEGORIES

Event to Also Feature Hospitality CEOs In A “State Of The Industry” Panel

Hospitality leaders and design luminaries from cutting-edge architecture, interior design, purchasing, consulting firms, and from across industry segments including restaurants, hotels, spas and more, will gather together at a special awards luncheon on September 15, 2010 from 12:30 -2 p.m. during the second and final day of the Hospitality Design Boutique Exposition, held at the Miami Beach Conference Center. Categories for the awards include: Design & Architecture; Sustainability; Food & Beverage; Customer Service; Marketing & Sales; and Occupancy & RevPAR. The Awards will celebrate, for the first time ever, top performing boutique properties that have raised the bar.

Produced by the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) in partnership with Hospitality Design Magazine (HD), the awards are set to become the universal benchmark for recognition of quality among the boutique and lifestyle lodging industry and, is the only one among many hospitality awards worldwide, that is dedicated exclusively to the boutique and lifestyle hospitality industry sector. The Awards present opportunities for properties to be recognized for achieving overall success within a number of important and equally weighted categories.

The Luncheon Awards event includes a CEO Panel moderated by John Russell, CEO, NYLO Hotels, on the subject of the ‘State of the Industry for Boutique & Lifestyle properties’.  The esteemed panelists include: Janis Cannon, Vice President, IHG Global Brand Management, Hotel Indigo; Jim Chu, Sr. Vice President, Hyatt (Hyatt Place); Michael Depatie, CEO, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants; and Raul Leal, President of Tecton Hospitality and Desires Hotels.

The finalists that have excelled in the six categories and are being considered for the top awards are:

Boutique Hotel of the Year:

Lifestyle Hotel of the Year:

Boutique & Lifestyle Hotelier of the Year:

  • Tim and Kit Kemp from Firmdale Hotels, London
  • Larry, Michael and Jason Pomeranc and Stephen Brandman of Thompson Hotels
  • Fred Kleisner, Morgans Hotel Group
  • Chip Conley, Joie de Vivre
  • Carlos Couturier, co-founder of Mexico’s Grupo Habita

The HD Boutique Exposition and Conference that will take place on September 14th and 15th at the Miami Beach Conference Center differentiates itself from any other tradeshow with its distinct style and unique venue, creating a more personal event where relationships are built and new products are discovered. The intimate scale of HD Boutique allows the demonstration of the best design elements from both the largest manufacturers to the most exquisite artisans, providing an inspiring array of ideas and products.

To attend the event, please go the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Awards: Register Here.

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