The Boutique & Lifestyle Awards Heating Up! Submit your entries now – deadline is August 8!

Los Angeles, CA, July 23, 2011 – The Boutique & Lifestyle Hospitality Awards for 2011 are well underway and properties from around the world are entering the competition. Last year’s Awards were won by properties from small towns to countries outside the U.S. including China, Mexico and the U.K.

The Awards are celebrated and winners announced at a special luncheon event held during the Hospitality Design Boutique Show in Miami at the Miami Beach Convention Center, September 13-14, 2011. New this year is the BLLA Icon Award which is being custom designed by Swarovski Lighting Business, with its two prominent brands Swarovski and SCHONBEK®, as well as a 40×80 foot BLLA Pavilion on the tradeshow floor. The larger of the awards will incorporate Swarovski Contemporary Lighting exclusive crystals.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be the WINNER of the 2011 Award or a FINALIST. Benefits of winning include showcasing the official 2011 Award Icon on your website and in all promotional materials for one year. Additionally, there will be extensive press coverage, images and video of the winners.

Additionally, one individual will be honored as Boutique & Lifestyle Hotelier of the Year for outstanding achievement in owning, managing or marketing a property or small brand with this hospitality sector.

Winning entries will be honored at the Boutique & Lifestyle Hospitality Awards Luncheon, a gourmet networking extravaganza that will be held September 14, 2011 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and will be showcased online in the Boutique & Lifestyle Hospitality Awards 2011 Winners Gallery on the BLLA website, Hospitality Design website, and editorial coverage in Hospitality Design Magazine.

Deadline to submit an entry is August 8, 2011, midnight Pacific Time.

Suppliers: Purchase space in BLLA’s Pavilion on the Trade Show Floor. It will be ‘THE PLACE TO BE!’

For questions about BLLA, please submit to awards@blla.org or call 818-883-4363.

For press and media inquiries, please contact Shannon Pratuch of the Scene Marketing Group at 503-477-7155 orshannon@scenemarketinggroup.com.

We look forward to celebrating with you September 13-14, 2011 in Miami at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

About The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA)
The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association is the first and only association dedicated to uniting the world’s boutique and lifestyle properties. Created to be the unifying voice of this distinctive subset within the hospitality industry, its goal is to unite the world’s collection of boutique & lifestyle properties and the suppliers that sustain them, offering them the opportunity to successfully compete on a level playing field with major hotel companies, as well as market themselves to meet the ever-increasing demand from discerning boutique-seeking clients. For more information, or to become a member, visit: http://www.blla.org. Book a stay athttp://www.realboutiquehotels.com. Read about unique destinations at  www.boutiquelodgingmagazine.com .

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