Tag: boutique design

StayBoutique© Twitter Chat Highlights

On Friday September 25th, BLLA (@BoutiqueLodging) hosted our first monthly #StayBoutique Twitter Chat and it was a rousing success! With over 300 tweets shared on the topic over the course of the hour we had participation from some fantastic tastemakers and hoteliers around the world.  The event was co-hosted by Niki Leondakis (@Niki_Leondakis) CEO of Commune Hotels. If you missed it this time, we plan to do it monthly, so join us next time. In the meantime, check out some of the highlights below.

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If you want to see all the tweets, just type the hashtag #StayBoutique in your search bar on Twitter and you will see the feed from the chat in your feed. If you’d like to join in on the next one feel free to email us at info@blla.org and we will send you the questions out a few days in advance. Until then – #stayboutique!

Boutique Airlines

Certain international airline carriers plus major carriers with unique routes and services can be a great add-on to a boutique/lifestyle hotel stay. 

Recent experience on Air Tahiti Nui which flies from Los Angeles to Paris was a huge surprise.  It fits beautifully with a boutique trip and includes many elements you would expect to find at a great property including design, service, amenities.

This is a small airline and operates one of the youngest fleets of A340-300 aircraft.  Taken from their site:

The airline has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faa’a International Airport on the island of Tahiti. The company was founded in 1996 and commenced flight operations in 1998. The Government of French Polynesia is the major shareholder in the airline along with Tahitian private investors.

As the international airline of Tahiti, our mission is to develop tourism and trade from key world markets to Tahiti & Her Islands, to provide a high-quality airline for the people of French Polynesia, and to become the first choice of travelers on the routes that we fly.

Our flight crew operating the Air Tahiti Nui A340 aircraft is among the most experienced in the skies. Flight Captains average over 10,000 hours and 15 years of airline service while our Tahitian cabin crew has been carefully selected and extensively trained to provide the highest standards in passenger safety and comfort. Every member of the Air Tahiti Nui crew is fluent in French, Tahitian, and English in addition to Japanese for the crew on our Japanese routes. 

French Polynesian Hospitality!

BLLA to present in London

The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) is confirmed as a Headline Sponsor at the Boutique Hotel Summit London.  BLLA is expanding in the EMEA region and this is one of several projects to be announced shortly.

We are extremely excited to be participating in this conference and the BLLA Founder, Frances Kiradjian, will also be speaking on the “State of the Industry” at this event.   

1st European Boutique Summit

The event, Europe’s first b2b conference for the boutique and lifestyle hotel sectors will be held at London’s St Ermin’s Hotel on June 13 and 14 of this year, filling a gap in the market for hospitality industry professionals involved in this vibrant and growing sector to learn, network and discuss the latest industry trends.

Read the latest press release here.

Sponsorship opportunities.  View the Options here.

We will be reporting live from the Summit!  Feel free to call +1-818-883-4363 or email events@blla.org for more information or assistance.

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