Tag: boutique hotel

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!

A Look into the Future of the Boutique Hotel Industry

A Report by the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA)  BLLA_White-HiResWEB

Boutique Hotel Sentiment Survey Results

The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) strives to be aware of upcoming trends in the boutique and luxury hotel industry, so that they can understand the thoughts and future plans of their member hotels. Things change very quickly in the world of luxury hotels, so this information is valuable for knowing what to expect in the future.

This report “A Look Into the Future of the Boutique Hotel Industry” reveals the responses to a research project that surveyed 55 different high end boutique and lifestyle hotels. The hotels were asked a series of questions about their plans for the near future and their opinions of the industry.

The James NY JIMMY-1The hoteliers were asked what their perception was of the biggest threats facing their hotel, including competition from other hotels, from AirBnB and other factors. They were also asked about their innovations for the future and the confidence they had for tackling future challenges.

The survey also covered the major areas of cost stress, including payroll, distribution and other cost pressures. The hoteliers were asked about the main areas in which they are investing their attention. Social media marketing was a popular response, but other areas of focus were revealed.

The report also looks into the way these hoteliers view the attributes of their hotel and their competition. The responses regarding sources of bookings are quite interesting and offer some insight into how these types of hotels operate. Within this study there is also information about the use of loyalty programs by these hotels.

the james ny 4The responses to the survey reveal many insightful trends relevant to the future of the boutique hotel industry. This report will go into greater detail analysing these responses, complete with charts to illustrate the trends. These responses and the ideas that they reveal paint a very interesting picture for the future of the boutique hotel industry.

The full report is available to BLLA members and participants of the Survey.

Email:  survey@blla.org to request a copy of the survey.  JOIN US at our upcoming conferences:
– New York, June 3, Boutique Hotel Investment Conference – CLICK HERE
– Los Angeles, October 21-23, Boutique Lifestyle Leadership Symposium – CLICK HERE

The Story of Soap

Happy Wednesday everyone!

We’re so excited about our upcoming International Boutique and Lifestyle Leadership Symposium in October in Los Angeles!

We’re even more excited about the charity we will be supporting at the Symposium : Clean the World.  Have you ever wondered what happens to that bar of soap in your hotel room after you check-out? I know I have. Many different soap scenarios have crossed my mind and I’ve always either quickly forgotten about them or just wondered and realized there’s nothing I can do about it…Wrong!

Enter : Clean the World.

Mission? To collect, recycle and distribute hotel soaps to people who need it most.

Reason?  To improve hygiene, sanitation and living conditions worldwide.

Bottom Line? Because soap saves lives.

Want to see how Clean the World is changing lives around the world? Watch these inspirational and heartwarming videos below of Clean the World in action.

Clean the World Guatemala Soap Distribution (April 2012) 

Wasted Soap, Wasted Opportunity 

Clean the World – Saving Lives, Changing History 

CBS Evening News:  A Little Soap, A Big Difference in Haiti (Oct. 2010) 

It’s so inspiring learning about the volunteers around the world working for a cleaner world. Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE October 22-24, 2012 for the International Boutique Lifestyle Leadership Symposium in Los Angeles for a chance to become inspired about even more sustainable and socially responsible practices and products regarding the global hospitality industry.

Click here to register.

For a cleaner world ,
THE BLLA-ger

Sheldon Adelson at the BLLA booth in Las Vegas!

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Did we mention Sheldon Adelson, owner of The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center, stopped by the BLLA booth and chatted it up with one of our members, Americhip? Here is a sneak peek of a photo we managed to snap, even with all the intense security!

 

Sheldon Adelson, eight wealthiest American and owner of The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center

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The BLLAger High Roller