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BLLA Announces Speaker Line-Up at Annual Stay Boutique Conference Los Angeles

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Boutique Industry Powerhouses come together discussing future of boutique concept & what hospitality & boutique businesses create to attract 2019’s customers

Hearing from leaders first-hand is one reason why people love the Stay Boutique Agenda & attend the BLLA events, besides the great networking, education and overall very upscale, boutique experience.”
— Frances Kiradjian, CEO, BLLA
WEST HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 4, 2019 / -- Los Angeles -- In just 5 weeks, the Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) will congregate in downtown Los Angeles February 11-13 at the Magic Box @ The Reef to showcase some of the world's best brands and independents to discuss the future of the boutique sector globally.

Some of the highlights of this event are the diversity of speakers brought to the stage. "Our boutique hotels and businesses are collaborative and pillars of local communities" stated Frances Kiradjian, CEO, BLLA. "Highlights include Avi Brosh, CEO of Paligroup / Zak Normandin, Founder & CEO of Dirty Lemon / Larry Korman, President of AKA Serviced Residences / Joey Gonzalez, CEO of Barry's Bootcamp / Sarah Simon & Tran Wills, Co-Founders of Base Coat / April Uchitel, CEO of VIOLET GRAY / Benjamin Edgar Gott, Founder of Boxed Water / Kim Malek, Founder & CEO of Salt and Straw / Nicole Centeno, Founder & CEO of Splendid Spoon / Melissa Briggs Bradley, Founder of Indagare / Wilhelm Oehl, CXO of Eight Inc. Hearing from leaders first-hand is one reason why people love the Stay Boutique Agenda and attend the BLLA events, besides the great networking, education and overall very upscale, boutique experience."

Additionally, the distinctive events all happening at the same venue, run on consecutive days beginning February 11th with an afternoon Boutique Bootcamp and Opening Cocktail Reception. Next up is the full day Leadership Conference February 12th and an Awards Cocktail party & Dinner honoring Projects, Minds & Concepts as well as honoring the Los Angeles Fire Department and their heartfelt recent work during the Woolsey fires in LA. Fire trucks will be on hand for attendee photographs. The last day, February 13th is another full day dedicated to Female Empowerment (everyone invited to attend), built off a group of more than 10,400 women globally, ending with a final reception.

The conference also announced this year's BLLA awards are still open for nomination for the categories below, through the end of next week as well as registration and sponsorship of the event. Note that on-site registration will be available but at an increased rate. Follow the links:


Awards Categories
Boutique Collaboration Project
Boutique Branding Execution Project

Boutique Designer
Boutique Instagrammer
Boutique Leader

Boutique Hotel
Lifestyle Hotel
Boutique Retail Brand
Boutique Restaurant
Boutique Bar
Boutique Fitness Studio
Boutique Art Gallery
Boutique Coffee

Steve Schwartz, Founder - Art of Tea / Kristi White, VP Sales Engineering - The Rainmaker Group / Avi Brosch, CEO - Paligroup / Wilhelm Oehl, CXO - Eight Inc. / Zak Normandin, Founder & CEO - Dirty Lemon, The Drug Store (with Iris Nova) / Damon Lawrence & Marcus Carey, Founders - Homage Hospitality / Andrew Fay, President, The Gettys Group / Lynn Easton & Dean Porter Andrews, Founders - Easton Porter Group / Benjamin Edgar Gott, Founder - Boxed Water / Frances Kiradjian, CEO - BLLA & Stay Boutique / Ariela Kiradjian, COO BLLA & Co-Founder - BLLA & Stay Boutique / Aishwarya Iyer, Founder - Brightland / Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski, Founders - G & B Coffee & Go Get Em Tiger / Larry Korman, President - AKA Serviced Residences / Joey Gonzales, CEO - Barry's Bootcamp / Natalie Kuhn, Executive Vice President & Founding Teacher - The Class by Taryn Toomey / Lisa Odenweller, Founder - Beaming & Jayde / April Uchitel, CEO - VIOLET GREY / Sarah Simon & Tran Wills, Co-Founders - Base Coat Nail Salon / Ariane Goldman, Founder - HATCH & HATCH MAMA / Sara Tan, Senior West Coast Fashion & Beauty Editor - Bustle / Kim Malek, Founder & CEO, Salt and Straw / Nicole Centeno, Founder & CEO - Splendid Spoon / Chelsea Nassib, Founder - Tappan Collective / Coly Den Haan, Founder - Vinovore / Melissa Biggs Bradley, Founder - Indagare

Headline Sponsors: AKA Serviced Residences, Two Roads Hospitality, Greenberg Traurig, SuiteLife Insurance, Rainmaker, The Gettys Group, Luxe Collection, iVvy Venues, Tempur Sealy, Enseo. Conference Sponsors: ITM Mobile, Simple Human, BeyondTV, Eight Inc, LATHER, Black Bow Sweets, Art of Tea, Meier Lake, Allbridge, Westminster Teak, Mill & Thread, Easton Porter Group, MComs, Atomic Design, My Mo Mochi, La Colombe, Aurora Elixirs, Splendid Spoon, Hotpoint Media, The Bosco, Colors Collective, Box Union, HOTEC Design, Four Sigmatic, COOLA, Simply Gum, Good Day Chocolate, Smashmallow, Icelandic Glacial, Skinny Dipped, Supergoop!, HospitalityNet, HotelNewsNow, World Travel Market, LODGING Magazine, eHotelier, NEWH, Hotel Online, Hotel Executive, Hospitality Design, Hotel Business, Hotel Management.

About the Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association ( BLLA )
BLLA is the world's most innovative and progressive organization dedicated to the luxury independent boutique lodging and lifestyle industries. The association connects the world's most dynamic executives with cutting edge business and operational insight. BLLA's membership benefits allow access to the world's leading minds in the space through events, research and education. Association members are an integral part of the boutique family, something they love about BLLA. Our mission is to provide leadership and opportunities members as well as a trusted place for consumers to find real boutique hotels and businesses. All resulting in strategic interactions and access to information that helps people and organizations thrive. Join the movement that BLLA gave birth to in 2009 and become a part of something that is truly unique, exciting and inspirational.

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