The Boutique Hotel Investment Conference

The Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) is coming back to the live stage with the 10th annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference on 8 June 2022.  

Located in New York City’s Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom, the conference will delve into the evolving world of boutique hotel investment as leading experts and professionals in the field come together to share their experiences and expertise. 

There will be an impressive lineup of hospitality icons taking the stage, including Ian Schrager - The Ian Schrager Company, Arash Azarbarzin - Highgate, Gilda Perez-Alvarado - JLL Hotels & Hospitality, James Bermingham - Virgin Hotels, and Amanda Hite - STR. Together, they will facilitate public discussion on why boutique hotels are currently the most lucrative investment in the multi-faceted era of travel and hospitality. 

According to Frances Kiradjian, Founder & CEO of BLLA, the association is excited to return to New York with its first in-person event since the onset of the pandemic in 2020.

“Our team and Program Planning Committee did an outstanding job organising a stellar and relevant agenda. We are grateful to our sponsors and speakers for their continuing support of the global BLLA community through thick and thin over the past two years. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the city for 2022 and raise a toast to our resilience and hospitality passion.”

The one-day event agenda: 

  • Meet the Industry’s Top Companies in the Trade Show Hall
  • Opening Remarks 
    • Boutique versus Lifestyle
    • Recovery Outlook 
    • Investing Authentically
  • The Foundations 
    • Operations
    • Development
    • Branded Boutique
    • Equity
    • Debt
  • Lunch and Trade Show Hall
  • The Framework
    • Labor
    • Investment Strategies and Structuring a Deal
    • Valuations and Capital Markets
    • Food & Beverage
    • Investor Relations
    • Technology Innovation
    • The Future of Crypto and the Metaverse in Hospitality
  • Closing Remarks
    • Keynote with Ian Schrager
    • The After-Party

By bringing together the leaders in the hospitality space, this conference aims to empower and help the independent and boutique sector flourish with engaging session formats.