BLLA (Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association) 2nd Annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference Speaker Line-up Revealed
Being held June 4th at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Auditorium on Broadway
The NYIT Auditorium has limited seating, so interested parties desiring to attend should register here as soon as possible: http://bit.ly/BLLANYRegistration.
This conference is known for its intimacy allowing attendees to get up close with these industry executives. It is a micro-targeted version of other hotel investment conferences and everyone who attends is there for a very specific reason. It is small enough that the networking is great and you don't get lost in the crowd. The venue and program is much more focused, targeted and easier to navigate.
AGENDA for the conference includes:
Boutique Hotel - Start to Finish
Independent vs. Branded Hotels
Food, Drink & More
Shotgun Speakers - Bankers including UBS Investment Bank & Moelis & Company
CEO Panel including:
Michael Achenbaum, Founder & President, Gansevoort Hotel Group
Benjamin 'Patrick' Denihan, CEO, Denihan Investments
Tom Gottlieb, Partner, Geolo/Commune
Ed Scheetz, CEO, King & Grove
Brad Wilson, President, Ace Hotel Group
Equity & Acquisitions
Veronica Stoddart, Editor in Chief, USA Today interviews on center-stage, Eric Danziger, President & CEO, Hampshire Hotels & Resorts
Christina Trauthwein, Editor, Hotel Business interviews on center-stage, Ian Schrager, Founder & Chairman, Ian Schrager Company
Panelists include: Craig Greenberg, Brad Wilson, Tom Dillon, Richard Bosworth, Horst Schulze, John Bralower, Michael Tall, Benjamin 'Patrick' Denihan, Michael Achenbaum, Will Obeid, Tom Gottlieb, Glyn Aeppel, Eric Danziger, Christina Trauthwein, Kenneth Villamil, Ian Schrager, Jonathan Falik, Paul Ruffino, James Lin, Ed Scheetz, Morgan Plant, Bruce Ford, Daniel Lesser, Larry Kwon, Josh Fluhr, Ben Greazal, Jonathan Bortz, Robert Mandelbaum, Michael H. Sonnabend, Bob Puccini, Richard Sandoval, Evan Hurd, Bob Sonnenblick, Paul James, Jan D. Freitag, Andrew Zobler, Karrie Drinkhahn, Lou Plasencia, Jason Pomeranc, Todd English, Mark Gordon, Richard Millard, Veronica Stoddart, Oliver Striker, John Keeling, Jim Coyle. The full list of speakers can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/BLLANY2014Speakers.
BLLA thanks its' Sponsors: The New York Institute of Technology – School of Hospitality Management, JF Capital Advisors, Vauxhall Advisors, Coyle Hospitality, Richard Sandoval Restaurants, Simply Spotless, Real Estate Alert, CohnReznick, Greenberg Traurig, Vizergy, Trendy Tripping.
BLLA's other conferences include:
July 30 – August 1, Travel Industry Executive Women's Conference, Los Angeles - http://bit.ly/TIEWN2014
September 17-19, Boutique Lifestyle International Leadership Symposium, Las Vegas - http://bit.ly/2014BLLASymposium
About The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA)
The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) is the first and only alliance association dedicated to uniting the world's independent boutique and lifestyle hotels and small brands. This organization was created to be the unifying voice of this distinctive subset within the hospitality industry. BLLA's goal is to unite the world's collection of independent 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 www.blla.org.
Frances Kiradjian (BLLA)
Phone: +1 818-264-4810
Fax: +1 805-419-9415