BLLA Releases “Boutique Industry Pulse 2014”
10 Leading CEOs and Presidents share their greatest opportunities and challenges of operating in the boutique & lifestyle hotel sector
From the opportunities and challenges, we've identified top focuses and trends, thought-provoking perspectives and inspirations as we move the needle forward in 2014. Together, they paint an intriguing snapshot of where the boutique hotel sector is going – and particularly what advancements may have an impact on today's boutique lifestyle customers.
Interviews included: Sam Bakhshandehpour – President of sbe; Brooke Barrett – CEO of Denihan Hospitality; Michael Depatie – CEO & President of Kimpton Hotels; Craig Greenberg – President of 21c Museum Hotels; Raul Leal – CEO of Virgin Hotels; Niki Leondakis – CEO of Commune Hotels; Michael Levie – CEO of citizenM; Richard Millard – CEO of Trust Hospitality; Jason Pomeranc – CEO of Sixty Hotels and Michael Tall – President of Charlestowne Hotels.
The report, part of a series of editorials being planned by BLLA this year, is written by Jessica Blotter*, on assignment and in collaboration with BLLA. Download the report HERE. The May 2014 issue of Boutique Hotelier Magazine featured an overview of the report – review HERE.
* As a published writer, Blotter contributes to Fast Company, Hospitality Design, CBS Los Angeles, Examiner and the BLLA (Boutique Lifestyle Leadership Association) covering the topics of travel and social impact.
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. Become a member by visiting blla.org.
Frances Kiradjian (BLLA)
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