Damon Lawrence & Marcus Carey

Homage Hospitality is the group reshaping the relationship between culture and boutique hotels. Through their portfolio of boutique properties and multi-use spaces, Howard University grads Damon Lawrence and Marcus Carey are preservers of African-American Culture, history and diversity. Both leaders in their space, the duo join the Stay Boutique Live experience to discuss the direction of the boutique industry, and the importance of inclusion, and preservation of culture.

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Ariela Kiradjian
Benjamin Edgar Gott

Hailing from Chicago, Benjamin Gott has his hands in more creative ventures than we can keep track of. Hailing from Chicago, Benjamin Gott has his hands in more creative ventures than we can keep track of. By now you’ve seen and probably experienced his eco-friendly Boxed Water initiative, however, Gott is every bit as creative as he is philanthropic. His name is also attached to what we can only describe as a luxury tchotchke producer, Benjamin Edgar.

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Ariela Kiradjian