The Agenda

June 05 in New York city

Innovation, cultural growth, and experience comprise the boutique brand; as humans we covet mental and physical stimulation, emotional connection, and moments that become memories.  
Stay Boutique Live, the Investment Edition is a conference designed to address investment acquisition for the boutique concept. Attendance of the Investment Edition will provide you with access to carefully curated panels comprised of established speakers, as well as an intimate and stimulating environment conducive to conversational, observational, and interactive engagement.  
Stay Boutique boasts an attendee composition of passionate boutique enthusiasts known as Boutique Believers.


9:00 - 10:00 am Breakfast

10:00 - 10:10 am Welcome
Frances Kiradjian, CEO, BLLA and Co-Founder, Stay Boutique
Ariela Kiradjian, COO, BLLA and Co-Founder, Stay Boutique

10:10 - 10:25 am Story
A Luxury Boutique Hotel Story
Keynote:
Jean-Luc Naret
Luxury Lifestyle Hotelier - CEO at La Réserve Hotels and Spas, Paris, France
Founder JLN & Co - Former CEO of Michelin Guides

10:25 - 10:40 am Story
Art as a Boutique Cultural Investment
Nahema Mehta, Founder and CEO, Absolut Art
Art collection has long been an affair popularized among the wealthy; products hold their value through fluctuating stock markets and often serve as focal points of homes. Nahema Mehta, Founder of Absolut Art, joins Stay Boutique Live to speak to us about the importance of investment in boutique and local art, and the ways in which such work preserves culture and community in a quickly globalizing world.

10:40 - 11:00 am Spotlight
For-Profit Philanthropy in the Boutique Structure
Jacqueline and Scot Tatelman, Founders, STATE Bags
Jacqueline and Scot Tatleman’s State Bags is one of the few boutique companies that have reached monumental success as a for-profit philanthropic endeavor; a venture that continues to evolve its charitable impact at the same rate as its increasing popularity. We welcome its’ founders to the Stay Boutique Live stage to speak to us about developing a successful boutique company around humanitarian passions, and navigating the inevitable process of modification with growth as applicable to any boutique concept.

11:00 - 11:20 am Spotlight
Boutique as the Contemporary Community, the Impact of Investment in Human Connection
Adam Ross and Michael Pollack, Founders, Heyday
Interviewed by Jill Manoff, Editor in Chief, Glossy Media
Heyday, the boutique skincare concept, has established physical locations in New York and Los Angeles that have come to serve as more than a place of service; Co-Founders Adam Ross and Michael Pollack have taken to investing in collaborative experiences that take place on-site, bringing together members of the local community. The Co-Founder duo speaks to us about the impact of investment in community events within the boutique sphere, both within their business and their personal experiences.

11:20 - 11:30 am Workshop
Shannon L. McLay , Founder and CEO, The Financial Gym
We welcome Stay Boutique Live veteran Shannon L. McLay back to our stage at 2019’s the Investment Edition.  McLay, Founder of the Financial Gym, will host a workshop detailing the three best ways to invest in a greater purpose while also promoting your boutique hotel (or concept).  Passions complement and often inspire boutique innovators, and Shannon L McLay will help us understand how we can all make our greater purposes more financially feasible.

11:30 - Noon Panel

Noon - 12:20 pm Spotlight
Michelle Cordeiro Grant, Founder and CEO, LIVELY
A challenge within every boutique business; be that hotel, retail space, restaurant, or other, is to not only seek investors that can feasibly support brand ideals, but to allocate said investments into the most fiscally responsible and profitable equipment or services. Michelle Cordeiro Grant, whose affordable, accessible, beautiful, and comfortable boutique lingerie brand Lively creates most of its product at an investor-built factory joins the Stay Boutique Live stage to discuss complications involved, the significance of networking, and the benefits of boutique.

12:20 - 12:40 pm
A Personal Insight on High-Risk Investment Within Boutique Hospitality
with Mark Durliat, Co-Founder and CEO, Grace Bay Resorts
Interviewed by Andrew Fay, President, The Gettys Group
To create a resort in the Bahamas is to expose yourself to an array of adversities at the mercy of nature; though it will also allow for limitless creative opportunity and one of the most beautiful environments in the world. Mark Durliat of Grace Bay Resorts joins the Stay Boutique Live stage to speak to us about his personal experience with High-Risk investment, the challenges with which he has been faced, the importance of investment in staff and community, and the rewarding experience of labor of love.

12:40 - 1:15 pm Panel
Investment Value Talk for the Boutique Hotel and Concept Community
with Chris Green, CCO, Chesapeake Hospitality
Wikipedia defines the subject as:
Investment value - the value of an asset to the owner or a prospective owner for individual investment or operational objectives. 
Taking sales and operations into account, what are the decisions that brands or property owners of boutique hotels & concepts make
in order to create the best-case scenario.

1:15 - 1:30 pm Announcement
Ariela Kiradjian, COO, BLLA and Co-Founder, Stay Boutique

1:30 - 3:00 pm Lunch

3:00 - 3:20 pm Spotlight
Richard Bosworth, General Partner & CEO, JC Hospitality Partners
(transforming the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas into a Virgin Hotel)
From one iconic hotel brand to another, how will the new owner of the Virgin Hotel Las Vegas garner the love of past guests as well as attract new guests through the Virgin connection as well as introducing the brand to the largest database in the world through a partnership.

3:20 - 3:40 pm Spotlight
Lucia Penrod, CEO, Nikki Beach Worldwide
What’s the story behind this wildly successful brand, the first and original luxury beach club concept and the value of the Boutique Niche in terms on investment.

3:40- 4:00 pm Spotlight
The Impact of Investment in Local Culture in Boutique
Charles Khabouth, Founder and CEO, Ink Entertainment
Charles Khabouth has developed something of a boutique Canadian hospitality empire, with an array of nightclubs, restaurants, a hotel and more. Khabouth joins us at Stay Boutique Live, the Investment Edition to speak about the importance of investment in local culture within a boutique concept, and the ways in which this support in ways helps integrate each location within its community.

4:00 - 4:40 pm Panel
Multi-Concept Brands
Shinola
CEO, Tom Lewand
What is the value of investing in multi concept brands, rather than purely hotels and how these type of structures have a big future. The Shinola brand, best known for it’s luxury watches and leather goods, anchors a larger development that includes a coffee shop, cosmetics store, florist and Italian restaurant that aims to connect guests with it’s famous consumer brand, Shinola.

4:40 - 5:00 pm Spotlight
Investment in Accessible Innovation, and the Power of Purpose in Boutique
Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle, Co-Founders, Sakara Life
Sakara Life appears, initially, to be another boxed meal service both headed by and marketed toward beautiful women. The service Sakara Life provides, and the Co-Founders themselves, however are brimming with unparalleled brilliance and balance that extends further into their approach to investment within cuisine. We welcome Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBois to the Stay Boutique Live Stage to discuss investment in innovation, and how a purpose-driven boutique concept can disrupt an entire industry.

5:00 - 5:30 pm Keynote / Interview / Q&A
The Godfather of Boutique
Ian Schrager, Founder, The Ian Schrager Company
Interviewed by Jonathan Falik, CEO, JF Capital Advisors
Ian Schrager is an undeniable icon; the Ian Schrager Company is responsible for some of the hospitality industry’s greatest masterpieces - all of which fall under the collection known as boutique. Perhaps what makes Schrager’s creations so progressive is his recognition of the human desire for unique stimuli, an insight that results in his hotels that challenge the understanding of what a hotel is or should be. We welcome the Stay Boutique Live veteran to our stage to discuss the financial risks, and rewards, that correspond with creation of conceptual boutique hotels.


The Line-Up for the investment edition

Ian Schrager, Founder, The Ian Schrager Company

Jean-Luc Naret, CEO, La Reserve

Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle, Co-Founders, Sakara Life

Adam Ross and Michael Pollack, Founders, Heyday

Frances and Ariela Kiradjian, Founders, Stay Boutique

Mark Durliat,Co-Founder and CEO, Grace Bay Resorts

Jacqueline and Scot Tatelman, Founders, STATE Bags

Nahema Mehta, Founder and CEO, Absolut Art

Charles Khabouth, Founder and CEO, Ink Entertainment

Michelle Cordeiro Grant, Founder and CEO , LIVELY

Shannon L. McLay, Founder and CEO, The Financial Gym

Jill Manoff, Editor in Chief, Glossy Media

Chris Green, CCO, Chesapeake Hospitality

Richard Bosworth, Co-Founder & CEO, Duetto