FAQs

All your questions about the conference can be answered below!

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How can I register to attend the Conference?

Anyone can register to attend the conference by completing the registration located online here. You must select the appropriate category to be confirmed, i.e. if you are a BLLA member, you would select the membership category (hotel, supplier, designer, etc.) or the non-member category. 

 

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How do I become a member of BLLA in order to obtain the lower conference fee?

You may apply to become an official member of BLLA whether you are a hotel, a hotel management company, a vendor or supplier or service provider, a travel agent, a student or an individual. More information and registration links are located HERE.

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Who Attends the Conference?

Boutique hotel owners, investors, CEO’s, developers, architects, designers, manufacturers, vendors and other influential thought-leaders in hospitality and related lifestyle and boutique industries. Also, those desiring to expand into the boutique hotel world as well as soft-brand hotel executives.

How can I become a Sponsor of the Stay Boutique Leadership Conference?

There are many Sponsorship options available for suppliers, vendors, manufacturers, hotel groups and the like who would like to increase recognition of their brand and company. BLLA event sponsors reach the eyes of the leaders and decision makers in top properties around the world. By sponsoring or exhibiting at BLLA conferences and events, you’ll gain the undivided attention of leading boutique lodging industry professionals. Sponsors instantly boost brand recognition and visibility by imprinting their logo on badge wallets, delegate portfolios or electronic screens during main events. Click over here for more information or email events@blla.org.

What's the cancellation and refund policy? Can I transfer my registration?

There are no refunds after August 1st, 2017. However, you may transfer your ticket to another attendee. For questions concerning transfers please contact: Alec Kiradjian, alec@blla.org

My colleague would like to come hear my panel. Can I get a pass?

While BLLA would love to accommodate all speaker requests, it is simply not possible. We require all attendees to be properly registered through the conference site and wear a badge always to enter the conference space and pass through Security.

How can I contact the organizer about presenting/moderating a panel?

Contact: ariela@blla.org

Are there tickets available to attend the Awards Dinner & Celebration only?

Yes, tickets are available for $250. You can register HERE to purchase a ticket. Your badge will be available after 5pm on Wednesday, October 4th.

Are there discounted hotel rates?

Confirmed attendees may book a boutique-inspired room at the Luskin Conference Center. 

Call 855-522-8252 and ask for the BLLA (Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association) Conference Rate - The rate that we have negotiated is $249 including tax.

Conference Attire

The Conference dress attire is Business Casual, less formal than a suit and tie. The dictionary says: relating to or denoting a style of clothing that is less formal than traditional business wear, but is still intended to give a professional and businesslike impression.

For the Awards Dinner & Celebration, the theme is “ALL WHITE” but is not required.  (Note of interest: A White Party theme is a well-known annual event all over the world. Here’s a link to a guide of What to Wear to a White Party).

Dietary Restrictions

Please let us know when you register about your requirements or contact us by September 15th with any dietary restrictions. We will try to accommodate you but there may be a surcharge. Contact: Alec Kiradjian, alec@blla.org

Will the panel discussions, keynotes and interviews be available to view after the conference?

Yes, all 2-1/2 days will be recorded including the Workshops and the evening Awards Celebration. Conference attendees will receive the private link shortly after the conference.

How do I obtain a Press pass for the conference?

Must have published work within the last 3 months. Please send link to relevant articles, stories or reviews to ariela@blla.org to receive an approved press pass.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Ariela at ariela@blla.org

Can I be added to the email list for more information?

Yes, simply complete the form at THIS LINK.