Damon Lawrence, Co-Founder, Homage Hospitality

Damon Lawrence-Homage Hospitality-Stay Boutique Live

A little bit about Damon…

Damon's experience in hospitality stretches among some of the best brands in the world. A graduate of Howard University, Damon first began his journey in the nations capital as a front desk agent for the Thompson Hotel Group’s Donovan House Hotel in Midtown DC. From there, Damon moved within management ranks at companies such as Ritz Carlton, Intercontinental Hotel Group & Dusit International. After seeing a lack of African American brand ownership and leadership in higher management ranks Damon created the Homage Hospitality brand and oversees operations and creative direction. The Homage brand is set to open 2 locations this summer in New Orleans followed by the 2019 opening of its flagship in downtown Oakland; The Town Hotel.

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Damon @ Stay Boutique Live

Damon will be speaking on the main stage on February 12 at 11:00 AM during the Leadership Edition alongside his business partner, Marcus.

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.

Ariela Kiradjian