Investment in the Boutique Phenomenon to Be Explored at the BLLA & Stay Boutique™ Conference June 5 in New York

Investment Conference for the Boutique Hotelier to Be Held at the Times Center; Includes Ian Schrager Keynote

USA, Los Angeles, California. May 22, 2019

Stay Boutique Live, the Investment Edition, produced by BLLA and Stay Boutique™ will feature engaging, provocative on-stage content centralized around the various, often daunting, roles of investment in the sphere of boutique hospitality and lifestyle concepts providing a refreshing take on the investment conference. Network with like-minded, passionate professionals and learn about hospitality investment from distinguished individuals such as the iconic Ian Schrager, Scott Gerber of the Gerber Group, Jean-Luc Naret of La Réserve Hotels and Spas, and more than 36 speakers on June 5, 2019, in New York, NY.

Highlights of the event will involve more than 20 sessions including a Food and Beverage panel discussion between Jay Coldren, the Managing Director of Eat + Drink at Streetsense, Scott Gerber, CEO and Co-Founder of the Gerber Group, Tom Dillon, Co-Founder of APICII, and Julia Heyer, Managing Director of Heyer Performance, moderated by Jody Pennette, Principal of cb5 Hospitality Consulting. The intimate discussion will revolve around the risks and rewards of implementation and renovation of a food and beverage program within the realm of boutique hospitality. Streetsense, Gerber Group, APICII, Heyer Performance and cb5 Hospitality all had a hand in the conference food & beverages being served from morning until evening.

Other highlights include a workshop with Rosie Toumanian, Trend Analyst for Trendwatch, discussions with Charles Khabouth, Founder of boutique hospitality empire Ink Entertainment about investment in local culture, Richard Bosworth speaking about the transformation of The Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas into a Virgin Hotel, Nahema Mehta, Founder of Absolut Art, regarding the role of art curation and investment in boutique hospitality, a panel set to discuss the complexities of internal investment featuring Chris Green, CCO of Chesapeake Hospitality, and Nathan Kivi, CEO of HotelierCo, a workshop on finance within boutique hospitality led by Financial Gym Founder Shanon L McLay, insight on the evolution and future of boutique and lifestyle hotels from Keynote Ian Schrager, and more.

Stay Boutique Live, the Investment Edition Headline Sponsors include POST Integrations, Greenberg Trauig, Grace Bay Resorts, Tempur Sealy, Suitelife Insurance, The Gettys Group, The Rainmaker Group, and Enseo. Food and Beverage sponsors include Heyer Performance, APICII, Gerber Group, Think Coffee, and cb5 Hospitality. Boutique and Lifestyle sponsors include Virgin Hotels, Chesapeake Hospitality, Berdon LLP, Tripleseat, Securalert, Parlor Social Club, Trump Hotels, and Streetsense. For a full list of sponsors see here. For information on how to join as a sponsor, see here. To attend the conference, register here.

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