LHW CEO Ted Teng, Arianna Huffington to speak at BLLA conference in June

The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association has announced the line-up for 2017’s annual boutique hotel investment conference, to be held at the Times Center in New York City on June 7. 

Leading Hotels of the World CEO Ted Teng and Arianna Huffington will be interviewed by Digital Correspondent Vanessa Yurkevich of CNN Money as the keynote session of the conference. Additional C-Level executives (including CEO Christopher Norton of Equinox Hotels, Principal David Bowd of West Elm Hotels, CEO Jonathan Falik of JF Capital Investors, President/COO Andrew Fay of Gettys, Owner Jason Pomeranc of Sixty Hotels, Co-Founder Chris Pardo of Arrive Hotels and CEO Robert Swade of Grace Hotels) will be discussing the value of the boutique hotel industry today. 

Panels will include getting into the boutique hotel game, boutique and lifestyle hotel development and investment, luxury brands, New York market snapshot, debt and equity market briefing, all topped off with the latest industry forecasts and 2018 trends. 

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“This is our biggest and best year yet for our annual Hotel Investment Conference, as we continue to connect the who’s who in the boutique industry,” BLLA Founder and CEO Frances Kiradjian said in a statement. “We have the best talent in the space that will be in attendance from around the world to teach, inform and advise on the latest in the boutique and lifestyle world”. 

Top level sponsors include: DUXIANA, JF Capital Advisors, Greenberg Traurig, GroupRevMax, Ideawork, Porcelanosa, The Gettys Group, SuiteLife by Venture Insurance, Charlestowne Hotels, DH Hospitality Group, JMBM, Trunk Archive, Interactive Sites, SocialTables and more.

For tickets and additional information, register at BLLA.org

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