BLLA Announces Winners of the Annual 2019 Stay Boutique Awards
Every year, the Boutique Community honors the finest in the industry at the Stay Boutique Conference. Founded in 2010, this is the highest honor to receive in the Boutique Community.
Los Angeles – BLLA (Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association) and Stay Boutique are excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Stay Boutique Awards!
The categories include everything from Best Boutique & Lifestyle Hotel to Best Boutique Thought Leader, all of which are listed below. The highlight of the Awards is the celebratory dinner which takes place the evening of the Leadership Conference, currently scheduled for Tuesday, February 12th at Magic Box @ The Reef in downtown Los Angeles.
Commenting on the 2019 Awards, Frances Kiradjian, founder and CEO of BLLA stated: “Winning a Stay Boutique Award is ‘like winning an Oscar,’ as quoted by a past Hotelier when winning Boutique Hotelier of the Year. BLLA created this Award back in 2010 in order to recognize the best of the best in our industry. We all work hard every day and it’s so important and honorable to be recognized for those efforts. I wish more people and companies would take the time to submit to these Awards. It could change the course of someone’s life or business, even if for just a moment in time.”
The nominations for the Awards Edition are separated into three different categories: Boutique Concepts, Boutique Projects, and Boutique Minds. Within these categories are sub-categories, where nominations for any boutique project, person, or concept took place. Though it was a close race, BLLA is proud to officially announce the winners of the 2019 Stay Boutique Awards.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE 2019 WINNERS:
● Boutique Hotel of the Year – Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas, Costa Rica
● Lifestyle Hotel of the Year – Arlo Soho, New York
● Best Technology Innovation – Enseo
● Best Boutique Retailer – SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, New York
● Best Boutique Coffee House – RVCC Intersect, Los Angeles
● Boutique Restaurant of the Year – Chicas Tacos, Los Angeles
● Best Boutique Thought Leader – Larry Korman of AKA Serviced Residences
● & Best Boutique Thought Leader – Mark Durliat, Grace Bay Resorts
● Best Boutique Instagrammer – The June Motel, Picton, Ontario, Canada
● Best Boutique Designer – Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio
● Best Branding Execution – Hotel Grinnell, Grinnell, Iowa
● Best Boutique Collaboration Project – Collective Retreats and the Trust for Governors Island, New York
● & Best Boutique Collaboration Project – Harmon Guest House, Piazza Hospitality, & David Baker Architects, Healdsburg, CA
Congratulations to all the winners! This year, BLLA received many nominations from brands and leaders who have made waves in the boutique industry. The nominees have been carefully assessed, and winners have been selected based on their efforts, accomplishments, and impact on the Boutique Community.
The Awards event is taking place during the Conference called Stay Boutique Live – The Trifecta, a 2½ day event comprised of The Leadership Edition, The Female Empowerment Edition, and The Stay Boutique Awards hosted by the Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA). The event exhibitors, sponsors and speakers will showcase some of the world’s best brands and independents to discuss the future of the boutique sector globally.
The Awards dinner, including a cocktail reception and entertainment, is always one of the highly anticipated events during this conference where BLLA will recognize and shine a spotlight on the amazing contributions made to this special niche. These are the Prom Kings & Queens of Boutique. BLLA feels it’s important to recognize these movers and shakers in the Boutique Industry and to be inspired by their passion, hard work, and dedication.
Furthermore, the 2019 Stay Boutique Awards Dinner will honor the Los Angeles Firefighters. Holding the event in Los Angeles, it is with pleasure that we honor those that served our community during the recent fires. The three distinctive events all happening at the same venue which is Magic Box @ The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, 2nd floor, Los Angeles (except for the ½ day Bootcamp which will be held at The Line Hotel Los Angeles) run on consecutive days beginning February 11th with an afternoon Boutique Bootcamp and Opening Cocktail Reception. Next up is the full day Leadership Conference on February 12th and the Awards Cocktail party & Dinner. The last day, February 13th, is another full day dedicated to Female Empowerment (everyone is invited to attend), built off a group of more than 10,500 women globally, and ending with a final reception.
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