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BLLA’s Annual Boutique Awards Now Open for Submission


LOS ANGELES – The industry’s official association to global boutique hotels and boutique businesses has opened its annual Awards nomination site at blla.org/awards. The 2022 Awards, curated by BLLA, include categories for hotels, boutique businesses, design projects, vendors & suppliers, and a separate one exclusively for nominating boutique hotel owners and general managers.

The nominations process includes an application, processing of a $449 fee (super-early bird rate is $249), and a series of questions which will be reviewed by the Awards Judges at the completion of the nomination submissions which ends at midnight on September 1, 2022.

The announcement of the winners will occur on October 24th in person in Los Angeles, the 1st evening of the Boutique Hotel Owners Conference. The Award winners will be honored during a live celebration dinner where top media and press will be in attendance as well as the association’s Board of Advisors and Sponsors. For more information, please contact the association at [email protected].

The BLLA Awards were created in 2010 as a platform to celebrate daring and brilliant efforts in the global boutique hospitality industry. Now in its twelfth year, it determines the world’s best hotels, creators, and partners. All winners and runner-ups will be published on Sincerely, BLLA, BLLA’s social media platforms, the BOUTIQUE WEEKLY newsletter and celebrated in person on October 24, 2022, in Los Angeles. Winners will receive a trophy, 1 ticket to the awards ceremony, and a marketing package to promote their award.

Nominations should be organized in advance of completing the questions on the Awards site. Ensuring an array of amazing images, past awards and recognition, social media sites and a clearly written description of why the person or business should win the Award is a crucial component for a chance to win. Incomplete submissions will be unable to move on to the Judging process.

Categories include:
Boutique Hotel of the Year (by Continent)
Boutique Hotel Owner of the Year
Boutique Hotel General Manager of the Year
Boutique Hotel Design Project of the Year (per category)
Boutique Business of the Year (restaurants, retail, craft coffee, bars & nightlife, wellness & spa, etc.)
Boutique Hotel Partner of the Year (vendor, supplier to the hospitality industry)

The BLLA awards program is one of the original platforms for showcasing boutique hotels and businesses and their milestones achieved during the past twelve months. Projects are not only judged by their design and operations, but also by the ethos behind each project. The awards aim to place illumination on the Boutique Community’s achievements. Hosted by the official association for Boutique Hotels and Businesses, the Awards program by BLLA is the industry’s most daring and authentic stage for celebrating achievement.

Entries will be judged by key travel leaders, who have vast travel experience around the world and/or who have first-hand expertise of the theme – the boutique lifestyle. Notable past winners include David Bowd of Salt Hotels, Chris Pardo of Arrive Hotels, The Revolution Hotel, The Asbury Ocean Club Hotel, Soho House Miami Beach, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, Lauren Rottet Design, Collective Retreats, Arlo Hotel Soho, the Art-a Hotel, 1 Hotel Central Park, Poppy, The Hospital Club, The High Line Hotel and Absolut Elyx Vodka. View past Award winners here and 2020 winners here.

Submissions – To learn more about entering a project or a person into the 2022 BLLA Awards, head over to BLLA.org/Awards. Sponsorship of the Awards is also available. Request information by emailing [email protected]

About the Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA)

Founded in 2009, the Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) is the official association for the world’s top visionaries in the boutique lifestyle industry. Membership with the BLLA includes not just a strengthened sense of community—it offers all the resources necessary for small and independent businesses to thrive in this growing sector, including access to distribution channels, marketing tools, webinars, white papers, reports about the evolving boutique landscape, and more. The organization promotes connection, education, and advocacy. As a pioneer in forecasting the boutique movement, the BLLA’s network has grown beyond its hotel foundation to welcome more passionate entrepreneurs, businesses, and purveyors that amplify the boutique lifestyle. BLLA is a catalyst for trends and the future of boutique. blla.org

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