“The Basics: A How-to Boutique Primer”

More than 300 hoteliers attended the 2012 Lifestyle/Boutique Hotel Development Conference at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, October 17th-19th The event, produced by Lodging Hospitality in conjunction with HVS Hotel Management and academic partner The School of Hospitality Management at Michigan State University, was highlighted by a keynote conversation with Anthony Melchiorri, the star of the Travel Channel’s hit new show “Hotel Impossible.”

John Fareed, Principal of John Fareed Hospitality Consulting LLC, participated on a panel titled “The Basics: A How-to Boutique Primer” for investors looking to get into the business. Attendees heard from consultants, designers and managers to see if their idea or project made sense, and how to pull it off, from feasibility studies to design to revenue management and marketing. The panel was moderated by Lodging Hospitality’s Eric Stoessel and also featured Greg Hanis of Hospitality Marketers International, Inc., Karrie Drinkhahn of Gettys, and Jody Harwood of Grace Hospitality.