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Don't Miss the Lifestyle/Boutique Hotel Development Conference

The Lifestyle/Boutique Hotel Development Conference is still almost three months away (Oct. 17-19), but I'm already excited. South Beach in October (Fontainebleau)? Sure beats Cleveland, and oh yeah, the show is pretty good, too. This year we've got some of our best sessions planned, and are on pace to have our strongest lineup of speakers.

The agenda can be found here, and soon the panelists will be listed. The cast will feature many of the biggest players in this space. The one I can talk about now is Anthony Melchiorri, star of the Travel Channel's “Hotel Impossible.”

I'm excited to spend an hour with him during lunch on Thursday, Oct. 18. He'll talk about his career, the show and his secrets to hospitality success. It should be a one-of-a-kind look behind the scenes of the hit new TV show all about the hotel industry.

And beyond that, I just love the vibe of South Beach and the general atmosphere surrounding boutique and lifestyle hotels and their owners and operators. It will be a fun crowd with some of the most personable and innovative minds in the business.

Don't miss it! If you haven't signed up yet, do so here (

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