Re-defining Lifestyle hotels in the AirBNB Era

Re-defining Lifestyle hotels in the AirBNB Era

24 Apr 2017, 13:30 - 14:00

Showcase Theatre


Boutique or lifestyle hotels have become homogenous; all offering social spaces; free WiFi connectivity; and so-called off-the-wall design and F&B concepts in a bid to attract ‘on-the-go’ tech-savvy Millennials. Add to the mix the rise of airbnb and similar peer-to-peer travel products and services, which promise unique and authentic accommodation experiences, and the need to reinvent the lifestyle hotel concept is ever more pressing. Our panel of experts discuss reinvention strategies, and examples of hotels brands that are re-imagining the boutique concept well. They also discuss what hotels can learn from sites like airbnb, onefinestay, etc, particularly in the way they define and market their brands.


  • Crystal Chesters


    Group Editor, Hospitality

    BNC publishing

    Crystal Chesters joined BNC Publishing as the editor of Catering News Middle East, and is now Group Editor of the company’s hospitality portfolio,...

  • Michel Nader


    Area manager

    Starwood Hotels Abu Dhabi / GM Manager Aloft Abu Dhabi

  • Prachoom Tantiprasertsuk


    VP of Sales & Marketing

    Dusit International

  • Anke Glaessing



    Vida Downtown Dubai

We use cookies to operate this website and to improve its usability. Full details of what cookies are, why we use them and how you can manage them can be found by reading our Privacy & Cookies page. Please note that by using this site you are consenting to the use of cookies.