Category: Hospitality

Hostels + Poshtels

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Hostels + Poshtels | A Guest Post from Independent Lodging Congress Hostels are often viewed as a cheap place to stay, generally occupied by young travelers. However, as these travelers begin to occupy more of the market space, they bring…

Craving Cannabis: Lodging Real Estate + the Rise of Marijuana Tourism

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Guest Post from Independent Lodging Congress: Craving Cannabis: Lodging Real Estate + the Rise of Marijuana Tourism By Chloe Gulati | Cornell University People have become increasingly concerned with fitness, nutrition, and overall wellness. The millennial generation is expressing an…

Marriott and Millennials: Generational Changes in Hospitality

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Marriott and Millennials: Generational Changes in Hospitality | Guest Post from the Independent Lodging Congress By Chloe Gulati, Cornell University It’s no secret that Millennials are dominating the market and influencing change across industries. What people may not realize though,…

Independent Lodging Congress: Why Independents? Why Now?

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(Post originally appeared over at ILCongress.com – republished courtesy of the Independent Lodging Congress)   Ever since cohesively branded chain hotels like Holiday Inn and Motel 6 and their ilk emerged in the latter part of the 20th century (among…

The 2015 INDIE Awards: Like the GRAMMYs, Only Relevant

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  Here’s something pretty cool. The 2015 Independent Lodging Congress, the indie hospitality conference we announced last Thursday, recently declared the creation of the INDIE Awards, a new national award campaign created to recognize achievement and innovation in the independent…

Independent Lodging Congress Takes Manhattan!

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    It’s official! The Independent Lodging Congress is excited to make its New York City debut for its third annual gathering of the industry’s leading hospitality professionals! Join us this fall–October 21, 22, and 23, 2015–in the Big Apple…

Top 10 Boutique Hotels in New York City

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Today we have a ranking that comes from the Commercial Real Estate & CMBS Blog, though it has nothing to do with CMBS as far as I can tell. This is a list focused on the hospitality sector in one…