Independent Lodging Congress: Going Flagless


In case you haven’t heard, we’re throwing a hotel conference. The Independent Lodging Congress, the nation’s preeminent gathering of independent lodging and real estate professionals, is returning to Philadelphia September 29-30, 2014. Taking place at Philadelphia’s beautiful Rittenhouse, itself a prime example…

Little Hotel, Big Industry


It’s time for a lesson in etymology! Let’s look at the word boutique, a noun/adjective referring to a store or business that is small, specialized, or exclusive, and which is often associated with fashion, luxury, or quality. The word boutique…