November 13-14, 2013 - The Rittenhouse Hotel - 210 W Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, PA 19103
Independent and boutique hotels are gaining prominence in American cities, yet their unique advantages and operation often go un-discussed in today’s brand-dominated hospitality industry. This November, hospitality professionals from throughout the country will gather in Philadelphia for the first annual Independent Lodging Congress (ILC). The ILC offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for participants to connect, share resources, and explore opportunities in this growing sector. ILC is a vibrant professional community for anyone working with independent hotels—whether a first-time investor or industry veteran, managing one property or an entire portfolio.
Through its panels, breakout sessions, and lively networking opportunities, the Independent Lodging Congress offers valuable perspectives and practical information for owners, managers, developers, investors, and related service providers. Guest speakers and panelists address key aspects of the independent hotel specialty, including: ground-up development versus repurposing; private equity and other capital sources; tailoring a “brand” to its market; creating a personalized, memorable guest experience; social networking and other strategies to stand out from the competition; legal considerations; and much more.
We look forward to seeing you in beautiful, historic Philadelphia for a hotel conference unlike any other: the 2013 Independent Lodging Congress.