The INDIE Awards recognize independent hospitality enterprises and shares their achievements.

This is an opportunity to celebrate hotels and professionals who have created a path to success through innovation, a sense of place, and a spirit to serve.

ILC Leadership carefully chose four finalists in each category and the public voted for the 6 winners who were invited to the 2021 INDIE Congress in Miami to accept their award.

The INDIE Awards recognize independent hospitality enterprises and shares their achievements.

This is an opportunity to celebrate hotels and professionals who have created a path to success through innovation, a sense of place, and a spirit to serve.

ILC leadership carefully chose four finalists in each category and the public voted for the 6 winners who were invited to the 2021 INDIE Congress in Miami to accept their award.

Start Something Award

Start Something Award

The Independent Lodging Congress® and its non-profit partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, are excited to announce the fourth annual Start Something Award for a member of the independent hotel sector who has demonstrated a commitment to service within the community and innovation within the hotel industry.

The Independent Lodging Congress® and its non-profit partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, are excited to announce the fourth annual Start Something Award for a member of the independent hotel sector who has demonstrated a commitment to service within the community and innovation within the hotel industry.

START SOMETHING 2021

Sharan Pasricha

Our 2021  Start Something Award recipient, Sharan Pasricha, is a force to be reckoned with. His astute business sensibilities have led Ennismore's expansion in uniting with Accor. While his compassion drives the company's philanthropic efforts to aid London's homeless population.

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BEST INDEPENDENT HOTEL

Maison De La Luz

Maison De La Luz

Maison de la Luz is a distinctive new guest house from Atelier Ace. A place for reverie and proper Southern swoon, for prophetic visions or quiet inspiration, Maison de la Luz finds beauty in the curious and defines luxury as moving through the world with grace.

With 67 resplendent suites, private sanctuaries and bespoke concierge service, Maison de la Luz is a lighthouse for the senses, reverent of elegance, irreverent of convention and is marked by generosity of spirit.

Maison de la Luz is a distinctive new guest house from Atelier Ace. A place for reverie and proper Southern swoon, for prophetic visions or quiet inspiration, Maison de la Luz finds beauty in the curious and defines luxury as moving through the world with grace.

With 67 resplendent suites, private sanctuaries and bespoke concierge service, Maison de la Luz is a lighthouse for the senses, reverent of elegance, irreverent of convention and is marked by generosity of spirit.

MOST INNOVATIVE HOTEL DESIGN

Gansevoort

Gansevoort

Gansevoort

Newly renovated, and refreshingly cool; Gansevoort Meatpacking is an iconic hotel that has called New York City home for more than 15 years. The 186-room hotel features a full service ground-floor restaurant, year-round rooftop bar and restaurant, a 45-foot heated outdoor pool, and indoor and outdoor space where guests can enjoy unobstructed, 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline. 

Located on Ninth Ave and 13th Street, Gansevoort is an anchor in Manhattan’s vibrant Meatpacking District, which has transformed from an industrial district into a hub for fashion, design, culinary excellence and the arts. Gansevoort's  top-to-bottom renovations, reflecting the atmosphere of its iconic local, has secured its title as Most Innovative Hotel Design.

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Newly renovated, and refreshingly cool; Gansevoort Meatpacking is an iconic hotel that has called New York City home for more than 15 years. The 186-room hotel features a full service ground-floor restaurant, year-round rooftop bar and restaurant, a 45-foot heated outdoor pool, and indoor and outdoor space where guests can enjoy unobstructed, 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline. 

Located on Ninth Ave and 13th Street, Gansevoort is an anchor in Manhattan’s vibrant Meatpacking District, which has transformed from an industrial district into a hub for fashion, design, culinary excellence and the arts. Gansevoort's  top-to-bottom renovations, reflecting the atmosphere of its iconic local, has secured its title as Most Innovative Hotel Design.

BEST TECH INNOVATION

Curacity

Butler Hospitality

 Curacity, a new customer acquisition channel, focuses on harnessing a variety of content creators and their audiences to drive direct bookings and revenue.

Curacity’s industry-leading data analytics tools enable hotels to measure the impact of top-of-funnel marketing tactics and drive downstream revenue. The result: more and better bookings.

 Curacity, a new customer acquisition channel, focuses on harnessing a variety of content creators and their audiences to drive direct bookings and revenue.

Curacity’s industry-leading data analytics tools enable hotels to measure the impact of top-of-funnel marketing tactics and drive downstream revenue. The result: more and better bookings.

BEST HOTEL BAR OR RESTAURANT

BEST HOTEL BAR OR RESTAURANT

FARM at Carneros

FARM at Carneros

Inspired by the natural abundance of Napa Valley, FARM features an elevated menu by Chef John Carney based on locally sourced produce, including ingredients from the restaurant’s own 1,300 square foot organic raised-bed gardens. Complement your meal with an extensive selection of wines, craft beer, or a hand-crafted cocktail.

A stylish and modern take on the Napa farmhouse, FARM offers a casually luxurious indoor and outdoor setting highlighted by a cathedral ceiling, natural lighting and a living room-style al fresco pavilion with cozy firepits.

Inspired by the natural abundance of Napa Valley, FARM features an elevated menu by Chef John Carney based on locally sourced produce, including ingredients from the restaurant’s own 1,300 square foot organic raised-bed gardens. Complement your meal with an extensive selection of wines, craft beer, or a hand-crafted cocktail.

A stylish and modern take on the Napa farmhouse, FARM offers a casually luxurious indoor and outdoor setting highlighted by a cathedral ceiling, natural lighting and a living room-style al fresco pavilion with cozy firepits.

ICON OF CULTURE

Jason Bass

Jason Bass

Director of Culture, Hotel Revival

Director of Culture, Hotel Revival

Jason is paving the way to develop a concept called impact hospitality, where social impact and giving back to the community are the epicenter of the hotel business plan. Jason partners each week with local brands, artists, entrepreneurs, non-profits, and other local changemakers to kick start their businesses.

Jason is paving the way to develop a concept called impact hospitality, where social impact and giving back to the community are the epicenter of the hotel business plan. Jason partners each week with local brands, artists, entrepreneurs, non-profits, and other local changemakers to kick start their businesses.

INDIE REBEL

Curator Hotel & Resort Collection

Curator Hotel & Resort Collection

Curator Hotel & Resort Collection is all about the independents. We're here for the kind of guest who loves unique experiences, and the kind of hotel that loves to offer them. We believe variety is the spice of hospitality, so we stay true to what makes each destination individual, and help each guest follow their own stars.

Curator Hotel & Resort Collection is all about the independents. We're here for the kind of guest who loves unique experiences, and the kind of hotel that loves to offer them. We believe variety is the spice of hospitality, so we stay true to what makes each destination individual, and help each guest follow their own stars.

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