Indie Awards 2019

Finalists announced on July 15 | Voting open until August 30

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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.

Nominees will be judged by ILC Leadership and four finalists in each category will be announced mid-July. From there, the public will vote for the winners who will be invited to INDIE Congress in L.A. this October to accept their award.

Categories

BEST INDEPENDENT HOTEL

The finest independent hotel out there. This individual hotel blew the industry away with innovation, brilliance, creativity + service.

MOST INNOVATIVE HOTEL DESIGN

Recognizes a designer or design group who has broken the existing molds of hotel design in a new, inspirational way through an independent hotel.

BEST HOTEL BAR OR RESTAURANT

An IT place in the industry to dine and drink, this culinary hot spot is either ‘tried and true’ or the newest place to see and be seen.

BEST TECH INNOVATION

A technology making life easier for guests, hoteliers and GMs alike. It serves to connect us both online and IRL.

INDIE REBEL

A company or idea in the realm of hospitality or travel that is new and pioneering a new idea, method, or experience. This concept pushes against what is comfortable, breaks the rules and colors outside of the lines.

ICON OF CULTURE

An artist, retailer or designer which has been brought to life in the realm of lodging. This Icon can be a resident DJ, permanent or pop-up retailer who has inhabitated or opened a hotel, a fashion designer who has jumped into the lodging space or a curator of it all.

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 2019

Brad Wilson

The recipient of the 2019 Start Something Award has made a huge wave in our industry. Brad Wilson has helped to launch iconic brands such as W and Ace Hotels.

More coming soon!

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