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2018

Ace Hotel’s Brad Wilson on Kyoto, indie luxury hospitality
Filmed October 18, 2018
Brad Wilson, President of Ace Hotels, talks to Andrew Benioff, Founder + Chairman of the Independent Lodging Congress, on Ace Hotel Kyoto, luxury hospitality and why he loves the independent lodging congress.

Exclusives from our first INDIE Confab in Washington D.C.
Filmed April 17, 2018
A chat with four industry disruptors: Jim Abdo of Abdo Development, Bradlee Bartram of Starr Restaurants, Martin Ditto of Ditto Residential, and Michael Lastoria of &pizza.

2017

Marc Lotenberg, CEO of Surface Media
Lotenberg on the value of timelessness and craftsmanship, brands resurrecting themselves through reinvention, and how automation will impact the future of customization of products.

Ben Pundole, VP of Brand Experience at EDITION Hotels
Pundole talks about his passion project AHotelLife, the impermanence of the creative process in the changing industry and hotels adopting civic and social responsibility.

Tom Marchant, Co-Founder of Black Tomato
talks about the future of travel and the role technology plays in creating experiences like Blink and Get Lost.

David Bowd, CEO, Salt Hotels & Principal, west elm Hotels
Bowd talks about the need for interesting hotels in secondary markets, fitting into the local neighborhood and what it means to ‘hire the attitude, train the skill.’

RECAP of the 2017 Independent Lodging Congress
Filmed October 4, 5 + 6, 2017

John Foley, Founder & CEO of Peloton
John Foley talks fitness, tech and how the decline in Religion aided to the rise of the fitness movement at the 2017 Independent Lodging Congress.

Dawn Goldworm, Co-founder & Scent Director of 12.29
Goldworm talks scent branding and the power of emotion connected to scent at the 2017 Independent Lodging Congress.

Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster Harlem
Marcus Samuelsson, Chef & Owner of Red Rooster Harlem, speaks on sustainability, food, and giving back at the 2017 Independent Lodging Congress.

2016

Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group (2016)
Danny Meyer kicks off our 2016 INDIEtalk series with his talk on The Convergence of Casual and Fine.

Dror Benshetrit, Principal & Owner of Studio Dror (2016)
Dror Benshetrit is a designer, thinker, dreamer, and futurist renowned for his unconventional work. Here, Benshetrit gives his INDIEtalk on “How to Dror: Inspiring Change” at the 2016 Independent Lodging Congress.

Anand Sanwal, CEO & Co-founder of CB Insights (2016)
Sanwal gives his take on how tech is disrupting travel at the 2016 Independent Lodging Congress.

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