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New partners add new value for IBC hotels

It’s been a busy summer at IBC! We’ve inked new partnerships with three vendors who’ll deliver even more value to our network of 6,300 independent hotels and boutiques worldwide. Wait. You’re not an IBC member? [...]

September 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Is Hotel Branding a Dinosaur?

Hotel branding has entered the Age of Doubt with the growth of soft brands from such legacy names as Marriott, Hilton, and Choice. Marriott has its Autograph Collection, Hilton just debuted the Curio Collection, and [...]

June 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Make sure your sales effort reflects your market – and anticipate it

Sales Effort Less than a decade ago, your sales manager engaged with the community, schmoozing store owners, movers and shakers to plump up business for your hotel. Less than a decade ago, you, the hotel [...]

June 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Savvy Travelers Unite in the Search for Authentic Travel Experiences

Savvy Travelers It’s an interesting time when you, a savvy, information-driven traveler, aren’t seen as anything but a reservation number in a giant system. Of course, the luckiest are a name but yet again that [...]

June 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Finding the Right Balance: Technology vs. Human Touch

Finding the Right Balance: Technology vs. Human Touch Should a hotel or a company servicing hotels stress automation as much as or more than the human touch? Ever since technology has begun to develop this [...]

June 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Can IHG buy cachet?

Can IHG buy cachet? The news that InterContinental Hotels Group has agreed to buy Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for $430 million in cash, making IHG the self-styled “clear market leader” in the boutique segment, may [...]

June 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Customer-centricity Main Focus for InnSuites Hotels and Suites and IBC Hotels

Customer Focus for InnSuites Hotels & Suites and IBC Hotels For Pamela Barnhill, President and COO of InnSuites Hospitality Trust (IHT) and InnDependent Boutique Collection (IBC) Hotels, customer focus is the key to everything in [...]

June 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Why Rich Media Benefits Independent and Chain Hotels Alike

Rich Media When it comes to marketing your hotel, you want to be well represented on all platforms. The best way to show consumers the value of your hotel is through rich media such as [...]

June 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Indies Rule- Benefits to Independent Hotels

Hotel chains are trying hard to be not your father’s Oldsmobile, but it may be too late, as it was for that fabled automobile. I’m not saying branded lodging is doomed. I am saying the [...]

June 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

New Breed of Loyalty Programs

Loyalty Program Most hotel loyalty programs are knotty, forcing you to keep track of points and blackout dates – not to mention their limitations. Some companies cross brands within a hotel family, while some restrict [...]

June 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|0 Comments
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