Phoenix -- IBC Hotels, one of the industry's largest independent hotel companies with 6,300+ members representing 170 countries and more than 2 million rooms and suites, continues to earn recognition for providing worldwide travelers with a unique, non-cookie cutter hotel experience featuring value-added amenities at resort locations.

  • Luxury Travel Guide recently named IBC Hotels the "Independent Hotel Company of the Year." As part of its Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards, the monthly news resource recognizes and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry. The award celebrates the best hotels, airlines, tour operators and transfer service companies.
  • LUX magazine recognized IBC Hotels as a company dedicated to meeting guests needs and creating a reputation for excellence. The 2016 Hospitality Awards reward and recognize businesses achieving industry leading success, client satisfaction and market growth. IBC Hotels was named the "Best Independent Hotel Booking Agency – USA" and InnDependent InnCentives was named "Most Innovative Travel Rewards Program."

"IBC is one of the largest independent hotel networks globally dedicated to providing travelers with exceptional stay experiences at our Independent Boutique Collection of hotels," said Pamela Barnhill, chief operating officer of IBC Hotels. "Guests love the InnDependent InnCentives travel rewards program that provides a free stay at any worldwide IBC Hotel of their choice after booking 12 nights through IBC. InnDependent InnCentives has no blackouts and is stress-free. Likewise, owners love our no-risk, no high fees, no hassle structure. Our technology platform features distribution and brand-like benefits that enable independent hotels to reclaim their revenue and guest data. Our suite of hotel services and software includes: online revenue generation, hotel management software, a guest loyalty program preferred partner network, and more.

"Founded by independent hoteliers, IBC knows what it means to run a hotel independently and we understand the challenges it bears. As such we are committed to delivering solutions for independent hoteliers that make dollars and sense," she said. "We are honored by these accolades, and stand ready to help hoteliers meet the daily challenges of consolidation, low margins, distribution, loyalty programs, rising operational expenses and technology selection/implementation."

Pamela Barnhill
IBC Hotels
InnSuites Hospitality Trust (IHT)