Independently Minded - the IC Blog

  • Independent Collection Picks – Spring 2015 Playlist

    April 1st, 2015  •  blog

    Good music knows no season, but we’ve still gone to the trouble...

  • 2015’s Best New Travel Apps

    March 13th, 2015  •  Uncategorized

    For as fun, exciting and enlightening as travel can be, it can...

  • Fitness Tips for Travelers: Stay Active on the Go

    March 13th, 2015  •  Uncategorized

    Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to abandon that New Year’s...

  • Instagram Inspiration: Best Travel Instagram Accounts

    March 2nd, 2015  •  blog

    Instagram Inspiration: The 8 Best Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow in 2015...

  • Independent Brand Spotlight: kettl

    February 27th, 2015  •  blog

    An Interview with Zach Mangan of kettl From a shop on Manhattan’s...

  • Now Open: the Independent Collection Shop

    February 18th, 2015  •  blog

    In addition to staying Independent in any of our hotel collection’s six...

  • East Coast Caffeination: Third-Wave Coffee in NYC and Beyond

    January 19th, 2015  •  blog

    Coffee and Seattle have long been synonymous. The drab and dreary weather...

  • Air Travel Eats: The Best Airport Restaurants

    January 13th, 2015  •  blog

    When we arrive at the airport, we don’t typically plan on enjoying...

  • Cozy Up With Hot Cocktails This Winter

    December 23rd, 2014  •  blog

    It’s winter. The days are short, the temperatures are low, and the...

  • Independent Brands on the Rise

    December 15th, 2014  •  blog

    It takes a certain something to go it alone and build something...

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Bringing culture immersions into the hotel experience, our hotels are creatively inspired by their location, people, cultures, and histories. We seamlessly integrate unique life experiences within culture-rich locales through artistic elements in the decor, and by working with local artisans. Each hotel is a perfect blend of chic modernity with an intimate atmosphere and a high level of service, appealing to the travel connoisseur within us.