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8 Independent Collection Hotels & Resorts Recognized by Travel + Leisure

We are excited to announce that 8 of our hotels and resorts have been nominated in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2021 World’s Best Awards! This nomination is particularly meaningful given the challenges the travel and hospitality industries faced in 2020.

Our dedicated teams wish to thank Travel + Leisure for their consideration and also ask you — our treasured guests — to vote. Visit TLWorldsBest.com/Vote between now and May 10, 2021 and cast your ballot in favor of your favorite travel experiences, and you’ll be entered to win a $10,000 dream trip courtesy of T+L. Five additional winners will also receive a $1,000 cash prize. Plus, your vote will contribute to the results, which will be revealed in the October 2021 issue of Travel + Leisure.

Learn more about our Independent Collection Hotels & Resorts nominees below.

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Fall in love with Southern California’s relaxed beachside living at one of the most perfectly located Santa Barbara hotels. Hotel Milo invites you to breathe in fresh Pacific air and revel in perpetual summers that stretch from beaches to mountains to vineyards. Blending contemporary beach-chic decor and classic Spanish Colonial architecture, Hotel Milo features vibrant accommodations and beautiful pools and gardens that celebrate the California surf and sun.

Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club

Glistening waves beckon guests and locals alike to Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club. Inspired by the glamour and sophistication of 1940s European Riviera, Cadillac is a new style of Miami Beach resort that effortlessly blends a relaxing oceanfront atmosphere with refined urban sophistication. From impeccable Mediterannean-inspired sensibilities and a personalized Cadillac Concierge to ocean-to-table dining at Donna Mare Trattoria and beachside drinks at Bungalow By the Sea, you’ll quickly discover all the reasons why we’re exactly like nothing else on Miami Beach.

The Envoy Hotel

Part homage to the inspired community that surrounds it, part ode to the Innovation District it calls home, The Envoy Hotel ascends—a new genre of hospitality cast in a very original way. With a modern, design-forward aesthetic and a comfortable, easy-going vibe, this is imagination at its best: a chic huddle space with areas for rest and relaxation, smart food and drink at Lookout Rooftop and Outlook Kitchen, and an independent spirit that nods generously to its Boston roots—all surrounded by a waterfront vantage point to envy.

The Whitney Hotel

The Whitney Hotel, a 65-room boutique hotel, is an unexpected find in Boston’s beloved Beacon Hill. Balancing the vibrancy of the city with an idyllic location, The Whitney offers easy access to the city’s best attractions while also providing an escape from the hustle. Guests are greeted with generous hospitality and cultured comforts, including refined guest room amenities, a lush courtyard garden, and a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. Reflecting the residential charm of its surrounding neighborhood, the hotel ensures comfort reigns supreme so travelers feel understood, indulged and instantly at home.

The Rittenhouse

Discover the invigorating charm and rich history of Philadelphia at The Rittenhouse, a standout among luxury hotels offering elegant rooms and suites, world-class service, and the most desirable location in town. Fine dining at Lacroix, impeccably tailored events, rejuvenating treatments from the spa and more ensure a personalized guest experience for families, business travelers, and romantic vacationers alike. From the moment you walk through the doors, you’ll feel well on your way to a nurturing and restorative stay.

Pan Pacific Seattle 

Inviting and intuitive, no other hotel captures the essence of the Emerald City like Pan Pacific Seattle. Take in the sweeping Space Needle and South Lake Union views from the comfort of contemporary rooms and suites and enjoy easy access to popular attractions like Pike Place Market and Seattle Center. Relax with an evening glass of local Washington wine at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, South Lake Kitchen + Bar, offering stunning city views from a year-round patio. Settle within the unparalleled hospitality of this Forbes Four-Star rated property, distinguished by an unmistakable Pacific Northwest sensibility.

Aliz Hotel Times Square

An ambassador to the New York experience, Aliz Hotel Times Square blends sophisticated modern design and exceptional service into every stay. Stylishly modern guestrooms, sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, intimate dining and lounge options, and exclusive services and amenities are brought together to inspire and welcome guests at every turn. At the intersection of Times Square, the Garment District and Hell’s Kitchen, the hotel is located just within walking distance of New York City’s most well-known cultural attractions. No matter why you’re visiting NYC, Aliz Hotel offers an inviting pied-a-terre for work or play.

Hotel Nia

Space to shine. Room to think, dream, invent and build. Breakthroughs happen in environments that promote freedom of thought. In the heart of screen-centric, nanosecond-paced Silicon Valley, Hotel Nia clears the mind of its guests with a refreshingly countercultural vibe. A simplicity that brings clarity to a culture of complexity. Both indoors and out, the atmosphere is vibrant, every detail crafted. An epicurean coffee bar spills into a lushly landscaped backyard that features a pool, firepit, outdoor games, and California cuisine. A new standard has been set for Silicon Valley hotels. Experience Hotel Nia on your next visit, and discover the difference.