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InnDependent Lodging Executive Summit & Tradeshow at HIConnect Announces Growing Attendance

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2016) - Participation in the 2nd Annual InnDependent Lodging Executive Summit & Trade Show at HIConnect is growing by leaps and bounds. In less than 2 weeks, some of the world's most notable independent hotel companies will convene at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville to discuss trends, tactics and technologies driving efficiency, profitability and professionalism in this growing market segment. The event, to be held March 17 to 19, is produced by IBC Hotels, a division of InnSuites Hospitality Trust (NYSE MKT: IHT), and co-sponsored by the Independent Lodging Industry Assn., Hotel Interactive, AutoClerk and GLF.

"Half of the world's hotels are independent, and the hoteliers attending this event represent properties large and small from across the globe," said Pamela Barnhill, president and chief operating officer of IBC Hotels and founder of the InnDependent Lodging Executive Summit. "Many of the notable hotel companies registered for this year's event include: Destination, Benchmark, KSL Resorts, LXR Resorts, Kessler Collection, Denihan, L.E. Hotels, Trust Hospitality, Boutique Hospitality management, Provenance Hotels, Commune Hotels, Highgate Hotels, citizenM Hotels, 21c Museum Collection, Gansevoort Hotel Group, Sixty Hotels, Hampshire Hotel Group, Ace Hotel Group, GCP Hospitality, Broughton Hotels, Magnolia Hotels, and Enchantment Group. We are delighted that such a distinguished group, along with numerous small business owners, see value in attending this forum."

Participants will leave this event better equipped to attract, engage and retain travelers preferring a unique, non-cookie cutter hotel experience. The three-day Summit features panels, meetings and educational sessions; a cutting-edge tradeshow representing 40+ vendors; and entrance to the HIConnect Design Studio featuring 50 vignettes showcasing guestrooms, bathrooms and public spaces in an actual hotel environment, from midscale to luxury.

Educational sessions will include:

  • Driving Revenue by Leveraging a Social Media Presence

  • New Sales Tactics That Keep You Independent

  • Defining The Independent Hotel Experience

  • Connecting & Automating The Independent Hotel

  • Executing Your Vision Through Public Spaces Design

  • Authenticity is Everything: How Do You Create It?

  • Rise of the Midscale Independent Hotel

  • Soft Brands and Independent Hotels. The Perfect Match

  • Developing an F&B Program for the Independent Hotel

  • Case Study: A Peek Inside Unique Hotel Concepts

  • Show Me the Money

IBC is hosting hoteliers to a Free Registration and Food & Beverage package. To REGISTER, click HERE.

For more information on the 2nd Annual InnDependent Lodging Executive Summit, call (602) 944-1500 or email support@ibchotels.com. For details on HICONNECT, call (631) 424-7755 x150 or email connect@hiconnectevents.com.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For the first time, PRESS are invited to attend this event.

With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this news release may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance due to numerous risks and uncertainties and are described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe our current expectations to be based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained.

For more information visit www.innsuitestrust.com or www.sec.gov.