Independent hotels are thriving in today’s economic environment driven in large part by the power of the Internet and the soft brand revolution. Why? For the answer to that question and many others about the performance success of independent hotels and why it’s easier for them to secure financing today, attend the 2017 InnDependent Lodging Executive Summit(ILES), to be held May 15 to 17 at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. In a session titled “The Increasing Financial Appeal of Independents,” JF Capital Advisors Founder and CEO Jonathan Falik will discuss the types of financing available for independent hotel owners and the steps necessary to obtain financing. A panel of experts will provide insight on the current state of operations, valuation and capital markets.