Client Testimonials

“I appreciated Kevin doing the heavy lifting of the venue research, and then when he provided me with the findings, I had total faith that what he was delivering was the very best deals at the very best places. Plus he’s just a super nice guy to work with.”

-Susan Banke, Office Manager, U.S. Venture Partners

“I choose to work with Kevin because he understands our expectations and finds hotels that fit our event needs. He is friendly, professional, easy to work with and never disappoints. I would highly recommend Kevin for hotel sourcing as he will save you time, money and he is someone you can trust”

-Danielle Fournier, Director of Meetings and Events, CalChamber

“My time is very important. What I loved about working with IHG is I didn’t have to do all the negotiations. They got us the best deals – the hotels wanted our business and they were willing to work within our budget. The nice thing is we got better service working with IHG.”

-Kathleen Kelly, UC Davis Health System

“When I’m sourcing first-class personalized customer service, first-class meeting space, and first-class lodging referrals, the first call I make I make is to IHG. There is only one company I trust to source the best deals for our out-of-state meetings… IHG. Would you rather make one phone call or twenty?”

-Shaun Flinn, Governance Assistant, WestEd Office of the CEO

“I can’t say enough about IHG. I used to book our annual meeting sites on my own. Not only was it time-consuming trying to find the right spot when you’re not familiar with an area but I’m not the best negotiator. Then I met Kevin. Not only is he knowledgeable, he’s a delight to work with. Kevin continually goes above and beyond to help secure great venues for our annual meeting, always staying within budget and taking into consideration all aspects of what it takes to make the event successful. I highly recommend IHG.”

-Colleen Nelson, Assistant to the President, Delta Dental of California

“The service IHG provides to me is invaluable. One of the most frustrating things as a meeting planner is executing a destination meeting without knowing much about the region or having the ability to do an onsite visit. This is where IHG’s expertise comes in. They know exactly what locations and properties to recommend based on the unique needs of your group. I trust Kevin and his team completely to get me the best rates, best locations and even throw in some ‘extras’.”

-Marie Vidal, Executive Assistant, Finance & Information Services, CooperVision

“Working with IHG has been a fantastic experience…I wish I had known about them sooner!   I used to drop everything I was doing to concentrate on researching and getting in touch with multiple properties.   Between hotels asking me countless questions, out of office kickbacks and countless call-backs…it kept me from attending to my other important tasks.   They have my back…that’s invaluable, because I know it’s all being taken care of, I have the valued recommendations from IHG and I know I’m doing a great job for my organization.   Working with IHG is simply working Smarter – not Harder!”

Olwyn “Jae” Ojala, Sr. Executive Assistant, California Strawberry Commission

“Independent Hotel Group knows property sourcing! But more than that, they understand the unique hoteling and meeting space needs of Silicon Valley Bank. The team at Independent Hotel Group is collaborative and has customer service as their top-priority. They are prompt and thorough and present ideas and options of which I wasn’t aware. Working with IHG saves me hours of time each month and I appreciate the depth of knowledge and contacts IHG has. I wouldn’t choose anyone else.”

-Carrie MacAllister Hicks, Senior Corporate Events Specialist, Silicon Valley Bank

“IHG continues to impress me with its ability to provide incredible service and pricing at outstanding hotels and resorts throughout the world. I would recommend IHG to anyone desiring to access the best hotels and resorts and obtain the best accommodations and prices available. Extraordinary service and always nice people with whom to work.”

-Tom Wander, Chief Executive Officer, BETA Healthcare Group

“Working with IHG is not only efficient but also they are easy to do business with. My rep provides me with answers to my questions along with other suggestions and ideas for my upcoming event. I love getting an array of hotel options at one time that I can compare quickly and easily, which saves me both time and money.”

-Rosanne Haflich, Office Manager, VSP Global

“Over the past 5+ years, Kevin Wolski has been my go-to person when I’ve needed assistance with finding just the right venue for a corporate meeting. He has time and again saved me hours of searching “in the dark” for the ideal venue that fits within my company’s parameters and budget. Kevin is professional, personable, and has a ton of institutional knowledge about the properties he recommends. He’s a super negotiator who knows how to swing great deals and always manages to sweeten them up with extra concessions like suite upgrades, view rooms, and even extra reward points for the meeting planner! I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Independent Hotel Group to any professional who needs top-notch, dependable assistance with meeting planning.”

-Ellen Niemann, Executive Assistant, ERM