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What Qualifies a Property to be TAG Approved?®

Enforce non-discriminatory policies including “sexual orientation.”

Treat heterosexual and domestic partners equally in personnel policies.

Provides LGBT diversity and sensitivity training for employees.

Empower customers and employees to be “watchdogs” of its gay and lesbian business practices.

Gives back to their community.

Employs staff who reflect the diversity of their community.

The Independent Hotel - Philadelphia, A member of the Independent Collection

1234 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


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Neighborhood: Midtown Village
Number of Rooms: 24
Type of Hotel: Boutique

Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s neighborhood affectionately referred to as the Gayborhood, there are myriad options for nightlife, bars, restaurants and unique shopping all within blocks of this boutique-style hotel. Our restored Georgian Revival building signals back to the very roots of American democracy and culture and our Center City location situates you in walking distance to all the major performing arts and historical sites offered by the City of Brotherly Love.  Gastronomic delights abound—our corner anchors one of the best new restaurant rows in the country and award-winning Fish restaurant is located just off our lobby.

The Independent Hotel’s spacious guest rooms are accented by dramatic architecture—some rooms have fireplaces, while others have the original exposed brick, cathedral ceilings, and a few have expansive French windows. With just 22 guest rooms and 2 suites, the setting is intimate and service personalized—you will feel in residence when staying at the Independent.

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