The Independent Hotel Show, returning to Olympia West, London on 20 and 21 October, is now open for registration. The only UK hotel show dedicated to the boutique, luxury and independent hotel sector, #IHS15 promises stunning new feature areas, an exhaustive list of industry experts, business seminars, think tanks and key note sessions, as well as a feast of ideas, inspiration and insight for anyone involved in the sector.
The Innovation Stage (sponsored by CLEAN and the UKHA) and The Business Theatre will feature a stellar line-up of industry experts and hotel entrepreneurs delivering free-to-attend seminars and panel discussions over the two days. Tackling some of the hottest topics in the sector, expect to find out more about the trends and future forecasts of the independent hotel market, learn first-hand how industry leaders have succeeded in the business and discover the latest in marketing, business and food and beverage techniques.
2015 features a re-formatted and expanded Destination Spa area, where visitors can soak up the latest in luxury spa and bathroom design by journeying throughout the entire spa experience, from check-in to check-out. Additionally, don’t miss the talks around the pool with key names from the health and wellness sector, all accompanied by detox drinks.
Also new for this year will be the Independent Think Tank, a small, in-depth gathering of industry professionals debating the hard hitting issues affecting today’s independent hotelier.
The show will also feature the celebrated Independent Hotelier of the Year and Outstanding New Hotel of the Year Awards, which include hoteliers and entrepreneurs such as Robin Hutson of Lime Wood Group and Home Grown Hotels and Kit and Tim Kemp of Firmdale Hotels, in its hall of fame.
Commenting on the exciting line-up for 2015, Miranda Martin, event manager at Independent Hotel Show says:
“The 2015 Independent Hotel Show promises to be our most exciting and comprehensive yet. Now established and in its fourth year, the show has gone from strength to strength, continuing to attract the highest calibre of industry experts and keynote speakers, aspirational and valued exhibitors, and above all, independent hoteliers committed to adding value and the wow factor to their hotels. We’ve struck a chord with the sector, and our 2015 line-up again reflects the prominent industry backing behind the show and our combined knowledge and understanding of what it takes to help independent hoteliers’ upgrade and develop their business.”