Independent Hotel Show Amsterdam – Welcome to Dreamland

This year visitors to The Independent Hotel Show Amsterdam are encouraged to take a respite from the ordinary and experience a dreamland of trend exploration, product innovation and networking…

purple steps leading up to platform in the clouds with crumpled bed linen on the top

The Independent Hotel Show Amsterdam – the business event for boutique, luxury and independent hotel sector – returns for March 12th and 13th, for the fourth and most extensive edition in the Dutch capital. This year, the theme chosen was Dreamland, a theme that fits well with current hotel trends.

stand detail with bed and bedhead from IHS 2023 Amsterdam

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“Today’s hotel guest wants to be surprised by a combination of luxury and creativity,” commented Tess Suters, Event Manager. “And that naturally also applies to the visitors to our event. We asked our designers to create a dreamworld where hoteliers are taken out of their daily reality for a moment and can be inspired. In any case, we live in a world where fantasy and reality are increasingly merging, partly due to artificial intelligence. This is a subject that will certainly also be covered in our extensive seminar programme, which is a hot topic hoteliers and designers want to explore further”.

panel discussion on stage at IHS2023 Amsterdam

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Alongside the 200 premium suppliers showing their latest innovations across design and décor, hospitality tech, amenities and F&B, there is an extensive seminar programme taking place, led by over 40 industry pioneers. Expect to experience a programme covering a variety of trending topics that are currently impacting the hotel industry. Two stages will host a plethora of key-note presentations, panel discussions and exclusive interviews where we see innovators explore topics such as sustainability, technology, marketing, staffing & HR and revenue-management. Trend predictions will be given on the changing travel and spending behaviour of the hotel guest of the future.

networking event at IHS2023 Amsterdam

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Aside from our unparalleled complimentary seminar programme, there will be plenty of space and opportunity for visitors to network and form new connections to enhance their business. “We recognise how important networking is to our visitors” continued Suters. “Meeting over a glass of wine and exchanging knowledge and experiences. We make enough special areas and occasions for this throughout the two-day show”.

These opportunities include the returning Independent Hotel Show Awards sponsored by Hotek, and dedicated networking sessions for HR professionals, designers and for hoteliers specifically from Germany and Belgium.

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