It’s time to save the date as visitor registration has opened for the Independent Hotel Show. IHS is the only industry event dedicated entirely to the needs of luxury and boutique hoteliers, and returns to Olympia London, running from 4-5 October this year…
The Independent Hotel Show is a comprehensive business event for the luxury, boutique and independent hotel sector. The show presents a carefully curated collection of over 250 exhibitors, showcasing innovative ideas, products and services, all flourishing within this creative and compelling industry. This will be supported by a programme of inspirational and practical seminars to address industry concerns and exciting developments for hoteliers to stay ahead in this fast-changing sector.
“We’re so excited to be launching registration for the 10th edition of the Independent Hotel Show. Over the past decade the show has become a must-attend in the industry calendar and beloved by its community of hotel owners and managers,” said Glenn Wallace, Event Manager for the Independent Hotel Show. “We’re proud of the show’s commitment to the independent and boutique hotel community, which is at the centre of each session in seminar programme and each suppliers chosen to take part in the show, and we can’t wait to celebrate our 10th birthday in style on 4-5 October.”
Returning for this year’s event are the Innovation Stage, in partnership with eviivo, and the Hotel Vision Stage, in partnership with HotelPartner, both packed with talks, discussions and debates aimed squarely at the independent hotel sector. In addition to discussions on how to tackle 2022’s supply chain and recruitment challenges, the seminar programme will provide insightful best practice sessions on topics such as social media marketing, gaining industry accolades and accreditation and expanding a hotel’s offering to drive additional revenue.
“As a small family-owned group of hotels in the Lake District we always make sure the Independent Hotel Show is in our calendar,” commented Daniella Hope, Director at Lake District Hotels Ltd. “It is one of the best places to hear about latest industry ideas, see new products and meet suppliers, and with it being so specific to the boutique hotel industry we find it invaluable. Most importantly we always take home an abundance of inspiration.”
A major feature at this year’s event is The Inclusive Hotel Room, designed by Cocoon & Bauer, an immersive conceptual hotel room showcasing how thoughtful, intelligent design can prevent sensory overwhelm and create truly welcoming, inclusive and sustainable spaces.
Guests at the show will have the opportunity to meet with peers and discuss industry trends and best practice in the Social Business Space, sponsored by Planet Payment and designed by Taner’s Sons, with hosted roundtables covering the latest opportunities and challenges in the hotel sector. Plus, the Business Solutions Bar, presented by HOSPA & HMA, will enable hoteliers to seek out expert, objective advice on solving their business pain points from leading industry experts.
Another returning feature for this year’s event is The Concept Lab, which will showcase true innovation and outside-the-box ideas from up-and-coming suppliers to the hotel sector. The Concept Lab will present a hand-picked collection of the industry’s most forward-thinking independent brands offering unique and exciting solutions to implement in hotels; providing a first look at the possibilities surrounding the future of the hotel experience.
To learn more about everything on offer at Independent Hotel Show 2022, and to register for your complimentary trade ticket, head to the IHS website.
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