Registration opens for Independent Hotel Show 2023

The Independent Hotel Show (IHS), the UK’s only trade event dedicated to the boutique and independent hotel sector, is preparing to return to Olympia London on October 16-17 2023 and visitor registration is now open…

Hotel Designs editor Hamish Kilburn and panellists on stage at IHS

The Independent Hotel Show will be welcoming a diverse range of hoteliers for two days of networking, learning and product sourcing. A carefully curated selection of over 200 innovative businesses including transformational hospitality tech, high-end design & décor suppliers and unique in-room F&B solutions  will be on hand to discuss their latest products and services.

“This year’s show is packed with fascinating discussions, quality suppliers and countless opportunities to celebrate what makes this community unique,” commented Glenn Wallace, Event Manager for the Independent Hotel Show.

view of IHS hall with visitors on both levels and up the stairs

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On the programme this year, IHS will be hosting a range of insightful presentations, discussions and debates across the Innovation Stage, in partnership with eviivo and designed by New Heritage and the Hotel Business Stage, in partnership with HotelPartner and designed by Design Command.

From marketing your hotel and working effectively with influencers to the psychology of design and putting the ‘S’ back into ESG, each stage will platform leading hoteliers and hospitality experts from across the UK. An exciting addition to this year’s event is a partnership with LEVEN Hotels for an interactive showcase of the LEVENverse, a fun virtual immersive hotel environment built in the Metaverse.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with the Independent Hotel Show this year and showcasing the possibilities of the metaverse for the hotel sector,” said Timothy Griffin, Co-Founder of LEVEN Hotels.

audience and speakers on the Innovation Stage at the IHS 2022

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Guests at the show will once again have the opportunity to meet with peers and discuss industry trends and best practice in the Social Business Space, designed by New Heritage, with hosted roundtables covering the latest opportunities and challenges in the hotel sector.

The event has also partnered with sustainability consultant Sarah Duncan to provide real value for hoteliers looking to learn more about how to improve their sustainability initiatives. ““The ESG Hub at this year’s Independent Hotel Show is designed to educate and engage – not to preach or intimidate,” discussed Duncan. “We hope that everyone visiting the hub will walk away with a nugget or two of knowledge or inspiration to help on their ESG journey, plus find some helpful solutions to common challenges.”

Also present will be leading hotel cosmetics supplier ADA Cosmetics. “Dispenser innovation and hygiene is at the forefront of trends in the hotel sector this year,” commented  Delaine Walker, Vice President of Sales – UK & Ireland, ADA Cosmetics. “We will be showcasing an interactive wall of dispenser options for hotels to test and try out at this year’s show.”

Visitors can expect to meet with carefully curated, quality suppliers including fresh quality flower supplier Fredericks of London, digital marketing agency Umi Digital and sustainability focussed bed brand Hypnos.

Hotel Designs is a proud media partner of Independent Hotel Show, which takes place on October 16-17 at Olympia London. 

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