Europe’s only b2b conference for the boutique and lifestyle hotels sectors attracts more than 220 international attendees.
The boutique hotel industry descended on London in the latter part of May for the second staging of the Boutique Hotel Summit, Europe’s only b2b conference for the boutique and lifestyle hotels sectors.Held at Altitude London, on the banks of the Thames, the conference attracted more than 220 attendees from as far afield as Beirut, Dubai, Ghana, Sweden, Malta, Italy, France, the US, the Caribbean, Spain and Ireland.
A comprehensive seminar agenda featured sessions on marketing, finance, technology, art & design, sustainability, food & beverage, and much more. And a myriad of networking opportunities included a “speed dating” business card swap, cocktail reception and hotel tour.
Event organiser Piers Brown said: “We’ve been delighted with the way Boutique Hotel Summit has grown and developed from last year. Attendance was up by around 50 per cent, we had a terrific list of speakers and the networking sessions really brought people together. A big thank you to all our sponsors, speakers and delegates for making the event possible.”
“A very encouraging development has been the buzz the event has created on Twitter. Many of our delegates were tweeting during the event, and their output has been the basis of a lively worldwide discussion online,” added Brown.
“The standard of the speakers has been excellent and all the content has been relevant and inspiring to boutique hotels.” Heidi Fitzpatrick, marketing executive, The Hotel and Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay
“Worth flying over from Malta for!” Louise Pullicino, group business development manager, Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux
“Fantastic networking opportunity with some of the world’s most influential hoteliers and professionals within the hotel industry.” Angela Dingle, creative director, Hughan Design
“A good networking opportunity with quality speakers.” Mark Skinner, partner, The Highland Group