SHOW PREVIEW

EXCEPTIONAL EXHIBITORS

Discover the finest products and service providers with a carefully selected line-up of over 300 premium exhibitors from across the hotel supply chain.

A one-stop-shop of all the essentials needed to run a successful, profitable hotel, the Independent Hotel Show is the must-attend event for anyone working within the boutique and luxury hotel sector looking to grow and develop their business. Confirmed exhibitors for 2016 include: Sky, eviivo, Agentia, And So To Bed, T2, Elstead Lighting and many, many more. Visit www.independenthotelshow. co.uk for a full list of exhibitors.

INSPIRING INDEPENDENTS

Hear more from industry thought leaders as they share their knowledge, insight and expertise across a range of hard-hitting seminars and business discussions that tackle some of the industry’s hottest topics. The free-to-attend seminars and panel discussions provide insight from some of the leading names in the hotel business.

Sessions run throughout the two-day show across three theatres – the Innovation Stage, in partnership with eviivo, the Business Theatre and the Wellness & Lifestyle Talks stage. For the full programme visit www.independenthotelshow. co.uk.

THE HOSPITALITY INTERIORS HUB designed by Paper + White, a networking space designed to perfection. It will offer attendees a stylish retreat to meet,  network and conduct business surrounded by inspirational interior design while enjoying a glass of fizz from the champagne bar.

INDEPENDENT THOUGHTS

The Independent Hotel Show consistently endeavours to spark debate within the hotel and hospitality industry, offering insight, diverse opinion and advice from key figures within the sector. In the run up to the show a series of features and thought leadership pieces

will be published to inspire and inform on www.independent hotelshow.co.uk/independent- thought-series. They are a collection of leading operators’ experiences and essential tips on how to develop and improve your business, whether you’re independent, luxury or boutique.

DESTINATION SPA

Following the fantastic success of last year’s wellness and lifestyle feature area, Destination Spa is returning bigger and better for 2016. It will include leading exhibitors to the hotel spa sector and a dedicated wellness and lifestyle seminar stage delivering an educational programme to provide inspiration for hoteliers looking to expand their wellness offering. Destination Spa will also feature a targeted programme of business sessions dedicated to helping  independent  hoteliers tap into the profit-driving potential of creating a spa.

DESIGNERSBLOCK

Adding another design dimension to the show will be a feature area curated by Designersblock, international design exhibition specialists. The exhibit showcases the very latest in style and design innovation for hotel owners and operators looking for something truly out of the ordinary.

HOTELIERS HALL OF FAME

The Independent Hotel Show will again reward and acknowledge the country’s most influential and respected independent hoteliers with the annual Independent Hotelier and Outstanding New Hotel awards in association with Sky. The awards are the only ones of their kind in the UK and recognise the individuals who have shaped the sector and contribute to its innovation and growth. Previous winners include Olga Polizzi, voted Independent Hotelier 2015, and Hotel Gotham – winner of the Outstanding New Hotel award 2015.

Nominees for this year’s awards will be announced in the coming months on www.independent hotelshow.co.uk/awards.

Winners will be announced at the Independent Hotel Show Awards Ceremony on 18 October 2016.