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Independent Hotel Show
18-19 October 2016

Inspiring and informative – the UK’s only event for the luxury and boutique hotel industry – The Independent Hotel Show, presented by James Hallam – returns to London’s Olympia West for it’s 5th year this October.

The event will once again present a bespoke collection of over 250 of the UK’s finest, most innovative suppliers and service providers, handpicked to inspire you with new ideas and opportunities for your hotel, alongside expert insight and advice from profitability seminars to trend reports and new product showcases. Also don’t miss the free the in-depth Seminar Programme, offering expert insight and advice from leading hoteliers and industry frontrunners.

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News of the Week

The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2017 new stars are to be announced at a live event. On 3rd October the announcement event will take place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology at Savoy Place, the historic motoring Guide’s venue. Find out more 

Global Hospitality News

The Ritz-Carlton encourages sustainable driving with new electric charging stations at hotels across the world. With a dedication to fostering a sustainable future, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company is now offering charging stations at properties across the globe. Read more

Average booking value on direct hotel websites nearly double than that on third-party channels. The findings have been reported by SiteMinder, based on the 43.5 million reservations that passed through their technology over the 12 months ending June 2016.Find out more

Hilton is to open a new hotel in Dubai complete with rainforest, rooftop aquarium and infinity sky pool with glass bottom. The five-star 450-room and 280-serviced apartment property will be developed on Dubai and will feature a mix of exotic plants, mist sprays, artificial beach – this indoor rainforest will be a world first. Find out more

What China’s U.S. Buying Spree Means For The Future Of Hospitality
The Chinese are on a U.S. buying spree like no other. Since the beginning of the year, Chinese investors have announced interest in, or closed on, several multi-billion-dollar deals on a variety of American enterprises, including GE’s appliance division, Strategic Hotels & Resorts Read more

Corners of the world

CPI Measure Of Inflation Rose To 0.6% In July After Fuel Increase. Economists predicted the CPI would remain static, but the key inflation rate has continued its steady climb. Read more

Berlin dismisses migrant hostel firm in email scandal The Berlin authorities say they no longer want a private company, PeWoBe, to run migrant hostels in the city, after company emails denigrating migrants were leaked to German media. Find out more

Lost cities #7: how Nasa technology uncovered the ‘megacity’ of Angkor. Recent laser surveys have revealed traces of a vast urban settlement, comparable in size to Los Angeles, around the temples of Angkor in the Cambodian jungle. The ancient Khmer capital was never lost … it just got a bit overgrown. Read more

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