Head to Olympia West on October 20th and 21st for the return of the boutique and luxury hotel sector’s must-attend event, the Independent Hotel Show presented by Rate Gain, presenting more than 300 premium exhibitors, exciting new product launches, along with innovation, tips and techniques for running a successful hotel.

Highlights of the show include free-to-attend panel discussions and industry seminars at The Innovation Stage, sponsored by Clean & UKHA, The Business Theatre and the newly-launched Independent Think Tank, covering design, technology, marketing and business performance and featuring leading hotel entrepreneurs, marketers, suppliers and sector analysts.

Targeted at the independent and boutique hotelier, the sessions cover a diverse mix of insight and advice to help build and grow a successful hotel business. From marketing and sales support, business, investment and growth, design and technology, and staff and service, each session will tackle head on some of the hottest topics in the sector.

Key speakers at the show include Fiona Duncan of The Telegraph, offering advice on how to attract more customers and please critics, along with Paula McMinn of The Savoy and Neil Leo of Ace Hotel who will be exploring the changes in consumer perception of good service.

Spa designer, Martin Hulbert will be joined by Tammy Kenyon of Lime Wood Hotel to offer insight on how to enhance hotels’ well-being offering, plus the show will feature guest interviews from key hotel entrepreneurs, including David Richards, motor racing supremo and owner of St Mawes Hotel and The Idle Rock.

Also enhanced for this year is Destination Spa, featuring leading exhibitors to the hotel spa sector and an educational programme to provide inspiration for hoteliers looking to expand their wellness offering.

The Hub returns with a thought-provoking design concept submitted by Jestico + Whiles, offering a stylish retreat to meet, network and conduct business, whilst enjoying a glass of Champagne from Frerejean Frères, the show’s official Champagne sponsor.

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.
Previous winners include Kit and Tim Kemp of Firmdale Hotels, voted Independent Hotelier of the Year 2014, and Robin Hutson, CEO of Lime Wood Group and Home Grown Hotels Ltd and founder of the Pig Hotels, winner of the Outstanding New Hotel of the Year award 2014.

Nominations for the awards have now been announced and this year registrants of the show have the opportunity to cast their votes and decide the winners. View the full shortlist and cast a vote at www.independenthotelshow.co.uk/awards.

Register for a free visitor pass via the show website, and follow @indhotelshow #IHS15 for news.