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Introducing the 2014 IHS awards

A highlight of the industry’s only dedicated event for the independent, luxury and boutique hotel sector; the Independent Hotel Show Awards return for a third year.

Nominees for the two prestigious awards – Independent Hotelier of the Year 2014 and Outstanding Hotel of the Year 2014 – have been selected by the Awards Committee – a panel of respected industry figures including Telegraph Travel Writer, Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of Pride of Britain Hotels, Peter Hancock, Managing Director of Ace Hotel, Chris Penn, Chief Executive of The Ellerman Group, Ciaran Fahy, Owner of The Arch London, Rafi Bejerano, Owner of Concept Venues, Mark Fuller, CEO of Nadler Hotels, Robert Nadler, CEO of Mr & Mrs Smith, James Lohan, General Manager of The Ampersand, Roberto Pajares and, of course, Tim Etchells, Managing Director of The Independent Hotel Show.

With the entrants shortlisted and nominees selected, it is now time for you to place your vote here to help determine the show’s two winners for 2014.

Full details of all of the nominees can be found below as well as online at www.independenthotelshow.co.uk/awards, and in The Concierge show e-newsletter. Winners will be announced at the Independent Hotel Show Awards evening on 21st October 2014.

The Independent Hotelier of the Year 2014

The Independent Hotelier of the Year Award recognises hoteliers who have made a significant contribution to the independent luxury and boutique hotel sector. Last year’s award went to Terence and Vicki Conran and Peter Prescott from East London’s celebrated Boundary Hotel.

The shortlisted nominees for 2014 have all been selected for their pioneering spirit and commitment to pushing boundaries. Innovative and creative, they are leaders of properties with unique offerings but also develop their teams by investing in their own establishments and also the industry at large.

2014 Nominees:

Craig Bancroft and Nigel Haworth – Northcote Manor

Kit and Tim Kemp – Firmdale Hotels

Mark Sainsbury, Michael Benyan and Jason Catifeoglou – The Zetter and Zetter Townhouse

Ian Schrager - Ian Schrager Company

David Levin - The Capital Hotel

Tim Hart - Hambleton Hall and Harts

The Outstanding Hotel of the Year 2014

The Outstanding Hotel of the Year Award recognises new entrants to the market who have made a significant impact through their commitment to dynamism and innovation over the last three years. Last year’s winner, The Pig in Brockenhurst has continued to excite and inspire the industry with its original format and unique dining experience.

The shortlisted properties for 2014 have all been selected by the Awards Committee as delivering outstanding service and guest experiences, providing personality, style and grace while achieving significant success in a relatively short time.


2014 Nominees:

Chiltern Firehouse, London

The Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland, County Durham

Ham Yard Hotel, London

No 131, Cheltenham

The Pig on the Beach, Studland, Dorset

The Wild Rabbit, Oxfordshire

Tim Etchells, Managing Director of The Independent Hotel Show concludes:

“The Independent Hotel Show Awards continues to be a highlight of the show, celebrating the innovation and diversity that is the lifeblood of the industry. We hope that you will cast your votes for the two awards and make a date in your diary for the Awards evening on 21st October to find out the winners.”

For more information please visit: www.independenthotelshow.co.uk



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