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Independent Hotel Show 2014 preview

The Independent Hotel Show returns to Olympia this October (21 & 22) with the promise of even more insight, advice and inspiration for the UK’s burgeoning luxury and boutique hotel sector. Now in its third year the show has become the must attend event for anyone connected to the hotel and hospitality sector, featuring a one-stop business platform of over 250 handpicked premium products and services, business seminars and advice clinics.
Discover the best

Featuring a range of handpicked, premium essentials to equip your hotel, exhibitors at the Independent Hotel Show represent the cream of the industry, helping your boutique or luxury hotel stand out from the crowd. With categories including interior design, technology & software, audio & entertainment and health & wellness the show is home to a wealth of products and services to help boost the profile and profitability of your business.

Confirmed exhibitors include Mulberry Home, Tivoli Audio, Smart Fire UK, Coach House, Airwave Europe, Best Western Hotels, Agentia UK, Frame Your TV, Toto, Richard Haworth, Hansgrohe, Duresta Upholstery, Stylematters, UCC Coffee and Abraham Moon & Sons.

Leaders in the field

Gain insight and inspiration from the hotel industry heavyweights across a range of subjects as the Independent Hotel Show 2014 tackles and presents the hottest topics of the sector. Design, technology, marketing and business experts are scheduled to present a range of free to attend business seminars and panel discussions to help streamline the running of a profitable hospitality business and boost revenues.

Sessions run throughout the two-day show across two theatres - the Business Theatre, sponsored by Towergate Insurance, and the Innovation Stage, sponsored by MICROS. Highlights include a Q&A session with leading General Managers, Philip Newman-Hall from Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons and South Place Hotel’s Bruce Robertson; along with an in-depth discussion about the importance of brand and personality, led by James Lohan from Mr & Mrs Smith.

Robert Nadler from Nadler Hotels and Julian Troup from Colliers International Hotels will also be looking at the ‘big picture’, reviewing the current state of the UK hotel market and offering insights into the opportunities and risks for hoteliers of all shapes and sizes.

For the full Business Sessions programme visit
The Hub, at the heart of hospitality

Let the freshest creative talent in the hospitality industry inspire you to meet, talk and share ideas with your peers as The Independent Hotel Show showcases the rising design stars of the sector.

An innovative and inspirational central networking point, The Hub 2014 was designed by Nina&Co in collaboration with Anya Fennet. Their winning concept is built on the very idea of finding inspiration withing the Indpenedent Hotel Show and having that light bulb moment. The design was selected by a panel of leading judges, including architect, Mike Stiff, product designer, Afroditi Krassa and design journalist, Guy Dittrich, as a creative focal point to help draw businesses together at the show.

Offering a relaxed and information space for delegates to meet up, The Hub promises to push the boundaries of innovative interior design.
Hansgrohe VIP Lounge

For a more intimate meeting, relax and network over a drink or two with key industry players in the Hansgrohe VIP Lounge, a haven of calm at the heart of the show.

Supportive business advice from Buell

The Buell Business Support Clinic offers a one stop shop for advice on all aspects of business specific to the independent, luxury and boutique hotel industry.

Sessions are available on a one-to-one basis, with specific advice offered for owners, operators, developers and investors into the sectors.

From customer service, interior design, food and beverage, revenue management, marketing and technology, a Buell representative will be at hand to offer first hand advice and solutions for your business. For more information on the topics covered and to book your session visit

Independent Thought Series

The Independent Hotel Show continues to spark debate within the hotel and hospitality industry, offering insight, advice and ideas from key industry leaders. In the weeks running up to the show a series of thought leading pieces are being published on

The ‘Independent Thought' series will provide a collection of inspiring tips on how to develop and improve your business, whether you’re an independent, luxury or boutique hotel.
The inspirers and the inspirational

The Independent Hotel Show continues to recognise and reward those individuals who have played a major role within the hotel industry, from shaping the sector to demonstrating innovation and growth.

Two prestigious awards return for a third year - Independent Hotelier of the Year 2014 and Outstanding New Hotel of the Year 2014.

Shortlisted nominees for each award include:

The Independent Hotelier of the Year 2014

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 New Hotel of the Year 2014

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

For full details of all of the nominees and to vote for your chosen winner visit

Winners will be announced at the Independent Hotel Show Awards evening on 21st October 2014.

Independent Hotel Show 2014

Visitor information

Event dates:
Tuesday 21st October: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 22nd October: 10:00 - 17:00
West Hall, Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX

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