Sneak Peak: Independent Hotel Show 2014

In just a few years, the Independent Hotel Show has emerged as one of the most important trade shows for the UK hotel industry. We bring you a sneak preview to what to expect next week! (21-22 October 2014)

“Welcome to the Independent Hotel Show”

Event Director, Luke Perry, welcomes you to the  Independent Hotel Show:

With the UK’s definitive business event for the luxury, boutique and independent hotel market less than a month away, it gives us great pleasure to present our show preview; an introduction to some of the exciting elements and new additions you can expect to experience at this year’s show.

The event is free to attend and offers unrivalled access to contemporary hospitality thinking – whether it be trends, products or services that excite you most, the Independent Hotel Show devotes attention to all that impacts your business and ultimately your bottom line. We invite you to enjoy a unique opportunity to touch, see, meet, build relationships and share knowledge with industry peers and thought leaders. To register simply visit

For those already attending don’t forget to reserve your space on one of our business seminars, tackling some of the hottest topics in the industry and featuring an array of business leaders including Robin Hutson, James Lohan, Fiona Duncan, Mark Fuller and many more. Or sign up for one-to-one advice at our Buell Business Clinic to receive first hand guidance from some the sectors leading experts.


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
  • Agentia UK
  • Frame Your TV
  • Toto
  • Richard Haworth
  • 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.

For ideas, insight and inspiration, visit the Business Theatre, sponsored by Towergate Insurance, and the Innovation Stage, sponsored by software giant, 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.
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 within the Independent 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

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 have been 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.

Register Now!

The Independent Hotel Show is NEXT WEEK (Tues 21st, Weds 22nd)! It’s FREE to attend, but have you registered?



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