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The Independent Hotel Show 2017 – 17th October, Olympia London

The Independent Hotel Show, presented by James Hallam Hospitality & Leisure, returns to Olympia London, on Tuesday 17th October where it will unite the UK’s best independent hoteliers with more than 300 premium suppliers as well as offer valuable business advice and inspiration.

The two-day event is the luxury and boutique hotel sector’s most comprehensive and inspirational business event and is bursting with ideas on how to design, enhance and market independent luxury hotels.

The show’s organisers have carefully curated an exclusive list of exhibitors – from amenities and toiletries suppliers to top interior design agencies and technology companies – for hoteliers to source the latest and best products and services for their unique properties.

Advice and expertise will be shared across three stages where over 100 professionals from all pillars of the industry will speak in more than 30 seminars. Exclusive furniture supplier and interior design company Lombok is the Business Theatre’s official design partner, allowing attendees to pick up valuable tips within stylish surroundings.

For those looking to network, there is ample opportunity to do so. Grab a coffee or a glass of fizz and catch up with contacts in the central networking space The Lobby, designed by Benedict Wilhelm, while more intimate discussions can be held in The Suite, designed in partnership with Galapagos Furniture. This exclusive space offers VIP hoteliers, speakers, select partners and their guests a stylish, comfortable and calm haven away from a busy show floor.

For hoteliers and spa managers looking to boost their wellness, leisure and lifestyle offering, The Sanctuary is an area dedicated to mindfulness and education perfect for gaining insight into the latest trends.

In June, the Independent Hotel Show, in partnership with Chic Retreats, launched a survey to reveal the consumer’s perfect hotel bedroom. Designed to provide independent hoteliers with an understanding of the modern consumer’s wants and needs for a UK luxury hotel stay, the survey results have captured lighting system preferences, soft furnishings desires, technology needs, storage requirements and much more.

The Perfect Hotel Bedroom will be featured at the Independent Hotel Show in a dedicated space, curated by Harriet Forde Design, on the show floor. Show exhibitors’ products will furnish the room and visiting hoteliers, journalists and industry thought-leaders will be invited to get “in bed” to share opinions about the room.

On Tuesday 17th find out the winners of the Independent Hotelier and Outstanding New Hotel 2017 in the final of the Independent Hotel Awards, in association with Sky.

From a shortlist chosen by industry experts, visitors and supporters of the Show will vote for the winners of the two awards which celebrate the manifestation of the Independent Hotel Show’s five differentiating factors for today’s independent hotel: individuality, locality, freedom, personality and innovation.

To register to attend the Independent Hotel Show 2017, visit