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The business event for luxury and boutique hotels – the Independent Hotel Show presented by James Hallam Insurance Brokers – checks in to Olympia London on 15 and 16 October where it will deliver inspiration and insight to the independently spirited luxury and boutique hotel community.
Now in its eighth year, the show will bring together over 6,500 hotel owners, general managers and heads of department where they can explore a myriad of creative solutions to help them transform the hotel guest experience.
A carefully curated collection of over 350 hotel suppliers, including technology innovators and unique designers will showcase new products and services which share the aim of helping hoteliers and their businesses flourish within today’s creative and compelling hotel industry.
From Sleep Organic’s ethically sourced luxury bedding, to the natural antiallergenic materials in Mühldorf products, this year’s suppliers are aware of the increasing pressures to keep housekeeping eco-friendly. As competition in the industry grows, exhibitors will show hotel’s how to focus on the small personalised touches that enhance a guest’s stay, such as unique handmade chocolates with printed edible logos.
Enlightening discussions on pertinent topics – from wellness to design and food and beverage – are set to be held on the Innovation Stage, in partnership with eviivo and designed by House of Sloane and the Hotel Vision Stage, designed by Graham and Green, while hoteliers can engage in more intimate, insightful campfire sessions and roundtable discussions in the Social Business Space.
Connections can be made or strengthened within the show’s many social spaces. Central social hub The Lobby, presented by bidroom and designed by Dome Deco, provides a relaxed space to pause and catch up with industry friends, while The Suite, hosted by Samsung and designed by Two’s Company Interior Design, offers an exclusive space for VIP hoteliers and guests to enjoy. One theme for this year’s show is consciousness, and while it will be weaved into many areas of the show, it will be represented in full in this year’s live installation, The Conscious Hotel Bedroom.
Combining luxury interior design and environmentally conscious solutions, The Conscious Hotel Bedroom, designed by London design studio Harris & Harris, will give forward-thinking hoteliers a view of how to balance guest experience with sustainable choices. An overarching ethos of wellbeing in hospitality has been carefully considered in each aspect of the installation. In addition, to provide insight into today’s consumers’ attitudes to conscious travel, local sourcing, sustainable design and wellness, a report revealing the results of a detailed consumer survey will be available at the show. Those looking for interior design inspiration outside of The Conscious Hotel Bedroom will be spoilt for choice. As design partner to the Innovation Stage, House of Sloane is planning to fulfil the brief of ‘modern eclecticism meets maximalist glamour’ by kitting the stage out with bold hues, luxurious velvets, a dash of animal print and eclectic accessories, while striking designs from the show’s wallpaper partner Susi Bellamy will adorn walls around the show.
Independent Hotel Show 2019, 15 and 16 October, Olympia, London.