Independent Hotel Show

Networking Opportunities

The Lobby

Each year, we work with a design partner to create a beautifully designed central bar and networking space. Similar to a modern hotel lobby, it serves as an area to work, network and have meetings, seamlessly transitioning from a coffee lounge to champagne bar as the day progresses. Guests of the show are invited to enjoy deli-style food, tea and coffee, as well as alcoholic refreshments; all available for purchase at the bar.

The Lobby is a busy, buzzing area packed full of people and energy – a fantastic space to visit during your time at the Independent Hotel Show.

Date:     Open daily
Time:    10:00 - 17:00

The Suite

The Suite is a thoughtfully designed hospitality and networking space to offer VIP hoteliers, speakers, press, select partners and their guests, somewhere stylish and comfortable off the show floor. A space to do business and network, The Suite is a haven of calm away from the busyness of the show floor. Great for networking, intimate discussion and an exhibitor-free zone.  

It also plays host to a number of invitation-only special events that we run collaboratively with our partners.

Date:     Open daily
Time:    10:00 - 17:00

Use of the space is by invitation only.

VisitEngland ROSE Awards

VisitEngland will be awarding its prestigious 2017 ROSE awards in ‘Recognition of Service Excellence’ to a limited number of VisitEngland quality assessed accommodation operators who have demonstrated their commitment to providing excellent customer service.

Date:              17 October
Time:              14:30 - 15:15 
Location:        Guest Lounge



The Independent Hotel Show Awards

The Independent Hotel Show Awards in association with Sky, annually celebrate  the Independent Hotelier and Outstanding New Hotel awards, provide the opportunity for the industry to recognise their champions. Hotels and hoteliers will be able to submit their application shortly via our website. The shortlist will then be created by a judging panel of industry experts with criteria based around: innovation, inspiration, financial performance, team development, contribution to the industry at large and clear distinction in a competitive landscape. The winners will be chosen by you, the industry. You will be able to cast your vote via our visitor registration form in due course. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 18th October at the show.

Date:             17 October 2016
Time:             17:30-19:00
Location        Business Theatre



The Power Breakfast

The Power Breakfast in partnership with Nespresso invites loyal Independent Hotel Show attendees to join an invitation-only keynote breakfast session at the start of day two of the show. Taking place before the show doors officially open, attendees are invited to enjoy a continental-style breakfast whilst mixing with the best in the trade and learning something useful for their business. Nespresso will be providing those much-needed coffees to get creative juices flowing. Speaker details to be revealed in due course.

Date:             18 October 2016
Time:             08:00- 10:00
Location:       Business Theatre




Title partner

james hallam

Commercial partners

  • Chic Retreats
  • sky
  • nespresso
  • drom
  • La Via Del Te
  • Boutinot
  • Henners

Design Partners

  • Benedict Wilhelm
  • Galapagos
  • Harriet Forde
  • Lombok
  • Grace & Thorn
  • Valdivian
  • Vaughan
  • Shape London
  • Technogym