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As part of the Members Club, you will benefit from an enhanced event experience with access to complimentary hospitality in The Members Suite, alongside a plethora of additional VIP-only benefits… Scroll down to discover what is included in this year's Members Club package and register your interest for the 2023 Power Breakfast and Awards Ceremony.

The Members Club Experience 

  • Fast track entry to the show
  • Free cloakroom and free WiFi
  • Unlimited access to complimentary hospitality in The Members Suite. A stylish, comfortable haven of calm away from the busy show floor will provide a wonderful environment to host meetings, check emails, or just stop to reflect on the day.
  • Complimentary snacks and refreshments available in The Members Suite throughout your visit
  • Invites to exclusive events throughout the year such as the Members Club Socials and during the show, including the Power Breakfast and Independent Hotel Show Awards ceremony

The 2023 Power Breakfast

mallikaA session on navigating culture and diversity in the independent hotel sector covering the context of the world we live in, insights, watchouts, and practical advice on how to be culturally relevant, sensitive, diverse, and inclusive.

An interview with Mallika Basu from Basu Consulting, hosted by Zoe Monk, Senior Editor of Boutique Hotelier

Mallika has over two decades of experience in communications and strategic advisory, with projects including the launch of D&D's South Place Hotel, reputation management for the likes of Coca-Cola and Nestle and stakeholder engagement for inwards investment agencies and the government. During this time, she has also been a food writer, broadcaster and commentator on the food, drink and hospitality sectors. She set up a consultancy in the pandemic to provide culturally-relevant and sensitive communications and counsel.

Since then, Mallika has trained over 800 people in the industry and beyond on cultural sensitivity, diversity and inclusion with clients including the Sustainable Restaurant Association, Jamie Oliver Group, Dishoom and Waitrose. She supported the sensitive and respectful development of a new range of Cooks' Ingredients at Waitrose and wrote Borough Market's 2030 strategy with a focus on diversity and inclusion, sustainability and local community. She was named one of Code Hospitality's 100 women of the year in 2022, as well as 100 most powerful people in Europe's Travel and Hospitality by the Global Hospitality Institute in December 2022.

Meet the design studio behind the Members Suite

We meet design studio Cocoon & Bauer, returning as a design partner to the Independent Hotel Show 2023. Having previously brought the innovative Inclusive Hotel Room feature to life in 2022 at the Independent Hotel Show, this year Cocoon & Bauer is tackling the show’s Members Suite, an area for leading hoteliers to network, relax and do business.

Peter Turner, owner of the studio, unveils this year’s design and discusses some of the inspirations behind it.

Find out more

Interested in attending the Power Breakfast and the Independent Hotel Show Awards ceremony? Register your interest by completing the form below. The team will get in touch and confirm your place.

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