UK: The 2023 Independent Hotel Show in London, in partnership with James Hallam, returns to Olympia on 16-17 October.
The trade show will host a range of presentations, discussions and debates across the Innovation Stage – in partnership with eviivo and designed by New Heritage – as well as the Hotel Business Stage – in partnership with HotelPartner and designed by Design Command.
A new addition to this year’s event is a collaboration with LEVEN, part of Wellbrook Hospitality, to showcase the LEVENverse – a virtual immersive hotel environment built in the metaverse.
Timothy Griffin, co-founder of LEVEN, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with the Independent Hotel Show this year and showcasing the possibilities of the metaverse for the hotel sector.”
Attendees at the show can network with over 200 businesses within the boutique and independent hotel sector, ranging from hospitality tech, design and decor supplies, in-room F&B solutions and more.
The Social Business Space, designed by New Heritage, will feature roundtables throughout the two-day event. IHS London has also secured sustainability consultant Sarah Duncan to share insights and best practices at the ESG Hub.
Duncan said: “The ESG Hub at this year’s Independent Hotel Show is designed to educate and engage – not to preach or intimidate. We hope that everyone visiting the hub will walk away with a nugget or two of knowledge or inspiration to help on their ESG journey, plus find some helpful solutions to common challenges.”
Glenn Wallace, event manager for the Independent Hotel Show London, said: “This year’s show is packed with fascinating discussions, quality suppliers and countless opportunities to celebrate what makes this community unique.”