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First trade event dedicated to the top-end market

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August 7, 2012

First trade event dedicated to the top-end market

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The Independent Hotel Show, launching on 16th-17th October 2012 is the UK’s first unique trade event for independent, luxury & boutique hoteliers as well as owners and operators of B&B?s, and pubs and restaurants with rooms.? Never before has such a gathering for boutique hoteliers been planned.

Tim Etchells, Managing Director of SME London Ltd says ?This sector of the hospitality industry has expanded and acquired huge importance within the past five years. Until now, no trade show had existed dedicated to this quality end of the hospitality market. We launched The Independent Hotel Show to bring the owners, operators and key decision-makers together with the industry?s top suppliers, service providers and designers.?

The Independent Hotel Show will present over 150 suppliers and brands spanning across categories such as interior design, technology & software, audio & entertainment, hotel products & amenities and health & wellness – many of whom have never exhibited before at a hospitality trade event. Each one has been hand-selected to ensure the quality and breadth of products and services that hoteliers demand. In fact, everything that an independent hotelier needs for the smooth running of their business will be on show.

The Show has met with enormous excitement from suppliers and hoteliers alike. Paul Rowland, Managing Director of C. P Hart bathroom designers, just one of the quality design focused companies exhibiting at the show comments; ?Hotel guests now expect an inspiring bathroom as part of their accommodation. Until now, there hasn?t been a show that services and reaches this sector, so we are thrilled to have this opportunity to introduce the very latest designer products and innovations to the hotel market in this exciting new show.?

Akis Skinas, Director of Sales & Marketing for East London?s award winning Town Hall Hotel who has already registered to attend the show comments; ?It really is a non-stop process of reviewing our suppliers. It?s part of the deal for any hotel in this sector because we are a non-mainstream or replicated product. Essentially you need to keep your eyes and ears to the ground?we will definitely be attending the event.?

An in-depth, free-to-attend programme of Business Sessions launches in the coming weeks and promises to be a further attraction. With input from leading hoteliers and industry experts and journalists, these sessions are guaranteed to be informative, inspirational, insightful and practical. They will deliver essential information on the latest innovations and trends and labour- and cost-saving devices.

The two-day event also offers the unique opportunity to network with like-minded operators, industry peers and experts from across the UK in the stylish Hub Bar?designed by leading architectural practice Stiff & Trevillion. Throughout the day, hoteliers can share experiences, build relationships with the promise of turning the acquired knowledge into positive actions within their own hotel.

Source: BHA

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