The Independent Hotel Show 2016: Our Pre-Show Guide


29th September 2016

The ‘places to be’ and ‘people to see’ at the biggest event in hoteliers calendars for 2016…

Are you ready?! We’re ready. Ready of course for the Independent Hotel Show 2016 at Olympia and for those of you beginning to plan your itinerary for the two day event, here’s a handful of things to consider…

1. Make the most of the Guest Lounge

The Guest Lounge, which is situated right at the centre of the show, is the perfect spot to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everything else. You should definitely make the most of this haven of calm and quiet so that you can keep your mind well rested and stay on you’re a-game when you’re meeting important potential clients. The Guest Lounge provides the perfect opportunity to catch up with key industry players in a more casual and private settings, so make sure you’ve got questions to hand. Never let your guard down at the Independent Hotel Show, even when you are ‘relaxing’, there might be a fantastic opportunities just a few stands away for your business.

2. Get the lowdown on up and coming designers

The New Kids on the Block exhibit is returning to the Independent Hotel show for a second year, and it’s one that you definitely shouldn’t miss out on! The design feature “will showcase the very latest in style and design innovation for hotel owners and operators looking for something truly out of the ordinary”. This is the perfect opportunity to grab some striking style inspiration for your hotel…

3. Fill your ears with glorious hotel know how

If you want to find out all about the future of the industry (and let’s be frank, why wouldn’t you?) then you’ll want to check out this year’s IHS Seminar Programme. With three amazing stages; the Business Theatre; the Innovation Stage; and the Wellness and Lifestyle Stage; there’s plenty to get your teeth stuck into. From financing models to spa innovations- you won’t be short of inspiration!

4. Get your hands on the bubbles!

After busy day at the show, you’ll need to unwind, and what better place to kick back and relax (and maybe network a little bit) than the Eviivo Networking Drinks? Grab a glass of Nyetimber English sparkling wine and some snacks courtesy of Eviivo, and network to your hearts content (see you there)!

5. Come and say hello

We’re going to be standing proud on stand 147, doing what we do best; offering free advice on hotel website design, hotel digital marketing and hotel PR. If you’re super organised, why not book a slot here and we’ll make sure we have plenty of time to review your hotels website, marketing and PR.

6. A spot of talent spotting?

To brush shoulder with the hotel industries brightest and upcoming stars, get yourself down to the awards! This year, there will be awards for Independent Hotelier and Outstanding New Hotel, which in previous years has been won by The Pic, Brockenhurst; The Pig on the Beach, Dorset; and Hotel Gotham, Manchester.

7. Network, Network, Network!

Our most important tip for having a successful visit to the Independent Hotel Show 2016 is to NETWORK! There will be endless opportunities to network, so make the most of them.

And there we have it – after exhibiting at the Independent Hotel show for a few years now, we’re getting that feeling that we’re onto something good! So book a consultation with us here and find out exactly what we’re chatting about.