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Independent Hotel Show announces this year’s winners

The winners of the Independent Hotel Show Awards, in association with Sky – Independent Hotelier and Outstanding New Hotel – were announced last night at the Independent Hotel Show. Paul Bayliss MBE, manager of Carden Park in Cheshire won the Independent Hotelier award while Bath-based property No.15 Great Pulteney was given the Outstanding New Hotel accolade. Bayliss MBE said: “Well done to all the nominees, I am elated to win award. This really is a nice surprise, and a big surprise as I’ve only been in the hotel industry for nine years. Carden Park is a big hotel, so to


IHS to present ‘perfect hotel room’ at this year’s show

A survey has shown that city chic, mood lighting and locally-produced snacks in the minibar are some of the preferences of the modern hotel guest, with those spending more money preferring wooden floors over carpet. The results also suggested that consumers were indifferent when it came to having roll top baths in the bedroom and a handwritten note from the hotel manager has little impact. Based on a survey of nearly 2,000 consumers, the Independent Hotel Show compiled a report, presented by Chic Retreats, to find out what elements of a hotel bedroom make leisure and business travellers happy, feel


Hoteliers encouraged to ‘relax and focus’ with mindfulness session at IHS

Hoteliers attending this year’s Independent Hotel Show will have the chance to attend a mindfulness and wellbeing session. The Gymnasium for The Mind by Shape will be presented by insurance brokers and show sponsors,James Hallam. The session will be located in the show’s dedicated spa and wellness area – The Sanctuary – and hoteliers will be encouraged to enter the workshop space, remove their shoes and take their seat upon a Technogym wellness ball. The aim is to exercise minds in a calm and focused setting, where it’s possible to forget about what’s going on outside. Over the course of


The Know makes Independent Hotel Show debut

Hotel guest insight service, The Know, will be showcasing its recently-launched, next generation hotel guest insight service at next month’s Independent Hotel Show. The service enables hoteliers to receive detailed, confidential, qualitative feedback from real and highly targeted paying guests. As well as this, being part of The Know enables hotels to benchmark their performance, gain proprietary market insight into guest preferences and create individual action plans using the sophisticated and bespoke question-led technology. Multi-night, extensive reviews are conducted by an invitation-only members club of ‘Knowers’ who are individually vetted and incentivised through reimbursements and loyalty points. To celebrate its


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