Piers is the CEO of International Hospitality Media. The company publishes BoutiqueHotel News.com and ServicedApartmentNews.com, and hosts 7 b2b conference, exhibition and award events across 3 continents annually: Boutique and Lifestyle Hotel Summit; Serviced Apartment Summit Europe; MEA; and Americas; Serviced Apartment Awards; Short Term Rentalz; and Hostel and Budget Traveller. Piers holds an MBA, ISMM and IDM Diplomas, and sits on the Hot-E and HICAP conference advisory boards. Prior to IHM, he held senior positions in the national media, retail and private member club sectors.
Kirk Pederson, president of Kokua Hospitality, highlights what trends guest accommodation will begin to see as we move into the second quarter of 2017.
Originally created to sell excess inventory during slow seasons, OTAs have become the top driver of hotel bookings around the world.
Society works when there are plenty of young people to do the hard graft of growing the economy and providing for the older, ageing population.
Boutique Hotel News was invited by Hotel Solutions Partnership to a hotel industry discussion debating whether brands add value to hotel investments.
‘Rebels with a cause’ featured boutique and lifestyle hoteliers who are shaking up the industry with new approaches and attitudes in hotel products, services and experiences
Boutique Hotel News was media partner for the 13th Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester, attended by around 800 industry professionals.
Focus on common spaces, build community by appealing to locals, acknowledge traditions and more
How much room is there for lifestyle hotels and boutique type experiences? Can smaller brands differentiate themselves in the marketplace?