International Hospitality Media is the premier specialist in online publishing; conference, exhibition and event organisation, and advisory services for growth sectors of the hospitality industry.
Our conference experience spans three continents and covers burgeoning segments including serviced apartments/extended stay, boutique and lifestyle hotels, hostels, budget travel and short term rental. Our events are renowned for their intense focus and attract quality industry leaders and brands, providing unparalleled networking and learning opportunities..
We also organise bespoke educational events and investor breakfasts to bring operators and investors together.
Meet The Team
CEO of International Hospitality Media
Piers is CEO of International Hospitality Media - the premier specialist in online publishing; conference, exhibition and events, and advisory services for niche growth sectors of the hospitality industry. He plays an active role with the expansion of BoutiqueHotelNews.com and ServicedApartmentNews.com and hosts the largest gathering of high level industry professionals at annual awards and conferences. Piers holds an MBA, ISMM and IDM Diplomas. He has also held senior positions in the national media and retail industries.
George is the editor of Serviced Apartment News and Boutique Hotel News, and has more than 15 years' experience as a hospitality, property and travel journalist. He regularly contributes to a wide range of b2b and b2c international publications and websites. He also helps plan and programme the IHM conference agendas, and is the head judge for the Serviced Apartment Awards.
Working alongside George Sell, Martha Elwell joins the editorial team as reporter for both serviced apartment news and boutique hotel news. Graduating from City University, London with an MA in Journalism and reporting for major titles including the Independent, The Times and Times Higher, Martha has a wealth of experience in new media.
Head of Sales
Katie joined IHM in June 2016 as Head of Sales for both Serviced Apartment News and Boutique Hotel News plus events the brands host throughout the year. Working alongside the CEO, Katie plays an incremental part to the growth of the business and launching new initiatives into the sector to assist businesses looking to form strong partnerships. Formerly Head of Marketing at Forum Events and Head of Marketing for Exertis, the largest distribution firm in the UK with exclusive rights to Xbox, Katie brings a wealth of knowledge on how to build strong marketing and event campaigns that deliver the necessary ROI.
With a wealth of national and international experience within the events and media sector, Bec joins the team as Marketing Manager for International Hospitality Media and each of its individual brands. Prior to life at IHM, Bec worked on the UK's largest construction trade show, UK Construction Week, currently shortlisted for 3 Exhibition News awards, as well as managing a variety of summits, conferences and networking events during her time at Forum Events. Outside of event life, Bec enjoys writing and travelling, particularly to Sweden and Holland.
Natalie is operations manager for International Hospitality Media. She started collaborating on the company’s projects at the age of 18 and quickly progressed due to her go-getting attitude. Between the IHM events, Natalie runs event management and production teams for some of Europe's most popular festivals including Glastonbury Festival of Music and Arts, Outlook Festival and Snowboxx Festival. In her spare time you can catch her sliding down a snowy mountain or travelling to a new corner of the world.