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.
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 brand's host throughout the year. Working alongside the CEO, Katie plays an incremental part in 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.
Senior Sales Manager
Caroline joined IHM in September 2018 as a senior sales manager working across serviced apartments and short-term rentals. Over the last 15 years, Caroline has worked in sales management in the hospitality and travel sector. Her most current position was with Cheval Residences in a global sales role, working with travel buyers and agents to become a preferred supplier. In her spare time, she loves being a mum to her daughter Poppy, running and swimming.
Jess joins IHM working across the online and offline portfolios of both Boutique Hotel News and Serviced Apartment News. Over the last 5 years, Jess has worked within the architecture, design and construction sector with leading international brands. Most recently establishing and aggressively growing the award-winning UK Construction Week trade exhibition. With a Diploma in Conference & Event Management along with a vivacious and charming personality, Jess prides herself with gold standard customer service and high attention to detail to drive client revenues. In her spare time, she is playing mum to her miniature dapple dachshund - Lady Lola.
Helena joined IHM in July and she will be assisting Bec as a Marketing Executive. Having completed her Marketing Masters with a Merit, Helena went straight to work in the hospitality sector. With fresh eyes, a strong academic background and a vast skillset Helena will be a great asset to the team. When not on Instagram Helena enjoys travelling (having spent 6 months in SE Asia), football and G&T’s - all in good measure.
Paul joined IHM as an editorial intern in September 2018 working across the Serviced Apartment News, Boutique Hotel News and Short Term Rentalz sites. Within his role, he assists the editor with uploading news articles, contributing feature pieces and interviewing important industry figures in the international hospitality sector. He is an NCTJ qualified journalist and a graduate in French and Spanish from the University of Southampton. In his spare time, Paul is a big fan of football and tennis, running in half marathons and enjoys travelling to new countries.