About IHM

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.

The company publishes three industry-leading b2b websites - BoutiqueHotelNews.com, ServicedApartmentNews.com and ShortTermRentalz.com which keep our readers updated with the latest news, comment and opinion.

Our event experience spans four continents and covers burgeoning segments including boutique and lifestyle hotels, serviced apartments/extended stay, and short term rentals. IHM's events are renowned for their intense focus and attract quality industry leaders and brands, providing unparalleled networking and learning opportunities.

We also host bespoke 'Dine and Learn' events that position sponsor(s) as 'thought leaders', developing new business opportunities whilst supporting best practice.

Please see Boutique Hotel News , Serviced Apartment News and Short Term Rentalz media packs for our online advertising options.


Meet The Team

Piers Brown

Piers Brown

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 Sell

George Sell

Editor

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.

Katie Houghton

Katie Houghton

Group Head of Sales: Media and Events

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.

Nat Taylor

Nat Taylor

Operations Manager

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.

Helena Mubiru

Helena Mubiru

Marketing Executive

Helena joined IHM in June 2018 as the IHM Marketing Executive/Lead. 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.

Caroline Evans (Maternity leave)

Caroline Evans (Maternity leave)

Senior Account Manager (SAN)

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.

Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens

Reporter

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.

Deepam Ramchurn

Deepam Ramchurn

Marketing Intern

Deepam joined IHM as a Marketing Intern in January 2019. She’s currently a final year BA Tourism Management Student at Bournemouth University. She recently discovered the travelling bug after travelling solo in Asia. Having recently found a passion for marketing and creativity after doing an internship with Pacific Asia Travel Association headquarter in Bangkok and hope to enhance her experience with IHM. During her free time, she enjoys checking out where other travel bloggers are going so she could put that on her list too!

Mieke Wiersma

Mieke Wiersma

Marketing and Events Intern

My name is Mieke Wiersma, I am 19 years old and I am studying Hotel and Event Management at Hogeschool Tio in Amsterdam. In our second year we have to do an internship of three months, within the hospitality industry. Right now I am doing my internship at International Hospitality Media and I already like it very much. With the experience of working with IHM, I really want to develop my marketing and eventing skills. During my free time I like to go horse riding, walking with my dog, to be with friends and going out for a drink.

Aurore Van Reeth

Aurore Van Reeth

Marketing and Events Intern

My name is Aurore Van Reeth and I am 19 years old. I started at as intern for IHM in May 2019 and will be gaining much experience for 3 months. Studying Hotel and Event Management in Amsterdam, sparked curiosity within the event industry and therefore I decided to join IHM. At IHM, I am developing my technical and design skills and much responsibility is given to the interns. Working from home is a new experience however I learn much on how to divide my tasks and make sure that everything is communicated clearly to the lovely team of IHM. During my free time, I enjoy doing sports which make me feel good and happy. I also love travelling to new places and learning more about cultures.

Eloise Hanson

Eloise Hanson

Editorial Intern

Eloise joined IHM as an Editorial Intern in July 2019. With an MA, BA, and NCTJ qualification, she also has experience working in the hospitality industry. Keen to put her knowledge into practice, Eloise will be writing news and feature articles for the Boutique Hotel News and the Serviced Apartment News websites. In her free time, Eloise enjoys practicing yoga and is striving to reduce her carbon footprint.