About IHM

International Hospitality Media is the premier specialist in online publishing; conference, exhibition and events, and advisory services for the hospitality and real estate industry.

The company publishes four industry-leading B2B websites - BoutiqueHotelNews.com, ServicedApartmentNews.comShortTermRentalz.com which keep our audiences engaged with the latest news, comment and opinion. UrbanLiving.News, focuses on the future of urban development and the increasing convergence of asset classes including hospitality, coliving, BTR, PBSA, flexible workspace and senior living.

Our conference experience spans four continents and are renowned for their intense focus and attract quality industry leaders, brands and independents, providing unparalleled networking and learning opportunities.

We host bespoke 'Feed Your Mind' educational events that bring owners, operators and investors together and position sponsor brands as thought leaders, designed to engage new business opportunities and lasting business relationships.

Since May 2020, the editorial team have delivered over 250 webinars and podcasts, engaging audiences of circa 20,000 industry professionals. These sessions take a deep dive on the latest challenges, trends and opportunities with a carefully curated panel of contributors sharing their opinions, knowledge and perspective. Lively, fun and full of information these sessions are not to be missed. If you would like to get involved and sponsor our webinars then please download the information sheet.

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Meet The Team

Piers Brown

Piers Brown

CEO

Piers plays an active role in the growth and strategic direction of the company and hosts the largest gathering of high level industry professionals at annual awards and conferences. He 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-in-chief

George is editor of Urban Living News and oversees the editorial direction of Boutique Hotel News, Serviced Apartment News, and Short Term Rentalz. He 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 event agendas and is the head judge for the Serviced Apartment Awards.

Katie Houghton

Katie Houghton

Global Partnerships Manager

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. Promoted to Global Partnerships Manager, she works alongside the CEO, and plays an incremental part in the growth of the business. These include launching new initiatives to assist clients looking to extend their reach and engage our audiences. Katie brings a wealth of knowledge on how to build strong marketing and event campaigns that deliver the necessary ROI for clients.

Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens

Editor

Paul joined IHM as an editorial intern in September 2018 working across the Serviced Apartment News, Boutique Hotel News and Short Term Rentalz sites. Recently promoted to Editor he has assisted with uploading news articles, contributing feature pieces and interviewing important industry figures in the international hospitality sector and been integral in the continued growth of the platform. Paul played a key role in establishing The ShortyZ in March 2020, an awards ceremony for the short term rental industry. 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.

Eloise Hanson

Eloise Hanson

Editor

Eloise joined IHM as an Editorial Intern in July 2019 and quickly demonstrated her ability. With an MA, BA, and NCTJ qualification, she also has experience working in the hospitality industry. Keen to put her knowledge into practice, Eloise writes the news and feature articles for the Boutique Hotel News website and has recently been promoted to News Editor. She has been pivotal in launching the Boutique Hotel News podcast during lockdown period and is set to conquer her own webinar series too. In her free time, Eloise enjoys practicing yoga and is striving to reduce her carbon footprint.

Jo Cox

Jo Cox

Head of Marketing

Jo joined IHM in December 2019 as Marketing Manager and works across The Urban Living Festival, Serviced Apartment News, Boutique Hotel News, Short Term Rentalz and all events/awards that IHM put on throughout the year. Working alongside the CEO, Editorial and Sales departments, Jo plays a crucial role in delivering the business’ marketing plans. Jo has a great track record in marketing roles throughout her career, working for both B2C and B2B businesses from PLC through to start-up, bringing a wealth of experience and flair to the marketing needs at IHM!

Danique van Oort

Danique van Oort

Marketing Assistant

Danique joined IHM in January 2022 as a marketing intern. She studies Tourism Management at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam, The Netherlands for her Bachelor of Arts. Danique would like to develop herself in the field of Social Media and Marketing. In her free time, Danique enjoys singing, reading and photography. In June 2022, Danique joined part time around her studies as marketing assistant.

Felicity Cousins

Felicity Cousins

Assistant Editor, Serviced Apartment News

Felicity Cousins joined IHM in April 2022 as assistant editor for Serviced Apartment News. She has worked as a business travel journalist for more than 17 years and was features editor for Business Traveller Magazine and editor of Buying Business Travel Magazine before she went freelance in 2011. Felicity writes for business travel and lifestyle publications. She enjoys travelling (without her kids) taking photographs and writing children’s fiction. She loves getting lost on her bike in the woods.

Ellie Bunyan

Ellie Bunyan

Graphic Designer

Ellie studied graphic design at Kingston school of Art London. Currently based in Manchester, she works for IHM on a freelance basis and at a photography studio. Ellie is a photographer and editorial designer predominantly. Ellie has a long standing appreciation for analogue photography, print making and publications, and joined IHM back in January 2022!

Rachel Arentz

Rachel Arentz

Marketing Intern

Rachel Joined IHM in November 2022 as a Marketing intern and she will stay until March 2023. She studies International Business at Avans University in Breda and will graduate in April 2023. Outside of her studies Rachel thoroughly enjoys traveling which is something she has been doing a little bit too much and of course just spending time with friends and family.

Mark Harris

Mark Harris

Head of Research

Mark Harris joins IHM as Head of Research after thirty years in the business travel industry. He combines this new role with being owner and director of content marketing consultancy Travel Intelligence Network (TIN). A specialist in the corporate and extended stay market, Mark is known for multi award-winning projects including the Global Serviced Apartment Industry Report (2008 – date), 80+ white papers, and for hosting industry events including the Serviced Apartment Awards. A former Marketing Director of two TMCs and Head of Marketing at ITM, Mark has also been voted business travel industry Personality of the Year. In his spare time Mark is chairman of the Northern Premier Football League and an FA councillor.