About IHM

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

The company publishes four industry-leading B2B websites - BoutiqueHotelNews.com, ServicedApartmentNews.comShortTermRentalz.com which keep their respective sectors up to speed with news, comment and opinion, and UrbanLiving.News, which 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 three continents and covers high growth segments including boutique, lifestyle and hybrid hotels, serviced apartments / aparthotels and extended stay, and vacation rental. Our events are renowned for their intense focus and attract quality industry leaders, brands and independents, providing unparalleled networking and learning opportunities. We also organise bespoke educational events and investor breakfasts to bring owners, operators and investors together.

We also host bespoke 'Feed Your Mind' events that position sponsor(s) as thought leaders, designed to engage new business opportunities and lasting business relationships.

Since May 2020, the editorial team here at IHM have delivered over 150 x 1 hour long webinar’s across the four news’ brands  - engaging audiences of circa 15,000 industry professionals. These sessions explore timely subject matter and look at the latest challenges, trends and opportunities for the respective sectors with a carefully curated panel of experts 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 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 growth sectors of the hospitality industry. He plays an active role with the expansion of BoutiqueHotelNews.com, ServicedApartmentNews.com and ShortTermRentalz.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-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. 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.

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!

Floor Kootstra

Floor Kootstra

Marketing Executive

Floor joined IHM in April 2022 after completing a successful Marketing and Events Internship. She studied International Business and Languages at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, The Netherlands for her Bachelor of Business Administration. Floor enjoys running, reading and learning new languages.

Danique van Oort

Danique van Oort

Marketing intern

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.

Laura Bozic

Laura Bozic

Event Manager

Laura has worked with IHM as a Freelance Event Manager since 2018. She has 14 years of experience working in the events industry delivering a wide range of events from large-scale festivals, royal ceremonials, conferences, brand activations, award ceremonies, club nights and weddings to name but a few. Laura lives by the mantra "passion is in the detail". She thrives to make each project she works on run as smoothly and efficiently as possible which enables the attendees to enjoy each memorable event. She is very much looking forward to planning IHM live events in 2022. In her spare time, Laura teaches yoga, is a keen upcycling crafter and is always planning for her next adventure abroad.

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.