Global trade show organiser Montgomery Group has announced the expansion of the Independent Hotel Show, which has editions in London and Amsterdam, into North America, in partnership with Exposition Development Company (ExpoDevCo).
Independent Hotel Show Miami will take place 2-3 November, 2022, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and organisers hope it will connect independent, boutique and luxury hoteliers with quality, handpicked suppliers from the United States and beyond.
Founded in London in 2012, and with the Independent Hotel Show Amsterdam launching in 2019, the Independent Hotel Show brand has brought together thousands of hotel owners, general managers, and key decision makers to source new products and services, do business and network.
Shane Hannam, divisional director for Montgomery Group, commented: “The Independent Hotel Show brand is synonymous with quality-led suppliers, insightful, expertly curated seminar content and, perhaps most importantly, building communities of like-minded independent hoteliers.
“Miami is a diverse, culturally rich city with world-class boutique and independent hotels, which prioritise a unique, memorable and luxurious customer experience. With the launch of the Independent Hotel Show Miami, our mission is to broaden our support of the hotelier community to serve a US, Caribbean, and Latin American audience of forward-thinking, independently spirited hoteliers.”
Stephanie Everett, COO & partner for ExpoDevCo, remarked: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Montgomery Group to expand their successful Independent Hotel Show brand into North America. Our team looks forward to enhancing and building upon the strong connections and relationships that Montgomery Group has developed within the independent hotel community.”
Wendy Kallergis, president & CEO of key show supporter Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association, added: “One of our aims as an association is to promote Miami as the destination of choice for tourists and business travellers, and independent hotels are a hugely important part of creating that Miami experience.
“Montgomery Group and Exposition Development Company couldn’t have chosen a better city to launch the Independent Hotel Show brand into the US and we look forward to bringing together the independent hotelier community in November 2022.”
With more than 24.2m visitors spending an average $18bn a year pre-Covid, Miami has become a go-to destination for business expansion, growth, and investment across numerous industries. According to market research agency STR, Greater Miami ranked among the top 10 in the three key metrics used to measure hotel success – occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per available room – and with more than 55 hotels due to open by 2025 the market is buoyant. The city also boasts close travel connections for hoteliers from the Caribbean and Latin America.
Freddie Peterson, general manager of the Miami Beach Convention Center, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the Independent Hotel Show Miami, and to be supporting Exposition Development Company and Montgomery Group in bringing to life a fantastic new event for the hotelier community.”
Full details: www.IndependentHotelShow.com.