Media Release: Growing cast of stellar speakers for Boutique Hotel Summit 2012


B2Bconference for the boutique and lifestyle hotel sectors attracts impressive international panel of expert speakers

BOUTIQUE Hotel Summit, considered to be Europe’s only B2B boutique and lifestyle hotel conference, is delighted to announce that it has assembled an impressive and ever-growing list of speakers for the second staging of the event in London on May 21 and 22.

Event organiser, Piers Brown, said: “The response we have had while organising this year’s conference has been nothing short of amazing, and we are delighted to have put together a speaker list of real quality, with plenty of big names yet to be announced.”

Speakers confirmed so far include:

• Sary Arab, COO, Nikki Beach EMEA Hotels & Resorts

• Victoria Bacon, head of communications, ABTA

• Kim Bardoul, consultant, the Highland Group

• Nina Basset, proprietor, Hotel du Vin

• Chris Boulton, chief executive, yoo

• Mark Challinor, director of mobile, Telegraph Media Group

• Warren Chan, founder, Potomac Thames LLC

• Angela Dingle, creative director, Hughan Design

• Alex Echo, artist

• Ben Elliot, co-founder, Quintessentially

• Phil Golding, partner, Cedar Capital Partners

• Angela Gray, broadcaster and proprietor of Angela Gray’s Cookery School at Llanerch Vineyard

• Nigel Huddlestone, industry head, Google Travel

• Mark Jones, senior director of hotel development EMEA, Worldhotels

• Sabine Kern, director of sales and marketing, The Hempel

• Russell Kett, managing director, HVS London

• James Lohan, ceo, Mr & Mrs Smith

• Sophie Maxwell, insight director, Pearlfisher

• Graham McKenzie, managing director, TravelMole

• Gordon Miller, co-founder, Sustain Worldwide

• Philip Newman Hall, director/GM, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

• Karen Plumb, senior director of sales strategy, business listings, Trip Advisor

• Simon Rockman, founder, What Mobile Magazine and Fuss Free Phones

• Andrew Sangster, editor, Hotel Analyst

• Angus Thirlwell, founder, Hotel Chocolat

• Matt Turner, editor, Sleeper Magazine

• Tim Walton, vice-president, international development, Marriott International

• Rebecca Whittington, director, Bedruthan and The Scarlet Hotels

• Josh Wyatt, investment director – hospitality & leisure, Patron Capital Partners
• Monica Xuereb, founder, MXHCI

For more information, visit For speaker and sponsorship enquiries for the 2012 Boutique Hotel Summit, contact Piers Brown:, +44 (0)208 340 7989

Who should attend?

• Designers

• Architects

• Lifestyle and fashion brands

• Hotel owners / developers

• Travel agents

• Property developers

• Property brokers

• Management company executives and consultants

• Hospitality industry suppliers

• Lenders

• Investors and financial institutions

• Private residence club developers

• PR / sales and marketing companies

• Private members clubs

• Asset managers

• Concierge companies

• Lawyers

Hotel Indigo, The Autograph Collection, Luxury Society, Five Star Magazine UK, AvailPro, World Hotels, Appleton Estate Rum, Yoo and Music Concierge are some of the supporting partners and sponsors.

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Contact: Renata Parolari Fernandes
Phone: + 44 (0) 8451 248 548