Do you know someone who stands out as a passionate and innovative independent hotelier? Which new hotel represents the crème de la crème of the sector? The Independent Hotel Show is inviting the industry to nominate and vote for its champions in the Independent Hotel Show Awards in association with Sky. Established in 2012, the annual awards celebrate hoteliers who have made a significant and game-changing impact in the industry, and hotels that radiate originality and creativity. Independent Hotelier Award The Independent Hotelier award recognises the passion of an independent, spirited hotelier who has made a significant contribution to the industry over the past year. The individual has a reputation for pushing boundaries, creating exceptional guest experiences and driving the luxury boutique hotel sector forwards with creativity and wisdom. Above all, the winner is someone committed to the development of his or her team, the success of the establishment and the industry at large. Outstanding New Hotel Award The Outstanding New Hotel award celebrates an independent hotel that brings dynamism and coveted ideas to the sector and has been operating for no more than three years. A game-changer with a unique style, the hotel has influenced attitudes within the sector, whilst providing exemplary service and amazing guest experiences, as well as demonstrating remarkable business efficiency. Winners of this year’s awards will join the influential Hall of Fame, occupied by hoteliers including Jeremy Goring, Paul Bayliss MBE, Kate Levin and Olga Polizzi, and leading properties including Hotel Gotham, The Laslett and No.15 Great Pulteney. Applications for the awards can be sent through the Independent Hotel Show website. Once nominations close, a shortlist of six nominees for each category will be produced by a panel of industry professionals. The winners will be chosen by you, the industry, by voting via the show registration form, and will be announced on Tuesday 16 October at the Independent Hotel Show. Nominations for the awards close on Friday 29 June The Independent Hotel Show takes place on 16 and 17 October 2018 at Olympia London. For more information on the show or awards, please visit www.independenthotelshow.co.uk.