Piers Brown

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. This includes ServicedApartmentNews.com and hosting the International Serviced Apartment Summit inc Extended Stay, July 10-11 2018 London, the business to business conference and exhibition for the sector. The company also hosts the Serviced Apartment Summit MEA, November 2018; Serviced Apartment Summit Recharge, January 2019; Serviced Apartment Awards March 2019, Serviced Apartment Summit Americas, April 2019. Serviced Apartment Summit. He plays an active role with the expansion of BoutiqueHotelNews.com and hosts the largest gathering of high level industry professionals at the annual International Boutique and Lifestyle Hotel Summit. Piers holds an MBA, ISMM and IDM Diplomas. He has also held senior positions in the national media and retail industries.

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Recent Articles by Piers

5 serviced apartment and hotel trends for 2019

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It's five years since we first published my serviced apartment trends predictions, so allow me to jump on the trend bandwagon for 2019. I have a very clear vision for the year ahead. I think 2019 is going to look a lot like 2018. Brexit aside, and I don't profess to have a crystal ball about that, - no major changes, no sudden alterations. A few things will grow a little, a few things will decrease. But if you truly step back and look at the big picture for 2019 what would probably strike you more than anything else is just how similar things will be from this year to next.

Talking business: Guy Westlake, Lavanda

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SAN talks to Guy Westlake, the CEO of Lavanda, about the potential of short-term rentals to unlock value in society and shape the future of urban living.

Serviced apartment trends for 2017

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Serviced apartment supply continues to grow worldwide. Piers Brown highlights his top six serviced apartment trends to watch for 2017.

The Brexit Opportunity

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The full ramifications of the Brexit vote are still uncertain, but on the eve of the 2016 Serviced Apartment Summit, Piers Brown says our industry has the potential to profit from the situation, in both the short and longer term.

Interview: short term rental tech disruptor, rented.com

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We travelled to Dallas for the 20th anniversary of the Corporate Housing Providers Association conference, and caught up with Michael Goldin, Director of Property Manager Success and Mickey Kropf, COO of rented.com based in Atlanta, USA.

Our 2015 industry predictions - how did we do?

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At the beginning of the year, I set out my road map for 2015 with some future trends to follow, specific to the hotel and serviced apartment sector. We're well past the halfway point now, so I wanted to check in on the plan and see how I'm doing. There's quite a lot we can learn…

TAS Alliance adds BBF to network

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The TAS Alliance, the global network of independently owned and operated serviced apartments, has welcomed BBF as its latest international partner

HomeStay.com - the next disruption in travel accommodation

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With the current trend towards creating a sense of place and embracing the local community among many hospitality sectors, we caught up with Alan Clarke, CEO of HomeStay.com about how the short-term lodging rental sector is evolving.

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