Zoe Monk Editor of Boutique Hotelier, says: “Confidence has returned to the independent and lifestyle hotel sector over the past year and many hoteliers are now experiencing an uptick in trade as a result. With this in mind, it is the ideal time to recognise the stars of the boutique hotel industry who are playing a huge part in driving forward this growth.

“We hope the Power List will help to shine a light on the market’s high achievers, from the business leaders and innovators inspiring their companies to success to the people managing key projects and the unsung heroes tirelessly working behind the scenes to make customers lives’ easier.”