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Past Events Drinks, Hospitality & Leisure 7th Jun 2023, 12:00 to 14:00

Freethinking summit for the Hotel and Accommodation Sector

Strategy for growth

Navigating for success in the current climate. Join us for our interactive panel discussion with guests, Kate Nicholls, OBE, CEO of UKHospitality and Darren Sweetland, Managing Director at Mollie’s Motels.

After what promises to be an insightful and informative discussion, there will be lunch and an opportunity to network with others involved in the hotel industry.

Date: Wednesday 7 June 2023
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Venue: Freeths, 1 Vine Street, London, W1J 0AH – find our location on Google Maps here

Register your place here

You can find the timetable/agenda and the full event information below.

This event will bring together leading hotel industry figures, and is ideal for:

  • Owners;
  • Operators;
  • Developers;
  • Investors;
  • Lenders;
  • Franchisors; and
  • Multipliers and other professionals involved in the hotel sector.


12pm – Registration

12:30pm – 1:30 Panel discussion

1:30pm – Lunch and networking


Further Event Information

Public transport Nearest tube station – Green Park which is a 10 minute walk from Vine Street
Registration Begins at 12pm with light refreshments
Refreshments and lunch There will be light refreshments on arrival. Lunch will also be provided. Please notify us of any dietary requirements when registering or contact
Contact information


Our Panel Guests

Kate Nicholls OBE, CEO UKHospitality
Kate is CEO of UKHospitality, the authoritative voice representing the broad hospitality industry including hotels and accommodation providers. Kate regularly lobbies the Government and cross -party MPs and highlights issues facing the sector in the media. She sits on the Government’s Hospitality, Tourism and Food & Drink Sector Councils and is the Government Disability Ambassador for hospitality.


Darren Sweetland

Darren Sweetland, MD Mollies Motels
Darren is MD of Mollie’s, founded and designed by Soho House, a group of 21st century budget-luxe motel diners. Mollies has rapid expansion plans across the UK using innovative technology to support its growth.





Leo Skinner, Freeths, Head of Drinks, Hospitality and Leisure
Leo has over 30 years’ experience advising the hotel and leisure sector. Freeths was one of the first (and still one of the only) law firms to be truly embedded in the sector with lawyers who understand the issues affecting their clients on a daily basis at both a strategic and operational level.



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