Hotel fires are among the most poignant disasters. Maybe it’s the intimate link between hotels and travel, our connection with places around the world – or maybe it’s the sheer scale of loss and the innocence of those affected. When hotel fire safety is poorly controlled and people lose their lives, the sense of tragedy is palpable. It’s felt around the world.

But tragedy is a teacher. Out of the worst events in history, some of the greatest truths have been learned. Hotels built today are moving towards a safer future – and we’re here to support them – but what has the fire safety industry learned from the past?

Hotel sign lit at night