Visual language: the brain-ache of high-end travel brands… It’s one of the make-or-break factors that either veers you towards industry domination or demolition. James Davidson explores the importance of meaning and purpose behind a brand’s aesthetic.
Symbolic, visceral and more closely linked to memory than any other sense, smell is a powerful brand language that convincingly conveys identity and differentiation; so why are many brands yet to crack the code of olfactive branding?
Slow-making, wabi sabi and hygge are giving rise to simple pleasures focused on connecting with the world and people around you. Ana Anjelic talks to Lusitano1143 founder, Carlos João Parreira, about craftsmanship, curation, authenticity in product design and customer communication, and global creativity.
A new vanguard of chefs are upcycling waste into wonder. Blue Hill head chef and wastED co-founder Dan Barber on why mindful dining will disrupt the future of travel.
SAIRA Hospitality’s founder, Harsha Chanrai, explains why pop-up hospitality schools will disrupt the future of travel.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s diverse range of hotels are united by their independently minded attitude. Jacob Howie explains the secret ingredients that go into curating this international movement.
We talk neighbourhood levelling-up and the (re)definition of creativity with Michael Achenbaum, the man behind Shoreditch’s forthcoming The Curtain.
We find out how Journal Hotels are using their people-driven blog, TELLER, to build a community for their burgeoning hotel brand.
MADE Hotels is set to launch in NYC’s NoMad neighbourhood in February 2017. We talk to CEO Sam Gelin about community, customisation and creativity.
Professional hockey player turned real estate broker Lyon Porter tells us how he unleashed his inner cowboy and let the good times roll at Urban Cowboy B&B.
An ode to uncluttered urbanity with one half of design agency Grzywinski+Pons.
Airbnb and Joie de Vivre’s Chip Conley on bridging the gap between hotels and shared economy travel
Inés Miró-Sans from Casa Bonay in Barcelona on redefining the concept of a luxury travel brand as an organic, crowd-sourced movement
Ezra Callahan from ARRIVE Hotels on translating his past experience of building digital social networks into creating physical, socially engaging spaces.
Zita Cobb of Fogo Island Inn on pioneering socially responsible luxury with a contemporary edge.
Salt Hotels’ David Bowd on reinventing the B&B and making service cool again
O Apartamento might not be a hostel, or a hotel, or an Airbnb, but Armando Ribeiro is getting the hard part right. Very right.
Want to know what makes someone part of the LE collective? Lucas Lanosa, Managing Director of Travel 54, definitely has what it takes.
We discover a quiet revolutionary in the mind behind Unlisted Collection, Loh Lik Peng.
The 2015 Leadership Lab’s Josh Katz (Proper Hotels) and David Bowd (Salt Hotels) talk about the true meaning of connectivity for today’s traveller.
The 2015 Leadership Lab’s Tina Edmundson and Jonas Rask Eilersen on how personalisation can be applied through either technology or human interaction.
The 2015 Leadership Lab’s Adam Ferrier explores whether brands should be their own culture or reflect wider cultural trends.
We find out what LE Miami 2016 buyer Eudice Paras, from BCBG Max Azaria Group in LA, will be on the hunt for at this year’s event…
Generator are at the forefront of blurring the lines between hostel and hotel. Josh Wyatt is the rebel with a cause.
Find out what makes Charlotte Harris from Charlotte Travel tick when it comes to travel – plus what she’s looking to discover at LE Miami this year.
Josh Wagner chats to members of the collective including Jacqueline Gifford, Senior Editor, Travel&Beauty at Travel+Leisure, about the shortlist for this year’s awards, THE REBELS 2015.
NY Post’s David Kaufman talks designing the evolution of travel after LE’s exclusive Leadership Lab with Adam Ferrier, Josh Katz and Anthony Ingham.
Claus Sendlinger and Avi Brosh discuss what the independents of tomorrow need to do to be seen as authentic, unique, and edgy.