Erica Firpo takes a sneak peak round THE FONTENAY Hamburg, the haven of lakeside luxury, before the opening on 15 March. Get the goss first before the first five-star hotel in Germany in two decades makes its grand entrance.
In the third of our Ministry of Ideas Q&As, we caught up with Tarana Burke – founder of the #MeToo movement – to discover how she wants to change the narrative around sexual abuse and harassment and, in a post-#MeToo world, what’s next for its founder.
The people behind Ace Hotel’s newest project aren’t exactly what you’d call sharers: Sister City so far remains a hotel venture hidden by a veil of mystery… Although that hasn’t stopped Paul DeVries from making some primary musings for those of us left craving more.
In the second of our Ministry of Ideas speaker Q&As, we catch up with Dawn Goldworm – one half of 12.29 – to discover why time is the essence of modern luxury, the secret to cultivating workplace creativity and some serious Arizona hotel inspiration.
New Zealand’s hotel scene just got hotter with the arrival of QT Queenstown. Get the goss from Sara D’Souza on the ins and outs of what makes this smoking establishment tick.
China’s new hotels on the scene are open books when it comes to hospitality trends. Get an insider’s peek with Nancy Huang on China’s hottest newbies on the hotel block and her reader’s digest of where they’re are heading in 2018.
What better way to fight the January doom-and-gloom than with riveting gossip on the latest hotel openings? Paul DeVries fills us in on the recently opened Proper San Francisco and other Proper projects in the works that will be making a splash on the scene in 2018 and 2019.
The Las Vegas hotel scene is shedding its tacky glitter, instead donning a sophisticated, eclectic finesse that might just steal all the casinos’ thunder. Check out Juliana Shallcross’ goss on Park MGM if you don’t believe us…
Stop what you’re doing right now: 2018’s Master List of Hotel Openings – your industry bible – has arrived. Ready your calendars for a year of riotous developments due to take the hotel industry by storm.
Up to 50 per cent of the food we produce never gets eaten – an environmental catastrophe of epic proportions. James Davidson explores the solutions that prove (food) sharing is caring – including trailblazing app OLIO, dubbed the ‘Tinder for food’.
They were trailblazers in the nineties and noughties – and now they’re turning to inspirations past and present to attract a new legion of travellers. Nancy Huang reports on the hotels shaking up the luxury scene in 2018, from Beijing to Osaka.
Forget your average spruce with a bit of tinsel thrown at it for the festive period – London’s top hotels have gone all out with their Christmas trees as they compete for the annual Christmas crown. Here’s our pick of the best…
With Robert De Niro due to start work on his new project, The Wellington, we’ve decided to take a sneak peek at other celebrities who are the soul and brains behind a brilliant set of hotels…
Juliana Shallcross has sought out the hottest and most indulgent hotspots for winter to help massage our weary egos and see 2017 out with a bang.
EDITION is due to open a whopping seven new hotels in 2018 – exciting stuff, we know. Paul DeVries presents his findings and some renderings to tickle our tastebuds before the dawn of the new year.
Sultry and sublime, The Mandrake Hotel has already caused a stir, promising to be the sexiest addition to London’s thriving hotel scene. Amanda Ho catches up with its founder, Rami Fustok, to get the fabulous big picture on this brand-new establishment.
Discover the fruits born from Seattle’s extensive transformation that coarse through the veins of its hotels, culture, and food and beverage hotspots.
Along comes autumn, and with it an influx of U.S. hotel openings that are worth shouting about. Rebecca Wallwork gives us the low-down on the exciting developments guaranteed to make a splash in the States in the months and years to follow.
It’s been two years since we first talked of the Andaz Singapore… And despite all construction worries and odds, this Hyatt hotel is due to open its doors in a few weeks’ time. Paul DeVries gives us a sneaky preview before the grand opening.
Barcelona, Madrid and Cadiz had better watch out: Bilbao is on the up. Its gastronomy and art scene are smoking and beckoning travellers to come hither for an experience they won’t forget in a hurry.
Where have all the individuals gone? James Davidson laments the homogenisation of travel and implores us to dare to be different in the new landscape of bland…
“Demand is changing; innovation is fast and well-documented; and fitness and nutrition are definite lifestyle choices that consumers aren’t willing to sacrifice whilst travelling”.
Shanghai’s hotels are emerging from their ‘oriental’ shoebox, and are embodying all that is cool, inclusive and contemporary. How, you ask? Contemporary art, that’s how.
Tucking a slew of new hotels under its belt, Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury and Covent Garden are taking the mantle from Soho for the hottest new central London hoods.
Whether it is hospitality and the brewing world colliding with all the conceited commotion of a BrewDog, sharpening up your local credentials, or offering something that X, Y, or Z aren’t down the road – embracing craft beer’s creative new wave could be a metaphor for any new trend: the important thing is avoid complacency. At all costs.
Who ever said hotels were just a place to lie your head? It is time for hotels to think outside of the realm of a guest’s basic needs, and start thinking about good, old-fashioned entertainment-value. Nancy Huang shows us how hotels in Seoul are breaking down the boundaries to make their spaces as riotous and diverse as a theme park for adults.
The boom of Chinese farmhouses in countryside regions echoes a new societal phenomenon similar to the Brooklyn-isation of the Western World, as younger generations seek a different lifestyle away from the urban tempo.