THE MASTER LIST OF 2018 WORLDWIDE HOTEL OPENINGS

09
Jan
2018
THE MASTER LIST OF 2018 WORLDWIDE HOTEL OPENINGS

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.

OLIO-app in hand
25
Dec
2017
BE GOOD: HOW SHARING COULD SAVE THE WORLD

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’.

20
Dec
2017
HOTEL WATCH: 3 ASIAN RENOVATIONS WE’RE EXCITED FOR IN 2018

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.

19
Dec
2017
LONDON’S BEST HOTEL CHRISTMAS TREES IN 2017

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…

The site of Leonardo DiCaprio's venture into eco-tourism and Blackadore Caye – via ArchDaily
12
Dec
2017
THE A-LISTERS BEHIND THE HOTEL SCENE

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…

The Setai Tel Aviv
22
Nov
2017
WHERE TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE THIS WINTER

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.

Nienke Hoogvliet
15
Nov
2017
BE GOOD: THE DESIGNER WHO’S CHANGING THE WORLD, ONE WASTE MATERIAL AT A TIME

Who knew used toilet paper could be transformed into decorative bowls? Dutch designer Nienke Hoovliet sets an inspirational example for us all by finding beauty in the contents of your dustbin.

09
Nov
2017
FROM LA, TO NEW YORK, TO BARCELONA: 2018 BRINGS WITH IT SEVEN NEW EDITION HOTELS

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.

07
Nov
2017
INSIDE SCOOP WITH RAMI FUSTOK: THE MAN BEHIND THE MANDRAKE

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.

Seattle's skyline – photo by Peter West Carey
03
Nov
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: SEATTLE

Discover the fruits born from Seattle’s extensive transformation that coarse through the veins of its hotels, culture, and food and beverage hotspots.

26
Oct
2017
WHAT’S NEW ON THE US HOTEL SCENE?

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.

25
Oct
2017
ANDAZ SINGAPORE IS WEEKS AWAY FROM OPENING

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.

20
Oct
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: BILBAO

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.

18
Oct
2017
THE BIRTH OF THE VANILLA TOURIST AND THE DEATH OF COUNTERCULTURE

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…

13
Oct
2017
DO YOU WANT COLLAGEN WITH THAT?

“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”.

11
Oct
2017
THREE HOTELS BENEATH SHANGHAI’S ORIENTAL VENEER

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.

09
Oct
2017
BE GOOD: HOW TO TRULY EARN THE TITLE OF ‘DESIGN HOTEL’

Taipei’s Play Design Hotel shows wannabe ‘design hotels’ how it’s really done by telling the story behind that chair you’re sitting on…

05
Oct
2017
MEET THE NEW LITERARY SET

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.

02
Oct
2017
IT IS TIME TO EMBRACE CRAFT BEER’S CONTEMPORARY REVOLUTION

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.

Night view of Seoul
27
Sep
2017
HOTELS IN SEOUL ARE THE NEW THEME PARKS FOR ADULTS

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.

15
Sep
2017
WHY CHINESE MILLENNIALS ARE FLOCKING TO THE COUNTRYSIDE

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.

13
Sep
2017
MUJI SET TO TAKE ON THE HOTEL SCENE IN STYLE

Not quite content with dominating the quality stationary and household wares market, renowned Japanese brand Muji is set to take the hotel world by storm…

07
Sep
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: BOLOGNA

Bologna’s identity is diverse and dynamic, yet the city remains relatively unknown by tourists on their quest to see Italy’s most recognised landmarks.

05
Sep
2017
MADE HOTEL NEW YORK IS FINALLY OPEN

We’ve made no secret of our excitement about New York’s MADE Hotel, so we’re thrilled that the new boutique hotel with a global soul is now open in the NoMad area of Manhattan.

04
Sep
2017
COPACABANA ISN’T RIO’S ONLY BEACH, YOU KNOW

Rio’s overall beauty holds many microcosms with multifaceted cultures nurtured in different neighbourhoods that provide nuanced experiences of the city – check out the properties catering to the assortment of discerning travellers it entices.

22
Aug
2017
THREE HOTEL RENOVATIONS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT

A barrage of new hotels also means that existing properties need to keep up… Here are three hotel renovations spanning the globe to get excited about.

25
Jul
2017
FROM MUMBAI TO BROOKLYN, SOHO HOUSE IS ON A ROLL

There is no slowing down Soho House. It seems the unveiling of glittering city club and hotel The Ned earlier this year was just the start of things to come.

24
Jul
2017
5 HACKS TO INSTANTLY IMPROVE THE DIGITAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE FROM TRIPTEASE

Triptease’s Product Manager, Thomas Griffiths, gives his five top hacks to instantly improve the digital customer experience.

21
Jul
2017
THE ROOMS AT MADE HOTEL NYC ARE WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF

With MADE Hotel NYC opening September 5th, after a recent site tour of the property we’re even more enthusiastic about this independent debut.

19
Jul
2017
FULL HOUSE: WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT SHANGHAI’S THE MIDDLE HOUSE

Swire Hotels have announced their latest hotel, The Middle House in Shanghai. Set to open at the end of 2017, here’s what we know so far…