BETTER BY DESIGN: WHAT DOES HOTEL DESIGN MEAN IN 2017?

ECAL, More Rules for Modern Life
19
Apr
2017
BETTER BY DESIGN: WHAT DOES HOTEL DESIGN MEAN IN 2017?

There’s so much happening in the hotel design world that it’s almost impossible to distil its greatest moments. But that shouldn’t stop rebels from trying.

18
Apr
2017
HOTEL HUB WISH LIST: HOTELIERS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THESE FIVE LITTLE U.S. CITIES THAT COULD

Rebellious hoteliers, take note: here are five little U.S. cities where we’d love to see you work your magic and bring us some hip new hotels.

18
Apr
2017
AN AESTHETE’S GUIDE TO THE CONTEMPORARY ART OF SÃO PAULO

In celebration of Latin America’s largest art fair, SP-Arte, this São Paulo selection will keep even the most art-loving travellers on their toes.

13
Apr
2017
HANDS-ON HOTELS UP THEIR GAME WITH CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

Across the globe hotels are bringing something new to the table with a carefully curated selection of workshops. We’ve picked out the cream of the crop…

04
Apr
2017
BANISH BORING MEETINGS AT THESE NEW NYC HOTELS

We love hearing about hotels that break the boardroom mold and have meeting rooms that are actually beautiful – places we’d happily spend time in.

03
Apr
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: NASHVILLE

Nashville’s concoction of southern hospitality and electric energy makes the place a haven for musical mavericks who march to the beat of their own drum.

31
Mar
2017
SURF’S UP: HOTELS TO CATCH A WAVE AT ACROSS THE GLOBE

Forget Bondi and Oahu: 2017 sees surfing trending around the world, with hotels from Sri Lanka to Cornwall getting in on the action.

30
Mar
2017
BEACH, PLEASE: FIVE NEW BEACH TOWN HOTELS TO CHECK OUT THIS SUMMER

If you’re looking for something a little different from the norm, why not consider one of these five new beach town hotels?

28
Mar
2017
FIVE SMALLER U.S. CITY HOTEL OPENINGS WE’RE PSYCHED FOR THIS SPRING

Cool hotels are opening in smaller cities that don’t typically get the lion’s share of attention: Baltimore, Detroit and even Washington, D.C.

WeWork Berlin
27
Mar
2017
HOME SWEET HOME: HOW THE CO-WORKING REVOLUTION IS TAKING ITS NOMADS BACK HOME

In the last decade, the co-working phenomenon has spiralled. How can culturally-minded hoteliers truly assimilate this metamorphosis in our working lives?

24
Mar
2017
REFRESHING THE PAST FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS IN YOSHINO, JAPAN

In an era of over-production, injecting new life into old things or even abandoned traditions may well be the future, as at Japan’s Yoshino Cedar House.

20
Mar
2017
HACK, REPAIR OR DELIGHT: BRAZILIAN DESIGN CONCEPTS TO INSPIRE YOUR HOTEL AESTHETIC

Hotel interiors inspo from the latest Brazilian design concepts inspiring a new take on aesthetics through hacking, repairing or delighting.

10
Mar
2017
3 UPSTART START-UPS TRANSLATING THE SHARING ECONOMY IN TRAVEL

Checking in with a few lesser-known sharing economy start-up brands that are pushing the boundaries of what travel can be.

08
Mar
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: ACCRA

Ghana’s creative scene is steadily growing, and an entrepreneurial spirit pulses through the country’s capital city of Accra.

07
Mar
2017
MEET THE HOTELS RESHAPING AND RESTORING URBAN LIFESTYLES IN CHINA

Whether it’s through refreshing old neighbourhoods or building new communities, these hotels are reshaping urban lifestyles in China.

03
Mar
2017
THE RISE IN THE RAILS: LUXURY TRAIN TRAVEL MAKES A COMEBACK

Harking back to a bygone era, luxury train travel is making a comeback in 2017 in a big way, from the fields of Switzerland to the mountains of Tibet.

02
Mar
2017
BEHIND THE CURTAIN WITH MICHAEL ACHENBAUM

We talk neighbourhood levelling-up and the (re)definition of creativity with Michael Achenbaum, the man behind Shoreditch’s forthcoming The Curtain.

01
Mar
2017
7 BOOKS ALL TRAVEL REBELS SHOULD READ THIS SPRING

Must-read books that zero in on the creative industries and provide a fresh perspective that may just inspire even more innovative ideas in hotel land…

Her, Spike Jonze
24
Feb
2017
THE EMPATHY (R)EVOLUTION AND THE BACKLASH TO AI IN TRAVEL

As artificial intelligence edges ever closer to Spike Jonze’s imagination, we’re losing the very thing that sets us apart from machines: empathy.

20
Feb
2017
THESE ARCHITECTS SHOULD DESIGN YOUR NEXT HOTEL

Designing a hotel is something of a rite of passage to architecture’s hall of fame. Here are three architects hoteliers should add to their shortlist.

17
Feb
2017
WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL TO THE MYSTERIOUS KINGDOMS OF SOUTHWEST CHINA

Local hoteliers in Southwest China are developing their empires by trying to bring authentic culture as well as iconic nature to international travellers.

16
Feb
2017
HIGH-END DESIGN MEETS NATURE IN CHILEAN PATAGONIA

Thanks to some exceptional properties, the humbling panoramas of Patagonia can now be coupled with creature comforts. It’s a match made in Chile.

15
Feb
2017
FIVE SEXY SAFARIS BRINGING HIGH DESIGN TO THE SAVANNAH

Sometimes sleeping in a tent just won’t do…here we round up a bunch of sexy safari retreats where well-considered design comes first.

13
Feb
2017
CONTEMPORARY KEY WEST HOTELS FOR WHEN YOU’RE OVER OLD TOWN

If you’re looking for something modern and sleek in Key West, try one of these spots for a chic new take on the Conch Republic.

10
Feb
2017
GET LIT AT THESE 3 LITERARY HOTELS THAT WILL GET YOU WRITING

Here are three literary hotels where you can rest your head while you feeding your mind with a writing workshop, conference or poetry reading.

08
Feb
2017
2017 TRAVEL TRENDS FOR A POST-TRUTH WORLD

In light of recent controversies involving The Tangerine One, eight senior travel editors and writers share their optimistic predictions for travel trends emerging in year ahead.

07
Feb
2017
THREE ALTERNATIVE HOTEL VALENTINES TO TURN UP THE HEAT THIS V-DAY

The Brits are breaking with their reputation for restraint with three alternative hotel Valentines that prove London is the coolest place to heat things up.

06
Feb
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: PORTO

Porto has more to offer than the sheen of its opulent history. Today the place is fortified, like its famous wine, by the proud spark of reinvention.

03
Feb
2017
ESCAPE REALITY AT THESE 4 SEXY BEACH RETREATS

With much of the world still immersed in winter blues, the best daydream fodder is, naturally, a beach retreat. Here are four sexy options to consider.

The Durham Hotel
31
Jan
2017
SECONDARY CITIES: THE RISE OF THE UNDERDOGS

As the mobility of the creative class increases and savvy travellers seek new experiences, secondary cities are thriving in their relative obscurity.