WHY CHINESE MILLENNIALS ARE FLOCKING TO THE COUNTRYSIDE

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.

Katamama Bricks
11
Sep
2017
Be Good: How 1.8 Million Hand-Pressed Bricks Became a Symbol of Social Responsibility

Be Good is a new series that looks behind the buzzwords of conservation and social responsibility, uncovering stories from travel projects that are, simply, doing the right thing. This week: how design-led Bali hotel Katamama saved the fate of a billage with 1.8 million hand-pressed bricks.

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.

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.

31
Aug
2017
FIGHT CLUB: CAN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY WIN ITS WAR AGAINST AIRBNB?

Lawsuits and legislations are desperate and futile against a company that is valued as much as Hilton and Hyatt combined. Perhaps it’s time for hotels to reconsider what they are and what they can be, to embrace what Airbnb offers and to capitalise on what they don’t, argues James Davidson.

29
Aug
2017
#INTERIORPORN: REBELLIOUS DESIGN TRENDS TO TURN YOU ON

Who said contemporary has to mean minimalist? From souped-up classicism to eye-popping maximalism, the younger generation of rebel brands are constantly questioning what ‘the shock of the new’ means today. Emma Love trawls the ‘gram to bring you 2017’s hottest interior design trends.

08
Aug
2017
REBEL CONCEPTS: GETTING WASTED NEVER FELT SO GOOD

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.

07
Aug
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: LIVERPOOL

There’s more to Liverpool than the Beatles and football. Scouse pride runs deep, with roots tied up with the city’s ability to bounce back from adversity.

04
Aug
2017
REBEL CONCEPTS: INVESTING IN THE INTANGIBLE

SAIRA Hospitality’s founder, Harsha Chanrai, explains why pop-up hospitality schools will disrupt the future of travel.

03
Aug
2017
FIVE GARDEN HOTELS GROWING IT FOR THEMSELVES

As Ham Yard Hotel launches its Summer Sessions, shaking up cocktails with botanicals from their rooftop garden, we take a look at the garden hotels growing their own produce.

02
Aug
2017
REBEL CONCEPTS: COOL IS DEAD, LONG LIVE COOL

Kurt Bredenbeck, Chairman of Wood Green’s community-minded hotel Green Rooms, explains why social enterprise will disrupt the future of travel.

01
Aug
2017
GOING OFF-GRID AT IBIZA’S CHILLED-OUT LITTLE SISTER, FORMENTERA

The laidback and quiet lifestyle on the Spanish haven of Formentera island is an antithesis to the steamy party mindset of neighbouring Ibiza.

26
Jul
2017
IRAN IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

As it becomes more important than ever for travel to push the boundaries of experience, discover a creative, dynamic Iran on the move from foreign stereotypes.

La Muralla Roja
24
Jul
2017
THE RISE OF ARCHITECTURE TOURISM

Perhaps it’s the ongoing prevalence of design hotels and renewed interest in mid-century classics, but niche architectural scenes are big news.

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.

07
Jul
2017
AMSTERDAM HOTELS TO WRITE HOME ABOUT

With a rush of new hotels opening their doors, Amsterdam is having something of a design moment. Here’s our pick of our new favourite places to check in, to check out the Netherlands capital in style.

03
Jul
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: GOTHENBURG

Gothenburg has got reason to smile. The Scandinavian hotspot has gone from strength to strength in recent years.

29
Jun
2017
THE REBELS WINNERS MAKE A SPLASH

The tension was palpable at THE REBELS and Closing Party as we waited to hear who from the shortlist our panel of creative class judges had chosen to take home a REBEL – check out the winners.

20
Jun
2017
LUXURY DENS MESMERISE IN CHILE’S ATACAMA DESERT

A handful of high-end properties in Chile’s stunning Atacama Desert bring the best of outdoor experiences alongside beautiful architecture and interiors.

15
Jun
2017
PREP FOR BEACH SEASON WITH THESE LUXE HOTEL BOOTCAMPS

Forget throwing your trainers in your suitcase ‘just in case’: keeping fit is now the main event. Cue a new host of hotel bootcamps marching into town.

manshausen
14
Jun
2017
HOTELS AND THE GREAT DISCONNECT

Hotels are balancing an increasing desire to remove ourselves from constant connection with an insatiable appetite for culturally-conscious conveniences.

01
Jun
2017
GET STARS IN YOUR EYES AT THE WORLD’S FIRST ASTROLOGY HOTEL

Having just thrown open its doors in Sydney’s hottest new hood, The Ultimo is welcoming stars of a different kind as the world’s first astrology hotel.

31
May
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: GRAZ

The key to culture in Austria’s second-biggest city of Graz is that it’s a place that takes the new with a respectful nod to the old.

30
May
2017
SCI-FI TO SUITCASE: IS TRAVEL READY FOR THE UNIVERSAL TRANSLATOR?

From sci-fi to suitcase, check out the latest wave of universal translator apps and gadgets that could revolutionise the way we travel.

25
May
2017
GET HOT UNDER THE COLLAR AT THESE SEXY HOTEL GYMS (NO, THAT’S NOT A TYPO)

Every so often there’s a hotel gym that gets our heartbeat up, like Le Méridien New Orleans’ custom wallpaper-clad workouts. Here are a few of our faves.

18
May
2017
FASHION AND HOTELS: A STATE OF DRESS

Fashion houses opening hotels is nothing new – but as the digital revolution has reshaped travel, what is the state of the catwalk-ready hotel in 2017?

16
May
2017
GET DOWN AND DIRTY WITH THESE IMMERSIVE HOTEL COOKING EXPERIENCES

From foraging to butchery to fishing, these hotel cooking experiences guarantee some serious culinary skills – in addition to some unique #foodporn shots…

10
May
2017
HIT THE HEIGHTS WITH THESE 8 NEW HOTEL ROOFTOPS

Hotel rooftops are always a good idea – so what’s happening in rooftop land in North America this year? Here are eight of the newest on the scene.

04
May
2017
THE UK HOTELS TAKING COOL TO THE COUNTRY

It used to be London that got all the glory, but things are looking up with country hotels outside of the metropolis getting their contemporary cool on.

02
May
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: SEOUL

It’s hard to keep up with modern Seoul: a hub of futuristic technology, infectious K-pop culture and a super-cool youth fusing innovation and style.