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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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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.

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.

18
Jan
2017
DRINK UP AND STAY UP AT THE NEW BED AND BEVERAGE HOTELS

Forget bed and breakfasts: the new crop of B&Bs are bed and beverages, bars with rooms attached. We’re tipsy on these three bed and beverage hotels…

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16
Jan
2017
EAT YOUR ART OUT: FOOD AND BEVERAGE TRENDS IN 2017 (PART TWO)

Part one in our dissection of food and beverage trends in 2017 ended on a note of shameless positivity. Let’s continue our soak in the waters of optimism…

11
Jan
2017
THREE WELLNESS TRENDS WE CAN EXPECT TO SEE MORE OF IN 2017

In 2016 we saw wellness grow increasingly prominent in mainstream traveller’s desires, with no sign of slowing – so what wellness trends are up in 2017?

Hija de Sanchez
09
Jan
2017
WHERE IT’S AT AND WHERE IT’S HEADED: FOOD AND BEVERAGE TRENDS IN 2017 (PART ONE)

Let’s go to an industry that shares much affinity with the fashion world: gastronomy. We investigate food and beverage trends for 2017.

15
Dec
2016
SIX STYLISH, SUSTAINABLE AND SEXY ‘BOUTECO’ STAYS

Since not every ‘bouteco’ hotel can fork out for LEED or STEP certification, here’s our edit of the most special ‘bouteco’ heroes out there.

05
Dec
2016
GET WITH THE PROGRAMME: PUTTING THE EXPERIENCE BACK INTO TRAVEL

As the war between the old guard and the new heats up, it’s never been more important for hotels to feed travellers’ craving for experience.

22
Nov
2016
THE RISE OF THE MACHINES: 3 TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH

When it comes to travel technology in 2017 ‘chatbots’ will hit the mainstream, Virtual Reality will become a reality, and we’re all playing travel agent.

21
Sep
2016
DESTINATION WELLNESS: WHAT THE LATEST BUZZWORD MEANS FOR TRAVEL

As the travel industry shifts and takes stock, different buzzwords dominate the conversation. Four or five years ago, everyone was

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08
Sep
2016
A STORY ABOUT CONTENT AND COMMUNITY

Travel brands, through curation, content, and social interaction, another binding ingredient can be forged. Community.

25
Aug
2016
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: GLOCAL HOTELS

From running clubs to workshops focusing on local craftsmanship, hotels with a global outlook are looking to local communities to give guests the inside track to the city.

19
Aug
2016
GRAB YOUR WELLIES FOR THESE HOT HOTEL FESTIVALS

It’s summer, festival fever is well and truly here and we’re getting out the face paint and/or wellies for the world’s hottest hotel festivals.

16
Aug
2016
CHANGING THE WORLD BY CROWDFUNDING: MEET THE PURPOSE HOTEL

The Purpose Hotel claims to be built both by AND for the community as “the world’s first crowd-funded hotel for the socially conscious”.

27
Jul
2016
WHY WE MUST LET THE NEXT GENERATION OF HOTELIERS HAVE THEIR SAY

Hospitality expert Dirk Dalichau reveals how managers are ignoring the creativity and ideas of the next generation of hoteliers – and why this must stop.

16
Jun
2016
ONE REBEL’S CAUSE: MATTHEW GRZYWINSKI OF GRZYWINSKI+PONS

An ode to uncluttered urbanity with one half of design agency Grzywinski+Pons.

08
Jun
2016
TALK FROM THE TOP

Cj Holden chats to Blake Danner (Sydell Group), Louise O’Riordan (SURF Air), Parker Stanberry (Oasis Collections) and Jonas Rask (RASK Travel) about the future of travel…

08
Jun
2016
IS THIS THE TRAVEL BRAND OF THE FUTURE?

Disrupting the future of the travel industry with our 2016 Leadership Lab participants.