Just like LE’s guest list is our edit of industry rebels, THE SHIFT is our edit of the most rebellious, inspiring and cutting-edge happenings in contemporary travel.

This is where you’ll find the most exciting new openings from around the globe; meet the rebels imagining the future of travel; and track the trends and innovations taking travel artistry to the next level.

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.

24
May
2017
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: MAY 2017

Whether it’s outdoorsy adventure, authentic gastronomy or all-out glamour you’re after, this month’s new additions to the collective have got you covered.

22
May
2017
THE TRAFALGAR ST. JAMES IS UPPING LONDON’S ROOFTOP GAME

London will have something to counter NYC’s rooftop scene in September with the transformation of The Trafalgar Hotel into The Trafalgar St. James.

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
GIMME MORE (IDEAS): MEET THE NEXT ROUND OF MINISTRY OF IDEAS SPEAKERS

We’ve already introduced you to the first crop of creative and business minds who’ll be taking to the stage at

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…

15
May
2017
HI THERE, HOTEL 50 BOWERY

Tomorrow marks the opening of Hotel 50 Bowery, the first New York City hotel from Joie de Vivre.

12
May
2017
HOXTON HOLIDAYS TEAMS UP WITH OBONJAN FOR THE ULTIMATE SUMMER WEEKENDER

The Hoxton is getting in on the hotel festival trend by launching Hoxton Holidays, ‘the ultimate city to sea adventure’ to Obonjan Festival in Croatia.

11
May
2017
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT! PUBLIC NEW YORK TO OPEN JUNE 7

One of this year’s most anticipated new hotels, Public New York, is opening on June 7 (and since this is Schrager, we’ll call it fashionably late).

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.

01
May
2017
GET BUSY WITH THESE HIGH-END HOTEL ROOMS YOU CAN RENT BY THE MINUTE

The rise of co-working and the desire for more design-forward, intimate meeting spaces has taken renting hotel rooms by the minute from seedy to stylish.

28
Apr
2017
SIX SPARKLING NEW HOTEL POOLS TO DIVE INTO THIS SUMMER

Summer’s round the corner, so here’s our pick of the hottest hotel pools worth dipping your toe into at newly opened hotels in the US and Mexico.

24
Apr
2017
AIRBNB-LIKE EXPERIENCES MEET BOUTIQUE DESIGN AT CHINA’S SUNYATA

There’s a new integration of design, accommodation and community development making waves in China, in the form of new hotel brand Sunyata.

20
Apr
2017
SLEEPOVERS NOW WELCOME AT WM. MULHERIN’S SONS RESTAURANT IN PHILLY

This month sees the opening of a small, four-room hotel above the popular Italian restaurant Wm. Mulherin’s Sons in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood.

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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.

19
Apr
2017
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: APRIL 2017

As our Instagram feed becomes overloaded with blossom and blue skies, we’re dreaming of rural hideaways with a relaxed spirit.

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…

11
Apr
2017
SAY HELLO TO THIS YEAR’S SHARED IDEAS SPEAKERS

We’ve invited visionaries, experts and innovators at the top of their fields to join us at the Ministry of Ideas 2017 – meet the first names released here.

10
Apr
2017
NEW LIFE COMES TO NYC’S NOMAD

The new Life Hotel opens today in New York in place of the live/work/playground where LIFE magazine writers and artists once held court.

06
Apr
2017
HIGH END TO HOSTEL: THE HOTTEST LOS ANGELES OPENINGS THIS SPRING

The openings of two brands familiar from the east coast and Chicago are creating serious buzz: The James West Hollywood and The Freehand Los Angeles.

05
Apr
2017
GET SOME ALONE TIME WITH UBUD’S NEWEST PLAYER, HOSHINOYA BALI

For a small district, Ubud is a big battlefield for luxury resorts. Now there’s one more high-end choice throwing its hat into the ring: Hoshinoya Bali.

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.

31
Mar
2017
SPA YOUR WAY ACROSS VIETNAM

Five hotels are collaborating to showcase the best of what Vietnam has to offer, with a ten-day spa-to-spa journey from the north to south of the country.

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?

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