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.

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.

23
Mar
2017
WHAT’S NEW ON OCEAN DRIVE IN 2017?

While much of Miami’s recent hotel action has taken place in Mid-Beach, 2017 brings good reasons to look again at Ocean Drive.

22
Mar
2017
DIVE INTO WORLDWIDE TRENDS AT THE MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2017

Here we go again, collective: are you ready to inspire the evolution of contemporary travel for the 5th year in a row at the Ministry of Ideas 2017?

22
Mar
2017
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: MARCH 2017

We’re going back in time AND looking to the future all at once with three hotels that prove it’s possible to be classic and contemporary at the same time.

21
Mar
2017
MIDTOWN MANHATTAN WELCOMES THE WHITBY’S LAYERS OF COLOURFUL LUXURY

The Whitby Hotel, Firmdale’s latest gem, is now open – and there are few hotels quite as design-forward and distinctive as what the Kemps have created here.

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.

17
Mar
2017
COPENHAGEN’S NEW HOTEL OPENINGS ARE HYGGE HOT PROPERTY

The world’s obsession with Copenhagen shows no sign of abating and its hotel scene is working hard to keep up with demand.

14
Mar
2017
MR. C MOVES TO NYC: COMING SOON TO THE SEAPORT

If you weren’t convinced that downtown New York is still happening, here comes news that Mr. C Seaport, the second Mr. C Hotel, will open in late 2017.

13
Mar
2017
NOBU SHOREDITCH LETS US INSIDE AND THROWS IN IBIZA JUNE OPENING TOO

Nobu Shoreditch releases interior shots, as well as throwing a brand new European opening into the mix with Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay set to arrive this June.

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.

09
Mar
2017
INSIDE THE ECO-FRIENDLY, BK-COOL 1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE

Here are some of the highlights from our recent tour of the new 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, still in its soft opening phase.

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.

23
Feb
2017
1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE OPENS WITH ART CELEBRATING THE HUMAN SPIRIT

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, the group’s first new-built property, reflects on the resilience of the human spirit in recovering from destruction through art.

22
Feb
2017
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: FEB 2017

For your February fix of hotels fresh to the LE 2017 collective, we’re looking at three high-design darlings making the most of their environments.

21
Feb
2017
THE HOXTON IS HOT FOR PARIS, BROOKLYN AND BEYOND

Glocal pioneer The Hoxton is expanding its empire by following its Amsterdam launch with hotels in Paris and Williamsburg (and, rumour has it, LA…).

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.

09
Feb
2017
THREE NEW BARCELONA HOTELS TO WAKE UP IN THIS YEAR

It’s not like you ever need an excuse to visit Barcelona; time it right this year, though, and you’ll have up to three shiny new hotels to choose from.

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.

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