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.

09
Nov
2015
THOMPSON PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO OPEN ON NOVEMBER 20

Just a few months after opening their first hotel in Mexico, Thompson Hotels is about to do it again on November 20 with the Thompson Playa del Carmen.

06
Nov
2015
SIDESTORY TURNS TOURS INSIDE OUT

We joined street art Insider Karim for an afternoon of walking in East London to see whether SideStory really offers anything different to your average tour.

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06
Nov
2015
TRAVEL BITES: NOVEMBER 6

In this week’s Travel Bites: hot hotel staffers, Ian Schrager’s Disneyland hotel and merger talks fall apart between Morgans and SBE…

06
Nov
2015
ART’OTEL WILL COME TO BATTERSEA POWER STATION, AND MAYBE HOXTON FINALLY TOO

Come 2019 Nine Elms will include the art’otel london battersea power station, a 160+ bedroom hotel from art’otels in a Foster + Partners-designed building.

05
Nov
2015
THE ARCHER HOTEL IN NAPA NEEDS TO ‘AGE’ A LITTLE LONGER

The Archer Hotel is a bit behind construction schedule, aiming to open in early 2017, instead of late 2016. Sigh. Pour another glass of that pinot, then.

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05
Nov
2015
HOTEL GIFT SHOP 2.0

Hotel Gift Shop 2.0 began at the turn of the century in New York. More than ten years later this thing is on fire, and it’s being zealously stoked.

04
Nov
2015
WHERE PROPER HOTELS WILL PROPERLY OPEN NEXT

We can clue you in on the fifth Proper Hotel location – Santa Monica, not too far from the Viceroy Santa Monica.

04
Nov
2015
FINDING CONTEMPORARY LUXURY AT THE CARLYLE NEW YORK

On Madison and 76th, a block from Central Park on the Upper East Side, The Carlyle New York feels far from frantic, tourist-mad, midtown.

02
Nov
2015
THE NEXT SHIFT

Introducing our new look blog, THE SHIFT, and contributors, direct from Hotel Chatter and We Heart.

02
Nov
2015
THE RENWICK: WHERE ARTISTS (REAL AND WANNABE) CAN FEAST AND RETREAT

The Renwick is housed in a former extended-stay hotel from the 1920s on 40th Street where artists and writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Mann once resided.

02
Nov
2015
HÔTEL COSTES IS MOVING TO LONDON’S SLOANE SQUARE

Sloane Square will welcome something very Parisian in the next few years to further up the French factor: an outpost of Hôtel Costes.

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30
Oct
2015
TRAVEL BITES: 30 OCTOBER

This week’s Halloween Travel Bites covers scary London rental prices, Halloween marketing nightmares and mergers galore.

30
Oct
2015
ARRIVE HOTELS WILL FLIP THE SCRIPT IN PALM SPRINGS

Four major hotels are coming to Palm Springs within the next year, but the one that has us giddy with anticipation is Arrive Hotels.

29
Oct
2015
WHY TRIPTEASE HAS US SO EXCITED

Online travel agents have long been called a necessary evil, but start-up TripTease gives hotels more control over booking thanks to its Price Check widget.

29
Oct
2015
CITIZENM WANTS TO GROW TO 1000+ ROOMS IN LONDON

citizenM hotels has taken more steps towards the global footprint it wants, including a list of cities ranging from Rome to Toronto and Stockholm to Sydney.

28
Oct
2015
WHAT IS PROJECT 1898?

Project 1898 is a luxury collection based in the UK and Europe and owned by Starwood Capital, which recently launched Baccarat and 1 Hotels.

28
Oct
2015
BUYER POWER: BCBG MAX AZARIA GROUP

We find out what LE Miami 2016 buyer Eudice Paras, from BCBG Max Azaria Group in LA, will be on the hunt for at this year’s event…

27
Oct
2015
ANDAZ HOTELS WILL OPEN IN SCOTTSDALE NEXT

Andaz Hotels may open their next hotel just in time for Christmas. But there won’t be any snow falling outside as its planned for Scottsdale, Arizona.

27
Oct
2015
AMAN WILL CUT THE RIBBON ON AMANERA NEXT MONTH

Aman will open Amanera in the Dominican Republic in a matter of weeks.

26
Oct
2015
HOW 1 HOTEL CENTRAL PARK WILL STAY GREEN ALL YEAR ROUND

1 Hotel Central Park has gone far above and beyond the requisite eco-conscious design and amenities.

26
Oct
2015
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: OCT 2015

Delving into October’s newly signed-up, first-time collective rebels’ creative causes ahead of meeting them at LE Miami 2016.

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23
Oct
2015
TRAVEL BITES: 23 OCTOBER

This week’s Travel Bites round-up of contemporary travel news features hotel horror museums, sexy membership cards and One Direction.

23
Oct
2015
PITTSBURGH PROMISE

New York, LA, Chicago and now…Pittsburgh? If Ace Hotel is any kind of barometer, the States might have just added a new creative hub to its list.

22
Oct
2015
ONE REBEL’S CAUSE: JOSH WYATT, GENERATOR HOSTELS

Generator are at the forefront of blurring the lines between hostel and hotel. Josh Wyatt is the rebel with a cause.

21
Oct
2015
W AMSTERDAM HAS MADE ITS DUTCH DEBUT

It doesn’t get much newer than W Amsterdam, welcoming guests now for less than two weeks to its former telephone exchange and bank buildings smack in the middle of the Dutch capital.

21
Oct
2015
LUX* RESORTS TO GET EVEN LUX-ER WITH FOUR NEW PROPERTIES

LUX* Resorts & Hotels, a small collection of totally clutch retreats, has just unveiled a few more treats–four new properties, all opening by 2017.

20
Oct
2015
COMO HOTELS OPENS IN AUSTRALIA

There’s another new gorgeous COMO Hotel in the world to get excited about…although COMO The Treasury is a bit farther away. Like Down Under farther away.

19
Oct
2015
FOUR SEASONS GOES RIVERSIDE AND CONTEMPORARY WITH NEW BANGKOK HOTEL

It was unexpected when Four Seasons Hotels announced it would leave its longstanding Bangkok hotel, but we didn’t think the brand would leave the capital indefinitely. It was only weeks before the announcement of a new hotel came through, confirming that it would come back in late 2018 – but rather differently.

16
Oct
2015
THE W MONTRÉAL LIGHTENS UP

W Montréal’s recent multimillion dollar refresh has firmly cemented the hotel’s place as the “coolest” in the city. Which was a smart move because there’s competition coming.

15
Oct
2015
NAUTILUS, A SIXTY HOTEL OPENS IN SOUTH BEACH TODAY

Today is a big day for SIXTY Hotels, the collective from hotelier Jason Pomeranc. The very first hotel since SIXTY Hotels was formed opens today–Nautilus.