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.

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.

15
Oct
2015
THE TEMPLE HOUSE CHENGDU IS NUMBER THREE IN THE HOUSE COLLECTIVE

Peeking inside the latest addition to Swire Hotels’ House Collective, The Temple House Chengdu.

14
Oct
2015
BUYER POWER: CHARLOTTE TRAVEL

Find out what makes Charlotte Harris from Charlotte Travel tick when it comes to travel – plus what she’s looking to discover at LE Miami this year.

13
Oct
2015
QT HOTELS EXPANSION GAME IS ON POINT RIGHT NOW

QT Hotels and Resorts, the fun-loving Australian hotel brand, is taking their special je nais se quoi to three new cities.

13
Oct
2015
PHILIPPE STARCK BRINGS SOUTH BEACH TO SINGAPORE

Philippe Starck has certainly influenced Miami’s hotel scene over the years, but now his name is attached to a very different South Beach in Singapore.

12
Oct
2015
DO YOU MISS THE 80S? RIFF HOTELS DOES TOO

Riff Hotels debuted Riff Chelsea in Manhattan last year, inspired by NYC’s party scene in the 80s.

09
Oct
2015
AND JUST LIKE THAT, APPLE WATCH OPENS THE DOOR

When the Apple Watch debuted last spring, one of the features that I geeked out over was the ability to open hotel room doors with the flash of a wrist.

09
Oct
2015
SLS HOTELS STILL BUILDING IN NEW YORK, TRIPLING IN MIAMI

An update on SLS Park Avenue, the first NYC property from Sam Nazarian’s SLS Hotels, plus SLS Hotel & Residences Brickell and SLS LUX Brickell.

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08
Oct
2015
CREATIVE HUBS: DETROIT CREATIVITY FUELS THE CITY’S REBIRTH

With its peerlessly low rents; community spirit; a creative nucleus impossible to uproot…there’s a sense that misery has bred an unquellable energy upon which Detroit will rebuild itself.

08
Oct
2015
‘AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL’ MAY KEEP YOU FROM EVER STAYING IN A HOTEL AGAIN

“AHS: Hotel” clearly pushes the boundaries. And at the same time, gives us pause about staying, visiting, or working in a hotel.

07
Oct
2015
THE RIVERTOWN LODGE BRINGS SOME CITY COOL TO HUDSON, NY

The Rivertown Lodge has opened in Hudson, NY within an old 1920s building that was originally intended to be a movie theater.

07
Oct
2015
NOBU’S LONDON HOTEL IS COMING TO SHOREDITCH, IF NOT QUITE COMING SOON

We remember reading that Nobu Hotels was ‘under construction’ in London, with the website happily listing it as ‘coming soon!’. Find out just how far along the project is…

06
Oct
2015
THE BEEKMAN WILL BE THOMPSON’S THIRD NEW YORK HOTEL

Come 2016, New York will get its third Thompson hotel in The Beekman.

06
Oct
2015
RADICAL INNOVATION

Founded by John Hardy, CEO of The John Hardy Group, Radical Innovation seeks ideas with the power to change the hotel industry.

05
Oct
2015
WHAT’S NEXT FOR NYC’S ALWAYS HOT HOTEL SCENE?

New York may be the city that never sleeps but there’s quite a lot of places to lay your head. See who’s opened, wants to open and is having trouble opening where.

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05
Oct
2015
TRAVEL BITES: 5 OCTOBER

There’s never a slow news day in the hospitality and travel world, so here are a handful of hotel stories to snack on over the week ahead.

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01
Oct
2015
EDITION HOTELS TO HEAT UP ICELAND

EDITION and their partner Marriott International are taking their signature fur throw blankets to a city where guests will actually use them–Reykjavik, Iceland.

30
Sep
2015
THE HALL SOUTH BEACH WILL OPEN ON OCTOBER 15

The Hall South Beach, a Joie de Vivre hotel, will open in our favorite town on earth–Miami–on October 15.

30
Sep
2015
MICHAEL ACHENBAUM CONFIRMS THE CURTAIN HOTEL AND MEMBERS CLUB SHOREDITCH

The first details of what will rise on Curtain Road, just west of Shoreditch High Street Station, are finally here.

29
Sep
2015
CAUTION! THE JAMES LOS ANGELES AT WORK

Construction is moving at a solid speed on The James Los Angeles, a 286-room, two-towered hotel at Sunset and La Cienega Boulevards in West Hollywood.

29
Sep
2015
URBAN LEGENDS

See the shortlist for Wallpaper*’s Best Urban Hotels 2015.

28
Sep
2015
JFK’S OLD TWA TERMINAL TO GET NEW LIFE AS A HOTEL

The landmarked TWA Terminal will turn into a hotel by 2018.

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25
Sep
2015
ON THE SCENE: NEW OPENINGS SEPT 2015

Discover the summer’s most sizzling hotel and restaurant openings from around the globe.

Viña Vik
17
Sep
2015
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: SEPT 2015

From hidden gems to established brands, meet this month’s creative cohort of first-time exhibitors.

14
Sep
2015
MILLENNIAL TSUNAMI

Decoding the next luxury millennial mindset.

Panic Room by Tilt at Au Vieux Panier
10
Sep
2015
ART HOTELS: A POTTED HISTORY OF A CURIOUS RELATIONSHIP

Welcome to the insane world of hotel art.

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12
Jun
2015
WE’LL BE BACK

Miami is our spiritual home – so we’ll be staying right here for 2016.

12
Jun
2015
LIVE FROM THE PINK CARPET: THE REBELS

Josh Wagner chats to members of the collective including Jacqueline Gifford, Senior Editor, Travel&Beauty at Travel+Leisure, about the shortlist for this year’s awards, THE REBELS 2015.