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.

26
Jun
2017
FIVE BIG IDEAS FROM THIS YEAR’S MINISTRY OF IDEAS

We gave five rebels the opportunity to take the stage and tell us about a Big Idea they think might just change the future of travel.

26
Jun
2017
MONDAY PLAYLIST: DOWN TO BUSINESS

A Down To Business playlist for LE’s resident show DJ, Jared Dietch.

25
Jun
2017
WELCOME TO THE INDEPENDENTLY MINDED MOVEMENT

Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s diverse range of hotels are united by their independently minded attitude. Jacob Howie explains the secret ingredients that go into curating this international movement.

25
Jun
2017
GOOD MORNING MIAMI!

Welcome to the Magic City from our man in Miami, Josh Wagner! Get the lowdown as we take a tour of some of our 2017 venues…

22
Jun
2017
PRE-SHOW PLAYLIST: PICK ME UP

To get in the LE mood here’s show DJ Jared Dietch’s first Pick Me Up playlist to welcome you to the Magic City!

20
Jun
2017
THE NEWEST HOTEL AND RESTAURANT HOTSPOTS TO HIT UP DURING LE 2017

You’re ready for another wild week in Miami – but what’s new since you were in town last year? Don’t miss these hotels and restaurants that have opened…

20
Jun
2017
LUXURY DENS MESMERISE IN CHILE’S ATACAMA DESERT

A handful of high-end properties in Chile’s stunning Atacama Desert bring the best of outdoor experiences alongside beautiful architecture and interiors.

16
Jun
2017
2017 IS TURNING OUT TO BE KIMPTON’S BUSY YEAR

Nashville’s Kimpton Aertson Hotel opened this week – but it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Kimpton’s opening slate for the rest of the year.

15
Jun
2017
PREP FOR BEACH SEASON WITH THESE LUXE HOTEL BOOTCAMPS

Forget throwing your trainers in your suitcase ‘just in case’: keeping fit is now the main event. Cue a new host of hotel bootcamps marching into town.

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14
Jun
2017
HOTELS AND THE GREAT DISCONNECT

Hotels are balancing an increasing desire to remove ourselves from constant connection with an insatiable appetite for culturally-conscious conveniences.

13
Jun
2017
INSIDE THE HYPE: FIRST LOOK AT PUBLIC NEW YORK

We can now report that PUBLIC New York is officially open (since last week) and, after a spin through the new property, confirm that the hype is warranted.

07
Jun
2017
WHY A MOTEL IS THE STAR OF AUSTIN’S HOTEL SCENE RIGHT NOW

This year’s most unique Austin hotel opening actually belongs to a motel. Perhaps it was bound to happen—with hostels hipsterised, motels had to come next…

05
Jun
2017
HOME, JAMES: THE JAMES HOTEL IS NOW OPEN IN NOMAD

In case you weren’t already won over, along comes the newest lifestyle hotel in New York’s hot NoMad hood: The James New York – NoMad.

01
Jun
2017
GET STARS IN YOUR EYES AT THE WORLD’S FIRST ASTROLOGY HOTEL

Having just thrown open its doors in Sydney’s hottest new hood, The Ultimo is welcoming stars of a different kind as the world’s first astrology hotel.

31
May
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: GRAZ

The key to culture in Austria’s second-biggest city of Graz is that it’s a place that takes the new with a respectful nod to the old.

30
May
2017
SCI-FI TO SUITCASE: IS TRAVEL READY FOR THE UNIVERSAL TRANSLATOR?

From sci-fi to suitcase, check out the latest wave of universal translator apps and gadgets that could revolutionise the way we travel.

29
May
2017
KITTING OUT THE IN CROWD FOR LE 2017 WITH THE OUTNET

We’ve teamed up with THEOUTNET.COM to create a few stylish day-to-night looks designed to see you from show floor to dance floor.

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.