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.

07
Feb
2017
THREE ALTERNATIVE HOTEL VALENTINES TO TURN UP THE HEAT THIS V-DAY

The Brits are breaking with their reputation for restraint with three alternative hotel Valentines that prove London is the coolest place to heat things up.

06
Feb
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: PORTO

Porto has more to offer than the sheen of its opulent history. Today the place is fortified, like its famous wine, by the proud spark of reinvention.

03
Feb
2017
ESCAPE REALITY AT THESE 4 SEXY BEACH RETREATS

With much of the world still immersed in winter blues, the best daydream fodder is, naturally, a beach retreat. Here are four sexy options to consider.

02
Feb
2017
HISTORIC HOMES AND ANCIENT TREES FIND NEW LIFE AT AMANYANGYUN SHANGHAI

Amanyangyun Shanghai, opening this autumn, is the result of a decade-long conservation effort incorporating Ming and Qing dynasty homes and 10,000 camphor trees.

01
Feb
2017
IAN SCHRAGER IS GOING PUBLIC AGAIN IN NYC

Here we are on the verge of the apocalypse, but at least we are getting closer to sleeping in Public New York, opening this spring on the Lower East Side.

The Durham Hotel
31
Jan
2017
SECONDARY CITIES: THE RISE OF THE UNDERDOGS

As the mobility of the creative class increases and savvy travellers seek new experiences, secondary cities are thriving in their relative obscurity.

30
Jan
2017
NEED GAMBLING ODDS OR MARRIAGE ADVICE? ASK ZOLTAR AT W LAS VEGAS

W Las Vegas opened its doors last month – we take a look at how it’s sprinkled its magic over the former SLS, including by telling your fortune with Zoltar…

27
Jan
2017
6 HIGH-END HONG KONG HOTEL RESTAURANTS TO FEAST IN THIS CHINESE NEW YEAR

If you’re looking for Cantonese favorites to celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend, start with one of these 6 Hong Kong hotel standouts.

24
Jan
2017
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: JAN 2017

It’s time for January’s edition of Welcome To The Collective, which is all about the just or soon to launch first-timers who’ll be joining us in June.

23
Jan
2017
A SNEAK PREVIEW OF EXPERIMENTAL GROUP’S HENRIETTA HOTEL, OPENING MARCH

The Henrietta Hotel’s opening is on the books for March; this is what we saw on a sunny but frigid January morning.

20
Jan
2017
EXPLORING GARZÓN: URUGUAY’S ARTISTIC RETREAT AND NEXT CREATIVE HOTSPOT

What makes Pueblo Garzón special is the fantastic assortment of creative people that have gravitated there, care for it and call it their (part-time) home.

18
Jan
2017
DRINK UP AND STAY UP AT THE NEW BED AND BEVERAGE HOTELS

Forget bed and breakfasts: the new crop of B&Bs are bed and beverages, bars with rooms attached. We’re tipsy on these three bed and beverage hotels…

© Salvador Dalí. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2016
16
Jan
2017
EAT YOUR ART OUT: FOOD AND BEVERAGE TRENDS IN 2017 (PART TWO)

Part one in our dissection of food and beverage trends in 2017 ended on a note of shameless positivity. Let’s continue our soak in the waters of optimism…

12
Jan
2017
YOU CAN GO ‘UP, UP AND AWAY’ WITH THE TWA HOTEL IN 2018

After years and years of speculation, the historic TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport will be transformed into the 505-room TWA Hotel.

11
Jan
2017
THREE WELLNESS TRENDS WE CAN EXPECT TO SEE MORE OF IN 2017

In 2016 we saw wellness grow increasingly prominent in mainstream traveller’s desires, with no sign of slowing – so what wellness trends are up in 2017?

10
Jan
2017
THOMPSON PLAYA DEL CARMEN IS TWO HOTELS IN ONE

We check out Thompson Hotels’ second Mexican resort and hotel twofer, Thompson Playa del Carmen, has shaped up.

Hija de Sanchez
09
Jan
2017
WHERE IT’S AT AND WHERE IT’S HEADED: FOOD AND BEVERAGE TRENDS IN 2017 (PART ONE)

Let’s go to an industry that shares much affinity with the fashion world: gastronomy. We investigate food and beverage trends for 2017.

05
Jan
2017
THE MASTER LIST OF 2017 WORLDWIDE HOTEL OPENINGS

Introducing the Master List of 2017 Worldwide Hotel Openings, your comprehensive guide to all the gorgeous new hotels that will open in 2017.

05
Jan
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: OSLO

Oslo was once famously home to Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen, and the city continues to provide a fertile breeding ground for artistic expression today.

04
Jan
2017
GO FARM-TO-POOL AS NOBU EDEN ROC MIAMI WELCOMES HEALTHY HAVEN MALIBU FARM

Nobu Eden Roc Miami is celebrating the new year by adding an outpost of Helene Henderson’s Malibu Farm to its F&B options.

03
Jan
2017
PLAYING THE RESOLUTION GAME WITH THE HOXTON AMSTERDAM

The Hoxton Amsterdam has got us covered with The Resolution Game, a series of events designed to kickstart the vows made on 1 January.

26
Dec
2016
FIRST LOOK INSIDE ANDAZ MAYAKOBA, THE LAST PIECE IN THE MAYAKOBA PUZZLE

We explore Andaz Mayakoba mere days after it started welcoming its first guests, completing the massive Mayakoba resort development on the Riviera Maya.

23
Dec
2016
RETHINKING THE HOTEL, ART AND CULTURE AT FAENA DISTRICT MIAMI BEACH

Art Basel is only the beginning for Faena District Miami Beach and its desire to further explore the boundaries of hospitality, art and culture.

22
Dec
2016
THE STORY OF TELLER, JOURNAL HOTELS’ PEOPLE-CENTRIC NEW BLOG

We find out how Journal Hotels are using their people-driven blog, TELLER, to build a community for their burgeoning hotel brand.

20
Dec
2016
THE PLYMOUTH MIAMI OPENS TODAY; BLUE RIBBON SUSHI FOLLOWS NEXT WEEK

We popped over to The Plymouth Miami for a preview of the Fernando Santangelo overhaul, peeking into the rooms, courtyard and Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill.

19
Dec
2016
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: DEC 2016

This month’s first-time sign-ups to the LE collective are standing up for contemporary creativity and coolness in London, NYC and Beijing.

16
Dec
2016
1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH OPENS FIRST US BAMFORD HAYBARN SPA AND FIRST EVER SPARTAN GYM

1 Hotel South Beach is bringing in two new partnerships: one a domestic first, the other an international first, but both to make you look and feel better.

15
Dec
2016
SIX STYLISH, SUSTAINABLE AND SEXY ‘BOUTECO’ STAYS

Since not every ‘bouteco’ hotel can fork out for LEED or STEP certification, here’s our edit of the most special ‘bouteco’ heroes out there.

14
Dec
2016
FIVE NEW HOTEL OPENINGS TO ROUND OUT YOUR 2016

Since you’ve all been good little boys and girls, we’re giving you a stocking stuffer of sorts – 5 new hotel openings that have us merry AF.

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