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.

22
Aug
2017
THREE HOTEL RENOVATIONS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT

A barrage of new hotels also means that existing properties need to keep up… Here are three hotel renovations spanning the globe to get excited about.

08
Aug
2017
REBEL CONCEPTS: GETTING WASTED NEVER FELT SO GOOD

A new vanguard of chefs are upcycling waste into wonder. Blue Hill head chef and wastED co-founder Dan Barber on why mindful dining will disrupt the future of travel.

07
Aug
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: LIVERPOOL

There’s more to Liverpool than the Beatles and football. Scouse pride runs deep, with roots tied up with the city’s ability to bounce back from adversity.

04
Aug
2017
REBEL CONCEPTS: INVESTING IN THE INTANGIBLE

SAIRA Hospitality’s founder, Harsha Chanrai, explains why pop-up hospitality schools will disrupt the future of travel.

03
Aug
2017
FIVE GARDEN HOTELS GROWING IT FOR THEMSELVES

As Ham Yard Hotel launches its Summer Sessions, shaking up cocktails with botanicals from their rooftop garden, we take a look at the garden hotels growing their own produce.

02
Aug
2017
REBEL CONCEPTS: COOL IS DEAD, LONG LIVE COOL

Kurt Bredenbeck, Chairman of Wood Green’s community-minded hotel Green Rooms, explains why social enterprise will disrupt the future of travel.

01
Aug
2017
GOING OFF-GRID AT IBIZA’S CHILLED-OUT LITTLE SISTER, FORMENTERA

The laidback and quiet lifestyle on the Spanish haven of Formentera island is an antithesis to the steamy party mindset of neighbouring Ibiza.

26
Jul
2017
IRAN IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

As it becomes more important than ever for travel to push the boundaries of experience, discover a creative, dynamic Iran on the move from foreign stereotypes.

25
Jul
2017
FROM MUMBAI TO BROOKLYN, SOHO HOUSE IS ON A ROLL

There is no slowing down Soho House. It seems the unveiling of glittering city club and hotel The Ned earlier this year was just the start of things to come.

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24
Jul
2017
THE RISE OF ARCHITECTURE TOURISM

Perhaps it’s the ongoing prevalence of design hotels and renewed interest in mid-century classics, but niche architectural scenes are big news.

24
Jul
2017
5 HACKS TO INSTANTLY IMPROVE THE DIGITAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE FROM TRIPTEASE

Triptease’s Product Manager, Thomas Griffiths, gives his five top hacks to instantly improve the digital customer experience.

21
Jul
2017
THE ROOMS AT MADE HOTEL NYC ARE WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF

With MADE Hotel NYC opening September 5th, after a recent site tour of the property we’re even more enthusiastic about this independent debut.

19
Jul
2017
FULL HOUSE: WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT SHANGHAI’S THE MIDDLE HOUSE

Swire Hotels have announced their latest hotel, The Middle House in Shanghai. Set to open at the end of 2017, here’s what we know so far…

17
Jul
2017
ALILA YANGSHUO: ABANDONED BUILDING, VIBRANT HEART

Peeking inside Alila Yangshuo, the recently opened converted sugar mill in China’s Yangshuo and part of a wave of new Chinese hotel openings.

07
Jul
2017
AMSTERDAM HOTELS TO WRITE HOME ABOUT

With a rush of new hotels opening their doors, Amsterdam is having something of a design moment. Here’s our pick of our new favourite places to check in, to check out the Netherlands capital in style.

03
Jul
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: GOTHENBURG

Gothenburg has got reason to smile. The Scandinavian hotspot has gone from strength to strength in recent years.

29
Jun
2017
THE REBELS WINNERS MAKE A SPLASH

The tension was palpable at THE REBELS and Closing Party as we waited to hear who from the shortlist our panel of creative class judges had chosen to take home a REBEL – check out the winners.

29
Jun
2017
OUR TOP TEN MOMENTS FROM LE 2017

2017 marked our 5th birthday: cue the biggest, boldest and most rebellious LE to date. Here are our top ten moments for 2017…

28
Jun
2017
WEDNESDAY PLAYLIST: CELEBRATE

A final night Celebrate playlist from show DJ Jared Dietch before you hit tonight’s REBELS & Closing Party.

27
Jun
2017
IT TAKES A REBEL TO KNOW A REBEL

We selected a panel of creative class leaders to judge this year’s REBELS entries live on the show floor – check out who made the shortlist.

27
Jun
2017
TUESDAY PLAYLIST: UNWIND

An Unwind playlist from LE show DJ Jared Dietch to help you relax on your night off.

26
Jun
2017
INSPIRING THE FUTURE OF CONTEMPORARY TRAVEL

The Ministry of Ideas draws inspiration from outside of the travel industry in a bid to inspire the future of contemporary travel. Set at EAST Miami, the 2017 edition kicked off on Sunday with a line-up of over 30 speakers across four stages, and was as diverse as it was fascinating.

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.