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.

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Nov
2016
PENDRY HOTELS WILL OPEN ITS SECOND HOTEL IN FEBRUARY IN BALTIMORE

The Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Baltimore will open on the city’s historic Recreation Pier on the Fells Point waterfront.

09
Nov
2016
WHAT’S TO BE FOUND AT THE NEW FOUND:RE HOTEL IN PHOENIX?

At the just-opened FOUND: RE Hotel in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, art is at the forefront of the entire hotel experience.

08
Nov
2016
HISTORY, ART AND THE HOTEL MEET AT THE SILO CAPE TOWN

It’s less than four months until The Silo Cape Town opens – we check in with Royal Portfolio’s Liz Biden and see how this major hotel is shaping up.

04
Nov
2016
DREAM TO BE DIFFERENT: STANDING UP TO THE HOMOGENISATION OF CULTURE

Where have all the individuals gone? At a time when social media has created a ‘global village’, maybe a little dissonance wouldn’t be a bad thing.

28
Oct
2016
PRINCIPAL HOTELS BRING THE SECOND-TIER CITY LOVE TO THE UK

Starwood Capital’s forthcoming brand, Principal Hotels, is taking the concept of the secondary city to the UK with launches in Manchester, York and Edinburgh.

28
Oct
2016
WHAT’S IN A NAME? SCION HOTELS DUMPS TRUMP AS MILLENNIAL BOOKINGS SLUMP

With Trump Hotels bookings appearing to be down among millennials, the Trump Organisation’s new lifestyle brand Scion eschews the Trump name.

27
Oct
2016
GOODBYE GORGEOUS

LE Event Director Cj Holden is hanging up his pink sunglasses, so we’re on the lookout for a new member of the BLM team. Reckon you’ve got what it takes?

27
Oct
2016
ENTER IF YOU DARE: ANDAZ LIVERPOOL STREET HOSTS HALLOWEEN HOTEL HORROR SHOW

Andaz Liverpool Street is hosting Masonic Murders this Halloween, an immersive theatre experience exploring real-life hotel murders from around the world.

26
Oct
2016
THOMPSON NASHVILLE HAS KICKED UP ITS HEELS AND IS READY TO DANCE

There’s another exciting hotel opening to cross off our list this year! Thompson Nashville has officially opened its doors to Music City visitors.

26
Oct
2016
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: OCT 2016

The latest brand new hotel sign-ups to the LE 2017 collective are three city slickers who are all interpreting their legacy in fresh, intriguing ways.

25
Oct
2016
THE NEWEST HOTEL FOR MILLENNIALS COMES FROM…RADISSON

Radisson Hotels might not usually associated with high design or cutting edge technology, but that’s exactly what they want to achieve with their new lifestyle select brand, Radisson Red.

24
Oct
2016
ANDRÉ BALAZS’ STANDARD HOTELS ARE CROSSING THE POND TO KING’S CROSS

We spy developments aplenty over at André Balazs first transatlantic Standard Hotel in Kings Cross. Could we see an opening by the end of 2017…?

21
Oct
2016
WHEN VISITING THE BEEKMAN HOTEL, BE SURE TO LOOK UP

We always knew that The Beekman, Thompson Hotels’ third property for New York City, would be stunning; but walking through the hotel had us wowing all over the place.

20
Oct
2016
BUT FIRST, TEXT THE HOTEL FOR COFFEE

Hotels texting with their guests is nothing new, but one of the few that’s really got it right is the Hotel Irvine in Orange County, California.

17
Oct
2016
LA’S HISTORIC HOTEL FIGUEROA TO REOPEN IN DECEMBER

Downtown Los Angeles’ original hotel gem, Hotel Figueroa, will reopen this December after a year-long, $55 million renovation.

14
Oct
2016
TULLE, AN IRON AND AN ARTIST’S MIND: 45 PARK LANE LONDON HOSTS BENJAMIN SHINE EXHIBITION, ‘EVANESCENCE’

Coinciding with Frieze Art Fair, 45 Park Lane is hosting ‘Evanescence’, a selection of tulle works from British artist Benjamin Shine.

10
Oct
2016
INTRODUCING TWO ROADS HOSPITALITY

What do you get when you cross Destination Hotels with Commune Hotels & Resorts? The answer: Two Roads Hospitality.

08
Oct
2016
WEST ELM TO BRING THEIR DESIGN SAVOIRE-FAIRE TO THE HOTEL WORLD

Unpicking U.S.-based home furnishings retailer West Elm’s plans for its own line of design hotels.

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07
Oct
2016
WOULDN’T IT BE NICE? THE NEED FOR HOTELS TO EMBRACE COMMUNITY

What if every night you spent in a hotel could make a positive impact? Social change needn’t be a grand gesture; it can grow from as little as making someone feel part of a community.

29
Sep
2016
THE BIG LONDON HOTELS UPDATE: MORE HOTELS ARE COMING TO LONDON, ALWAYS. HERE ARE 5 OF OUR FAVES

We could fill pages with London hotels in almost every stage of construction and planning (our list easily has 50+ projects). Here are five of our faves.

26
Sep
2016
LOOK EAST: THE RISE OF ASIA’S ART HOTELS

As the Western world wakes up to Asian art and the immense talent in the continent, local hoteliers have realised there is a gap in the market.

23
Sep
2016
THE TROUBADOUR TO SERENADE NEW GUESTS IN NEW ORLEANS

New Orleans, one of our favorite cities in the world, is getting yet another terrifically cool hotel—The Troubadour, from Joie de Vivre Hotels.

22
Sep
2016
HOT ‘DAM: W AMSTERDAM OPENS SECOND BANK BUILDING

Nearly one whole year since we brought you news of W Amsterdam’s Dutch debut, the hotel has announced the opening of its second Bank building on 6 October.

22
Sep
2016
WHILE WE WAIT FOR BRAD PITT’S CROATIAN RESORT, THE BROWN BEACH HOUSE IS NOW OPEN

After opening the Brown Beach House in Tel Aviv last year, Brown Hotels Group is about to open their third in the suddenly-hot-again destination of Croatia.

21
Sep
2016
10 HIGH-END HOTELS WITH TOP-NOTCH TOILETRIES

Confession: I judge hotels based on which toiletries they stock in their bathrooms. Here are 10 top spots with the top scents…

21
Sep
2016
DESTINATION WELLNESS: WHAT THE LATEST BUZZWORD MEANS FOR TRAVEL

As the travel industry shifts and takes stock, different buzzwords dominate the conversation. Four or five years ago, everyone was

21
Sep
2016
ONE REASON TO GET EXCITED ABOUT THE 2016 ELECTION

Lifting our spirits from this depressing election is the new “Election Collection” from shirtmaker Thomas Pink and the legendary Mayflower Hotel.

20
Sep
2016
STANDARD HOTELS HAVE KICKED OFF OKTOBERFEST WITH THEIR OWN BRAND OF BEER

Standard Hotels has rung in the boisterous Oktoberfest season with Helles Lager, its limited edition beer from Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery.

15
Sep
2016
SHINOLA WATCHES IS PLANNING A SHINOLA HOTEL FOR DETROIT

Shinola, the Detroit-based watch-maker, is now branching out into hotels.

14
Sep
2016
INSIDE BROOKLYN’S NEWEST HOTEL, THE WILLIAM VALE HOTEL

Brooklyn’s newest hotel may also be the most eye-catching hotel in all of New York City. Welcome to the William Vale, which opened last week in Williamsburg.

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