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.

13
Dec
2016
NO SLEEP UNTIL BROOKLYN: 3 NEW BROOKLYN HOTELS TO TRY IN 2017

From boutique to luxe and wellness-oriented, here are three Brooklyn hotels where we’d like to hang our porkpie hat next year.

12
Dec
2016
CREATIVE HUBS: BOGOTÁ

Bogotá is stepping out from its decades-long reputation for violence and crime with boutique hotels, enigmatic nightlife and a thriving culinary scene.

08
Dec
2016
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR SUBSCRIPTION TRAVEL

In recent years, there’s been a change in the air thanks to the rise of subscription travel: flat rate membership fees for unlimited travel.

07
Dec
2016
21C MUSEUM IS BRINGING ITS ART HOTEL MAGIC TO THE MAGIC CITY

21c Museum Hotels, a brand that centers its hotel rooms around contemporary art museums, announced it would open in Miami’s Design District in early 2018.

06
Dec
2016
ALL ABOARD THE GOOD HOTEL LONDON FOR PREMIUM HOSPITALITY WITH A CAUSE

We visit the winner of our 2016 REBEL for GREATEST INNOVATION/DISRUPTION, Good Hotel London, as it moves from Amsterdam to London’s docks.

05
Dec
2016
GET WITH THE PROGRAMME: PUTTING THE EXPERIENCE BACK INTO TRAVEL

As the war between the old guard and the new heats up, it’s never been more important for hotels to feed travellers’ craving for experience.

02
Dec
2016
BE PART OF THE ART CROWD WITH OUR ART BASEL MIAMI HOTEL HITLIST

Hotels are celebrating creative brilliance this Art Basel Miami week – here’s what to see in the Magic City. Er, you have already booked your room, right?

02
Dec
2016
IT’S OFFICIAL: SBE AND MORGANS HOTEL GROUP ARE NOW ONE

sbe’s acquisition of Morgans Hotel Group is now a done deal valued at $805 million, making sbe the world’s leading global lifestyle hospitality brand.

01
Dec
2016
GET A SKI LIFT WITH THESE 5 DESIGN SKI RESORTS

Let’s talk snow, (après-)ski and fresh mountain air. Wondering where to take that ski break this winter? Here are 5 contemporary ski resort options.

30
Nov
2016
3 NEW HOTEL OPENINGS TO PUT ON YOUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST

What the world needs now is definitely love, sweet love – and we’re loving these hot hotel openings in Mexico, Miami and Paris.

29
Nov
2016
A HOTEL MADE JUST FOR YOU? BEHIND THE BUZZWORDS WITH MADE HOTELS’ SAM GELIN

MADE Hotels is set to launch in NYC’s NoMad neighbourhood in February 2017. We talk to CEO Sam Gelin about community, customisation and creativity.

24
Nov
2016
HI-LO HOTEL WILL KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD, YET LUXURIOUS

High-Low has always been our personal fashion M.O., but can this expensive-inexpensive mash-up work for a hotel? Portland’s Hi-Lo Hotel is going to try…

23
Nov
2016
WHEN HOTELS WERK IT: FIVE HOTEL FASHIONS TO TAKE HOME THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

As the holiday season hits, we’re looking to the latest wave of hotel shops-cum-concept-stores for our seasonal wish list of hotel fashions.

22
Nov
2016
THE RISE OF THE MACHINES: 3 TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH

When it comes to travel technology in 2017 ‘chatbots’ will hit the mainstream, Virtual Reality will become a reality, and we’re all playing travel agent.

21
Nov
2016
W LAS VEGAS WILL ROLL THE DICE ON DECEMBER 1

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a brand-new W Hotel? W Las Vegas is primping for a December 1 opening – we take a peek inside.

18
Nov
2016
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: NOV 2016

From a Shanghai den of delight to an Australian beachside refuge and New York’s latest urban retreat, here are three hotel hideaways to dream about.

17
Nov
2016
CREATIVE HUBS: SEVILLE

In the first of a new series of posts exploring rising creative cities, SUITCASE Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Kate Hamilton finds the beat in Seville.

16
Nov
2016
HOLD PLEASE WHILE THE PARKER PALM SPRINGS IS FRESHENING UP

Cult favorite hotel The Parker Palm Springs has decided to go under the knife, courtesy of its original doctor/designer, Jonathan Adler.

11
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…?

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