MINISTRY OF IDEAS: FOOD FOR THOUGHT DINNER SERIES

SUITCASE dinner – by Philippe Stenier
18
May
2018
MINISTRY OF IDEAS: FOOD FOR THOUGHT DINNER SERIES

4 -min. read To get the creative ball rolling, the months leading up to Ministry of Ideas 2018 have played host to three thought-provoking dinners in collaboration with SUITCASE Magazine, Surface Magazine and Sleeper Magazine. Get a taste for the goings-on and discover the top four trends that came out of the SUITCASE dinner.

'Bleisure' at Maderas Village – by Cesar Mateo
18
Apr
2018
BUSINESS AS UNUSUAL

6 -min. read Bleisure is bludgeoned, TED is dead and Burning Man is in the ashes. Olivia Squire investigates how the latest breed of ‘thinking festivals’ are taking the merging of work and play a step further by going under the radar.

02
Aug
2017
REBEL CONCEPTS: GETTING WASTED NEVER FELT SO GOOD

5 -min. read 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.

02
Aug
2017
REBEL CONCEPTS: INVESTING IN THE INTANGIBLE

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

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

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

29
Jun
2017
OUR TOP TEN MOMENTS FROM LE 2017

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

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

4 -min. read 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.

25
Jun
2017
GOOD MORNING MIAMI!

< 1 -min. read 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

< 1 -min. read 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!

16
May
2017
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: MAY 2017

3 -min. read 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.

16
May
2017
GIMME MORE (IDEAS): MEET THE NEXT ROUND OF MINISTRY OF IDEAS SPEAKERS

6 -min. read We’ve already introduced you to the first crop of creative and business minds who’ll be taking to the stage at

20
Apr
2017
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: APRIL 2017

3 -min. read As our Instagram feed becomes overloaded with blossom and blue skies, we’re dreaming of rural hideaways with a relaxed spirit.

23
Mar
2017
DIVE INTO WORLDWIDE TRENDS AT THE MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2017

3 -min. read Here we go again, collective: are you ready to inspire the evolution of contemporary travel for the 5th year in a row at the Ministry of Ideas 2017?

20
Mar
2017
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: MARCH 2017

3 -min. read We’re going back in time AND looking to the future all at once with three hotels that prove it’s possible to be classic and contemporary at the same time.

16
Mar
2017
BEHIND THE CURTAIN WITH MICHAEL ACHENBAUM

8 -min. read We talk neighbourhood levelling-up and the (re)definition of creativity with Michael Achenbaum, the man behind Shoreditch’s forthcoming The Curtain.

22
Feb
2017
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: FEB 2017

3 -min. read For your February fix of hotels fresh to the LE 2017 collective, we’re looking at three high-design darlings making the most of their environments.

15
Feb
2017
THREE ALTERNATIVE HOTEL VALENTINES TO TURN UP THE HEAT THIS V-DAY

3 -min. read 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.

23
Jan
2017
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: JAN 2017

4 -min. read 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.

03
Jan
2017
PLAYING THE RESOLUTION GAME WITH THE HOXTON AMSTERDAM

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

03
Jan
2017
THE STORY OF TELLER, JOURNAL HOTELS’ PEOPLE-CENTRIC NEW BLOG

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

19
Dec
2016
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: DEC 2016

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

07
Dec
2016
ALL ABOARD THE GOOD HOTEL LONDON FOR PREMIUM HOSPITALITY WITH A CAUSE

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

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

2 -min. read 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.

28
Nov
2016
A HOTEL MADE JUST FOR YOU? BEHIND THE BUZZWORDS WITH MADE HOTELS’ SAM GELIN

7 -min. read 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.

18
Nov
2016
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: NOV 2016

4 -min. read 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.

04
Nov
2016
PRINCIPAL HOTELS BRING THE SECOND-TIER CITY LOVE TO THE UK

2 -min. read 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.

27
Oct
2016
WHAT’S IN A NAME? SCION HOTELS DUMPS TRUMP AS MILLENNIAL BOOKINGS SLUMP

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

26
Oct
2016
ENTER IF YOU DARE: ANDAZ LIVERPOOL STREET HOSTS HALLOWEEN HOTEL HORROR SHOW

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

27
Oct
2016
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: OCT 2016

4 -min. read 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.

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

2 -min. read 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.

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