5 HOT NEW HOTEL OPENINGS THIS JULY 2018

10
Jul
2018
5 HOT NEW HOTEL OPENINGS THIS JULY 2018

4 -min. read The dish on July 2018’s newest hotels is in. Juliana Shallcross gives us five big ones to keep our eye on as the summer months unfold.

29
Jun
2018
INFLUENCE: VIRTUAL REALITY? THE RISE OF THE DIGITAL INFLUENCER

5 -min. read Have you met the new face of high fashion, Lil Miquela? (FYI: she’s a super-cool Instagram influencer who, well, doesn’t really exist.) Find out how evolving virtual ‘avatars’ like her could impact the way travel brands behave online.

Round bar at Bulgari Shanghai
12
Jun
2018
5 HOT HOTEL OPENINGS THIS JUNE 2018

4 -min. read The month of June is well underway, and it’s not just the weather that’s hotting up. Juliana gives the dish on five new promising hotels that have opened their doors this June 2018, with offerings too tempting to turn down – from a ginormous spa and fitness centre to a robotic staffer that can deliver wine to your hotel door.

27
May
2018
5 HOTELS SERVING UP HOT HYGGE IN 2018 AND BEYOND

5 -min. read News of hot openings are giving us a warm glow inside. Juliana Shallcross checks in on the hotel contenders serving up hygge good vibes in 2018 and beyond, wherever they are in the world.

24
May
2018
HOTEL COLUMBUS MONTE-CARLO’S $15 MILLION MAKEOVER

4 -min. read Get the details on how Hotel Columbus Monte-Carlo plans to change Monte Carlo from a pitstop to a final destination with its huge renovation – and we mean really huge.

16
May
2018
IT’S HIGH TIME TO CONSIDER THE POTENTIAL OF POT TOURISM

7 -min. read From design-led dispensaries to fancy weed chocolate, the increasing legalisation of pot has seen a rise in ‘luxe’ potrepreneurs who’re catering to the creative class traveller. James Davidson tells us why we should be sparking up our strategies and taking weed tourism seriously.

08
May
2018
4 HOT NEW HOTELS OPENING THIS MAY 2018

3 -min. read Get acquainted with the four new hotel openings causing a stir on the hotel scene this May – from a W skyscraper popping up in Amman to the brewing of a seductive new hotspot in London.

22
Mar
2018
AIRPORT HOTELS GET COOL

3 -min. read Time around take-off and touch-down has just got more tolerable: Sara D’Souza fills us in on how a handful of savvy airport hotels have upped their design game and offerings – in doing so attracting a brand-new travel audience who are well worth tapping into.

13
Mar
2018
HAMBURG UNLEASHES ITS FIRST FIVE-STAR IN NEARLY TWO DECADES WITH THE FONTENAY

4 -min. read Erica Firpo takes a sneak peak round THE FONTENAY Hamburg, the haven of lakeside luxury, before it opened last week on 15 March. Get the goss first while the first five-star hotel in Germany in two decades is making its grand entrance.

10
Mar
2018
A NEW WAVE: 3 HOTELS BRINGING THE CHIC TO SHANGHAI IN 2018

5 -min. read From heritage meets chic to the emergence of the first lifestyle brand, Nancy Huang shines a spotlight on the rebels stirring new, creative waves on the Shanghai hotel scene.

08
Mar
2018
MINISTRY OF IDEAS: MEET TARANA BURKE, FOUNDER OF #METOO

12 -min. read In the third of our Ministry of Ideas Q&As, we caught up with Tarana Burke – founder of the #MeToo movement – to discover how she wants to change the narrative around sexual abuse and harassment and, in a post-#MeToo world, what’s next for its founder.

28
Feb
2018
CLOAKED IN SECRECY: ACE HOTELS WANTS YOU TO GET EXCITED ABOUT SISTER CITY

2 -min. read The people behind Ace Hotel’s newest project aren’t exactly what you’d call sharers: Sister City so far remains a hotel venture hidden by a veil of mystery… Although that hasn’t stopped Paul DeVries from making some primary musings for those of us left craving more.

26
Feb
2018
MINISTRY OF IDEAS: MEET DAWN GOLDWORM, CO-FOUNDER OF 12.29

3 -min. read In the second of our Ministry of Ideas speaker Q&As, we catch up with Dawn Goldworm – one half of 12.29 – to discover why time is the essence of modern luxury, the secret to cultivating workplace creativity and some serious Arizona hotel inspiration. 

Hero Lobby at QT Queenstown – courtesy of QT Queenstown
10
Feb
2018
QT QUEENSTOWN COMES TO TOWN

3 -min. read New Zealand’s hotel scene just got hotter with the arrival of QT Queenstown. Get the goss from Sara D’Souza on the ins and outs of what makes this smoking establishment tick.

Amanyangyun
26
Jan
2018
3 NEW CHINESE HOTELS AND TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2018

4 -min. read China’s new hotels on the scene are open books when it comes to hospitality trends. Get an insider’s peek with Nancy Huang on China’s hottest newbies on the hotel block and her reader’s digest of where they’re are heading in 2018.

19
Jan
2018
NEWSFLASH: PROPER SAN FRANCISCO IS OPEN; DTLA, AUSTIN AND SANTA MONICA ARE ON THE WAY

3 -min. read What better way to fight the January doom-and-gloom than with riveting gossip on the latest hotel openings? Paul DeVries fills us in on the recently opened Proper San Francisco and other Proper projects in the works that will be making a splash on the scene in 2018 and 2019.

Park MGM's lobby – courtesy of Park MGM
18
Jan
2018
PRETTY AS A PICTURE: A SNEAK PEEK AT PARK MGM

5 -min. read The Las Vegas hotel scene is shedding its tacky glitter, instead donning a sophisticated, eclectic finesse that might just steal all the casinos’ thunder. Check out Juliana Shallcross’ goss on Park MGM if you don’t believe us…

09
Jan
2018
THE MASTER LIST OF 2018 WORLDWIDE HOTEL OPENINGS

9 -min. read Stop what you’re doing right now: 2018’s Master List of Hotel Openings – your industry bible – has arrived. Ready your calendars for a year of riotous developments due to take the hotel industry by storm.

OLIO-app in hand
25
Dec
2017
BE GOOD: HOW SHARING COULD SAVE THE WORLD

3 -min. read Up to 50 per cent of the food we produce never gets eaten – an environmental catastrophe of epic proportions. James Davidson explores the solutions that prove (food) sharing is caring – including trailblazing app OLIO, dubbed the ‘Tinder for food’.

20
Dec
2017
HOTEL WATCH: 3 ASIAN RENOVATIONS WE’RE EXCITED FOR IN 2018

5 -min. read They were trailblazers in the nineties and noughties – and now they’re turning to inspirations past and present to attract a new legion of travellers. Nancy Huang reports on the hotels shaking up the luxury scene in 2018, from Beijing to Osaka.

19
Dec
2017
LONDON’S BEST HOTEL CHRISTMAS TREES IN 2017

3 -min. read Forget your average spruce with a bit of tinsel thrown at it for the festive period – London’s top hotels have gone all out with their Christmas trees as they compete for the annual Christmas crown. Here’s our pick of the best…

The site of Leonardo DiCaprio's venture into eco-tourism and Blackadore Caye – via ArchDaily
12
Dec
2017
THE A-LISTERS BEHIND THE HOTEL SCENE

3 -min. read With Robert De Niro due to start work on his new project, The Wellington, we’ve decided to take a sneak peek at other celebrities who are the soul and brains behind a brilliant set of hotels…

The Setai Tel Aviv
22
Nov
2017
WHERE TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE THIS WINTER

5 -min. read Juliana Shallcross has sought out the hottest and most indulgent hotspots for winter to help massage our weary egos and see 2017 out with a bang.

Nienke Hoogvliet
15
Nov
2017
BE GOOD: THE DESIGNER WHO’S CHANGING THE WORLD, ONE WASTE MATERIAL AT A TIME

4 -min. read Who knew used toilet paper could be transformed into decorative bowls? Dutch designer Nienke Hoovliet sets an inspirational example for us all by finding beauty in the contents of your dustbin.

09
Nov
2017
FROM LA, TO NEW YORK, TO BARCELONA: 2018 BRINGS WITH IT SEVEN NEW EDITION HOTELS

3 -min. read EDITION is due to open a whopping seven new hotels in 2018 – exciting stuff, we know. Paul DeVries presents his findings and some renderings to tickle our tastebuds before the dawn of the new year.

07
Nov
2017
INSIDE SCOOP WITH RAMI FUSTOK: THE MAN BEHIND THE MANDRAKE

4 -min. read Sultry and sublime, The Mandrake Hotel has already caused a stir, promising to be the sexiest addition to London’s thriving hotel scene. Amanda Ho catches up with its founder, Rami Fustok, to get the fabulous big picture on this brand-new establishment.

Seattle's skyline – photo by Peter West Carey
03
Nov
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: SEATTLE

5 -min. read Discover the fruits born from Seattle’s extensive transformation that coarse through the veins of its hotels, culture, and food and beverage hotspots.

26
Oct
2017
WHAT’S NEW ON THE US HOTEL SCENE?

4 -min. read Along comes autumn, and with it an influx of U.S. hotel openings that are worth shouting about. Rebecca Wallwork gives us the low-down on the exciting developments guaranteed to make a splash in the States in the months and years to follow.

25
Oct
2017
ANDAZ SINGAPORE IS WEEKS AWAY FROM OPENING

3 -min. read It’s been two years since we first talked of the Andaz Singapore… And despite all construction worries and odds, this Hyatt hotel is due to open its doors in a few weeks’ time. Paul DeVries gives us a sneaky preview before the grand opening.

20
Oct
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: BILBAO

5 -min. read Barcelona, Madrid and Cadiz had better watch out: Bilbao is on the up. Its gastronomy and art scene are smoking and beckoning travellers to come hither for an experience they won’t forget in a hurry.

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