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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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’.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.