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.
7 -min. read Where have all the individuals gone? James Davidson laments the homogenisation of travel and implores us to dare to be different in the new landscape of bland…
4 -min. read Symbolic, visceral and more closely linked to memory than any other sense, smell is a powerful brand language that convincingly conveys identity and differentiation; so why are many brands yet to crack the code of olfactive branding?
6 -min. read “Demand is changing; innovation is fast and well-documented; and fitness and nutrition are definite lifestyle choices that consumers aren’t willing to sacrifice whilst travelling”.
4 -min. read Shanghai’s hotels are emerging from their ‘oriental’ shoebox, and are embodying all that is cool, inclusive and contemporary. How, you ask? Contemporary art, that’s how.
5 -min. read If you haven’t been to Lisbon, then quite frankly: where have you been? Dubbed ‘the New Berlin’, Portugal’s capital is well and truly on the up, now home to a constellation of design studios, art galleries and on-trend cafés.
7 -min. read Whether it is hospitality and the brewing world colliding with all the conceited commotion of a BrewDog, sharpening up your local credentials, or offering something that X, Y, or Z aren’t down the road – embracing craft beer’s creative new wave could be a metaphor for any new trend: the important thing is avoid complacency. At all costs.
6 -min. read Slow-making, wabi sabi and hygge are giving rise to simple pleasures focused on connecting with the world and people around you. Ana Anjelic talks to Lusitano1143 founder, Carlos João Parreira, about craftsmanship, curation, authenticity in product design and customer communication, and global creativity.
2 -min. read Who ever said hotels were just a place to lie your head? It is time for hotels to think outside of the realm of a guest’s basic needs, and start thinking about good, old-fashioned entertainment-value. Nancy Huang shows us how hotels in Seoul are breaking down the boundaries to make their spaces as riotous and diverse as a theme park for adults.
3 -min. read The boom of Chinese farmhouses in countryside regions echoes a new societal phenomenon similar to the Brooklyn-isation of the Western World, as younger generations seek a different lifestyle away from the urban tempo.
4 -min. read Bologna’s identity is diverse and dynamic, yet the city remains relatively unknown by tourists on their quest to see Italy’s most recognised landmarks.
6 -min. read Rio’s overall beauty holds many microcosms with multifaceted cultures nurtured in different neighbourhoods that provide nuanced experiences of the city – check out the properties catering to the assortment of discerning travellers it entices.
2 -min. read Who said contemporary has to mean minimalist? From souped-up classicism to eye-popping maximalism, the younger generation of rebel brands are constantly questioning what ‘the shock of the new’ means today. Emma Love trawls the ‘gram to bring you 2017’s hottest interior design trends.
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.
4 -min. read There’s more to Liverpool than the Beatles and football. Scouse pride runs deep, with roots tied up with the city’s ability to bounce back from adversity.
5 -min. read SAIRA Hospitality’s founder, Harsha Chanrai, explains why pop-up hospitality schools will disrupt the future of travel.
4 -min. read As Ham Yard Hotel launches its Summer Sessions, shaking up cocktails with botanicals from their rooftop garden, we take a look at the garden hotels growing their own produce.
4 -min. read The laidback and quiet lifestyle on the Spanish haven of Formentera island is an antithesis to the steamy party mindset of neighbouring Ibiza.
6 -min. read As it becomes more important than ever for travel to push the boundaries of experience, discover a creative, dynamic Iran on the move from foreign stereotypes.
10 -min. read Perhaps it’s the ongoing prevalence of design hotels and renewed interest in mid-century classics, but niche architectural scenes are big news.
2 -min. read Triptease’s Product Manager, Thomas Griffiths, gives his five top hacks to instantly improve the digital customer experience.
2 -min. read With a rush of new hotels opening their doors, Amsterdam is having something of a design moment. Here’s our pick of our new favourite places to check in, to check out the Netherlands capital in style.
4 -min. read Gothenburg has got reason to smile. The Scandinavian hotspot has gone from strength to strength in recent years.
2 -min. read The tension was palpable at THE REBELS and Closing Party as we waited to hear who from the shortlist our panel of creative class judges had chosen to take home a REBEL – check out the winners.
5 -min. read A handful of high-end properties in Chile’s stunning Atacama Desert bring the best of outdoor experiences alongside beautiful architecture and interiors.
3 -min. read Forget throwing your trainers in your suitcase ‘just in case’: keeping fit is now the main event. Cue a new host of hotel bootcamps marching into town.