CREATIVE HUBS: REYKJAVIK

Reykjavik
26
May
2018
CREATIVE HUBS: REYKJAVIK

5 -min. read Inspired by the surrounding waterfalls, mountains and fjords, it’s no surprise every other Icelander is a budding creative in the making. Kate Hamilton checks out the capital’s scene and seeks out its up-and-coming hotspots.

11
May
2018
CREATIVE HUBS: NEW ORLEANS

5 -min. read A happy beneficiary from many creatives’ exodus from hubs like San Fran and New York, New Orleans is emerging as a melting pot for all things jazz-, street food– and art-related. Kate Hamilton checks out the highlights.

Photo by Dane Deaner
16
Apr
2018
CREATIVE HUBS: AUSTIN

5 -min. read More than just fried chicken and waffles, Austinite culture revels in all that’s cool, quirky and rockin’. Resilient to the conformist influence of an influx of tech workers, Kate Hamilton tells us how Austin’s creatives are keeping things wacky.

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi – via The Architect's Newspaper
05
Apr
2018
CULTURE TRIP: HOW MUSEUMS CHANGE A CITY

2 -min. read Here’s to culture putting destinations under the spotlight: Sara D’Souza looks into how and why museums are transforming cities worldwide.

Copenhagen – by Nick Karvounis
23
Feb
2018
CREATIVE HUBS: COPENHAGEN

4 -min. read The giver of simple pleasures and design where underrated beauty meets utility, Copenhagen is a hidden gem with the creative oomph to stop travellers dead in their tracks. Kate Hamilton does some digging to uncover the up-and-coming hotels, activities and F&B hotspots in Denmark’s capital.

Marseille – by Victor Garcia
14
Feb
2018
CREATIVE HUBS: MARSEILLE

5 -min. read Marseille is a crime-troubled gritty port city by reputation – but don’t let first appearances fool you. A creative spark is looming, lighting the city’s gloomier streets and flooding into its tourism hotspots. Kate Hamilton investigates.

Zurich skyline – by Patrick Schopflin
05
Jan
2018
CREATIVE HUBS: ZURICH

5 -min. read Zurich might not immediately scream creativity, but scratch its stuffy surface and find a legacy left by the raucous bunch who took advantage of Switzerland’s neutrality during the First World War: home to contemporary art, a sea of entrepreneurs, and thriving restaurants and hotels, this is not a city to be overlooked.

07
Dec
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: LOS CABOS

6 -min. read Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula might be better known for spring break, but a creative tide has brought everything from breweries to boutique hotels that’s fast-changing the place’s repute.

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.

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.

07
Sep
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: BOLOGNA

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.

07
Aug
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: LIVERPOOL

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.

26
Jul
2017
IRAN IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

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.

03
Jul
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: GOTHENBURG

4 -min. read Gothenburg has got reason to smile. The Scandinavian hotspot has gone from strength to strength in recent years.

31
May
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: GRAZ

5 -min. read The key to culture in Austria’s second-biggest city of Graz is that it’s a place that takes the new with a respectful nod to the old.

02
May
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: SEOUL

5 -min. read It’s hard to keep up with modern Seoul: a hub of futuristic technology, infectious K-pop culture and a super-cool youth fusing innovation and style.

18
Apr
2017
HOTEL HUB WISH LIST: HOTELIERS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THESE FIVE LITTLE U.S. CITIES THAT COULD

4 -min. read Rebellious hoteliers, take note: here are five little U.S. cities where we’d love to see you work your magic and bring us some hip new hotels.

18
Apr
2017
AN AESTHETE’S GUIDE TO THE CONTEMPORARY ART OF SÃO PAULO

6 -min. read In celebration of Latin America’s largest art fair, SP-Arte, this São Paulo selection will keep even the most art-loving travellers on their toes.

03
Apr
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: NASHVILLE

4 -min. read Nashville’s concoction of southern hospitality and electric energy makes the place a haven for musical mavericks who march to the beat of their own drum.

28
Mar
2017
FIVE SMALLER U.S. CITY HOTEL OPENINGS WE’RE PSYCHED FOR THIS SPRING

5 -min. read Cool hotels are opening in smaller cities that don’t typically get the lion’s share of attention: Baltimore, Detroit and even Washington, D.C.

08
Mar
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: ACCRA

5 -min. read Ghana’s creative scene is steadily growing, and an entrepreneurial spirit pulses through the country’s capital city of Accra.

06
Feb
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: PORTO

5 -min. read Porto has more to offer than the sheen of its opulent history. Today the place is fortified, like its famous wine, by the proud spark of reinvention.

The Durham Hotel
31
Jan
2017
SECONDARY CITIES: THE RISE OF THE UNDERDOGS

6 -min. read As the mobility of the creative class increases and savvy travellers seek new experiences, secondary cities are thriving in their relative obscurity.

20
Jan
2017
EXPLORING GARZÓN: URUGUAY’S ARTISTIC RETREAT AND NEXT CREATIVE HOTSPOT

3 -min. read What makes Pueblo Garzón special is the fantastic assortment of creative people that have gravitated there, care for it and call it their (part-time) home.

05
Jan
2017
CREATIVE HUBS: OSLO

4 -min. read Oslo was once famously home to Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen, and the city continues to provide a fertile breeding ground for artistic expression today.

12
Dec
2016
CREATIVE HUBS: BOGOTÁ

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

17
Nov
2016
CREATIVE HUBS: SEVILLE

5 -min. read 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.

Maboneng
13
Jul
2016
CREATIVE HUBS: JOHANNESBURG

7 -min. read Johannesburg’s revival isn’t out of the woods, not by a long shot, but it is its resilience and spirit that define it today.

Ernesto Neto
19
May
2016
CREATIVE HUBS: RIO DE JANEIRO

8 -min. read However disparate a creative’s practice may be, it is Rio de Janeiro itself that bonds them.

Rukkit at Bukruk Urban Arts Festival. Photo © Rukkit
05
Apr
2016
CREATIVE HUBS: BANGKOK

8 -min. read Bangkok may welcome consumerism and Western culture with open arms, but it defines them its very own way.

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