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.
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.
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.
4 -min. read Gothenburg has got reason to smile. The Scandinavian hotspot has gone from strength to strength in recent years.
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.
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.
6 -min. read Hotels are balancing an increasing desire to remove ourselves from constant connection with an insatiable appetite for culturally-conscious conveniences.
2 -min. read Having just thrown open its doors in Sydney’s hottest new hood, The Ultimo is welcoming stars of a different kind as the world’s first astrology hotel.
3 -min. read Every so often there’s a hotel gym that gets our heartbeat up, like Le Méridien New Orleans’ custom wallpaper-clad workouts. Here are a few of our faves.
8 -min. read Fashion houses opening hotels is nothing new – but as the digital revolution has reshaped travel, what is the state of the catwalk-ready hotel in 2017?
3 -min. read From foraging to butchery to fishing, these hotel cooking experiences guarantee some serious culinary skills – in addition to some unique #foodporn shots…
3 -min. read The Hoxton is getting in on the hotel festival trend by launching Hoxton Holidays, ‘the ultimate city to sea adventure’ to Obonjan Festival in Croatia.
3 -min. read It used to be London that got all the glory, but things are looking up with country hotels outside of the metropolis getting their contemporary cool on.
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.
3 -min. read The rise of co-working and the desire for more design-forward, intimate meeting spaces has taken renting hotel rooms by the minute from seedy to stylish.
6 -min. read There’s so much happening in the hotel design world that it’s almost impossible to distil its greatest moments. But that shouldn’t stop rebels from trying.
3 -min. read Forget Bondi and Oahu: 2017 sees surfing trending around the world, with hotels from Sri Lanka to Cornwall getting in on the action.
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.
8 -min. read In the last decade, the co-working phenomenon has spiralled. How can culturally-minded hoteliers truly assimilate this metamorphosis in our working lives?
3 -min. read In an era of over-production, injecting new life into old things or even abandoned traditions may well be the future, as at Japan’s Yoshino Cedar House.
3 -min. read Checking in with a few lesser-known sharing economy start-up brands that are pushing the boundaries of what travel can be.
5 -min. read Whether it’s through refreshing old neighbourhoods or building new communities, these hotels are reshaping urban lifestyles in China.
3 -min. read Harking back to a bygone era, luxury train travel is making a comeback in 2017 in a big way, from the fields of Switzerland to the mountains of Tibet.
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.
4 -min. read Must-read books that zero in on the creative industries and provide a fresh perspective that may just inspire even more innovative ideas in hotel land…
6 -min. read As artificial intelligence edges ever closer to Spike Jonze’s imagination, we’re losing the very thing that sets us apart from machines: empathy.