Just like LE’s guest list is our edit of industry rebels, THE SHIFT is our edit of the most rebellious, inspiring and cutting-edge happenings in contemporary travel.

This is where you’ll find the most exciting new openings from around the globe; meet the rebels imagining the future of travel; and track the trends and innovations taking travel artistry to the next level.

07
Jan
2016
LEADERSHIP LAB 2015: DESIGNING THE EVOLUTION OF TRAVEL

The 2015 Leadership Lab’s Adam Ferrier explores whether brands should be their own culture or reflect wider cultural trends.

06
Jan
2016
BRAZIL’S FASANO HOTELS WILL MAKE A BIG SPLASH IN MIAMI NEXT YEAR

The iconic Shore Club, currently a Morgans Hotel, will reopen in 2017 as the Fasano Hotel and Residences at Shore Club.

06
Jan
2016
THE HOUSE HOTEL GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW HOTEL IN CAPPADOCIA

The House Hotel Group has launched its first hotel outside Istanbul, set in Turkey’s iconic landscape of Cappadocia.

05
Jan
2016
OH NO! THE RALEIGH IS TURNING INTO A PRIVATE CLUB

Nearly two years ago, designer Tommy Hilfiger snapped up the iconic Raleigh Hotel in Miami. However, he now intends on turning it into a private club. Gasp!

05
Jan
2016
SIX SENSES HAS ITS FIRST EUROPEAN RESORT, IS WORKING ON A SECOND

If a resort in a Portuguese wine valley is a bit different for Six Senses, its second European hotel is completely new: a mountain resort atop Mont d’Arbois.

04
Jan
2016
THE MASTER LIST OF 2016 WORLDWIDE HOTEL OPENINGS

Today is a new day, a new week, and a new year, and what better way to kick it off than with the Master List of 2016 Worldwide Hotel Openings.

22
Dec
2015
GET THE PARTY STARTED

Get in the holiday spirit with our festive playlist from music producer Jared Dietch. Happy holidays, collective!

21
Dec
2015
HOTEL INDIGO UNVEILS NEW BRAND LOOK ON THE LES

Hotel Indigo LES has ditched some Indigo hallmarks, like the photo walls, haikus and spa benches, in favour of more contemporary, locally influenced design.

18
Dec
2015
BUYER POWER: BLUE MARBLE PRIVATE

Elizabeth Ellis from Blue Marble Private tells us what she’s looking for in a contemporary travel brand for LE Miami 2016.

17
Dec
2015
THOMPSON HOTELS OPENS PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Thompson Hotels has delivered on its promise to launch a hotel in Mexico by the end of 2015, opening Thompson Playa del Carmen a few weeks ago.

16
Dec
2015
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: DEC 2015

We’re snowballing into the end of 2015 and whether you’ve been naughty or nice, we have Xmas treats for you in the form of our new collective members.

16
Dec
2015
MANDARIN ORIENTAL RENOVATES LANDMARK MO HONG KONG

It’s time for The Landmark MO to reveal its redesigned accommodations, though things haven’t changed quite as radically as at the MO Hong Kong.

16
Dec
2015
ANOTHER NEW HOTEL COMING TO NYC’S NOMAD NABE

HGU, which stands for Hotel Grand Union, is expected to open in NoMad this winter at 34 East 32nd Street between Park and Madison.

15
Dec
2015
‘ULTIMATE ENCORE’ PREMIERES AT W TIMES SQUARE

W Times Square celebrated its new Broadway-centric lounge design with a soiree for Ultimate Encore, a short and sweet film that was filmed at the W.

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15
Dec
2015
TRAVEL BITES: DECEMBER 15

A Wes Anderson-inspired build, the power of social media on the bottom line and the world’s naughtiest hotels all feature in this week’s Travel Bites.

10
Dec
2015
ACCOR HOTELS ACQUIRES FAIRMONT, RAFFLES AND SWISSÔTEL

French hotel giant Accor Hotels has snapped up FRHI Holdings, the parent hotel company of Fairmont Hotels, Raffles Hotels and Swissôtel.

09
Dec
2015
HOTELS ARE STILL HOT FOR HOLLYWOOD

Checking in on the lifestyle hotel brands with their sights set on Hollywood opening in the next few months.

09
Dec
2015
THE ASBURY TAKES OVER SALVATION ARMY BUILDING IN NEW JERSEY

David Bowd is transforming a derelict Salvation Army building in New Jersey into The Asbury, set to open in May 2016.

08
Dec
2015
VIRGIN HOTELS WANT YOU TO TAKE THEIR BED HOME WITH YOU

Virgin Hotels may only have one hotel open right now in Chicago, but they are already putting up their guest room amenities for sale.

07
Dec
2015
MARKTGASSE HOTEL RENOVATES ONE OF ZURICH’S OLDEST INNS

One of the first taverns registered in Zurich has gotten a contemporary makeover, coming out the other end as a very 21st century hotel: Marktgasse Hotel.

04
Dec
2015
THE HALL IS THE CHILLEST PLACE ON SOUTH BEACH RIGHT NOW

As Miami is hit by its annual Art Basel invasion this week, there’s one spot in the middle of South Beach that is a sweet respite from the madness–The Hall.

03
Dec
2015
W HOTELS IS BUILDING AGAIN ON PALM JUMEIRAH

If W Amsterdam and Milan are examples of what W Hotels is up to in the heart of Europe, here’s one from the other end of the spectrum: W Dubai – The Palm.

03
Dec
2015
CREATIVE HUBS: LIMA

Lima creativity in 2015? It’s a carnival; a detonation of booming vibrancy, of flamboyance and spirit.

03
Dec
2015
FAENA MIAMI BEACH OPENS ROLLER RINK, ROOMS COMING SOON

Just in time for Art Basel, Faena Miami Beach, a key piece of Miami Beachs’ Faena District–from Argentinian developer Alan Faena–will open this week.

02
Dec
2015
SEAFIRE RESORT + SPA, KIMPTON’S FIRST CARIBBEAN PROPERTY, WILL OPEN NEXT YEAR

We know Kimpton Hotels for its quirky properties in the USA, but next year the brand will open its first in the Cayman Islands, Seafire Resort + Spa.

26
Nov
2015
ONLY IN DUBAI: BULGARI AND A MAN-MADE, SEAHORSE-SHAPED ISLAND

Checking in on development of the man-made, seahorse-shaped island that will house Bulgari Dubai when it opens in 2017.

26
Nov
2015
TALDE SPICES UP THOMPSON MIAMI BEACH

Thompson Miami Beach already had a rather impressive food and beverage line-up. But now they’ve just upped the ante with Talde.

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25
Nov
2015
ON THE SCENE: NEW OPENINGS NOV 2015

A roundup of the top creative class international design-led new openings for Fall/Winter 2015.

25
Nov
2015
BULGARI HOTELS TO SHINE AGAIN WITH 3 NEW HOTELS

Bulgari currently has three hotels–Milan, Bali, and London. But in the works are Bulgari Hotels in Shanghai, Beijing, and Dubai.

24
Nov
2015
FIRST LOOK AT THE NAUTILUS SOUTH BEACH

We preview The Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel, the first hotel that Jason Pomeranc has launched under his new SIXTY Collective.