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.

22
Jan
2016
BUYER POWER: BCBG MAX AZARIA GROUP

2 -min. read We find out what LE Miami 2016 buyer Eudice Paras, from BCBG Max Azaria Group in LA, will be on the hunt for at this year’s event…

14
Jan
2016
ANDAZ HOTELS WILL OPEN IN SCOTTSDALE NEXT

2 -min. read Andaz Hotels may open their next hotel just in time for Christmas. But there won’t be any snow falling outside as its planned for Scottsdale, Arizona.

14
Jan
2016
AMAN WILL CUT THE RIBBON ON AMANERA NEXT MONTH

3 -min. read Aman will open Amanera in the Dominican Republic in a matter of weeks.

14
Jan
2016
HOW 1 HOTEL CENTRAL PARK WILL STAY GREEN ALL YEAR ROUND

3 -min. read 1 Hotel Central Park has gone far above and beyond the requisite eco-conscious design and amenities.

03
Nov
2015
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: OCT 2015

3 -min. read Delving into October’s newly signed-up, first-time collective rebels’ creative causes ahead of meeting them at LE Miami 2016.

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14
Jan
2016
TRAVEL BITES: 23 OCTOBER

1 -min. read This week’s Travel Bites round-up of contemporary travel news features hotel horror museums, sexy membership cards and One Direction.

26
Oct
2015
PITTSBURGH PROMISE

2 -min. read New York, LA, Chicago and now…Pittsburgh? If Ace Hotel is any kind of barometer, the States might have just added a new creative hub to its list.

14
Jan
2016
ONE REBEL’S CAUSE: JOSH WYATT, GENERATOR HOSTELS

6 -min. read Generator are at the forefront of blurring the lines between hostel and hotel. Josh Wyatt is the rebel with a cause.

09
Sep
2016
W AMSTERDAM HAS MADE ITS DUTCH DEBUT

3 -min. read It doesn’t get much newer than W Amsterdam, welcoming guests now for less than two weeks to its former telephone exchange and bank buildings smack in the middle of the Dutch capital.

14
Jan
2016
LUX* RESORTS TO GET EVEN LUX-ER WITH FOUR NEW PROPERTIES

2 -min. read LUX* Resorts & Hotels, a small collection of totally clutch retreats, has just unveiled a few more treats–four new properties, all opening by 2017.

14
Jan
2016
COMO HOTELS OPENS IN AUSTRALIA

2 -min. read There’s another new gorgeous COMO Hotel in the world to get excited about…although COMO The Treasury is a bit farther away. Like Down Under farther away.

14
Jan
2016
FOUR SEASONS GOES RIVERSIDE AND CONTEMPORARY WITH NEW BANGKOK HOTEL

2 -min. read It was unexpected when Four Seasons Hotels announced it would leave its longstanding Bangkok hotel, but we didn’t think the brand would leave the capital indefinitely. It was only weeks before the announcement of a new hotel came through, confirming that it would come back in late 2018 – but rather differently.

14
Jan
2016
THE W MONTRÉAL LIGHTENS UP

2 -min. read W Montréal’s recent multimillion dollar refresh has firmly cemented the hotel’s place as the “coolest” in the city. Which was a smart move because there’s competition coming.

14
Jan
2016
NAUTILUS, A SIXTY HOTEL OPENS IN SOUTH BEACH TODAY

2 -min. read Today is a big day for SIXTY Hotels, the collective from hotelier Jason Pomeranc. The very first hotel since SIXTY Hotels was formed opens today–Nautilus.

14
Jan
2016
THE TEMPLE HOUSE CHENGDU IS NUMBER THREE IN THE HOUSE COLLECTIVE

3 -min. read Peeking inside the latest addition to Swire Hotels’ House Collective, The Temple House Chengdu.

22
Jan
2016
BUYER POWER: CHARLOTTE TRAVEL

3 -min. read Find out what makes Charlotte Harris from Charlotte Travel tick when it comes to travel – plus what she’s looking to discover at LE Miami this year.

14
Jan
2016
QT HOTELS EXPANSION GAME IS ON POINT RIGHT NOW

2 -min. read QT Hotels and Resorts, the fun-loving Australian hotel brand, is taking their special je nais se quoi to three new cities.

14
Jan
2016
PHILIPPE STARCK BRINGS SOUTH BEACH TO SINGAPORE

2 -min. read Philippe Starck has certainly influenced Miami’s hotel scene over the years, but now his name is attached to a very different South Beach in Singapore.

14
Jan
2016
DO YOU MISS THE 80S? RIFF HOTELS DOES TOO

2 -min. read Riff Hotels debuted Riff Chelsea in Manhattan last year, inspired by NYC’s party scene in the 80s.

14
Jan
2016
AND JUST LIKE THAT, APPLE WATCH OPENS THE DOOR

1 -min. read When the Apple Watch debuted last spring, one of the features that I geeked out over was the ability to open hotel room doors with the flash of a wrist.

14
Jan
2016
SLS HOTELS STILL BUILDING IN NEW YORK, TRIPLING IN MIAMI

3 -min. read An update on SLS Park Avenue, the first NYC property from Sam Nazarian’s SLS Hotels, plus SLS Hotel & Residences Brickell and SLS LUX Brickell.

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14
Jan
2016
CREATIVE HUBS: DETROIT CREATIVITY FUELS THE CITY’S REBIRTH

7 -min. read With its peerlessly low rents; community spirit; a creative nucleus impossible to uproot…there’s a sense that misery has bred an unquellable energy upon which Detroit will rebuild itself.

14
Jan
2016
‘AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL’ MAY KEEP YOU FROM EVER STAYING IN A HOTEL AGAIN

1 -min. read “AHS: Hotel” clearly pushes the boundaries. And at the same time, gives us pause about staying, visiting, or working in a hotel.

14
Jan
2016
THE RIVERTOWN LODGE BRINGS SOME CITY COOL TO HUDSON, NY

2 -min. read The Rivertown Lodge has opened in Hudson, NY within an old 1920s building that was originally intended to be a movie theater.

14
Jan
2016
NOBU’S LONDON HOTEL IS COMING TO SHOREDITCH, IF NOT QUITE COMING SOON

2 -min. read We remember reading that Nobu Hotels was ‘under construction’ in London, with the website happily listing it as ‘coming soon!’. Find out just how far along the project is…

14
Jan
2016
THE BEEKMAN WILL BE THOMPSON’S THIRD NEW YORK HOTEL

2 -min. read Come 2016, New York will get its third Thompson hotel in The Beekman.

05
Oct
2015
RADICAL INNOVATION

1 -min. read Founded by John Hardy, CEO of The John Hardy Group, Radical Innovation seeks ideas with the power to change the hotel industry.

14
Jan
2016
WHAT’S NEXT FOR NYC’S ALWAYS HOT HOTEL SCENE?

3 -min. read New York may be the city that never sleeps but there’s quite a lot of places to lay your head. See who’s opened, wants to open and is having trouble opening where.

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14
Jan
2016
TRAVEL BITES: 5 OCTOBER

1 -min. read There’s never a slow news day in the hospitality and travel world, so here are a handful of hotel stories to snack on over the week ahead.

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14
Jan
2016
EDITION HOTELS TO HEAT UP ICELAND

1 -min. read EDITION and their partner Marriott International are taking their signature fur throw blankets to a city where guests will actually use them–Reykjavik, Iceland.

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