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.

30
May
2017
THE UK HOTELS TAKING COOL TO THE COUNTRY

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.

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.

28
Apr
2017
GET BUSY WITH THESE HIGH-END HOTEL ROOMS YOU CAN RENT BY THE MINUTE

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.

28
Apr
2017
SIX SPARKLING NEW HOTEL POOLS TO DIVE INTO THIS SUMMER

2 -min. read Summer’s round the corner, so here’s our pick of the hottest hotel pools worth dipping your toe into at newly opened hotels in the US and Mexico.

03
May
2017
AIRBNB-LIKE EXPERIENCES MEET BOUTIQUE DESIGN AT CHINA’S SUNYATA

3 -min. read There’s a new integration of design, accommodation and community development making waves in China, in the form of new hotel brand Sunyata.

20
Apr
2017
SLEEPOVERS NOW WELCOME AT WM. MULHERIN’S SONS RESTAURANT IN PHILLY

3 -min. read This month sees the opening of a small, four-room hotel above the popular Italian restaurant Wm. Mulherin’s Sons in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood.

ECAL, More Rules for Modern Life
19
Apr
2017
BETTER BY DESIGN: WHAT DOES HOTEL DESIGN MEAN IN 2017?

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.

20
Apr
2017
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: APRIL 2017

3 -min. read As our Instagram feed becomes overloaded with blossom and blue skies, we’re dreaming of rural hideaways with a relaxed spirit.

19
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.

13
Apr
2017
HANDS-ON HOTELS UP THEIR GAME WITH CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

2 -min. read Across the globe hotels are bringing something new to the table with a carefully curated selection of workshops. We’ve picked out the cream of the crop…

12
Apr
2017
SAY HELLO TO THIS YEAR’S SHARED IDEAS SPEAKERS

7 -min. read We’ve invited visionaries, experts and innovators at the top of their fields to join us at the Ministry of Ideas 2017 – meet the first names released here.

07
Apr
2017
NEW LIFE COMES TO NYC’S NOMAD

3 -min. read The new Life Hotel opens today in New York in place of the live/work/playground where LIFE magazine writers and artists once held court.

04
Apr
2017
HIGH END TO HOSTEL: THE HOTTEST LOS ANGELES OPENINGS THIS SPRING

4 -min. read The openings of two brands familiar from the east coast and Chicago are creating serious buzz: The James West Hollywood and The Freehand Los Angeles.

05
Apr
2017
GET SOME ALONE TIME WITH UBUD’S NEWEST PLAYER, HOSHINOYA BALI

3 -min. read For a small district, Ubud is a big battlefield for luxury resorts. Now there’s one more high-end choice throwing its hat into the ring: Hoshinoya Bali.

28
Mar
2017
BANISH BORING MEETINGS AT THESE NEW NYC HOTELS

4 -min. read We love hearing about hotels that break the boardroom mold and have meeting rooms that are actually beautiful – places we’d happily spend time in.

04
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.

03
Apr
2017
SURF’S UP: HOTELS TO CATCH A WAVE AT ACROSS THE GLOBE

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.

31
Mar
2017
SPA YOUR WAY ACROSS VIETNAM

3 -min. read Five hotels are collaborating to showcase the best of what Vietnam has to offer, with a ten-day spa-to-spa journey from the north to south of the country.

30
Mar
2017
BEACH, PLEASE: FIVE NEW BEACH TOWN HOTELS TO CHECK OUT THIS SUMMER

5 -min. read If you’re looking for something a little different from the norm, why not consider one of these five new beach town hotels?

29
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.

WeWork Berlin
22
Mar
2017
HOME SWEET HOME: HOW THE CO-WORKING REVOLUTION IS TAKING ITS NOMADS BACK HOME

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?

20
Mar
2017
REFRESHING THE PAST FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS IN YOSHINO, JAPAN

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.

23
Mar
2017
WHAT’S NEW ON OCEAN DRIVE IN 2017?

4 -min. read While much of Miami’s recent hotel action has taken place in Mid-Beach, 2017 brings good reasons to look again at Ocean Drive.

23
Mar
2017
DIVE INTO WORLDWIDE TRENDS AT THE MINISTRY OF IDEAS 2017

3 -min. read Here we go again, collective: are you ready to inspire the evolution of contemporary travel for the 5th year in a row at the Ministry of Ideas 2017?

20
Mar
2017
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: MARCH 2017

3 -min. read We’re going back in time AND looking to the future all at once with three hotels that prove it’s possible to be classic and contemporary at the same time.

20
Mar
2017
MIDTOWN MANHATTAN WELCOMES THE WHITBY’S LAYERS OF COLOURFUL LUXURY

4 -min. read The Whitby Hotel, Firmdale’s latest gem, is now open – and there are few hotels quite as design-forward and distinctive as what the Kemps have created here.

21
Mar
2017
HACK, REPAIR OR DELIGHT: BRAZILIAN DESIGN CONCEPTS TO INSPIRE YOUR HOTEL AESTHETIC

5 -min. read Hotel interiors inspo from the latest Brazilian design concepts inspiring a new take on aesthetics through hacking, repairing or delighting.

27
Mar
2017
COPENHAGEN’S NEW HOTEL OPENINGS ARE HYGGE HOT PROPERTY

3 -min. read The world’s obsession with Copenhagen shows no sign of abating and its hotel scene is working hard to keep up with demand.

09
Mar
2017
MR. C MOVES TO NYC: COMING SOON TO THE SEAPORT

3 -min. read If you weren’t convinced that downtown New York is still happening, here comes news that Mr. C Seaport, the second Mr. C Hotel, will open in late 2017.

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