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.

13
Mar
2017
NOBU SHOREDITCH LETS US INSIDE AND THROWS IN IBIZA JUNE OPENING TOO

3 -min. read Nobu Shoreditch releases interior shots, as well as throwing a brand new European opening into the mix with Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay set to arrive this June.

10
Mar
2017
3 UPSTART START-UPS TRANSLATING THE SHARING ECONOMY IN TRAVEL

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.

09
Mar
2017
INSIDE THE ECO-FRIENDLY, BK-COOL 1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE

5 -min. read Here are some of the highlights from our recent tour of the new 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, still in its soft opening phase.

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.

07
Mar
2017
MEET THE HOTELS RESHAPING AND RESTORING URBAN LIFESTYLES IN CHINA

5 -min. read Whether it’s through refreshing old neighbourhoods or building new communities, these hotels are reshaping urban lifestyles in China.

03
Mar
2017
THE RISE IN THE RAILS: LUXURY TRAIN TRAVEL MAKES A COMEBACK

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.

02
Mar
2017
BEHIND THE CURTAIN WITH MICHAEL ACHENBAUM

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.

01
Mar
2017
7 BOOKS ALL TRAVEL REBELS SHOULD READ THIS SPRING

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…

Her, Spike Jonze
24
Feb
2017
THE EMPATHY (R)EVOLUTION AND THE BACKLASH TO AI IN TRAVEL

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.

23
Feb
2017
1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE OPENS WITH ART CELEBRATING THE HUMAN SPIRIT

3 -min. read 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, the group’s first new-built property, reflects on the resilience of the human spirit in recovering from destruction through art.

22
Feb
2017
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: FEB 2017

3 -min. read For your February fix of hotels fresh to the LE 2017 collective, we’re looking at three high-design darlings making the most of their environments.

21
Feb
2017
THE HOXTON IS HOT FOR PARIS, BROOKLYN AND BEYOND

2 -min. read Glocal pioneer The Hoxton is expanding its empire by following its Amsterdam launch with hotels in Paris and Williamsburg (and, rumour has it, LA…).

20
Feb
2017
THESE ARCHITECTS SHOULD DESIGN YOUR NEXT HOTEL

5 -min. read Designing a hotel is something of a rite of passage to architecture’s hall of fame. Here are three architects hoteliers should add to their shortlist.

17
Feb
2017
WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL TO THE MYSTERIOUS KINGDOMS OF SOUTHWEST CHINA

4 -min. read Local hoteliers in Southwest China are developing their empires by trying to bring authentic culture as well as iconic nature to international travellers.

16
Feb
2017
HIGH-END DESIGN MEETS NATURE IN CHILEAN PATAGONIA

4 -min. read Thanks to some exceptional properties, the humbling panoramas of Patagonia can now be coupled with creature comforts. It’s a match made in Chile.

15
Feb
2017
FIVE SEXY SAFARIS BRINGING HIGH DESIGN TO THE SAVANNAH

5 -min. read Sometimes sleeping in a tent just won’t do…here we round up a bunch of sexy safari retreats where well-considered design comes first.

13
Feb
2017
CONTEMPORARY KEY WEST HOTELS FOR WHEN YOU’RE OVER OLD TOWN

3 -min. read If you’re looking for something modern and sleek in Key West, try one of these spots for a chic new take on the Conch Republic.

10
Feb
2017
GET LIT AT THESE 3 LITERARY HOTELS THAT WILL GET YOU WRITING

3 -min. read Here are three literary hotels where you can rest your head while you feeding your mind with a writing workshop, conference or poetry reading.

09
Feb
2017
THREE NEW BARCELONA HOTELS TO WAKE UP IN THIS YEAR

3 -min. read It’s not like you ever need an excuse to visit Barcelona; time it right this year, though, and you’ll have up to three shiny new hotels to choose from.

08
Feb
2017
2017 TRAVEL TRENDS FOR A POST-TRUTH WORLD

2 -min. read In light of recent controversies involving The Tangerine One, eight senior travel editors and writers share their optimistic predictions for travel trends emerging in year ahead.

07
Feb
2017
THREE ALTERNATIVE HOTEL VALENTINES TO TURN UP THE HEAT THIS V-DAY

3 -min. read The Brits are breaking with their reputation for restraint with three alternative hotel Valentines that prove London is the coolest place to heat things up.

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.

03
Feb
2017
ESCAPE REALITY AT THESE 4 SEXY BEACH RETREATS

3 -min. read With much of the world still immersed in winter blues, the best daydream fodder is, naturally, a beach retreat. Here are four sexy options to consider.

02
Feb
2017
HISTORIC HOMES AND ANCIENT TREES FIND NEW LIFE AT AMANYANGYUN SHANGHAI

3 -min. read Amanyangyun Shanghai, opening this autumn, is the result of a decade-long conservation effort incorporating Ming and Qing dynasty homes and 10,000 camphor trees.

01
Feb
2017
IAN SCHRAGER IS GOING PUBLIC AGAIN IN NYC

2 -min. read Here we are on the verge of the apocalypse, but at least we are getting closer to sleeping in Public New York, opening this spring on the Lower East Side.

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.

30
Jan
2017
NEED GAMBLING ODDS OR MARRIAGE ADVICE? ASK ZOLTAR AT W LAS VEGAS

3 -min. read W Las Vegas opened its doors last month – we take a look at how it’s sprinkled its magic over the former SLS, including by telling your fortune with Zoltar…

27
Jan
2017
6 HIGH-END HONG KONG HOTEL RESTAURANTS TO FEAST IN THIS CHINESE NEW YEAR

4 -min. read If you’re looking for Cantonese favorites to celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend, start with one of these 6 Hong Kong hotel standouts.

24
Jan
2017
WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE: JAN 2017

4 -min. read It’s time for January’s edition of Welcome To The Collective, which is all about the just or soon to launch first-timers who’ll be joining us in June.

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