The Hotel Culture

Lockdown Portraits

There’s a man, who stood in front of your favourite chefs and asked them to do something they’re simply not used to doing in their restaurants. He asked them to stand still. Established restaurant, food and portrait...

The Big Bond Issue

Since inception some six years ago we have rarely mentioned the matter of hotel rates. Because we believe there’s more to the modern day hotel experience. But during these times of hardship and challenges, we asked ourselves one question...

From place to place

The world, one could argue, is made up of a series of neighbourhoods and punctuating these neighbourhoods is a mix of independently run and chain operated hotels. Each and all bound by hospitality, public spaces, bars, restaurants and the spirit of...

Something to Say

“It’s the same story told over and over. All that the artist can offer the world is how they see those twelve notes”. You could say the latest incarnation of ‘A Star is Born’ was a film that had something to say, and acting veteran Sam Elliot was...

Sleeping with History

It’s in our nature to look back, you might say it’s a love affair with bygone times. We all get excited about references to an old world, after all we all love a good story. One that affords us both knowledge and confidence, because historical...

Sleeping Around

The Wild Rabbit, Oxfordshire

The Wild Rabbit, Oxfordshire

BEST KNOWN FOR You know The Wild Rabbit for at least one of three reasons. 1. Being a part of the achingly cool farm, farmshop, butcher-come-restaurant and all-round legendary Daylesford. 2. Being one of the best ‘pub with rooms’ spots on the planet or 3. Because your friends have told you that you have to go. Not one of those reasons is a bad one, and that is something to ponder. THE GOOD STUFF Set on a one-time farm in Kingham in Oxfordshire, The Wild Rabbit takes its name from the farm’s...

The Ned, London

The Ned, London

BEST KNOWN FOR Being the super-hot lovechild of Soho House and Sydell Group and the only place to stay in the financial district (that has 10...

THE PIG, DEVON

THE PIG, DEVON

BEST KNOWN FOR Being one of the many Pigs located all around the UK. Founded by hotel legend, Robin Hutson who original started and later sold Hotel...

Principal, London

Principal, London

Contributor/ Imran Hussain BEST KNOWN FOR Being the iconic 19th Century beauty that sits, overlooking London’s Russell Square. But in much of that...

About Us

The Hotel Culture is a new hub for hotel geeks, culture mavens, experience-seekers and brand insiders to share reviews, insights, knowledge and intelligence about the world of hotels.

Established in 2014, by a group of hotel obsessives from the UK, US and Australia, The Hotel Culture analyses what makes the perfect hotel stay in the world’s major gateway cities. In addition, the contributors provide insight into cultural events and brand collaborations both in and around lifestyle hotels and destinations internationally. A neighbourhood defines a hotel, but every just so often, a great hotel defines a neighbourhood, The Hotel Culture explores the relationship between brand, identity and sense of place.

OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Where Cultural Engineers

and taste-makers share their story and mindset

Mark Hooper, Hole & Corner

Mark Hooper, Hole & Corner

“I tend to prefer brands who have always had a bit of culture and heritage central to what they do – like Hermès who have always championed...

Jonathan Plutzik, The Betsy

Jonathan Plutzik, The Betsy

“I am constantly inspired by all of the talented people that we are fortunate to collaborate with and how many of them are trying to make...

Loh Lik Peng, Unlisted Collection

Loh Lik Peng, Unlisted Collection

“There’s no future for us hoteliers if we don’t engage with businesses and the culture of our neighbourhood.” Loh Lik Peng Hotelier...

Kurt R. Bredenbeck, Green Rooms

Kurt R. Bredenbeck, Green Rooms

“I don’t think you can inject culture into a ‘brand’. Either you are and have something authentic in yourself and your product – or you...

Suraj Melwani, Bisma Eight

Suraj Melwani, Bisma Eight

“If I’m going to consume something, I’d prefer if it was created with honesty and great intention.” Suraj Melwani, Bisma Eight Suraj has...

Herbert & Forster

Herbert & Forster

“70s muscle cars – they need to be driven and beg to be photographed.” Katinka Herbert Katinka Herbert lives in London and has...

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