03 Mar 2015 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
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General Managers
Salary: up to £35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: Newcastle East, Bournemouth and Newport Wales, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

General Manager
Salary: up to £35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Head of Service (Leisure Service Operations)
Salary: £56,819 - £62,639 pa
Location: Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Company: Wiltshire Council
Regional Director
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Location: Asia
Company: Johnson Health Tech Co. Ltd
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Marketing Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Alicante, Spain
Company: Pavigym

Senior Fitness Instructor
Salary: £15,765 to £17,528 pa
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: University of Leeds
Sales Admin Co-Ordinator
Salary: £16,000-£18,000 pro rata (dependent on experience)
Location: Bath, United Kingdom
Company: Move GB
MoveGB Customer Motivator
Salary: £14,000 - £16,000 dependent on experience
Location: Bath, United Kingdom
Company: Move GB
Team Leader - Harrow School Sports Club
Salary: £on application
Location: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, London, United Kingdom
Company: Harrow School
Recreation Development Officer
Salary: £26,293 - £28,746
Location: Poole, United Kingdom
Company: Borough of Poole
Lifeguard (Recreation Assistant)
Salary: Up to £15,549 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Chiltern, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £15,549 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Chiltern, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £9.58 an hour
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Dry Side Leisure Assistant
Salary: Up to £6.97 an hour
Location: Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Company: GLL

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• Agassi nets DLL supply contract
• Man Utd legends unveil Hotel Football

Property & tenders
Outsourcing of Food and Beverage operation
Location: Cambridgeshire Company: MW Estates
Leisure Management Opportunity
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Soft Market Testing Opportunity
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Inverclyde Leisure IT Provision Partner
Location: Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Consultancy Services
Location: Company: Three Rivers District Council
Inverclyde Leisure Development Partner
Location: Inverclyde Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield – opportunities for leisure licences/leases
Location: Company: Wakefield Council
Unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II* listed building in the heart of the picturesque Dee Valley
Location: Company: Lambert Smith Hampton
Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
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News headlines
Onyx expands into India, with plans for 10 properties by 2022  
Onyx expands into India, with plans for 10 properties by 2022

By Helen Andrews

Onyx Hospitality Group plans to operate at least 10 properties in India by 2022. To develop these properties, Onyx has entered into a partnership with hospitality asset management firm Kingsbridge India – a hospitality platform developed to target specific gaps and opportunities in the Indian hospitality market, owned by The Viridian Group. Focusing on mid-market and upscale hospitality properties, a full service Amari hotel is planned for India’s National Capital Region .... more>>
TRX expands EMEA team with triple appointment  
TRX expands EMEA team with triple appointment

By Jak Phillips

TRX has announced three new appointments to further strengthen its EMEA team, having recently recruited Alan Holl from Virgin Active to serve as the region’s senior director. The hat-trick of new hires sees Anthony Foster become UK sales manager, working with newly-appointed UK sales executive Gary Novak. They are joined by Louise Garth, who has been appointed .... more>>

CVC and Blackstone launch US$1bn sale of Merlin shares  
By Tom Anstey

Private equity firms CVC and Blackstone have launched the sale of their remaining shares in Merlin Entertainments. 156,541,347 shares are being sold through .... more>>
Six Senses to develop resort on the cliffs of Bali  
By Helen Andrews

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is set to develop a resort in the southwest of Bali on the cliffs of Uluwatu, sharing ocean views with the island’s famed Uluwatu Temple – approximately 250ft .... more>>
Looted Iraq museum responds to IS heritage attacks by reopening after 12-year closure  
By Tom Anstey

The Iraqi national museum – closed since 2003 following the Iraq War – has officially reopened earlier than scheduled in Baghdad in response to ISIS footage showing the terrorist group .... more>>
Hong Kong government in talks to double the size of Disneyland  
By Tom Anstey

The Hong Kong government is planning to hold talks with Disney on further expanding Hong Kong Disneyland in a bid to boost tourism in the area and propel .... more>>
MVRDV puts ‘the human scale’ back into Paris  
By Katie Buckley

Dutch architectural firm MVRDV has been granted approval for the restructuring of a mixed-use 1970’s complex in Paris, .... more>>
Hijackers rob South African spa guests  
By Helen Andrews

A bus carrying a group of 20 spa resort guests and the driver was reportedly hijacked and robbed outside Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria in South Africa – .... more>>
Chavana Spa launches at DoubleTree by Hilton Moscow - Marina  
By Helen Andrews

The Steiner-operated Chavana Spa at DoubleTree by Hilton Moscow – Marina has soft-opened, featuring imported teak wood, artwork and décor from Bali. Set within the 270-key hotel, the .... more>>
1950s Polish cinema soon to open as planetarium  
By Alice Davis

The Venus Cinema in Zielona Gora, in western Poland, is being renovated and transformed into a science centre and digital .... more>>
Medi-spa debuts in Palm Beach, offering hair loss solutions and vitamin therapy  
By Helen Andrews

A medi-spa offering hair loss solutions for men and women, IV vitamin therapy and an oxygen bar has opened in Florida’s Palm Beach under the leadership of Dr Daniela Dadurian, founder of MDbeautylabs. BioAge MD Aesthetics and Wellness Bar is a .... more>>
SeaWorld loses one million visitors in 2014  
By Tom Anstey

SeaWorld continues to flounder as its year-end report showed a net loss of US$24.5m (€22.6m, £16.5m) for the last quarter of 2014 and visitor numbers down by .... more>>
Starwood announces 40 European hotels as Hotel Investment Forum kicks off in Berlin  
By Jak Phillips

The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) got off to a bang today (2 March), with Starwood announcing that it is on course to open more than 40 new hotels and resorts across Europe in .... more>>
20 Legoland developments in the pipeline, says Merlin  
By Tom Anstey

Following the release of its annual report, Merlin Entertainments has said there is potential for up to 20 new Legoland developments to be announced in the not-too-distant future. With .... more>>
Doctors call for child wellbeing to be election priority  
By Jak Phillips

Ensuring that Britain’s children are leading healthy and active lifestyles should be a top priority for all parties in the forthcoming General Election. That is the view of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health .... more>>

A good workout

A good workout

From the gym using old squash balls to help autistic children to a project aimed at reintegrating war veterans, we look at how the fitness industry is doing its bit

Sector News:

From spa to sports and technology to tourism, we look at leisure’s big stories

Design News:

BIG’s safari zoo, Frank Gehry’s Louis Vuitton Foundation and a compostable tower made from mushrooms

Leisure directory:

Leisure Management's directory of key leisure products and services
A cool customer

A cool customer

We explain the science behind Vasper, a high-tech fitness system that’s being used by athletes and astronauts
Nigel Walker

Nigel Walker

The ex hurdler and rugby player talks about the challenges of leading the English Institute of Sport
The art of collaboration

The art of collaboration

Dreamworks and Merlin tell us about the new Shrek-themed attractions
Back to basics

Back to basics

Grahame Senior takes a look at the trend for more casual dining, and rounds up some operators doing it well

People News:

Paul Cummins’ poppy installation, the latest on Bristol’s proposed surfing lake and architect Shigeru Ban on the opening of the Aspen Art Museum
Singapore Sports Hub

Singapore Sports Hub

Tom Walker finds out how Singapore’s new national stadium took shape

LIW exhibitor news:

LIW product launches and innovations
Product news
MEESA to distribute Mossa exercise programmes in Middle East

MEESA to distribute Mossa exercise programmes in Middle East


FitPro has signed a partnership deal with the Middle East Exercise Sports Academy (MEESA) for it to become the new distributor for Mossa in the Middle East.
Primal dream made into reality as LA Fitness selects Physical

Primal dream made into reality as LA Fitness selects Physical


LA Fitness has contracted Physical Company to create and equip ‘Primal Series’ gym floor classes and refresh its group fitness offering.
Complexity of integration helps tell Dutch museum’s story

Complexity of integration helps tell Dutch museum’s story


Rapenburg Plaza has developed a fully integrated lighting design, multimedia, audio and show control system at the recently-opened National Military Museum in the Netherlands.
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Helo seminar enables improved understanding and collaboration

Attracting 25 high-level delegates from 13 countries, a spa design seminar organised by Helo Germany has been hailed a success.
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Addgards launches ‘Executive’ range of wet wipe stations

Available in granite, white marble, sandstone and green marble, Addgards’ new ‘Executive’ wet wipe station will add a touch of class and enhance any gym interior.
  Addgards launches ‘Executive’ range of wet wipe stations

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