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UNStudio completes Hangzhou 'city in a city' with wave-like tower complex
POSTED 19 Sep 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Dutch design practice UNStudio has completed a vast leisure complex in Hangzhou, with a pair of sinuous towers providing a dramatic new landmark for the Chinese city.
Dubai developer Nakheel reveals ambitious billion-dollar pipeline
POSTED 19 Sep 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Dubai developer Nakheel has unveiled a pipeline of leisure developments across the emirate, collectively worth AED4bn (US$1.08bn, €908m, £807m).
Anantara launches river spa experience at historic Zambian hotel
POSTED 19 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has expanded the wellness offering at the historic Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel with the opening of a luxurious new river spa experience.
Legoland bringing VR coaster racing experience to Florida, Malaysia and Germany parks
POSTED 19 Sep 2017 . BY Alice Davis
Merlin Entertainments has revealed plans to introduce a high-adrenaline virtual reality (VR) experience to rollercoasters in three of its parks.
Spa industry veteran Blake Feeney joins Living Earth Crafts
POSTED 19 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Blake Feeney has been appointed vice president of business development for specialist spa equipment supplier Living Earth Crafts (LEC).
Book4time makes it onto Profit 500 rankings in Canada
POSTED 19 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Cloud-based spa software provider Book4Time has made it onto the Profit 500 list of Canada's fastest-growing companies.
LA's Burbank TV studios transformed into Blizzard Arena for eSports
POSTED 18 Sep 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Games developer and broadcasting giant Blizzard Entertainment has transformed a legendary Los Angeles television studio into a major eSports arena.
Earthlite expands product portfolio with acquisition of Continuum Footspas
POSTED 18 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
California, US-based spa and massage equipment specialist Earhtlite has acquired Continuum Footspas, a manufacturer of premium pedicure products.
The University of Birmingham opens world-class sports centre
POSTED 14 Sep 2017 . BY Kim Megson
The University of Birmingham has officially opened an indoor sports centre, designed by British architecture studio Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, with the ambition “to provide future generations of the city’s athletes with world-class sports facilities.”
Legendary Astir Palace to become first Four Seasons in Greece
POSTED 18 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, together with Astir Palace Vouliagmeni SA, will spend €100m ($US119m, £88m) to transform the Astir Palace into the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens.
Real Madrid plans interactive football experience in China
POSTED 18 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Real Madrid football club has announced plans to create an interactive football experience centre as part of a major development in Zhuhai, China.
Malaga’s “grande dame” hotel opens botanical spa by Sisley
POSTED 18 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
A new luxury spa has opened at the Gran Hotel Miramar in Malaga, Spain, as part of a €65m (US$78m, £57m) redevelopment of the historic property.
David D'Alessandro to step down from SeaWorld board as operator names Yoshikazu Maruyama new chair
POSTED 15 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Further strengthening its ties with China, SeaWorld has elected Zhonghong Zhuoye Group's (ZZG) Yoshikazu Maruyama as its new chair, also naming Donald C. Robinson as its lead independent director.
Mandarin Oriental to open in Beijing with traditional hutong hotel
POSTED 15 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Mandarin Oriental will manage a luxury hotel project in the heart of Beijing, due to open in 2018, which will showcase traditional Chinese heritage and architecture.
Heatherwick Studio transforms Cape Town grain silo into art museum
POSTED 15 Sep 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Heatherwick Studio’s latest completed building, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) has been unveiled today (15 September) ahead of its public opening next week on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.
AZA names Bronx Zoo director Jim Breheny as new chair
POSTED 14 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has named Jim Breheny, director of the Bronx Zoo, as its new chair.
Exclusive: Post-Brexit tourism deal in the 'common interest' of Europe, says tourism minister
POSTED 14 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
John Glen, Britain’s minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has said the country’s rising tourism numbers will continue to grow after it makes its exit from the European Union (EU), saying that it was in the “common interest” of Europe to make Britain accessible.
F45 focusing on UK and US as part of growth plans
POSTED 15 Sep 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Australian fitness franchise F45 is concentrating on growth in the US and UK as it approaches the 1,000 studio mark.
Exclusive: Equinox reveals hotel spa plans
POSTED 14 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
High-end health club operator Equinox has plans to enter the hotel space – starting with a location in New York City’s Hudson Yards in 2019 that will have a “major spa”. The company plans expansion beyond New York, with up to 50 hotels; all will focus on movement and health – and all will have spas.
‘Weekend of Wellness’ to take place in France, Belgium this month
POSTED 14 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
More than 200 properties in France and Belgium will celebrate a ‘Weekend of Wellness’ 23-24 September, with mindfulness and movement activities including massages, workshops, cooking classes and tutorials.
     
 


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19 Sep 2017
UNStudio completes Hangzhou 'city in a city' with wave-like tower complex
UNStudio completes Hangzhou 'city in a city' with wave-like tower complex   Dutch design practice UNStudio has completed a vast leisure complex in Hangzhou, with a pair of sinuous towers providing a dramatic new landmark for the Chinese city. The 400,000 sq m (4.3 million sq ft) Raffles City development – nine years in the making – has been conceived as a lively vertical neighbourhood .... More>>
19 Sep 2017
Dubai developer Nakheel reveals ambitious billion-dollar pipeline
Dubai developer Nakheel reveals ambitious billion-dollar pipeline   Dubai developer Nakheel has unveiled a pipeline of new leisure developments across the emirate, collectively worth AED4bn (US$1.08bn, €908m, £806.8m). The company used last week’s Cityscape Global real estate convention as a platform to announce the new projects, which are all phased additions its previous .... More>>
19 Sep 2017
Anantara launches river spa experience at historic Zambian hotel
Anantara launches river spa experience at historic Zambian hotel   Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has expanded the wellness offering at the historic Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel with the opening of a luxurious new river spa experience. Consisting of three riverside spa gazebos, the new spa will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy spa treatments next to the .... More>>
19 Sep 2017
Legoland bringing VR coaster racing experience to Florida, Malaysia and Germany parks
Legoland bringing VR coaster racing experience to Florida, Malaysia and Germany parks   Merlin Entertainments has revealed plans to introduce a high-adrenaline virtual reality (VR) experience to rollercoasters in three of its parks. The all-new VR element will be available at Legoland Malaysia Resort, Legoland Florida Resort and Legoland Deutschland Resort, and will be an update to the existing .... More>>
19 Sep 2017
Spa industry veteran Blake Feeney joins Living Earth Crafts
Spa industry veteran Blake Feeney joins Living Earth Crafts   Blake Feeney has been appointed vice president of business development for specialist spa equipment supplier Living Earth Crafts (LEC). Feeney joins LEC from skincare and product house Chaleur, where he was VP of business development. During his career, Feeney has held numerous management positions with .... More>>
19 Sep 2017
Book4time makes it onto Profit 500 rankings in Canada
Book4time makes it onto Profit 500 rankings in Canada   Cloud-based spa software provider Book4Time has made it onto the Profit 500 list of Canada's fastest-growing companies. Ranking Canada's businesses by the amount of revenue growth over a five-year period, Book4Time placed 185th on the chart, after posting revenue growth of 348 per cent between 2012 and 2016. .... More>>
18 Sep 2017
Gilad Lang appointed to drive ‘ethical growth’ for The Madison Collection
Gilad Lang appointed to drive ‘ethical growth’ for The Madison Collection   Charmaine Lang, founder of Luxury linen manufacturer Madison Collection, has announced that her son Gilad Lang will step into the family business to help drive the company’s “ethical growth” globally. Gilad has taken over the role of vice president, business development, and will be tasked with taking the .... More>>
18 Sep 2017
LA's Burbank TV studios transformed into Blizzard Arena for eSports
LA's Burbank TV studios transformed into Blizzard Arena for eSports   Games developer and broadcasting giant Blizzard Entertainment has transformed a legendary Los Angeles television studio into a major eSports arena. The popularity of eSports competitions – in which opposing players compete at video games played online, often with thousands of digital spectators following the .... More>>
18 Sep 2017
Earthlite expands product portfolio with acquisition of Continuum Footspas
Earthlite expands product portfolio with acquisition of Continuum Footspas   California, US-based spa and massage equipment specialist Earhtlite has acquired Continuum Footspas, a manufacturer of premium pedicure products. Following the deal, Continuum will join Earthlite’s portfolio of wellness brands, which also includes Living Earth Crafts, Stronglite, and Inner Strength. .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
The University of Birmingham opens world-class sports centre
The University of Birmingham opens world-class sports centre   The University of Birmingham has officially opened an indoor sports centre, designed by British architecture studio Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, with the ambition “to provide future generations of the city’s athletes with world-class sports facilities.” The centre, which is open to students, academics and the .... More>>
18 Sep 2017
Legendary Astir Palace to become first Four Seasons in Greece
Legendary Astir Palace to become first Four Seasons in Greece   Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, together with Astir Palace Vouliagmeni SA, will spend €100m ($US119m, £88m) to transform the iconic Astir Palace into the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens. Due to open in early 2018, the resort will be the first Four Seasons in Greece. The 1960s hotel is undergoing .... More>>
18 Sep 2017
Real Madrid plans interactive football experience in China
Real Madrid plans interactive football experience in China   Real Madrid football club has announced plans to create an interactive football experience centre as part of a major development in Zhuhai, China. Business conglomerate the Lai Sun Group is behind the development – an integrated tourism and entertainment project called Novotown – which will, in its second phase, .... More>>
18 Sep 2017
Malaga’s “grande dame” hotel opens botanical spa by Sisley
Malaga’s “grande dame” hotel opens botanical spa by Sisley   A new luxury spa has opened at the Gran Hotel Miramar in Malaga, Spain, as part of a €65m (US$78m, £57m) redevelopment of the historic property. Created in partnership with French product house Sisley, the new spa has a botanical theme and is spread across two floors. Facilities include six treatment .... More>>
15 Sep 2017
David D'Alessandro to step down from SeaWorld board as operator names Yoshikazu Maruyama new chair
David D'Alessandro to step down from SeaWorld board as operator names Yoshikazu Maruyama new chair   Further strengthening its ties with China, SeaWorld has elected Zhonghong Zhuoye Group's (ZZG) Yoshikazu Maruyama as its new chair, also naming Donald C. Robinson as its lead independent director. After purchasing a 21 per cent stake in the operator earlier this year, ZZG and SeaWorld outlined their intention to .... More>>
15 Sep 2017
Mandarin Oriental to open in Beijing with traditional hutong hotel
Mandarin Oriental to open in Beijing with traditional hutong hotel   Mandarin Oriental will manage a luxury hotel project in the heart of Beijing, due to open in 2018, which will showcase traditional Chinese heritage and architecture. Mandarin Oriental Qianmen will be located close to Tiananmen Square in a hutong quarter – an architectural style unique to Beijing that dates back .... More>>
15 Sep 2017
Heatherwick Studio transforms Cape Town grain silo into art museum
Heatherwick Studio transforms Cape Town grain silo into art museum   Heatherwick Studio’s latest completed building, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) has been unveiled today (15 September) ahead of its public opening next week on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. The museum – the largest in the world dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
AZA names Bronx Zoo director Jim Breheny as new chair
AZA names Bronx Zoo director Jim Breheny as new chair   The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has named Jim Breheny, director of the Bronx Zoo, as its new chair. As chair, Breheny, along with three other executive officers and nine board members, will be involved in every aspect of the organisation, overseeing the AZA’s 231 accredited members. Responsible .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
Exclusive: Post-Brexit tourism deal in the 'common interest' of Europe, says tourism minister
Exclusive: Post-Brexit tourism deal in the 'common interest' of Europe, says tourism minister   John Glen, Britain’s minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has said the country’s rising tourism numbers will continue to grow after it makes its exit from the European Union (EU), adding that it is in the “common interest” of Europe to make Britain .... More>>
15 Sep 2017
F45 focusing on UK and US as part of growth plans
F45 focusing on UK and US as part of growth plans   Australian fitness franchise F45 is concentrating on growth in the US and UK as it approaches the 1,000 studio mark. As of August this year the brand had 967 franchises in Australia and New Zealand (569), the Americas (267), Asia (75), Europe (43), the Middle East (9) and Africa (4). The company expects to have .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
Exclusive: Equinox reveals hotel spa plans
Exclusive: Equinox reveals hotel spa plans   High-end health club operator Equinox has revealed the central role spas will play as it ventures into the world of hotels. The company plans to enter the hotel space with a location opening in New York City’s Hudson Yards in 2019, which is set to have a major spa component. Many more hotels are set to follow .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
‘Weekend of Wellness’ to take place in France, Belgium this month
‘Weekend of Wellness’ to take place in France, Belgium this month   More than 200 properties in France and Belgium will celebrate a ‘Weekend of Wellness’ 23-24 September, with mindfulness and movement activities including massages, workshops, cooking classes and tutorials. Organised by Jean-Guy de Gabriac, founder and CEO of consulting firm Tip Touch, the weekend will include .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
Beach volleyball at the Eiffel Tower and more as IOC approves plans for Paris 2024 Olympics
Beach volleyball at the Eiffel Tower and more as IOC approves plans for Paris 2024 Olympics   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially approved plans to transform Paris into an Olympic Park for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games – a decision which will see sporting events take place against the spectacular backdrop of the city’s historic buildings, streets and landmarks. The Champs .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
New spa industry women’s leadership conference to take place in New York
New spa industry women’s leadership conference to take place in New York   US publication American Spa is launching a new Women in Wellness Leadership Conference, set to take place 6 March 2018 in New York City. The day-long experience is designed to help female leaders and aspiring leaders in the wellness space develop their professional and personal goals while networking .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
Visitor attractions worldwide gear up for Halloween
Visitor attractions worldwide gear up for Halloween   With the Halloween season fast-approaching, operators around the world are lining up their visitors for a scare as they try to get a slice of the lucrative Halloween pumpkin pie. Firmly set as a staple of the attractions sector, prompting millions of people to visit theme parks and other attractions worldwide, .... More>>
13 Sep 2017
Paris and Los Angeles secure 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games
Paris and Los Angeles secure 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games   Paris and Los Angeles have been named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games respectively, following a historic decision made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Both cities were in line to bid for the 2024 summer Games, until the Los Angeles bid team struck a deal with the IOC, which will see the .... More>>
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