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Poor ticket sales force closure of Portland Science Center
BY Tom Anstey | 18 May 2018
Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium completed for Japan's Rugby World Cup, in city devastated by 2011 tsunami
BY Kim Megson | 18 May 2018
Fairmont Maldives opens with 2,000sq m wellness area
BY Jane Kitchen | 18 May 2018
National Museums Liverpool names Laura Pye as its new director
BY Tom Anstey | 18 May 2018
Museum Index: Louvre regains top spot as Paris recovers and London dips
BY Tom Anstey | 18 May 2018
Six Senses appoints Dominic Smith as regional director of UK sales
BY Lauren Heath-Jones | 18 May 2018
Theme Index: Success in Europe as waterpark attendance tops 30 million
BY Tom Anstey | 17 May 2018
Theme Index: Disney breaks 150 million visitor mark as operator rules over theme park world
BY Tom Anstey | 17 May 2018
Studio Saxe complete Costa Rica hotel 'open to the elements'
BY Kim Megson | 17 May 2018
Museums + Heritage Awards winners revealed
BY Tom Anstey | 17 May 2018
Four Seasons invites 'select group of families and individuals' to design their own luxury residences on Belize island
BY Kim Megson | 17 May 2018
Former petrol station to become arts space in London's White City
BY Tom Anstey | 17 May 2018
Wellness for Cancer hosts second roundtable at Mayo Clinic
BY Jane Kitchen | 16 May 2018
Royal Academy of Arts celebrates 250th anniversary with opening of Chipperfield-designed extension
BY Kim Megson | 16 May 2018
Museums Association launches Transformers Influencers training scheme for 2018-19
BY Tom Anstey | 16 May 2018
MVRDV launch Paris office as expansion drive continues
BY Kim Megson | 16 May 2018
Could Donald Trump derail US plans to host the World Cup?
BY Tom Walker | 16 May 2018
AB Concept convert magnificent Milanese mansion into new restaurant for Paper Moon
BY Kim Megson | 16 May 2018
Kalahari breaks ground on US's largest indoor waterpark as part of major Texas resort development
BY Tom Anstey | 16 May 2018
Historic Commonwealth Games venue set for £47m redevelopment
BY Tom Walker | 16 May 2018
     
 


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18 May 2018
Poor ticket sales force closure of Portland Science Center
Poor ticket sales force closure of Portland Science Center   The city of Portland in Maine, US, has lost its science centre after just three years of operation, owing to poor ticket sales. The Portland Science Center made its grand debut in September 2015, bringing German anatomist Gunther von Hagens' famed Body Worlds exhibit to the city. Its owner – the .... More>>
18 May 2018
Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium completed for Japan's Rugby World Cup, in city devastated by 2011 tsunami
Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium completed for Japan's Rugby World Cup, in city devastated by 2011 tsunami   Construction is nearing completion on the only new stadium being built for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The 16,000-capacity Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium in Iwate Prefecture will host two fixtures at next year’s tournament. It will first open on the 19 August 2018 for a memorial match between the .... More>>
18 May 2018
Fairmont Maldives opens with 2,000sq m wellness area
Fairmont Maldives opens with 2,000sq m wellness area   The all-villa Fairmont Maldives Dirru Fen Fushi has opened on the Shaviyani Atoll in the North Maldives, complete with a Willow Stream Spa nestled in a 2,000sq m (21,500sq ft) wellness area. Inspired by the tranquility of the island nation, the spa includes both indoor and outdoor spaces, and is themed around .... More>>
18 May 2018
National Museums Liverpool names Laura Pye as its new director
National Museums Liverpool names Laura Pye as its new director   Laura Pye has been named director of National Museums Liverpool (NML), with the current head of culture for Bristol City Council to take up her new position in August. Returning to her hometown of Liverpool, Pye will be responsible for eight venues, including some of the most visited museums in England outside .... More>>
18 May 2018
Museum Index: Louvre regains top spot as Paris recovers and London dips
Museum Index: Louvre regains top spot as Paris recovers and London dips   France's museums have shown significant recovery following a tumultuous 2016, with the Louvre reclaiming top spot as the world's most visited museum in the latest TEA/AECOM Museum Index. Tourist numbers in Paris and wider France suffered in 2016 in the wake of multiple terrorist attacks, with attendance .... More>>
18 May 2018
Six Senses appoints Dominic Smith as regional director of UK sales
Six Senses appoints Dominic Smith as regional director of UK sales   Dominic Smith has been named as the regional director of Sales UK, Ireland and Scandinavia for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spa. Smith, a key player in the UK spa market, joins the company with a wealth of experience gleaned from a 17-year career in sales and marketing. He has previously worked in sales roles at .... More>>
17 May 2018
Theme Index: Success in Europe as waterpark attendance tops 30 million
Theme Index: Success in Europe as waterpark attendance tops 30 million   Waterpark attendance has for the first time broken 30 million visitors among the world's top 20, with particularly strong performance in some of Europe's top waterparks, according to the TEA/AECOM Theme Index. A collaboration of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and the economics practice at AECOM, .... More>>
17 May 2018
Theme Index: Disney breaks 150 million visitor mark as operator rules over theme park world
Theme Index: Disney breaks 150 million visitor mark as operator rules over theme park world   Disney continues to reign supreme in the world of theme parks, with the operator gaining close to 10 million additional visitors through the year – 84 million ahead of its nearest rival in the latest TEA/AECOM Theme Index. Disney saw a 6.8 per cent increase in visitors – up to 150 million in 2017 from 140.4 .... More>>
17 May 2018
Studio Saxe complete Costa Rica hotel 'open to the elements'
Studio Saxe complete Costa Rica hotel 'open to the elements'   Costa Rican architects Studio Saxe have completed a hotel that steps down a steep coastal hillside, formed of a series of terraces that can be completely opened up to the elements. The firm – self-declared creators of ‘tropical architecture’ – have blended a European design aesthetic with Costa Rican .... More>>
17 May 2018
Museums + Heritage Awards winners revealed
Museums + Heritage Awards winners revealed   The winners of this year’s Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence have been announced, with shortlisted projects celebrated and recognised across the museums, galleries, heritage and cultural visitor attractions sectors in the UK. There were 13 categories overall. The Brooklands Museum – which was also .... More>>
17 May 2018
Four Seasons invites 'select group of families and individuals' to design their own luxury residences on Belize island
Four Seasons invites 'select group of families and individuals' to design their own luxury residences on Belize island   Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans for the development of Caye Chapel, a private island in Belize, to create “a luxury destination for residence owners and leisure travellers” in the heart of the country’s largest marine sanctuary. Scheduled to open in 2021, the project is in partnership with .... More>>
17 May 2018
Former petrol station to become arts space in London's White City
Former petrol station to become arts space in London's White City   A disused petrol station adjacent to the BBC's former headquarters will be transformed into an arts and culture space as part of a multi-million pound regeneration of London's White City. Starting in Q3, members of Elephant magazine will curate a series of shows at the redeveloped site – now called .... More>>
16 May 2018
Wellness for Cancer hosts second roundtable at Mayo Clinic
Wellness for Cancer hosts second roundtable at Mayo Clinic    Attendees at the second Wellness For Cancer roundtable last week identified steps to move the spa industry forward in treating guests who have – or have had – cancer. The event was held on 4 May, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, US, and brought together representatives from the medical community with .... More>>
16 May 2018
Royal Academy of Arts celebrates 250th anniversary with opening of Chipperfield-designed extension
Royal Academy of Arts celebrates 250th anniversary with opening of Chipperfield-designed extension   The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) will open its new campus, designed by David Chipperfield, to the public on Saturday (19 May). To celebrate its 250th anniversary year, the RA – one of the world’s oldest and foremost artist and architect-led institutions – commissioned the renovation of its historic central London .... More>>
16 May 2018
Museums Association launches Transformers Influencers training scheme for 2018-19
Museums Association launches Transformers Influencers training scheme for 2018-19   The Museums Association (MA) is set to launch the latest round of its Transformers Influence programme – a scheme designed to help people in the sector harness the social power of museums to develop active partnerships within their communities. Accepting applications from 5 June, the training programme will .... More>>
16 May 2018
MVRDV launch Paris office as expansion drive continues
MVRDV launch Paris office as expansion drive continues   MVRDV founders Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries have announced the opening of a new office in Spaces Réaumur, Paris, reflecting the firm’s long line of forthcoming projects in France. This year, construction has already begun on the reconstruction of the Part-Dieu shopping centre in Lyon and the .... More>>
16 May 2018
Could Donald Trump derail US plans to host the World Cup?
Could Donald Trump derail US plans to host the World Cup?   US President Donald Trump could, inadvertently, foil US Soccer's plans to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The president has been vocal in his support for the bid to bring the world's largest sporting event to the US. Trump's uncompromising and unconventional style of diplomacy, however, is in danger of .... More>>
16 May 2018
AB Concept convert magnificent Milanese mansion into new restaurant for Paper Moon
AB Concept convert magnificent Milanese mansion into new restaurant for Paper Moon   A new restaurant brand from the creator of the hugely popular Paper Moon chain has launched in the heart of Milan’s Golden Rectangle, housed within a 200-year old mansion. Palazzo Reina, which was commissioned by the noble Milanese Reina family and built in 1830 by architect Nicola Dordoni, has been carefully .... More>>
16 May 2018
Kalahari breaks ground on US's largest indoor waterpark as part of major Texas resort development
Kalahari breaks ground on US's largest indoor waterpark as part of major Texas resort development   Kalahari Resorts and Conventions has finally broken ground on its US$550m (€464m, £407.7m) African-themed waterpark and resort in Round Rock, Texas – Kalahari’s first venture in the southwest of the US and fourth property overall. Opening in 2020, the resort will at its heart feature a waterpark, which at .... More>>
16 May 2018
State of industry report: UK fitness industry worth £5bn
State of industry report: UK fitness industry worth £5bn   The UK fitness industry has continued to grow in size and value, with the number of gyms hitting 7,000 for the first time in history. The 2018 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report – published today by the Leisure Database Company (LeisureDB) – estimates the fitness market's value at £5bn, an increase .... More>>
16 May 2018
Historic Commonwealth Games venue set for £47m redevelopment
Historic Commonwealth Games venue set for £47m redevelopment   Plans to replace the historic Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh with a modern £47m sports centre will be discussed by the City of Edinburgh Council next month. Two planning applications have been filed for the stadium, which was built for the 1970 Commonwealth Games. One application proposes a new £47m sports .... More>>
16 May 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 16 May 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 16 May 2018   The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! In this broadcast, we look at the US$86m financial package China's government has allocated to science centres, Legoland Florida's Lego Movie expansion, Saudi Arabia's US$13.3bn investment into lifestyle ventures and San Diego Zoo's new .... More>>
16 May 2018
Steven Holl completes Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston
Steven Holl completes Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston   Work has been completed on the new Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (MFAH), designed by Steven Holl Architects. The School – the only museum-run institute in the US with programmes that serve students of all ages, from 3-year-olds to adults – is a major component of the museum’s .... More>>
15 May 2018
Winners announced in young architects competition to transform abandoned island fortress into 'Art Prison' museum and hotel
Winners announced in young architects competition to transform abandoned island fortress into 'Art Prison' museum and hotel   Design initiative Young Architects Competitions (YAC) has announced the winners of an ideas contest for the transformation of a remote Italian fortress into "one of the most atmospheric centres of contemporary art in the Mediterranean". Italian studio Simposio have secured first prize for their proposal to .... More>>
15 May 2018
Global Wellness Day 2018 to focus on kids’ wellness
Global Wellness Day 2018 to focus on kids’ wellness   Global Wellness Day – an international celebration offering a range of free health and wellness activities to the public – will be celebrated this year in more than 4,000 locations in 100 countries on 9 June. This year marks the seventh annual GWD, which has a motto of “One day can change your whole life”, .... More>>
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