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National Aquarium worth more than US$450m to Maryland’s economy, study shows
POSTED 18 Nov 2017 . BY Alice Davis
The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, is the catalyst for US$455m (€386m, £345m) in economic activity across the state every year, a new study has shown.
Post-earthquake prototype home named 2017 World Building of the Year
POSTED 17 Nov 2017 . BY Kim Megson
A Post-earthquake reconstruction and demonstration project in the city of Zhaotong, China, has been declared the 2017 World Building of the Year.
IAAPA 2017: Brass Ring winners announced
POSTED 17 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
IAAPA has announced its winners for this year’s Brass Ring Awards, recognising a number of companies at the annual IAAPA expo for their achievements in excellence across different parts of the industry.
Details of Lake Nona’s ‘performance resort’ and spa revealed
POSTED 17 Nov 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
A ‘performance resort’ and spa are coming to master-planned wellness community Lake Nona, outside of Orlando, Florida, in 2020.
Male-only day spa and salon to open first franchised site
POSTED 17 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Walker
US-based male-only day spa and grooming chain The Gents Place has opened its first franchised location.
Artistic spa opens beneath one of Bath's grandest streets
POSTED 17 Nov 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Hidden below the streets of Bath, a quirky new spa has opened which celebrates the ancient city's heritage.
Shaun the Sheep gets foothold in Japan's attractions market
POSTED 17 Nov 2017 . BY Alice Davis
Aardman has opened two Shaun the Sheep Family Farms in Japan, with one in Osaka and one in the east coast city of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture.
Product houses team up with wellness training provider
POSTED 17 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Walker
A string of product houses have signed a partnership deal with spa and wellness training specialist The Training Room.
IAAPA 2017: Creative force behind 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' reveals details of immersive Disney project
POSTED 16 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Scott Trowbridge, the Disney Imagineer leading the creative vision for its Star Wars-themed projects, has revealed details of the operator’s planned Galaxy’s Edge lands, coming to California and Orlando in 2019.
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: Frontgrid announces two new product launches
POSTED 16 Nov 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Frontgrid has announced the launch of two new products based on its world-first Paradrop VR attraction at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida.
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: 7thSense Design to open new Orlando office
POSTED 16 Nov 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
High-performance media specialist 7thSense Design has announced that it will open a new office based in Orlando, Florida, in addition to its current offices in Sussex, UK, and Michigan, US.
Winners announced: Discover the victors on day two of the World Architecture Festival
POSTED 16 Nov 2017 . BY Kim Megson
The next batch of category winners have been announced on the second day (November 16) of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards in Berlin, with hotel and leisure, bar and restaurant and future cultural buildings all recognised.
Video: Mercedes-Benz Stadium rated most sustainable in the world
POSTED 16 Nov 2017 . BY Rob Gibson
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, has become the first sports stadium in the world to achieve platinum certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Survey: HIIT predicted to be top fitness trend for 2018
POSTED 16 Nov 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is predicted to be the leading exercise trend next year, taking top spot from wearable technology, according to the latest survey in the US.
Duo of biomes planned at centre of Oman Botanic Garden
POSTED 16 Nov 2017 . BY Alice Davis
Plans for a botanic garden sheltered beneath two biomes in the Omani desert have been unveiled by Arup, Grimshaw Architects and Haley Sharpe Design (hsd).
Leisure buildings celebrated on opening day of World Architecture Festival
POSTED 15 Nov 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Leisure architecture was a big winner on the opening day (15 November) of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Berlin, with a number of cultural buildings triumphing in the first stage of the prestigious WAF Awards.
Outdoor play brand Timbalaya seals first franchise deal with Kuwaiti firm
POSTED 15 Nov 2017 . BY Alice Davis
Timbalaya, the story-led adventure play IP, has announced its first project will be in Kuwait.
IAAPA 2017: Triotech and Ubisoft announce plans for Assassin's Creed VR maze
POSTED 15 Nov 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Triotech has announced a major partnership with Ubisoft, with plans to create a virtual reality maze based on the Assassin’s Creed IP.
IAAPA 2017: David Willrich announces THEA Award winners
POSTED 15 Nov 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has announced the winners of the THEA Awards during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida.
A one-way ticket to fitness? Futuristic train offers passengers onboard spin bikes
POSTED 15 Nov 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Commuters could soon get their exercise fix on the train to work, thanks to a new double- decker carriage design that includes onboard spin bikes.
     
 


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18 Nov 2017
National Aquarium worth more than US$450m to Maryland’s economy, study shows
National Aquarium worth more than US$450m to Maryland’s economy, study shows   The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, is the catalyst for US$455m (€386m, £345m) in economic activity across the state every year, a new study has shown. The research, carried out by Sage Policy Group, reveals the wide-ranging economic impact of the attraction, which draws thousands of visitors to .... More>>
17 Nov 2017
Post-earthquake prototype home named 2017 World Building of the Year
Post-earthquake prototype home named 2017 World Building of the Year   A Post-earthquake reconstruction and demonstration project in the city of Zhaotong, China, has been declared the 2017 World Building of the Year. Designed by a team of researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the rammed-earth structure is a prototype home for an elderly couple living in Guangming .... More>>
17 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017: Brass Ring winners announced
IAAPA 2017: Brass Ring winners announced   IAAPA has announced its winners for this year’s Brass Ring Awards, recognising a number of companies at the annual IAAPA expo for their achievements in excellence across different parts of the industry. Among the winners, Disney’s new Avatar attraction won the Judges Choice award, for its Banshee Rookery. For .... More>>
17 Nov 2017
Details of Lake Nona’s ‘performance resort’ and spa revealed
Details of Lake Nona’s ‘performance resort’ and spa revealed   A ‘performance resort’ and spa are coming to master-planned wellness community Lake Nona, outside of Orlando, Florida, in 2020. The Lake Nona Resort is due to break ground in 2018 and will include a 45,000sq ft spa and fitness campus with in-depth indoor and outdoor programming for all ages and levels. Designed .... More>>
17 Nov 2017
Male-only day spa and salon to open first franchised site
Male-only day spa and salon to open first franchised site   US-based male-only day spa and grooming chain, The Gents Place, has opened its first franchised location. The brand, which markets itself as a ‘lifestyle club’, launched a national franchising programme in 2016 and the Chicago site is the first to open its doors under private ownership. Since launching its .... More>>
17 Nov 2017
Artistic spa opens beneath one of Bath's grandest streets
Artistic spa opens beneath one of Bath's grandest streets   Hidden below the streets of Bath, a quirky new spa has opened which celebrates the ancient city's heritage. Spa 15 – located in the No. 15 Great Pulteney hotel on Great Pulteney Street, Bath – includes four themed treatment rooms, a large cedarwood hot tub within exposed stone vaults, a barrel-shaped sauna and a .... More>>
17 Nov 2017
Shaun the Sheep gets foothold in Japan's attractions market
Shaun the Sheep gets foothold in Japan's attractions market   Aardman has opened two Shaun the Sheep Family Farms in Japan, with one in Osaka and one in the east coast city of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. The FECs include physical activities, play equipment, toys and puzzles themed around the quirky character and his friends, Shirley and Timmy, as well as a toddler zone and .... More>>
17 Nov 2017
Product houses team up with wellness training provider
Product houses team up with wellness training provider   A string of product houses have signed a partnership deal with spa and wellness training specialist The Training Room. Decléor, Sweet Squared/CND Shellac, Spa Find and Lava Shells are among the companies set to collaborate with the UK-based training company. The partnership will see students learn about the .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017: Creative force behind 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' reveals details of immersive Disney project
IAAPA 2017: Creative force behind 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' reveals details of immersive Disney project   Scott Trowbridge, the Disney Imagineer leading the creative vision for its Star Wars-themed projects, has revealed details of the operator’s planned Galaxy’s Edge lands, coming to California and Orlando in 2019. Speaking at the Legends panel hosted by BRC Imagination Arts’ Bob Rogers, Trowbridge said the .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: Frontgrid announces two new product launches
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: Frontgrid announces two new product launches   Frontgrid has announced the launch of two new products based on its world-first Paradrop VR attraction at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: 7thSense Design to open new Orlando office
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: 7thSense Design to open new Orlando office   High-performance media specialist 7thSense Design has announced that it will open a new office based in Orlando, Florida, in addition to its current offices in Sussex, UK, and Michigan, US. .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
Winners announced: Discover the victors on day two of the World Architecture Festival
Winners announced: Discover the victors on day two of the World Architecture Festival   The next batch of category winners have been announced on the second day (November 16) of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards in Berlin, with hotel and leisure, bar and restaurant and future cultural buildings all recognised. Vietnamese practice Cong Sinh Architects won the Hotel & Leisure category .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
Video: Mercedes-Benz Stadium rated most sustainable in the world
Video: Mercedes-Benz Stadium rated most sustainable in the world   The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, has become the first sports stadium in the world to achieve platinum certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). With a highly advanced stormwater management system and enough solar panels to power nine NFL games, the new home of the .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
Survey: HIIT predicted to be top fitness trend for 2018
Survey: HIIT predicted to be top fitness trend for 2018   High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is predicted to be the leading exercise trend next year, taking top spot from wearable technology, according to the latest survey in the US. The training method returns to the number one position after four years, says the American College of Sports Medicine in its .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
Duo of biomes planned at centre of Oman Botanic Garden
Duo of biomes planned at centre of Oman Botanic Garden   Plans for a botanic garden sheltered beneath two biomes in the Omani desert have been unveiled by Arup, Grimshaw Architects and Haley Sharpe Design (hsd). The Oman Botanic Garden spans 420 hectares (1,037 acres) on the Arabian Peninsula and consists of two boomerang-shaped glass biomes, a visitor centre, and .... More>>
15 Nov 2017
Leisure buildings celebrated on opening day of World Architecture Festival
Leisure buildings celebrated on opening day of World Architecture Festival   Leisure architecture was a big winner on the opening day (15 November) of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Berlin, with a number of cultural buildings triumphing in the first stage of the prestigious WAF Awards. The Culture category, which consisted of 15 completed projects, was won by Heneghan Peng .... More>>
15 Nov 2017
Outdoor play brand Timbalaya seals first franchise deal with Kuwaiti firm
Outdoor play brand Timbalaya seals first franchise deal with Kuwaiti firm   Timbalaya, the British-based story-led adventure play IP, has announced its first project will be in Kuwait. .... More>>
15 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017: Triotech and Ubisoft announce plans for Assassin's Creed VR maze
IAAPA 2017: Triotech and Ubisoft announce plans for Assassin's Creed VR maze   Triotech has announced a major partnership with Ubisoft, with plans to create a virtual reality maze based on the Assassin’s Creed IP. Announced by Deborah Papiernik, senior vice president of new business for Ubisoft, the new attraction follows on from a Raving Rabbids VR maze unveiled at IAAPA. .... More>>
15 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017: David Willrich announces THEA Award winners
IAAPA 2017: David Willrich announces THEA Award winners   The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has announced the winners of the THEA Awards during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. The awards, which recognise achievement and talent within the attractions and themed entertainments industries, were announced by the TEA’s president of the International .... More>>
15 Nov 2017
A one-way ticket to fitness? Futuristic train offers passengers onboard spin bikes
A one-way ticket to fitness? Futuristic train offers passengers onboard spin bikes   Commuters could soon get their exercise fix on the train to work, thanks to a new double-decker carriage design that includes onboard spin bikes. German rail firm DB Regio and the Bavarian Railway Company (BEG) have unveiled their “Idea Train”, a life-size model of a double-decker train car that features sports .... More>>
15 Nov 2017
Evergrande Group firms up shift to attractions sector with more fairytale theme parks in China
Evergrande Group firms up shift to attractions sector with more fairytale theme parks in China   Chinese real-estate investment group Evergrande has announced it is working on a Fairytale Theme Park in Xixian New District, Shaanxi province. The news comes hot on the heels of a partnership between Evergrande and entertainment design firm IdeAttack. IdeAttack has masterplanned and conceptualised a series .... More>>
15 Nov 2017
‘Sound healing therapy’ launched by Indian boutique spa hotel
‘Sound healing therapy’ launched by Indian boutique spa hotel   The owners of Svatma, the experiential boutique hotel in Thanjavur, India, have created a new sound healing therapy which they will market as a new “destination experience” for the property. Described as the first of its kind in India, the treatment will look to tap into the healing qualities of music through a .... More>>
15 Nov 2017
Gove seeks ‘evidence-based advice’ on zoo licensing reforms in wake of Cumbria tragedy
Gove seeks ‘evidence-based advice’ on zoo licensing reforms in wake of Cumbria tragedy   A review of the zoo licensing system is underway in the UK following the Cumbria zoo scandal which saw the death of nearly 500 animals in just four years. A report by the government advisory Zoos Expert Committee will examine lessons from the case of South Lakes Safari Zoo in Dalton and propose changes to the .... More>>
15 Nov 2017
Diversity in design the focus as MAPIC 2017 kicks off in Cannes
Diversity in design the focus as MAPIC 2017 kicks off in Cannes   The International Retail Real Estate Market (MAPIC) returns to Cannes today (15 November) with a focus on how investors, retailers, architects and designers can “create real experiences” for consumers, the show’s director told Leisure Opportunities. About 8,500 international participants from 80 countries .... More>>
15 Nov 2017
Aerobic exercise helps maintain brain health, study finds
Aerobic exercise helps maintain brain health, study finds   Activities such as cycling and running can improve memory function and help maintain a healthy brain as we get older, according to an international study. Researchers from Australia’s Western Sydney University and the UK’s University of Manchester examined the effects of aerobic exercise on a region of the .... More>>
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