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Exclusive: Dubai on target to become Orlando 2.0, says Worlds of Adventure CEO
POSTED 22 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Dubai is still in the early stages but is definitely on track to achieve the status of ‘Orlando 2.0’ – that’s the opinion of IMG Worlds of Adventure CEO, Lennard Otto.
Have your say: ClubIntel launches annual study to explore fitness trends
POSTED 22 Sep 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Health and fitness club professionals and operators are being invited to take part in ClubIntel’s third annual international trends study, 'What’s All the Rage'.
Olympic medallist appointed chair of Swim Safe
POSTED 21 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Olympic medallist and European champion swimmer Steve Parry has been appointed the new chair of outdoor swimming and water safety programme Swim Safe.
Adria Lake creates ‘21st century spa’ for Radisson Blu’s first Bali location
POSTED 21 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Adria Lake of wellness and spa design company A.W. Lake Design has created a new Balinese spa for the Radisson Blu Uluwatu – the first Radisson Blu in Bali, which is set to open in December.
Spa relief fund helps businesses affected by recent hurricanes
POSTED 21 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
The Salon and Spa Relief Fund has created a ‘Hurricanes Harvey and Irma 500 Challenge’ to raise funds for those affected by the recent storms.
Les Roches partners with SpaTree to deliver spa training in China
POSTED 21 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Les Roches Jin Jiang (LRJJ) hotel management college in Shanghai, China, has signed a partnership deal with Dutch training company SpaTree to deliver accredited spa management courses for the rapidly growing Chinese wellness market.
Trump Slump takes hold as US tourism drops in early 2017
POSTED 21 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Predictions of a fall in visitors to the US following the election of Donald Trump have become a reality, with a decline of nearly 700,000 in the first quarter of 2017.
Six Flags provides parks and employee updates following Mexico earthquake
POSTED 21 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Six Flags has provided an update on its Mexico theme parks following this week’s devastating earthquake, with all of its employees safe and accounted for but damage to both its waterpark and theme park in the region.
McFit division partners Wexer to launch premium studio model
POSTED 21 Sep 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Cyberobics – the virtual fitness division of German company McFIT Global Group – has partnered with digital specialist Wexer to launch a premium virtual studio concept.
Architecture competition announced for landmark South Australian art gallery
POSTED 21 Sep 2017 . BY Kim Megson
The government of South Australia is commissioning an international search for a design team to create a second site for the state’s acclaimed art gallery.
Disruptive technology and business models top agenda at Global Wellness Summit
POSTED 21 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Disruptive technology and changing business models will dominate the agenda at this year’s Global Wellness Summit.
ISPA’s 2018 board of directors and officers elected
POSTED 21 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Three new board members have joined the International SPA Association’s (ISPA) board of directors and officers.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park submits plans for phase one of £50m expansion
POSTED 21 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park has submitted plans for the first phase of its £50m (US$67.8m, €56.5m) expansion, a project which will bring in new animals and double the workforce.
Film production backlot inspires Equinox Century City club design
POSTED 21 Sep 2017 . BY Rob Gibson
A luxury 30,000sq ft club inspired by a film production’s backlot has been unveiled in California by Equinox.
Les Mills partners Unicef for global fitness event
POSTED 20 Sep 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Global fitness brand Les Mills is teaming up with UNICEF to create a one-day exercise event, with money raised helping children and their families access safe water and better health care.
New director and renovation for Scotland’s Kohler Water Spa
POSTED 20 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
The Kohler Water Spa at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Scotland, is undergoing an £8m renovation and will reopen at the end of the year.
Sport Wales appoints first director of community engagement
POSTED 20 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
As part of its strategy to make sure sport “appeals to everyone”, Sport Wales has appointed its first ever director of community engagement.
'Cage free' zoo proposal for Sydney granted planning permission
POSTED 20 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Plans to develop a second zoo in Sydney, Australia, have been given the go-ahead after local government officials granted planning permission to the AU$36m (US$28.8m, €24m, £21.3m) “cage free” project in Bungarribee.
Summit Powder Mountain 'innovation community' takes shape on Utah ski slopes
POSTED 20 Sep 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Construction is underway for a mountaintop retreat in Utah focused on entrepreneurship and innovation.
Rosewood chosen to operate hotel in London's reimagined US Embassy building
POSTED 20 Sep 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Property developer Qatari Diar has announced the appointment of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts as the operator for a new hotel opening within London’s former US Embassy building in Grosvenor Square.
     
 


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22 Sep 2017
Exclusive: Dubai on target to become Orlando 2.0, says Worlds of Adventure CEO
Exclusive: Dubai on target to become Orlando 2.0, says Worlds of Adventure CEO   Dubai is still in the early stages but is definitely on track to achieve the status of ‘Orlando 2.0’ – that’s the opinion of IMG Worlds of Adventure CEO, Lennard Otto. Otto stated his belief that competition in the region will breed success, priming Dubai to act as an attractions hub in the Middle East and .... More>>
22 Sep 2017
Have your say: ClubIntel launches annual study to explore fitness trends
Have your say: ClubIntel launches annual study to explore fitness trends   Health and fitness club professionals and operators are being invited to take part in ClubIntel’s third annual international trends study, 'What’s All the Rage'. The US-based research firm will explore the types of facilities and equipment, programmes, services and technologies that the industry offers .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Olympic medallist appointed chair of Swim Safe
Olympic medallist appointed chair of Swim Safe   Olympic medallist and European champion swimmer Steve Parry has been appointed the new chair of outdoor swimming and water safety programme Swim Safe. Operated by Swim England and the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), Swim Safe teaches young people how to "have fun and stay safe" when swimming .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Adria Lake creates ‘21st century spa’ for Radisson Blu’s first Bali location
Adria Lake creates ‘21st century spa’ for Radisson Blu’s first Bali location   Adria Lake of wellness and spa design company A.W. Lake Design has created a new Balinese spa for the Radisson Blu Uluwatu – the first Radisson Blu in Bali, which is set to open in December. The 633sq m (6,814sq ft) SpaEsc will include seven treatment rooms, including two doubles with private steam showers and .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Spa relief fund helps businesses affected by recent hurricanes
Spa relief fund helps businesses affected by recent hurricanes   The Salon and Spa Relief Fund has created a ‘Hurricanes Harvey and Irma 500 Challenge’ to raise funds for those affected by the recent storms. The US-based nonprofit organisation is dedicated to helping those in the industry in the event of a disaster and has already distributed US$32,000 to victims of Hurricane .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Les Roches partners with SpaTree to deliver spa training in China
Les Roches partners with SpaTree to deliver spa training in China   Les Roches Jin Jiang (LRJJ) hotel management college in Shanghai, China, has signed a partnership deal with Dutch training company SpaTree to deliver accredited spa management courses for the rapidly growing Chinese wellness market. The courses will target Chinese spa professionals at manager or director level .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Trump Slump takes hold as US tourism drops in early 2017
Trump Slump takes hold as US tourism drops in early 2017   Predictions of a fall in visitors to the US following the election of Donald Trump have become a reality, with a decline of nearly 700,000 in the first quarter of 2017. Nicknamed the 'Trump Slump', the President’s proposed travel ban on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries and additionally his .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Six Flags provides parks and employee updates following Mexico earthquake
Six Flags provides parks and employee updates following Mexico earthquake   Six Flags has provided an update on its Mexico theme parks following this week’s devastating earthquake, with all of its employees safe and accounted for but damage to both its waterpark and theme park in the region. The new Six Flags Hurricane Harbor waterpark in Oaxtepec, which opened earlier this year, has .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
McFit division partners Wexer to launch premium studio model
McFit division partners Wexer to launch premium studio model   Cyberobics – the virtual fitness division of German company McFIT Global Group – has partnered with digital specialist Wexer to launch a premium virtual studio concept. Branded ‘Cyberobics, powered by Wexer’, the model is based on creating premium, standalone Cyberobics virtual studios in clubs anywhere in the .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Architecture competition announced for landmark South Australian art gallery
Architecture competition announced for landmark South Australian art gallery   The government of South Australia is commissioning an international search for a design team to create a second site for the state’s acclaimed art gallery. The project, called the Adelaide Contemporary, will form a new public and cultural space in the city, with the brief calling for an “architectural landmark .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Disruptive technology and business models top agenda at Global Wellness Summit
Disruptive technology and business models top agenda at Global Wellness Summit   Disruptive technology and changing business models will dominate the agenda at this year’s Global Wellness Summit. From the impact of AI, to virtual reality, Bitcoin, Blockchain and robotics, many of the keynotes will address the disruption that will most impact the wellness industries, so that conference .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
ISPA’s 2018 board of directors and officers elected
ISPA’s 2018 board of directors and officers elected   Three new board members have joined the International SPA Association’s (ISPA) board of directors and officers. The board has welcomed Damien Craft, senior spa director North America at Four Seasons Westlake Village; Brennan Evans, vice president of spa operations at Trilogy Spa Holdings; and Kelleye Heydon, .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Yorkshire Wildlife Park submits plans for phase one of £50m expansion
Yorkshire Wildlife Park submits plans for phase one of £50m expansion   The Yorkshire Wildlife Park has submitted plans for the first phase of its £50m (US$67.8m, €56.5m) expansion, a project which will bring in new animals and double the workforce. Adding 150 acres (61 hectares) of new land next to its existing site at Doncaster in the UK, the plans includes new reserves and the .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Film production backlot inspires Equinox Century City club design
Film production backlot inspires Equinox Century City club design   A luxury 30,000sq ft club inspired by a film production’s backlot has been unveiled in California by Equinox. Located in Century City, LA, and designed as a chic and aspirational venue, the panoramic club will include expansive locker rooms with luxurious amenities, a 4,000sq ft (371sq m) outdoor lounge and .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Les Mills partners Unicef for global fitness event
Les Mills partners Unicef for global fitness event   Global fitness brand Les Mills is teaming up with UNICEF to create a one-day exercise event, with money raised helping children and their families access safe water and better health care. Together with its 19,000 gym partners and 130,000 instructors, Les Mills and UNICEF will coordinate Move the World on World .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
New director and renovation for Scotland’s Kohler Water Spa
New director and renovation for Scotland’s Kohler Water Spa   The Kohler Water Spa at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Scotland, is undergoing an £8m renovation and will reopen at the end of the year. Designed by architects Sedley Place, the 2,300sq m (25,000sq ft) spa facility will feature 11 treatment rooms, including two couple’s rooms and two wet treatment rooms .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Sport Wales appoints first director of community engagement
Sport Wales appoints first director of community engagement   As part of its strategy to make sure sport “appeals to everyone”, Sport Wales has appointed its first ever director of community engagement. “With changing social trends, advances in technology and a whole range of opportunities competing for the Welsh public's attention, the new role will focus on ensuring .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
'Cage free' zoo proposal for Sydney granted planning permission
'Cage free' zoo proposal for Sydney granted planning permission   Plans to develop a second zoo in Sydney, Australia, have been given the go-ahead after local government officials granted planning permission to the AU$36m (US$28.8m, €24m, £21.3m) “cage free” project in Bungarribee. First touted in September 2015, the proposal for the Western Sydney Parklands – masterplanned .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Summit Powder Mountain 'innovation community' takes shape on Utah ski slopes
Summit Powder Mountain 'innovation community' takes shape on Utah ski slopes   Construction is underway for a mountaintop retreat in Utah focused on entrepreneurship and innovation. Summit Powder Mountain, near Eden, is a ski village planned by architects and environmental designers Studio Ma to include residences and leisure communities that will host a year-round community of creative .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Rosewood chosen to operate hotel in London's reimagined US Embassy building
Rosewood chosen to operate hotel in London's reimagined US Embassy building   Property developer Qatari Diar has announced the appointment of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts as the operator for a new hotel opening within London’s former US Embassy building in Grosvenor Square. The selection follows a lengthy process in which a series of international hotel companies submitted proposals for .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Alberto Apostoli-designed spa opens at Portopiccolo eco-resort
Alberto Apostoli-designed spa opens at Portopiccolo eco-resort   A new luxury spa has opened at the Portopiccolo Resort in Sistiana, Northern Italy. Designed by Italian architect Alberto Apostoli, the facility is spread across three floors and covers a total floor area of 3,600sq ft (38,800sq ft). The ground floor houses the reception, hairstyling studio, a training pool .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Ex-Premier CEO Debra Stuart appointed chair of The Training Room
Ex-Premier CEO Debra Stuart appointed chair of The Training Room   Former Premier Global Group chief executive Debra Stuart has been named chair of The Training Room PT, a training company specialising in personal trainer education. Stuart, a fitness industry veteran with more than 35 years’ experience, has been brought in a bid to "strengthen and enhance" The Training Room’s .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
On the wall: London’s National Portrait Gallery to stage major Michael Jackson exhibition
On the wall: London’s National Portrait Gallery to stage major Michael Jackson exhibition   The National Portrait Gallery, London, has announced what’s set to be a blockbuster exhibition exploring artworks portraying and inspired by the legendary singer Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson: On the Wall, which will take place between June and October 2018 in London before travelling to France, Germany and .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Personal trainer rental model delivers £1.5m profit for Fitness Hut
Personal trainer rental model delivers £1.5m profit for Fitness Hut   Switching to a rental model for personal trainers will deliver a profit of £1.5m this year at Fitness Hut, CEO Nick Coutts has revealed. The co-founder of the Portuguese market leader said the organisation had to rethink its previous model – based on PTs keeping just 35 per cent of the revenue they made onsite – .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Sweet! A Hershey’s day spa has opened in Pennsylvania
Sweet! A Hershey’s day spa has opened in Pennsylvania   Six exclusive dark chocolate treatments featuring ‘The great American chocolate bar’ are featured at a new day spa in Hershey, Pennsylvania, US. Melt Spa by Hershey – located on the aptly named East Chocolate Avenue – has a menu that takes full advantage of Americans’ love of the iconic chocolate. A Dark .... More>>
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