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New ISPA research shines spotlight on consumers' spa habits and concerns
BY Megan Whitby | 27 May 2022
The International Spa Association (ISPA) Foundation has released the 11th volume of its Consumer Snapshot initiative titled New Era, New Consumer.
Science Museum's major exhibition on cancer opens to the public
BY Tom Walker | 26 May 2022
A major free exhibition on the treatment and understanding of cancer has opened at the Science Museum in London, UK.
GSN Planet develops app to help spas monitor and improve sustainability credentials
BY Megan Whitby | 25 May 2022
Spa teams can now measure and improve their sustainability credentials following the launch of Green Spa Network (GSN) Planet’s new sustainability calculator.
Fairmont signals entry into Japan with plans for urban retreat in Tokyo
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2022
Hospitality giant Accor and Japan-based real estate company Nomura Real Estate Development have unveiled plans to open a Fairmont property in Tokyo in 2025.
Studio Apostoli brings the outdoors in for nature-centric spa project in Hudson Valley
BY Megan Whitby | 24 May 2022
International spa and wellness design firm Studio Apostoli is realising a new private members’ spa in New York’s verdant Hudson Valley.
GWI spotlights country-specific wellness economy data with new Geography of Wellness microsite
BY Megan Whitby | 23 May 2022
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has launched the Geography of Wellness microsite to showcase different countries’ wellness economies.
Strava integrates with injury-prevention app
BY Frances Marcellin | 21 May 2022
Strava, a leading social platform for athletes, has acquired Recover Athletics, a startup providing evidence-based prehab workouts to runners. The move gives Strava subscribers access to Recover Athletics’ app, which includes personalised injury prevention plans and exercises.
UN picks Go Fit’s public-private model as example of best practice
BY Frances Marcellin | 21 May 2022
Go Fit has been selected by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) as an example of best practice for PPP (public–private partnership) collaboration.
Four Seasons spa launches in New Orleans with rooftop infinity pool and panoramic Mississippi River views
BY Megan Whitby | 20 May 2022
Four Seasons has opened the doors to a brand new luxury hotel spa in downtown New Orleans, within its Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans.
Gurney’s Montauk announces completion of US$20m spa renovation
BY Megan Whitby | 19 May 2022
Gurney’s Montauk Resort in Long Island, US, has relaunched its Seawater Spa following a US$20m top-to-toe refresh focused on holistic wellness, innovation and sustainability.
Ness raises US$15m for health rewards app ahead of credit card launch delivering health insurance in the US
BY Frances Marcellin | 19 May 2022
Ness, a US startup that is developing a range of wellness-driven credit cards, has launched its first product, the Ness Rewards app, with longer-term plans to deliver health insurance in the US via its credit cards.
Scruffy Dog and Simtec launch Fisher-Price themed trackless ride
BY Tom Walker | 19 May 2022
Scruffy Dog Creative Group and Simtec Systems have partnered to launch a new immersive trackless dark ride featuring the popular Mattel IP, Fisher-Price.
BIG's designs Prague concert hall to be vibrant centre of life
BY Tom Walker | 18 May 2022
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) have been selected as the architect for the Vltava Philharmonic Hall in Prague, Czech Republic.
Dohmen and Bertens join forces to launch Tourist Development and Attraction Consultants
BY Tom Walker | 18 May 2022
Former Efteling COO, Coen Bertens, and former BRC Imagination Arts exec, Bart Dohmen, have partnered to set up a consultancy for the tourism and visitor attraction sectors.
Hyatt is piloting private gyms that can be rented by the hour
BY Frances Marcellin | 18 May 2022
Hyatt is piloting private gyms in five of its US hotels as part of its Stay Fit Private Fitness programme. The exercise spaces are located in converted guest rooms and offer a collection of cardio and strength-training equipment.
Aman New York launching in August with urban spa sanctuary
BY Megan Whitby | 17 May 2022
Luxury hotel group Aman has announced its long-awaited urban property in New York City will welcome guests as of 2 August 2022.
Circuit Society signs first London franchise – will open in Dubai in 2023
BY Frances Marcellin | 17 May 2022
New fitness franchise, Circuit Society, has signed its first London location in Bayswater. The 3,000sq ft (280sq m) micro-gym, run by franchisee Liz Benjamin, will open in August 2022 following a period of construction starting in June.
Active Nottingham publishes a free book called Can We Splash? to get families into swimming
BY Frances Marcellin | 16 May 2022
Active Nottingham, part of Nottingham City Council, has released a children’s book called Can We Splash? to encourage more parents to take children swimming.
Tillt gamifies running with financial rewards
BY Frances Marcellin | 16 May 2022
Tillt, an athletic performance-based betting app – where runners get paid if they win – has been launched by co-founders Sam Mackie and Taber Gifford.
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club appoints Tania McCorkle as wellness director
BY Megan Whitby | 16 May 2022
Strata Integrated Wellness and Spa at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, Colorado, is under new leadership with the appointment of Tania McCorkle as director of wellness.
     
 


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27 May 2022
New ISPA research shines spotlight on consumers' spa habits and concerns
New ISPA research shines spotlight on consumers' spa habits and concerns   The International Spa Association (ISPA) Foundation has released the 11th volume of its Consumer Snapshot initiative titled New Era, New Consumer. The study sought to examine the habits, attitudes and expectations of consumers as they consider the pandemic’s lingering effects and continue to evaluate .... More>>
26 May 2022
Science Museum's major exhibition on cancer opens to the public
Science Museum's major exhibition on cancer opens to the public   A major free exhibition on the treatment and understanding of cancer has opened at the Science Museum in London, UK. Described as a "world-first", the Cancer Revolution exhibition reveals the past, present and future of how cancer is prevented, detected and treated. With more than 100 objects and numerous .... More>>
25 May 2022
GSN Planet develops app to help spas monitor and improve sustainability credentials
GSN Planet develops app to help spas monitor and improve sustainability credentials   Spa teams can now measure and improve their sustainability credentials following the launch of Green Spa Network (GSN) Planet’s new sustainability calculator. The measurement tool is packaged as a mobile app and designed to bring spas’ sustainability performance into focus. Free to download, the GSN Planet .... More>>
24 May 2022
Fairmont signals entry into Japan with plans for urban retreat in Tokyo
Fairmont signals entry into Japan with plans for urban retreat in Tokyo   Hospitality giant Accor and Japan-based real estate company Nomura Real Estate Development have unveiled plans to open a Fairmont property in Tokyo in 2025. Opening in the heart of the capital city, Fairmont Tokyo will mark the luxury brand’s first hotel and is being designed as an urban sanctuary in the heart .... More>>
24 May 2022
Studio Apostoli brings the outdoors in for nature-centric spa project in Hudson Valley
Studio Apostoli brings the outdoors in for nature-centric spa project in Hudson Valley   International spa and wellness design firm Studio Apostoli is realising a new private members’ spa in New York’s verdant Hudson Valley. The studio is creating the Shin Rin Spa for Silo Ridge Field Club, an exclusive 850-acre gated community and private members’ club located two hours from New York City. .... More>>
23 May 2022
GWI spotlights country-specific wellness economy data with new Geography of Wellness microsite
GWI spotlights country-specific wellness economy data with new Geography of Wellness microsite   The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has launched the Geography of Wellness microsite to showcase different countries’ wellness economies. The new platform is designed to provide a clear picture of where each country is positioned in the wellness market and give countries a platform to showcase their wellness .... More>>
21 May 2022
Strava integrates with injury-prevention app
Strava integrates with injury-prevention app   Strava, a leading social platform for athletes, has acquired Recover Athletics, a startup providing evidence-based prehab workouts to runners. The move gives Strava subscribers access to Recover Athletics’ app, which includes personalised injury prevention plans and exercises. “Recover Athletics addresses a .... More>>
21 May 2022
UN picks Go Fit’s public-private model as example of best practice
UN picks Go Fit’s public-private model as example of best practice   Go Fit has been selected by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) as an example of best practice for public–private partnership collaboration (PPP). The company’s core values, model and achievements were presented in a case study at the 6th UNECE International PPP Forum, in Barcelona. The .... More>>
20 May 2022
Four Seasons spa launches in New Orleans with rooftop infinity pool and panoramic Mississippi River views
Four Seasons spa launches in New Orleans with rooftop infinity pool and panoramic Mississippi River views   Four Seasons has opened the doors to a brand new luxury hotel spa in downtown New Orleans, within its Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans. According to the hotel group, the wellness facility is inspired by the allure of the bon vivant lifestyle and a hint of excess. “In our concept, we drew inspiration .... More>>
19 May 2022
Gurney’s Montauk announces completion of US$20m spa renovation
Gurney’s Montauk announces completion of US$20m spa renovation   Gurney’s Montauk Resort in Long Island, US, has relaunched its Seawater Spa following a US$20m top-to-toe refresh focused on holistic wellness, innovation and sustainability. What’s new? The Gurney’s team tapped architecture firm Alonso Designs to realise the renovation – the group responsible for .... More>>
19 May 2022
Ness raises US$15m for health rewards app ahead of credit card launch delivering health insurance in the US
Ness raises US$15m for health rewards app ahead of credit card launch delivering health insurance in the US   Ness, a US startup that is developing a range of wellness-driven credit cards, has launched its first product, the Ness Rewards app, with longer-term plans to deliver health insurance in the US via its credit cards. The company, founded by Derek Flanzraich, former CEO and founder of health website Greatness has .... More>>
19 May 2022
F45 targets military veterans as franchisees and launches $300m loan financing deal with Fortress
F45 targets military veterans as franchisees and launches $300m loan financing deal with Fortress   Following a history of supporting US military and service members, F45 has announced a new initiative called F45 After, which offers US military personnel exclusive financing to become franchisees. While the programme has only just launched, the company has already received 2,500 inquiries from potential .... More>>
19 May 2022
Scruffy Dog and Simtec launch Fisher-Price themed trackless ride
Scruffy Dog and Simtec launch Fisher-Price themed trackless ride   Scruffy Dog Creative Group and Simtec Systems have partnered to launch a new immersive trackless dark ride featuring the popular Mattel IP, Fisher-Price. The ride's narrative and concept were developed by Scruffy Dog, while Simtec designed the trackless system. With a capacity for six to nine people, the .... More>>
18 May 2022
BIG's designs Prague concert hall to be vibrant centre of life
BIG's designs Prague concert hall to be vibrant centre of life   Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) have been selected as the architect for the Vltava Philharmonic Hall in Prague, Czech Republic. The first national concert hall to be built in the country in 100 years, the venue will be the home of the famous Prague Symphony Orchestra and will have an audience capacity of more than .... More>>
18 May 2022
Dohmen and Bertens join forces to launch Tourist Development and Attraction Consultants
Dohmen and Bertens join forces to launch Tourist Development and Attraction Consultants   Former Efteling COO, Coen Bertens, and former BRC Imagination Arts exec, Bart Dohmen, have partnered to set up a consultancy for the tourism and visitor attraction sectors. Called Tourist Development and Attraction Consultants (TDAC), the firm will be structured as around a group of associates and will .... More>>
18 May 2022
Hyatt is piloting private gyms that can be rented by the hour
Hyatt is piloting private gyms that can be rented by the hour   Hyatt is piloting private gyms in five of its US hotels as part of its Stay Fit Private Fitness programme. The exercise spaces are located in converted guest rooms and offer a collection of cardio and strength-training equipment. Guests can book the gyms for US$25 an hour, giving them access to a Peloton bike, .... More>>
17 May 2022
Aman New York launching in August with urban spa sanctuary
Aman New York launching in August with urban spa sanctuary   Luxury hotel group Aman has announced its long-awaited urban property in New York City will welcome guests as of 2 August 2022. Aman New York will open in the 1921 Crown Building on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, overlooking the city’s iconic Central Park. The destination will be topped with a three-storey, .... More>>
17 May 2022
Circuit Society signs first London franchise – will open in Dubai in 2023
Circuit Society signs first London franchise – will open in Dubai in 2023   New fitness franchise, Circuit Society, has signed its first London location in Bayswater. The 3,000sq ft (280sq m) micro-gym, run by franchisee Liz Benjamin, will open in August 2022 following a period of construction starting in June. Another Circuit Society club is due to open in St Albans in July this year. .... More>>
16 May 2022
Active Nottingham publishes a free book called Can We Splash? to get families into swimming
Active Nottingham publishes a free book called Can We Splash? to get families into swimming   Active Nottingham, part of Nottingham City Council, has released a children’s book called Can We Splash? to encourage more parents to take children swimming. The team at Active Nottingham became aware that many families in the area have never been swimming and the book has been developed to help parents .... More>>
16 May 2022
Tillt gamifies running with financial rewards
Tillt gamifies running with financial rewards   Tillt, an athletic performance-based betting app – where runners get paid if they win – has been launched by co-founders Sam Mackie and Taber Gifford. Described as an athletic companion app users view each other’s data-led profiles and decide who they can compete fairly against. Competitions are focused on .... More>>
16 May 2022
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club appoints Tania McCorkle as wellness director
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club appoints Tania McCorkle as wellness director   Strata Integrated Wellness and Spa at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, Colorado, is under new leadership with the appointment of Tania McCorkle as director of wellness. McCorkle has been promoted from her prior role as director of spa and fitness where she led the team to create new multi-faced wellness .... More>>
12 May 2022
WTS International rebrands and joins Arch Amenities Group
WTS International rebrands and joins Arch Amenities Group   A brand new amenity management firm named Arch Amenities Group has been formed by the amalgamation of spa and wellness consultancy and management company WTS International, corporate fitness and amenity solution provider LifeStart and Meet Hospitality – a hospitality services and hosted meetings company. The trio .... More>>
11 May 2022
Ella Kent and Kerstin Florian honoured with ISPA achievement awards
Ella Kent and Kerstin Florian honoured with ISPA achievement awards   The International Spa Association (ISPA) championed dedication and innovation at its recent Las Vegas conference. The organisation handed out four awards to reward individuals for their contributions to the industry. The dedicated contributor Ella Kent received the ISPA Dedicated Contributor .... More>>
11 May 2022
Harm Tegelaars returns to fitness industry – joins the board of Hussle
Harm Tegelaars returns to fitness industry – joins the board of Hussle   Fitness industry veteran Harm Tegelaars has returned to the fitness industry by joining the board of directors at Hussle. Tegelaars founded the Cannons Group in 1980 and built it from one club into a national brand with more than 3,500 employees and 60 sites – which were absorbed into the Nuffield Health .... More>>
11 May 2022
Revenues jump 67 per cent at Planet Fitness ahead of expansion into new markets
Revenues jump 67 per cent at Planet Fitness ahead of expansion into new markets   Planet Fitness saw its Q1 2022 revenue increase by 66.9 per cent (to US$186.7m) on 2021 – the latest sign that the US fitness market is bouncing back. Even more impressively, the figure marks an increase on Q1 2019 revenues (US$148.8 million) – the last comparable quarter not impacted by the pandemic. The .... More>>
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