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Work begins on Heatherwick Studio's first Japanese project – a giant pergola in Tokyo
BY Tom Walker | 23 Aug 2019
Singapore looks to wearable tech for population-based health initiative
BY Tom Walker | 23 Aug 2019
World Animal Protection report accuses accredited zoos of animal cruelty
BY Andy Knaggs | 22 Aug 2019
New York flagship announced for Museum of Ice Cream as operator plans international expansion
BY Andy Knaggs | 22 Aug 2019
New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation
BY Andy Knaggs | 21 Aug 2019
Cecilia Rollen to create personalised programme for The Spa Metropole by Givenchy
BY Lauren Heath-Jones | 23 Aug 2019
Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020
BY Andy Knaggs | 21 Aug 2019
'World's highest aquarium' opens in China
BY Andy Knaggs | 21 Aug 2019
MVRDV-designed Pixel looks to introduce community-spirit concept to Abu Dhabi
BY Tom Walker | 21 Aug 2019
The Spa at Windsor Court to undergo major renovation
BY Lauren Heath-Jones | 20 Aug 2019
Phased reopening for new Denver Art Museum facilities begins June 2020
BY Andy Knaggs | 20 Aug 2019
Sutton Hoo ancient royal burial site reopens following redevelopment
BY Andy Knaggs | 20 Aug 2019
Merlin reveals plans for Lego Movie World at California resort
BY Tom Walker | 20 Aug 2019
Spenga ramps up expansion with two new locations – plans 300 sites by 2023
BY Tom Walker | 20 Aug 2019
Four Seasons to open resort in Los Cabos with Oasis Spa
BY Jane Kitchen | 19 Aug 2019
Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects
BY Andy Knaggs | 19 Aug 2019
'Anti-franchise franchise' Fit Body Boot Camp plans 200 new locations
BY Tom Walker | 19 Aug 2019
Emma Darby named COO of Resense
BY Jane Kitchen | 16 Aug 2019
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation
BY Andy Knaggs | 16 Aug 2019
ISPA research: More men visiting spas than ever before
BY Lauren Heath-Jones | 16 Aug 2019
     
 


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23 Aug 2019
Work begins on Heatherwick Studio's first Japanese project – a giant pergola in Tokyo
Work begins on Heatherwick Studio's first Japanese project – a giant pergola in Tokyo   Work has begun on Heatherwick Studio’s latest project in Asia – a landscaped, giant "pergola" in central Tokyo. The mixed-use project will form the heart of Tokyo’s Toranomon-Azabudai district and will sit next to Japan's tallest skyscraper. Heatherwick has been tasked with creating a public realm and a .... More>>
23 Aug 2019
Singapore looks to wearable tech for population-based health initiative
Singapore looks to wearable tech for population-based health initiative   The Singapore government is creating a "comprehensive digital health platform" based on the use of wearables, as part of a new nationwide health initiative designed to get Singaporeans more physically active. The landmark Live Healthy SG scheme will harness technology, behaviour insights and analytics and aims to .... More>>
22 Aug 2019
World Animal Protection report accuses accredited zoos of animal cruelty
World Animal Protection report accuses accredited zoos of animal cruelty   Zoos and aquariums associations have criticised a report by World Animal Protection (WAP) which claims to have identified numerous examples around the world of wild animals being used in cruel and demeaning ways in the name of visitor entertainment. According to the report by WAP – an international nonprofit .... More>>
22 Aug 2019
New York flagship announced for Museum of Ice Cream as operator plans international expansion
New York flagship announced for Museum of Ice Cream as operator plans international expansion   The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has announced plans to open several new locations, both in the US and internationally over the next 18 months, starting with its first New York City flagship in Q4 2019. Set over three storeys and spanning nearly 25,000sq ft (7,620sq m), the New York attraction in Soho will have .... More>>
21 Aug 2019
New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation
New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation   A donation of US$5.5m (€4.96m, £4.55m) will go towards the development of a new visitor services centre at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial – the museum located on the site of the World War Two Nazi concentration camp in Poland. The donation comes through the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation, with Ronald .... More>>
23 Aug 2019
Cecilia Rollen to create personalised programme for The Spa Metropole by Givenchy
Cecilia Rollen to create personalised programme for The Spa Metropole by Givenchy   The Spa Metropole by Givenchy at The Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo has announced a collaboration with Cecilia Rollen to launch a new series of experiences at the spa. With an emphasis on personalisation, Rollen – a blogger and "lifestyle coach" also known as Cherished Nomad – has developed a range of .... More>>
21 Aug 2019
Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020
Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020   Cedar Fair's Virginia amusement and waterpark, Kings Dominion, has announced three new additions to its 20-acre (80,900sq m, 265,500sq ft) Soak City waterpark, which is set to open in 2020. Set within a newly redesigned area of the park called Coconut Shores, guests will find a 45ft-tall (13.7m) aqua play .... More>>
21 Aug 2019
'World's highest aquarium' opens in China
'World's highest aquarium' opens in China   Standing more than 2,200 metres (7,200ft) above sea level, a new aquarium just opened in Xining, Qinghai Province in northwest China, now hold's the record for the world's highest-altitude aquarium. Opened on 18 August, the 28,000sq m (91,860sq ft) site has taken almost two years to build and is the first .... More>>
21 Aug 2019
MVRDV-designed Pixel looks to introduce community-spirit concept to Abu Dhabi
MVRDV-designed Pixel looks to introduce community-spirit concept to Abu Dhabi   Construction work has begun on Pixel, a new residential-led, mixed-use project in Abu Dhabi's new Maker's District. Designed by MVRDV, the development aims to provide residents with a lifestyle based around outdoor living and community spirit – an innovative approach in the Emirates, as it deviates from the .... More>>
20 Aug 2019
The Spa at Windsor Court to undergo major renovation
The Spa at Windsor Court to undergo major renovation   The Spa at Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, US, is set to undergo a major renovation that will see the addition of new relaxation spaces and treatment rooms. The renovation, which is scheduled to complete in early Autumn, will be spearheaded by Houston-based design firm Montgomery Roth Architecture & .... More>>
20 Aug 2019
Phased reopening for new Denver Art Museum facilities begins June 2020
Phased reopening for new Denver Art Museum facilities begins June 2020   Denver Art Museum in Colorado, US, is to begin a phased reopening of its campus in June 2020, with a new welcome centre, learning and engagement centre, 72,000sq ft (21,945sq m) of new and refurbished gallery space and new dining experiences. Three levels of the existing Gio Ponti-designed Martin Building will .... More>>
20 Aug 2019
Sutton Hoo ancient royal burial site reopens following redevelopment
Sutton Hoo ancient royal burial site reopens following redevelopment   Sutton Hoo, the burial site of a 7th century Anglo-Saxon king in Suffolk, England, that achieved worldwide fame upon its discovery in 1938, has reopened following a £4m (US$4.85m, €4.37m) transformation. The project has enabled a retelling of the story of the discovery of King Raedwald, who was found with his .... More>>
20 Aug 2019
Merlin reveals plans for Lego Movie World at California resort
Merlin reveals plans for Lego Movie World at California resort   Merlin has revealed plans for the largest new addition at its Legoland California resort since the park launched in 1999. The new Lego Movie World area is set to open in 2020 and will be based on the popular Warner Bros. movie franchise. The area is being designed in partnership with Warner and will place .... More>>
20 Aug 2019
Spenga ramps up expansion with two new locations – plans 300 sites by 2023
Spenga ramps up expansion with two new locations – plans 300 sites by 2023   Boutique fitness franchise Spenga has opened two new locations as it looks to ramp up its US expansion plans. The two new studios – in Marietta, Georgia and Nashua, New Hampshire – will offer Spenga's signature 60-minute sessions, mixing indoor cycling, strength training and yoga. The studios have been .... More>>
19 Aug 2019
Four Seasons to open resort in Los Cabos with Oasis Spa
Four Seasons to open resort in Los Cabos with Oasis Spa   Four Seasons will open a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico this November, featuring a 15,855sq ft Oasis Spa. Designed by Guerin Glass Architects, the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas includes 141 bedrooms, including 23 suites, all designed to integrate indoor-outdoor living. Native landscaping and .... More>>
19 Aug 2019
Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects
Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects   Arts Council England has named 13 new additions to its Creative People and Places (CPP) project, which it says is about local people choosing, creating and taking part in the arts and culture on offer to them. The new locations have been identified as having amongst the lowest engagement with arts and culture in .... More>>
19 Aug 2019
'Anti-franchise franchise' Fit Body Boot Camp plans 200 new locations
'Anti-franchise franchise' Fit Body Boot Camp plans 200 new locations   Fitness franchise Fit Body Boot Camp has revealed that it has more than 200 new locations under development. Founded in 2009 by entrepreneur Bedros Keuilian, the concept is based on providing 30-minute HIIT sessions and professional guidance at a "fraction of the cost" of personal training. The brand has grown .... More>>
16 Aug 2019
Emma Darby named COO of Resense
Emma Darby named COO of Resense   Leading wellness consultancy Resense has announced the promotion of Emma Darby to the position of chief operating officer (COO). Darby benefits from over 20 years of experience within the wellness industry. Prior to joining Resense in 2012, she was a senior spa director for six years with Ritz Carlton, managing .... More>>
16 Aug 2019
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation   A major renovation project that will expand touring exhibition halls and create several new facilities at the Australian Museum in Sydney will see the venue closed to the public from 19 August. Project Discover has a budget of AUS$57.5m (US$38.9m, €34.9m, £32.1m), most of which has been provided by the New .... More>>
16 Aug 2019
ISPA research: More men visiting spas than ever before
ISPA research: More men visiting spas than ever before   Research by the International Spa Association (ISPA), has revealed that more men are going to spas than ever before, with stats indicating that 49 per cent of spa customers are now men, a 20 per cent increase from the 29 per cent reported in 2005. According to ISPA president Lynne McNees this shift, which began .... More>>
16 Aug 2019
The Lancet: social media preventing teenagers being physically active – and affecting their mental health
The Lancet: social media preventing teenagers being physically active – and affecting their mental health   Teenagers' 'incessant' use of social media is radically reducing the time they spend sleeping and exercising – and could have a detrimental effect on mental health and wellbeing. A large-scale study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, explored associations between the frequency of social .... More>>
16 Aug 2019
Silver Dollar City announces record-breaking waterfall drop ride among US$30m plans
Silver Dollar City announces record-breaking waterfall drop ride among US$30m plans   The tallest raft ride drop in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Silver Dollar City, after the park revealed plans to invest more than US$30m (€26.9m, £24.8m) into a number of new developments. The US$23m (€20.6m, £19m) Mystic River Falls is the most significant part of the investment. Riders will travel almost .... More>>
15 Aug 2019
Global Wellness Summit relocates from Hong Kong to Singapore
Global Wellness Summit relocates from Hong Kong to Singapore   Susie Ellis, chair of the Global Wellness Institute, has announced the 2019 Global Wellness Summit will move from Hong Kong to Singapore. Dates will remain unchanged at 15-17 October and Hyatt will still play host, with the Grand Hyatt Singapore replacing the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong as the venue. Escalating civil .... More>>
15 Aug 2019
New York's largest waterpark set for expansion after acquiring state funding
New York's largest waterpark set for expansion after acquiring state funding   Construction is set to start in September on new water slides at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari theme park in New York, US, with a funding contribution for the new rides having come from the state's economic development agency. Empire State Development has awarded US$500,000 (€448,300, £414,000) from its .... More>>
14 Aug 2019
Healing Holidays opens Singapore office
Healing Holidays opens Singapore office   UK-based wellness travel specialist Healing Holidays has opened its first overseas office in Singapore. The new branch offers wellness solutions to health-conscious consumers from across Asia, Australia and the West coast of the US. The Singapore branch will also play an important role in the sourcing and .... More>>
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