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Anantara opens first IV drip bar in partnership with Verita Healthcare Group
BY Megan Whitby | 14 Oct 2020
Drones used to disinfect Mercedes Benz stadium as part of anti-COVID measures
BY Tom Walker | 14 Oct 2020
PureGym considers legal action as UK fitness industry fights back against forced closures in Liverpool
BY Tom Walker | 14 Oct 2020
Chenot Group’s Dr George Gaitanos confirmed to speak at 2021 Medical Wellness Congress
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Oct 2020
Global Wellness Summit announces ‘Virtual Access Package’ for 2020 event
BY Megan Whitby | 13 Oct 2020
Technogym reveals new format for Let's Move For A Better World
BY Tom Walker | 13 Oct 2020
HCM challenges UK government’s COVID-19 strategy
BY Tom Walker | 13 Oct 2020
Vast majority of UK fitness industry stays open, ukactive will fight Liverpool lockdown
BY Tom Walker | 12 Oct 2020
We Work Well to host webinar focused on European spa market landscape
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Oct 2020
Clinique La Prairie launches limited edition immunity support programmes
BY Megan Whitby | 12 Oct 2020
Ralph Scholz announces new European B2B trade show – FitnessConnected
BY Tom Walker | 09 Oct 2020
Digme launching at-home offer with indoor bike hire and live classes
BY Tom Walker | 08 Oct 2020
Steve Mann joins 4Global to drive insight and digital solutions
BY Tom Walker | 08 Oct 2020
B2Ai and SCAU to design new €100m Club Brugge stadium
BY Tom Walker | 07 Oct 2020
Clodagh reveals design inspiration behind Miraval Berkshires, home to Miraval's largest Life in Balance Spa
BY Megan Whitby | 09 Oct 2020
Les Sources de Caudalie’s sister property and vinotherapy spa open at original 18th-century Château
BY Megan Whitby | 08 Oct 2020
Governments urged to classify gyms as 'essential services' to avoid lockdown closures, plus £500m sector aid package rumoured
BY Tom Walker | 06 Oct 2020
PureGym trainer behind 'ill-judged' slavery workout apologises
BY Tom Walker | 06 Oct 2020
Henri Chenot announces retirement and appoints Dr George Gaitanos to continue Chenot legacy
BY Megan Whitby | 06 Oct 2020
Sensei names Dr Vishal Patel as director of wellness research
BY Megan Whitby | 07 Oct 2020
     
 


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23 Oct 2020
Cash boost for Northern Ireland in landmark VAT case
Cash boost for Northern Ireland in landmark VAT case   Mid Ulster District Council (MUDC) in Northern Ireland has won a landmark VAT case, which could see councils in the country receive a multi-million pound payday. The case centred on whether VAT should be payable on charges paid by members of the public for access to gyms, sports, recreation and leisure .... More>>
23 Oct 2020
UK-based creative companies launch 'Vigilante Group' to shake up experience sector
UK-based creative companies launch 'Vigilante Group' to shake up experience sector   Six UK-based creative companies have teamed up to launch the Vigilante Group, described as a "rebellious team of creative companies" looking to "liberate the world from the fortress of the status quo". Focusing on the visitor attraction, experience and entertainment industries, the newly formed collective will .... More>>
23 Oct 2020
Noella Gabriel promoted to Elemis’ global president in leadership shake up
Noella Gabriel promoted to Elemis’ global president in leadership shake up   Elemis has appointed its co-founder and president of Elemis USA, Noella Gabriel, to global president, effective immediately. The decision is part of a wider leadership reshuffle which sees Oriele Frank, previously Elemis’ UK managing director, appointed as chief product and sustainability officer. Both .... More>>
23 Oct 2020
Nobu continues global expansion and announces plans for debut African property in Marrakech
Nobu continues global expansion and announces plans for debut African property in Marrakech   Global lifestyle brand Nobu Hospitality, founded by Robert De Niro, Nobu Matsuhisa and Meir Teper, is continuing its global expansion with a new luxury destination in Marrakech, Morocco, scheduled to open Q3 2021. The 71-key Nobu Hotel Marrakech is being realised through a collaboration between Hivernage .... More>>
22 Oct 2020
UK leisure centres can bid for £100m of government support
UK leisure centres can bid for £100m of government support   The government has pledged to invest £100m in supporting public leisure centres this winter, as part of a £1bn additional support package for local councils. Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed today (22 October) the way the £1bn funding will be allocated. Among the measures announced was a .... More>>
22 Oct 2020
COVID-19 is helping hoteliers recognise the value of spa revenue, says Emlyn Brown
COVID-19 is helping hoteliers recognise the value of spa revenue, says Emlyn Brown   Accor’s global VP of wellbeing, Emlyn Brown, believes COVID-19 has provided a platform for hotel spas in city locations to leverage the local market and become a crucial revenue driver. Speaking in a recent webinar hosted by, We Work Well, Brown reported that as markets have begun to recover, Accor’s remote .... More>>
21 Oct 2020
ISPA launches new members-only virtual education series hosted by Patrick Huey
ISPA launches new members-only virtual education series hosted by Patrick Huey   ISPA has revealed it will host a new virtual education series, called Shine On, featuring leading industry voices sharing their insights on a range of subjects critical to the industry’s present and future. ISPA will hold one instalment every month leading up to the 2021 ISPA Conference & Expo in Phoenix, .... More>>
22 Oct 2020
GSN Planet launches Sustainability Guide to inspire businesses to become conscious consumers during pandemic
GSN Planet launches Sustainability Guide to inspire businesses to become conscious consumers during pandemic   GSN Planet (GSN) has recently unveiled a COVID-19 Sustainability Guide in response to the global pandemic. The guide is designed to provide inspiration and practical options for businesses and practitioners to evolve during the pandemic to focus on eco-friendly products and services, and additionally offer .... More>>
21 Oct 2020
BMF pivots to franchising, puts original business through a CVA and appoints Mike Evans to drive global expansion
BMF pivots to franchising, puts original business through a CVA and appoints Mike Evans to drive global expansion   Be Military Fit (BMF) has completed a restructuring project, designed to transform the outdoor fitness provider from a centrally-led company into a franchise business. Shareholders Bear Grylls and investor, Chris St George, acquired the former British Military Fitness business out of administration in 2018 and .... More>>
20 Oct 2020
Rod Hill signs énergie Fitness master franchise deal for Spain – plans 75 gyms
Rod Hill signs énergie Fitness master franchise deal for Spain – plans 75 gyms   Rod Hill, former president of TRIB3 and director general of Anytime Fitness Iberia, has signed a master franchise agreement with énergie Fitness to develop 75 clubs in Spain over the next 10 years. Hill will share the master franchisee contract with George Houtenbos, another long-time fitness industry leader .... More>>
21 Oct 2020
Remote mountain spa resort in Greece unveils seclusion retreat
Remote mountain spa resort in Greece unveils seclusion retreat   Luxury Greek destination, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas, has launched an exclusive seclusion programme designed for guests looking for a remote wellbeing escape. Located in the concealed mountain region of West Zagori, Aristi Resort is home to 24 rooms, suites and villas and set within a national park .... More>>
20 Oct 2020
Preventable lifestyle diseases are driving COVID-19 and we need a radical change of direction to deal with it, says The Lancet
Preventable lifestyle diseases are driving COVID-19 and we need a radical change of direction to deal with it, says The Lancet   Persistent and rising levels of lifestyle disease across the world have exacerbated the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet. Published in the latest issue of the journal, data from the Global Burden of Disease report shows that preventable .... More>>
20 Oct 2020
Salto Systems acquires Gantner Electronic from private equity owner
Salto Systems acquires Gantner Electronic from private equity owner   Access control specialist Salto Systems has acquired Gantner Electronic from private investment house Ardian. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will see Gantner – a high-tech company specialising in electronic access, ticketing and billing systems, as well as smart locks for lockers – become part of the Salto .... More>>
20 Oct 2020
Elemis and Gharieni will debut in Ireland at Johnstown Estate spa following €3.5m revamp
Elemis and Gharieni will debut in Ireland at Johnstown Estate spa following €3.5m revamp   Luxury Irish spa resort, The Johnstown Estate, in County Meath, has invested €3.5m (US$4.13m, £3.18m) in creating a new spa nearly twice the size of its previous facility, scheduled to launch early November 2020. Located at an original 18th-century Georgian Residence, the new spa is being upgraded with a variety .... More>>
19 Oct 2020
Frontline Summit 2020: 'The world’s largest gathering of people-powered businesses'
Frontline Summit 2020: 'The world’s largest gathering of people-powered businesses'   Customer experience software provider, AskNicely, has announced it will host a new virtual event called the Global Frontline Experience Summit. AskNicely believes that a memorable customer experience starts at the frontline, and at the moment it recognises that this experience has become more challenging than .... More>>
19 Oct 2020
Breaking: Gyms can stay open in tier 3 areas
Breaking: Gyms can stay open in tier 3 areas   In breaking news, HCM understands the UK government has removed gyms and fitness facilities from the baseline measures for future tier 3 closures. This means that gyms and leisure centres will no longer be forced to automatically close in areas deemed "very high risk" (or tier 3) in the government's three-tier .... More>>
19 Oct 2020
Largest ever global touch study reveals 54 per cent of people feel touch-hungry
Largest ever global touch study reveals 54 per cent of people feel touch-hungry   In a COVID-19 era, human touch and physical connection are being restricted like never before, but results from the world’s largest global touch study show that 54 per cent of people felt they had too little touch in their lives, even before the pandemic. Developed by researchers at Goldsmiths University of .... More>>
15 Oct 2020
ISM Spa launches new spa concept with signature journey inspired by the five elements
ISM Spa launches new spa concept with signature journey inspired by the five elements   Spa management company, ISM Spa, has introduced a new spa and wellness concept named R+R Wellness, at the Grand Hyatt Nashville. R+R Wellness, which stands for Recharge and Replenish, offers treatments based on the five elements and is powered by the desire to reach individual guests’ personal goals. “The .... More>>
15 Oct 2020
Little Kulala to launch holistic desert retreat in the Namib Desert wilderness reserve
Little Kulala to launch holistic desert retreat in the Namib Desert wilderness reserve   Currently undergoing a thorough refurbishment, Little Kulala, Wilderness Safaris’ acclaimed desert retreat in Namibia’s Sossusvlei area, is creating a new holistic health and wellness retreat in the heart of the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Integrating a range of mindful elements, including an all-new .... More>>
16 Oct 2020
Extensive new medi-wellness resort, RAKxa, will offer complete blueprint of health in Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’
Extensive new medi-wellness resort, RAKxa, will offer complete blueprint of health in Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’   RAKxa, a new fully integrative wellness and medical retreat will open in Thailand in December 2020, as a result of a three-way partnership between Thai-based M.K. Real Estate Development, VitalLife Scientific Wellness Clinic and Minor Hotels Group, which will manage the resort. Set in Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’, a .... More>>
15 Oct 2020
COVID-19 has exacerbated the global mental health crisis, according to WHO survey
COVID-19 has exacerbated the global mental health crisis, according to WHO survey   The pandemic has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93 per cent of countries worldwide, according to a new survey by the World Health organisation (WHO). Conducted from June to August 2020, the survey of 130 countries provides the first global data showing the far-reaching impact of .... More>>
14 Oct 2020
UK government's "Dad's Army" shambles could result in legal action over gym closures
UK government's   The UK government is likely to face legal challenges from gym operators following the revelation that new laws drafted to enforce the three-tier COVID-19 alert system will automatically force gyms and leisure centres to close in tier 3 areas. This directly contradicts the government's own guidance and briefings .... More>>
14 Oct 2020
Anantara opens first IV drip bar in partnership with Verita Healthcare Group
Anantara opens first IV drip bar in partnership with Verita Healthcare Group   Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas has stepped into the world of integrated health and wellness with the introduction of its first IV drip bar, VIVID by Verita Health clinic, at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. The new opening is a product of Anantara's joint venture with Singapore-based Verita Healthcare Group to .... More>>
14 Oct 2020
Drones used to disinfect Mercedes Benz stadium as part of anti-COVID measures
Drones used to disinfect Mercedes Benz stadium as part of anti-COVID measures   The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, US has become one of the first major sports venues to use drones to clean and disinfect the facility as part of its anti-COVID-19 measures. Stadium operator, AMB Sports and Entertainment, partnered with Lucid Drone Technologies ahead of the Atlanta Falcons' National Football .... More>>
14 Oct 2020
PureGym considers legal action as UK fitness industry fights back against forced closures in Liverpool
PureGym considers legal action as UK fitness industry fights back against forced closures in Liverpool   Gym and health club operators with sites in Liverpool, UK, have been left "astounded" at the government's "retrograde step" in ordering gyms to close in the city, as part of its controversial new three-tier COVID-19 control system*. The decision has been met with universal anger among health club operators .... More>>
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