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Debt deadline extension for Euro Disney
03 Aug 2004
Euro Disney SCA, the operator of the Disneyland Paris theme park operator, announced yesterday that it has missed the deadline on its 2.4bn euro financial restructuring plan.
Hilton targets Barbie girls
2 Aug 2004
Hilton Buenos Aires has joined forces with toy manufacturer Mattel to create a Barbie room for children at the Argentinean hotel.
FTC delays MGM and Mandalay merger
29 Jul 2004
The $7.9bn (£4.4bn) merger of Mandalay Resort Group and MGM Mirage has been delayed after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requested more information relating to the deal.
PGA Spa planned for Laterra resort in Florida
27 Jul 2004
A new 9,000sq ft spa is planned as part of the Laterra residential development at Florida’s World Golf Village in the US.
Coastal convent to become luxury resort spa
27 Jul 2004
UK-based architects, Reardon Smith, have secured all statutory approvals to turn a 15th century Italian convent into a luxury resort spa.
Venetian outing for The Phantom of the Opera
26 Jul 2004
UK theatre company, The Really Useful Group (RUG) and US-based live entertainment producer, Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE), have announced joint, £19m production plans to put Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera on show in Las Vegas.
Sale of Gold's Gym complete
22 Jul 2004
Florida-based private equity firm, Brockway Moran Partners, has announced the closing of the sale of Gold’s Gym International for $158 million to a group led by TRT Holdings.
Harrah's Entertainment buys Caesars to form world's largest gaming group
17 Jul 2004
US-based gambling operator, Harrah’s Entertainment, has acquired rival casino group, Caesars, for $9.44bn (£5.09bn).
Founder of Gold's Gym dies
14 Jul 2004
Joe Gold, founder of the first Gold’s Gym, has died at the age of 82.
Planet Fitness on target for 40 clubs
14 Jul 2004
South African health club chain Planet Fitness is continuing with its national rollout programme, announcing its 12th site.
Former world's fittest man to raise awareness of health and fitness in Africa
14 Jul 2004
Joe Decker, formerly the world's fittest man, embarks on a trip to East Africa this month (July) in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of health and fitness.
Tourists get Trigger happy in San Francisco
13 Jul 2004
A bright yellow, three-wheeled car developed by Dutch company, Trigger Technics, has become the latest tourist attraction in San Francisco.
Sothys Institute launches dedicated male facility
13 Jul 2004
Sothys' flagship beauty salon in Paris, the Sothys Institute, has expanded its facilities and services to open a dedicated area for its male clientele.
IAAPA opens Asian Expo in Singapore
13 Jul 2004
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) opens its Asian Expo 2004 in Singapore today.
Hans Christian Andersen museum opens in Copenhagen
12 Jul 2004
An attraction celebrating the life of Danish writer, Hans Christian Andersen, has opened to public in Copenhagen, Denmark.
First theme park for Pakistan
09 Jul 2004
UK-based company, Deighton International has been awarded the contract to develop and operate Pakistan’s first theme park.
Four Seasons to open Gresham Palace hotel in Budapest
08 Jul 2004
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is to open its first hotel in Hungary this month after the $110m restoration of the 100-year-old Gresham Palace.
Spa exhibition planned for Monte-Carlo
08 Jul 2004
The European Spa Exhibition is due to take place on 22-24 January 2005 in Monaco.
Radisson hotel opens in Ankara
08 Jul 2004
Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts has opened its second hotel in Turkey.
Como opens Uma resort
07 Jul 2004
Como Hotels and Resorts has opened its Uma Ubud hotel in Bali.
     
 


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Arch Amenities Group acquires pool management and construction company
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04 Aug 2022
Gym Group bullish about prospects – on track for £45m EBITDA in 2022
Gym Group bullish about prospects – on track for £45m EBITDA in 2022   The Gym Group saw its membership grow by 10 per cent during the first six months of 2022 to 790,000, with revenues jumping to £84.2m – a 187 per cent increase on the first half of the COVID-19-affected 2021, giving an EBITDA of £17m. Analysts are predicting a full-year EBITDA of around £45m. The low-cost .... More>>
04 Aug 2022
Soneva Soul launches London Wellness Specialist Network
Soneva Soul launches London Wellness Specialist Network   Barefoot luxury hotel and wellness brand Soneva has announced the launch of the London Wellness Specialist Network as part of its new transformative wellness concept, called Soneva Soul. The directory of international wellness specialists invites guests in the UK to start or continue their wellness journey .... More>>
04 Aug 2022
Fabland Valley Resort launces new walkthrough attraction designed by Triotech
Fabland Valley Resort launces new walkthrough attraction designed by Triotech   Fabland Valley Resort in Xiangyang in the Province of Hubei, China has opened its new "double walkthrough" attraction. The new ‘Hive Break’ is located at the Alien Port zone within the Fantasy Valley Resort – one of six themed areas at the park. Designed by immersive attraction specialist, Triotech, Hive Break .... More>>
03 Aug 2022
ABC Fitness Solutions is acquiring boutique fitness SaaS company Glofox
ABC Fitness Solutions is acquiring boutique fitness SaaS company Glofox   Global gym software company ABC Fitness Solutions has entered an agreement to acquire boutique fitness management platform Glofox. The merger will extend ABC Fitness Solutions’ reach to 31m members in around 24,000 locations worldwide. The deal is expected to complete before the end of the year. Glofox was .... More>>
03 Aug 2022
Saudi Arabia's Neom mega-development to include 100-mile long 'horizontal skyscraper city'
Saudi Arabia's Neom mega-development to include 100-mile long 'horizontal skyscraper city'   Plans have been revealed for a 100-mile-long structure that is set to become the centrepiece of the ambitious Neom mega-development in Saudi Arabia. Called The Line, the "horizontal city" will be 200m wide and built on a footprint of just 34sq km. Designed to run on 100 per cent renewable energy The Line will .... More>>
03 Aug 2022
The Ranch shares plans for nature-centric retreat in New York’s Hudson Valley
The Ranch shares plans for nature-centric retreat in New York’s Hudson Valley   US-based luxury health and wellness brand The Ranch is going to launch its first East Coast destination in the Lower Hudson Valley near Tuxedo Park, New York. The Ranch currently operates two Californian retreats in Malibu and Sonoma but is gearing up to open its third property – just 45 minutes from New York .... More>>
02 Aug 2022
Fritz Lanman appointed CEO at Mindbody
Fritz Lanman appointed CEO at Mindbody   Mindbody has announced that Fritz Lanman will become the company’s new CEO from 3 September 2022. He will succeed Josh McCarter who will join Mindbody’s board of directors. When Mindbody acquired fitness membership platform ClassPass last October, with Lanman as CEO, McCarter led the combined business – founder .... More>>
02 Aug 2022
Philips partners with Nowatch to create cortisol monitor to help people control stressful 'fight or flight' response
Philips partners with Nowatch to create cortisol monitor to help people control stressful 'fight or flight' response   Nowatch, a new contender in the expanding biometric fitness tracker market has developed a wearable device, in partnership with Philips, which measures cortisol levels and alerts users about their stress load up to 60 minutes in advance. Owners can't tell the time on these watches – the watch “face” is an .... More>>
01 Aug 2022
Fibr is a new social and careers platform for the US fitness industry
Fibr is a new social and careers platform for the US fitness industry   Fibr, a new social platform connecting fitness professionals with each other and potential employers has launched. Created by a team spearheaded by Neal Spruce – formerly of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and CEO of Dotfit – it's designed to help school leavers and fitness instructors find the .... More>>
01 Aug 2022
Gymbox and Parkour Generations join forces to harness trends towards true movement practices
Gymbox and Parkour Generations join forces to harness trends towards true movement practices   Parkour Generations has joined forces with Gymbox to bring parkour into the UK’s mainstream fitness scene. The 45- or 60-minute sessions will run across four of Gymbox’s London clubs, Ealing, Elephant & Castle, Victoria and Farringdon and will be led by Parkour Generations coaches, including Chris Keighley, .... More>>
01 Aug 2022
Wake The Tiger - dubbed the first-ever 'amazement park' - opens in Bristol, UK
Wake The Tiger - dubbed the first-ever 'amazement park' - opens in Bristol, UK   Wake The Tiger - described as the world's first 'amazement park' - has opened its doors to the public in Bristol, UK. Blurring the lines between an experiential art gallery, interactive theme park and detailed film set – and offering visitors a "surreal and beautiful twist" – Wake The Tiger has been designed to .... More>>
29 Jul 2022
Turkish resort opens first Rift waterslide, designed by Polin
Turkish resort opens first Rift waterslide, designed by Polin   The Titanic Deluxe Golf Belek resort in Antalya, Turkey, has launched the world’s first Rift waterslide. Designed by water ride specialist Polin, the themed Rift has a height of 10.8m and features a gravity duelling drop and an “intricately engineered” outrun. The design offers dynamic movements in two directions .... More>>
29 Jul 2022
Amazon gets into wellness – acquires One Medical in US$3.9bn deal
Amazon gets into wellness – acquires One Medical in US$3.9bn deal   Amazon has acquired primary healthcare organisation One Medical in a US$3.9bn deal that will see it moving further into the wellness market. The move represents the e-commerce giant's next move into the sector, following the growth and development of its nutritional supplements range. Amazon says it's .... More>>
29 Jul 2022
Global fitness industry remains 'male dominated' according to new research
Global fitness industry remains 'male dominated' according to new research   Nearly half (47 per cent) of men employed by fitness companies work in leadership roles – while for women, the figure is just 36 per cent. The data comes from a survey on gender equality in the fitness industry, conducted by Sport Alliance and the Women in Fitness Association (WIFA), which suggests that further .... More>>
28 Jul 2022
SATS announces record results – CEO says members are more active than before the pandemic
SATS announces record results – CEO says members are more active than before the pandemic   Scandinavian fitness chain SATS has reported Q2 results showing a 53 per cent increase in revenue to NOK 1,022m (£85,591,015). The group’s also demonstrates a strong EBITDA, getting to NOK 83,000,000 (£6,965,182), compared with NOK -113 million (-£9,498,447) in the corresponding quarter last year. The .... More>>
28 Jul 2022
World Active Forum launches to represent fitness industry as essential to health on global stage
World Active Forum launches to represent fitness industry as essential to health on global stage   The World Active Forum (WAF) – a new network of national fitness associations and organisations from all over the world – has officially launched. WAF is intended to unify the voice of the health and fitness industry and represent it globally, so the sector boosts its visibility – politically, socially and .... More>>
28 Jul 2022
Clinique La Prairie to debut in China in 2023 as part of global rollout strategy
Clinique La Prairie to debut in China in 2023 as part of global rollout strategy   Swiss health and medical spa operator Clinique La Prairie (CLP) is planning to open a health resort in Anji, China, in partnership with Sunjoy Group. Scheduled to open in 2023, the 12,850sq m resort will be equipped with the latest medical and wellness technologies and deliver a range of Longevity, Master .... More>>
28 Jul 2022
Avengers Campus opens at Disneyland Paris
Avengers Campus opens at Disneyland Paris   Disneyland Paris has hosted a soft opening of its new Avengers Campus Paris, ahead of its opening to the public on 20 July. Forming part of a €2bn ($2bn, £1.69bn), multi-year expansion of the resort, the Avengers Campus is the first-ever Marvel-themed universe in Europe. It features two new themed rides – .... More>>
27 Jul 2022
Hyperbaric medicine specialist Shai Efrati to keynote Global Wellness Summit
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25 Jul 2022
International Congress on Thermal Tourism returns after 11-year hiatus
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25 Jul 2022
Minor Hotels to take Anantara brand to South America
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22 Jul 2022
IHG expands Kimpton's European presence with wellness-centric resort in Mallorca
IHG expands Kimpton's European presence with wellness-centric resort in Mallorca   Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury & Lifestyle Collection, has unveiled plans to open its first European resort hotel in Santa Ponsa, Mallorca, later this quarter. Kimpton Aysla Mallorca will be open year-round and is being designed by local architect Guillermo Reynés to emulate a .... More>>
22 Jul 2022
The Oura ring is now fully integrated with athlete’s social network Strava
The Oura ring is now fully integrated with athlete’s social network Strava   Strava and Oura have teamed up to provide users with a more integrated service between the two systems. Oura members can now seamlessly import Strava data into their Oura account and can also automatically share Oura activities into their private or public Strava feed. This means that even when Oura users aren’t .... More>>
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