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Neil Palmer named Six Senses’ new chief operating officer
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Sep 2021
Neil Palmer has been appointed as Six Senses’ chief operating officer (COO) to look after the brand’s growing portfolio of hotels, resorts and spas in 20 countries, with a further 34 properties signed into the development pipeline.
Xponential Fitness takes Rumble to Australia with master franchise deal
BY Tom Walker | 27 Sep 2021
Boxing-inspired fitness operator Rumble has signed a master franchise agreement in Australia, which could see at least 100 studios open in the country over the next five years.
Fittr raises US$11.5m In Series A round to grow its digital services
BY Tom Walker | 27 Sep 2021
Digital health and fitness platform Fittr has raised US$11.5m in a Series A funding round.
Pullman Hotels and Les Mills launch new boutique offering driven by team of global fitness ambassadors
BY Tom Walker | 27 Sep 2021
Hotel giant Accor has launched a new bespoke, premium fitness service for its upmarket Pullman Hotels & Resorts.
Report: Leisure shift drives wellness real estate during the pandemic
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Sep 2021
Hotels with wellness revenues exceeding US$1m (€852,700, £731,700) generated nearly 75 per cent more in total revenue per available room (TRevPAR) in 2020, compared to locations with wellness revenues of less than US$1m.
Canyon Ranch’s first urban wellness club to debut in Texas in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Sep 2021
US wellness lifestyle brand Canyon Ranch is curating a members-only urban wellness club concept to help its guests lead healthier happier lives.
Study: focus on fitness, not weight loss, to cut dangers of obesity
BY Tom Walker | 23 Sep 2021
People deemed obese should concentrate on exercise and staying fit – rather than dieting and weight loss – when it comes to cutting the risk of dying early.
Themed Entertainment Association sets up presence in China
BY Tom Walker | 23 Sep 2021
The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has established an official presence in China, with a company registered in Shanghai.
Sibec Europe cancelled
BY Tom Walker | 22 Sep 2021
The Sibec Europe show, scheduled to take place in Cologne, Germany, from 2 to 5 November 2021, has been cancelled.
Alchemy Springs Communal Bathhouse to revive San Francisco’s social bathing culture
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2021
Alchemy Springs Communal Bathhouse, a planned hydrothermal spa located in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighbourhood, has announced a vision to revive the city’s bathhouse culture and provide a place for community and wellness to intersect through social bathing.
Bjarke Ingels and Marc Lore reveal plans for Telosa, 'world's most sustainable city'
BY Tom Walker | 22 Sep 2021
Plans have been revealed for a US$400bn city which could be the home for up to 5 million people in the US.
Trilogy Spa Holdings purchases spa asset management firm and its proprietary Spa Audit Service
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2021
Spa management and operations company Trilogy Spa Holdings has announced the purchase of Trinity Spa Advisors – a boutique spa asset management firm.
Swim England: 2,000 pools in danger of being lost forever
BY Tom Walker | 22 Sep 2021
Swim England has warned that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost forever unless the government and local authorities "act immediately" and invest in replacing or refurbishing ageing facilities.
National Fitness Day to get millions of people physically active
BY Tom Walker | 22 Sep 2021
Sports Minister, Nigel Huddleston, has joined gym-goers this morning to kick-off the annual National Fitness Day, with thousands of free activities taking place across the UK.
Healing Hotels of the World taps Marina Efraimoglou and Mahesh Natarajan to host masterclasses on healing in hospitality
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Sep 2021
Global consortium of holistic hotels, resorts and retreats Healing Hotels of the World is hosting two online webinars aimed at finding answers as to how people can travel consciously as they face the effects of climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Until to launch high-end workspaces for fitness professionals
BY Tom Walker | 21 Sep 2021
A new high-end workspace, designed for the use of personal trainers, coaches and other health and wellness professionals, will open in central London in November.
Elegant spa opens in Budapest inspired by the River Danube and its native swans
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Sep 2021
A new spa has opened in Budapest, with design influenced by the city’s historical links to thermal bathing and the graceful forms of swans.
UK fitness sector could gain 5 million new members 'with right support'
BY Tom Walker | 21 Sep 2021
VAT reform, adjustments in business rates and a fitness-led high street regeneration push could see the UK's fitness sector gain 5 million more paying members by 2030.
WTS International announces Barry Goldstein as chief executive officer
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Sep 2021
Spa consultancy and management firm WTS International has today announced the appointment of Barry Goldstein as chief executive officer (CEO).
Peloton's new commercial arm sets aim on the hospitality market
BY Tom Walker | 20 Sep 2021
Peloton has completed the merging of its commercial operations with Precor, the equipment brand it acquired earlier this year.
     
 


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03 Jun 2021
Ritz-Carlton Maldives opens with luxury overwater spa sanctuary designed by Kerry Hill Architects
Ritz-Carlton Maldives opens with luxury overwater spa sanctuary designed by Kerry Hill Architects   The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has opened its first Maldives resort with a tranquil overwater spa inspired by its natural surroundings, including the elements of swirling water and ocean breezes. Located on an archipelago on the north-eastern tip of North Malé Atoll, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, has .... More>>
02 Jun 2021
Patrick Huey and Lynne McNees share top highlights from ISPA summit
Patrick Huey and Lynne McNees share top highlights from ISPA summit   Throughout the pandemic, the International Spa Association (ISPA) has championed the strength of the spa community and strived to support, inform and inspire the industry as it grapples with the new challenges of operating in a COVID-19 landscape. During 10-14 May, ISPA hosted its first virtual Stronger .... More>>
02 Jun 2021
David Lloyd recruits Tom Watson for Team PB programme
David Lloyd recruits Tom Watson for Team PB programme   David Lloyd Clubs has enrolled former Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson to help raise the profile of its new Team PB programme. The six-week programme aims to motivate, encourage and support people to realise their health goals, specifically with the pandemic and its physical and mental effects in mind. .... More>>
02 Jun 2021
Major international business leaders spearhead initiative striving for better workplace mental health
Major international business leaders spearhead initiative striving for better workplace mental health   A coalition of global organisations and business leaders from BP, BHP, Clifford Chance, Deloitte, HSBC, Salesforce, Unilever and WPP have launched an international initiative to advocate for and accelerate positive global change for mental health in the workplace. Called The Global Business Collaboration for .... More>>
01 Jun 2021
Davines enters new era following leadership reshuffle and reports stable 2020 results
Davines enters new era following leadership reshuffle and reports stable 2020 results   Arnaud Goullin will join hair and skincare brand Davines Group in the role of global skincare division general manager, effective immediately. Goullin has previous global experience in key roles at LVMH, Shiseido and Estée Lauder groups in Europe, Asia and the Americas, specifically focusing on brand .... More>>
01 Jun 2021
Survey confirms huge takeup of digital during lockdowns
Survey confirms huge takeup of digital during lockdowns   The combining of physical and digital has been playing an important role in membership-based fitness businesses, according to a new global customer survey by Virtuagym. The survey looked at gyms, fitness studios and personal trainers that use Virtuagym services from the beginning of 2021. It shows that, during .... More>>
01 Jun 2021
TRIB3 and Urban Gym Group sign 20-site deal for Benelux
TRIB3 and Urban Gym Group sign 20-site deal for Benelux   TRIB3 has secured a franchise deal which will see it open 20 studios across Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The boutique operator has signed the area development deal with Dutch entrepreneur and investor, Jordy Kool, who has been given exclusive territory rights to the Benelux region. Kool is the .... More>>
01 Jun 2021
Tibetan medicine specialist joins Velaa Private Island’s visiting practitioner series
Tibetan medicine specialist joins Velaa Private Island’s visiting practitioner series   Luxury resort and spa Velaa Private Island in the Maldives is welcoming back guests with a programme of visiting wellness practitioners to guide them on journeys of personal discovery. To kickstart the 2021 series, Velaa is hosting holistic practitioner and director of Thailand’s Sukkasart Institute of Healing .... More>>
01 Jun 2021
MackNext creates VR experience for Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg
MackNext creates VR experience for Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg   Attractions Management understands that MackNext, the innovation department of Mack Group, is working on a new VR experience at the family-owned Miniatur Wunderland visitor attraction in Hamburg, Germany. The project is currently in the development phase and will be developed in a purpose-built space at .... More>>
28 May 2021
Lake Garda’s newest spa draws inspiration from nature, Celtic mythology and minimalism
Lake Garda’s newest spa draws inspiration from nature, Celtic mythology and minimalism   A new five-star hotel and spa named Eala has opened in the Italian town of Limone sul Garda. Set back into a cliff face, the new destination gazes out across the iconic Lake Garda. The hotel’s namesake and philosophy are inspired by a swan-like creature from Celtic mythology that interprets dreams, called .... More>>
28 May 2021
US GYMs Act would provide sector with US$30bn in grants
US GYMs Act would provide sector with US$30bn in grants   The US fitness industry is mobilising to support the Gym Mitigation and Survival (GYMs) Act, which could provide up to US$30bn in grants to health clubs and studios at risk of closing their doors permanently. The GYMs Act was tabled on May 13 by senators Tammy Duckworth (Democrat, Illinois) and Jerry Moran .... More>>
28 May 2021
Eden Project signs deal for Dundee site – attraction will create £27m per year to the regional economy
Eden Project signs deal for Dundee site – attraction will create £27m per year to the regional economy   The Eden Project has signed a memorandum of understanding with the owners of its preferred site for the planned Eden Project Dundee attraction. The proposed site – the former Dundee Gasworks – is located close to the Dundee waterfront on the bank of the River Tay and is less than a mile away from V&A Dundee and .... More>>
27 May 2021
Exercise promotes a sense of purpose finds Harvard research
Exercise promotes a sense of purpose finds Harvard research   Physical activity gives structure and meaning to people’s lives, according to new research. A study, published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, looked at how exercise affected more than 18,000 middle-aged and older men and women in the US. Researchers examined data from the ongoing Health .... More>>
27 May 2021
TRIB3 opens in Edinburgh – 'most successful pre-sell ever' and part of new push into Scotland
TRIB3 opens in Edinburgh – 'most successful pre-sell ever' and part of new push into Scotland   TRIB3 has opened a major new corporately owned boutique gym [or store in TRIBE3-speak] in Edinburgh – its first site in Scotland. Located in Raeburn Place TRIB3 Edinburgh features "industrial-luxe" design, and has the capacity to offer its trademark, 45-minute HIIT workouts to 48 exercisers – which will be .... More>>
26 May 2021
The Gym Group posts stunning results in return to trading
The Gym Group posts stunning results in return to trading   The Gym Group has outperformed all of its own expectations in the six weeks of operations since reopening its 180+ clubs. The group said there had been "strong demand for the return to gyms" since lockdown restrictions on gyms were eased across the UK – starting with England on 12 April – resulting in total .... More>>
26 May 2021
Disneyland Paris to open Art of Marvel hotel in June
Disneyland Paris to open Art of Marvel hotel in June   Disneyland Paris has confirmed that it will open its long-awaited Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel hotel in June. The theme park is set to reopen its gates to guests – for the first time since COVID-19 lockdowns – on Thursday 17 June, with the Marvel hotel following on Monday 21 June. The hotel has .... More>>
26 May 2021
GWI Women in Wellness initiative dedicates new survey to women in leadership
GWI Women in Wellness initiative dedicates new survey to women in leadership   The Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Women in Leadership Initiative, is spearheading a survey of women in wellness leadership roles and is seeking feedback from female leaders. According to the group, it defines a female wellness leader as a woman who works in some capacity in the wellness space, has a vision .... More>>
25 May 2021
Cecilia Hercik named Sea Island’s new spa and wellness director
Cecilia Hercik named Sea Island’s new spa and wellness director   The Spa at Sea Island, a Forbes Five-Star coastal resort in Georgia, US, is under new leadership, with Cecilia Hercik as the new director of spa and wellness. Hercik told Spa Business her new position involves bringing the most innovative spa and wellness treatments to the 65,000sq ft luxury spa and .... More>>
25 May 2021
Alan Leach reveals West Wood Club will launch new outdoor studio brand
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25 May 2021
Nutrition – Harvard study finds vegetables are more important than fruit in a healthy diet
Nutrition – Harvard study finds vegetables are more important than fruit in a healthy diet   Vegetables are more important than fruit in a healthy diet, according to new research from Harvard Medical School. The study of nearly two million adults globally, carried out in partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, has been published in the American Heart Association’s journal .... More>>
24 May 2021
Madame Tussauds moves Prince Harry and Meghan from royal family to 'Hollywood' zone
Madame Tussauds moves Prince Harry and Meghan from royal family to 'Hollywood' zone   Waxworks of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at London's Madame Tussauds have been relocated to better reflect their new status. Prince Harry and Meghan's high-profile – and controversial – departure from royal life last year resulted in their wax figures being removed from the royal family area. Now, they've .... More>>
24 May 2021
Buildings by David Adjaye will anchor a new district in LA called Fourth & Central
Buildings by David Adjaye will anchor a new district in LA called Fourth & Central   Los Angeles is to get a new leisure and mixed-use district called Fourth & Central, with masterplanning by LA-based Studio One Eleven. Denver-based developer, Continuum Partners and site owner, LA Cold Storage, have lodged a planning application with the City of Los Angeles for the redevelopment of the land .... More>>
24 May 2021
The pandemic is serving as a catalyst for wellness and wellbeing, Mia Kyricos tells StarrCast
The pandemic is serving as a catalyst for wellness and wellbeing, Mia Kyricos tells StarrCast   Lisa Starr, principal of Wynne Business and 35-year spa and wellness industry veteran, has launched the StarrCast podcast, interviewing wellness professionals about their career path. Industry figure and consultant Mia Kyricos was the latest guest, discussing her predictions for industry trends and how she sees .... More>>
24 May 2021
World Health Organization steps up policymaking for physical activity sector
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24 May 2021
Johnnie Walker visitor centre, designed by BRC, opens at Clynelish distillery
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