30 Jul 2014 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
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Vice President - Regional Business Development
Salary: Competitive Six Figure Package
Location: North America, United States
Company: Picsolve


Leisure Manager
Salary: £40,520 - £45,017 p.a.
Location: Devon, United Kingdom
Company: Teignbridge D C
Assistant Director of Operations
Salary: Negotiable
Location: NW England, United Kingdom
Company: Executives Online
SDO Multi-Sports Instructors
Salary: IRO £18,500 pa tax free
Location: Saudi Arabia
Company: LeisureForce
Group Exercise Class Teachers and Personal Trainers
Salary: Basic salary IRO £17,000 pa tax free + bonus
Location: Saudi Arabia
Company: LeisureForce
Director of Recreation and Spa (5 star resort hotel)
Salary: Up to £2,500 month tax free plus benefits
Location: United Arab Emirates
Company: LeisureForce
Female Fitness Trainer Supervisor
Salary: IRO £1,650 month tax free plus benefits
Location: Saudi Arabia
Company: LeisureForce
Chief Executive Officer
Salary: £30,000 pa
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: Bramley Baths
General Manager
Salary: Circa £47,500 per annum plus benefits
Location: Scarborough, United Kingdom
Company: Sheffield International Venues
Divisional Business Manager
Salary: up to £50K plus car allowance
Location: Oxford / West London, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
Fitness First Middle East
Location: Middle East
Company: Premier Training International Ltd
Casino Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Property Acquisition Manager
Salary: up to £60,000 + significant bonus
Location: region inside the M25, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

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in this issue

• Pure Gym to push expansion despite failed merger
• ukactive criticises NICE guidelines
• Maiden voyage for Titanic Hotel


Property & tenders
Expression of interest for golf service
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Rhyl Coastal Facilities Expressions of Interest
Location: North Wales Company: Denbighshire County Council
Leisure Contract Briefing Day
Location: Hornchurch, London Company: London Borough of Havering
Tender for the sole concession to trade in ice creams, cold drinks and confectionery
Location: Milton Keynes Company: The Parks Trust
Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
Request for Quotations
Location: Company: Bridgend County Borough Council
A fantastic opportunity to acquire a prime Family Entertainment Centre
Location: Company: GVA
A Diverse Leisure Portfolio in the Mendip District of Somerset
Location: Company: GVA
Leisure Development Land for Sale
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Attractive Mixed Holiday Park Within Beautiful Tourist Location For Sale
Location: Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross Company: Colliers International
Inverclyde Leisure is inviting Fitness Equipment supplier to tender for the supply and Delivery of our Fitness and resistance equipment
Location: Company: Inverclyde Leisure
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Steiner extends spa operations contract with Windstar Cruises  
Steiner extends spa operations contract with Windstar Cruises

By Helen Andrews

Steiner Leisure has entered into an amendment to its operating agreement with cruise line company Windstar Cruises, maintaining Steiner’s longstanding role as the exclusive provider of on-board spas, salons, fitness and wellness services. The amended contract will see the extension of the original agreement .... more>>
VAT rate puts British tourism at 'disadvantage' says Merlin's Nick Varney  
VAT rate puts British tourism at 'disadvantage' says Merlin's Nick Varney

By Jak Phillips

In the wake of a new report which says cutting the value added tax (VAT) rate on visitor accommodation and attractions would massively boost the UK’s tourism economy, Merlin CEO Nick Varney has said that the current VAT rate is at present a "disadvantage" to British tourism. The Nevin report, commissioned by the Cut Tourism VAT Campaign, says that a VAT .... more>>

V&A museum launches UK photography training scheme for regional museums  
By Tom Anstey

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is launching a two-year pilot training scheme to enable regional museums in the UK to develop their photography collections .... more>>
Medi-spa and art gallery enhances aesthetic treatment menu, Florida  
By Helen Andrews

The La Vida Bella MediSpa & Art Gallery on the Davis Islands in Florida has appointed a Master Aesthetician to lead its wellness programmes, including yoga .... more>>
Noah's Ark theme park to push forward despite controversy  
By Tom Anstey

Plans for a controversial US$120m (£71m, €86.5m) Old Testament theme park in Kentucky, US, based around a central Noah’s Arc .... more>>
Matrix promotes James Blower to drive international sales charge  
By Jak Phillips

Matrix Fitness has made another tweak to its sales force as the equipment provider bids to spark a major global expansion, promoting UK strategic account manager James Blower to the role of international hospitality manager EMEA. Blower’s promotion is the latest in a string of .... more>>
Puss in Boots coming to Universal Studios Singapore  
By Tom Anstey

Universal Studios Singapore has announced plans for a Puss In Boots-themed suspended roller coaster. To be located in the Shrek-themed ‘Far .... more>>
Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa unveils So Spa gourmet menu  
By Helen Andrews

The Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa has launched its So Spa on the Denarau Island, Fiji, in the South Pacific, complete with a .... more>>
Coventry City FC return to Ricoh Arena could happen mid-season, says Football League  
By Jak Phillips

Coventry City Football Club could return to the Ricoh Arena next season, even if the club kicks off the 2014/15 campaign .... more>>
Westin Well-being Movement targets nutrition  
By Helen Andrews

Westin has unveiled the next stage of its year-long Well-being Movement with the announcement of a new member on the Westin Well-being Council and two new nutrition-focused partnerships. The Westin Well-being Council is .... more>>
David Lynch directs Christian Louboutin beauty advert  
By Helen Andrews

Surrealist film director David Lynch has directed an advertisement for US$50 (€37, £29) nail polish to match French footwear designer Christian Louboutin’s signature shiny red-lacquered soles. The designer has teamed up with New York-based .... more>>
Armed looters and violence putting Egypt's heritage at risk of being 'lost forever'  
By Tom Anstey

Egypt’s heritage sector is in disarray following revolution and the collapse of the country’s government in 2011, with armed gangs, looters and general .... more>>
Ayurvedic wellness retreat planned for monsoon season tourism in Goa, India  
By Helen Andrews

The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), India, is creating an ayurvedic wellness retreat at Selaulim in Sanguem Taluka as part of a plan to promote .... more>>
Dusit International increases African portfolio  
By Helen Andrews

Bangkok-based Dusit International has signed a management contract for a new hotel, the Dusit Thani Samara Beach resort, in a mixed-use development in Sousse, .... more>>
UNESCO raises concerns about Irish heritage site being used for new Star Wars film  
By Tom Anstey

UNESCO has enquired about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest .... more>>

Features
Nicolas Ronco

Hotseat:
Nicolas Ronco


The New York spa that offers naps and massages to stressed out executives is going global. Its founder tells us more
Tim and Kit Kemp

People news:
Tim and Kit Kemp


Kit and Tim Kemp open Ham Yard Hotel
Sheila Johnson

Last word:
Sheila Johnson


The US Salamander Resort and Spa, owned by film producer Sheila Johnson


Talkback:

Is the government’s crackdown on term time holidays damaging tourism? Those affected slug it out
Bidding for the obesity buck

Health:
Bidding for the obesity buck


We take a look at who’s bidding to solve the obesity crisis
Paul Baker

Architect focus:
Paul Baker


The Wilkinson Eyre director on the challenges of designing Singapore’s award-winning cooled conservatories
Making tracks

Health & Fitness:
Making tracks


No tvs or mirrors and no equipment except recycled tyres – Amen Iseghohi on his back to basics chain of gyms


Design News:

Ace Hotels’ newest launch, Nobu’s first European hotel and a look at the Danish House of Music
HRH Prince Harry

People news:
HRH Prince Harry


Prince Harry to launch Invictus Games
Product news
GLL invests in Legend technology

GLL invests in Legend technology

FROM LEISURE-KIT.NET

Leisure trust GLL has extended its contract with software provider Legend Club Management Systems.
 
Virgin rolls out Escape Fitness equipment

Virgin rolls out Escape Fitness equipment

FROM LEISURE-KIT.NET

Escape Fitness’ range of functional equipment has been rolled out across Virgin Active clubs around the UK.
 
Holiday Inn awards contract to Matrix Fitness

Holiday Inn awards contract to Matrix Fitness

FROM LEISURE-KIT.NET

Matrix Fitness has won a contract to supply fitness equipment at three Holiday Inn properties, expanding its portfolio of hospitality sector installations.
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SpaBooker

Over 6,000 clients choose SpaBooker to help run their businesses, including independent spas, multi-location chains, and global hospitality brands such as Hilton Hotels and Six Senses.

SpaBooker is the leading web-based business management software for the spa and wellness industry.
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Featured Suppliers
Lemi unveils hot and cold spa cabin concept

Thermal contrast therapy, in which contrasting hot and cold stimuli are used to activate the immune and circulatory systems, was originally conceived by Dr Sebastian Kneipp during the 19th century.
  Lemi unveils hot and cold spa cabin concept
UK Sport enlists Wattbike in search for Olympic champions

UK Sport, the agency responsible for investing in high performance sport, is searching to find the next generation of Olympic champions and has turned to the Wattbike for assistance.
  UK Sport enlists Wattbike in search for Olympic champions
One card solution for Newcastle University

Newcastle University recently upgraded its 400sq m, 125- station gym with Precor equipment and its cloud-based Preva networked fitness. The upgrade is in line with the university’s digital interactive strategy.
  One card solution for Newcastle University

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