23 Oct 2014 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
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Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Preston, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Wallington , United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Club Promotional Staff
Salary: Competitive
Location: Preston, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Club Promotional Staff
Salary: Competitive
Location: Wallington , United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Football Coach
Salary: -
Location: Lincoln Park, New Jersey, United States
Company: The Sports Factory
General Manager - Leisure Centre
Salary: £40K + 25 days holiday, private medical
Location: Croydon, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
Customer Relations (Sales) Manager
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Location: EN1 1YP, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
General Manager
Salary: £25,000-£35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: Newcastle North, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Commercial Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Georgia-Atlanta, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta
Marketing Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Florida-Orlando, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Entertainments Team Lead
Salary: Competitive
Location: Illinois-Schaumburg, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Chicago
Fitness Apprenticeship
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group

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in this issue

• Nuffield Health lands £330m to fuel expansion
• Experts examine referral issues
• Lancs CCC targets funds for hotel project


Property & tenders
Expressions of Interest invited: Contract to operate London horizons Leisure Club and Accommodation
Location: Company: Horizon Leisure
Leisure Management Contract
Location: Company: Hart District Council
Phase 2 for the provision of a Strategic Leisure Development Partner
Location: Suffolk Company: Suffolk Coastal District Council
Invitation for Expressions of Interest for new cinema provision in Abingdon-on-Thames
Location: Company: Abingdon-on-Thames Council
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Commercial unit to let
Location: Windermere, Cumbria Company: South Lakeland District Council
Procurement of Operator for Catering Facilities
Location: Company: Kirklees Active Leisure
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
All 1,715 designs revealed for record-breaking Helsinki Guggenheim architectural contest  
All 1,715 designs revealed for record-breaking Helsinki Guggenheim architectural contest

By Tom Anstey

Multiple images for each of the 1,715 entries for the Guggenheim coming to Helsinki, Finland, have been released by the upcoming museum, with a huge number of anonymous stage-one entries showcased. The €126m (£100m, US$160.5m) waterfront project is officially the most popular architectural contest in history, .... more>>
Memphis planetarium to undergo modernisation  
Memphis planetarium to undergo modernisation

By Tom Anstey

The city of Memphis, Tennessee, US, has filed a US$1.2m (£744,000, €943,000) building permit to renovate the Sharpe Planetarium at the Pink Palace Museum in the city centre. The planetarium closed on 15 September and will remain so until Q2 of .... more>>

Maldivian beach property to be reflagged by JA Resorts and Hotels  
By Helen Andrews

The Beach House Iruveli on the island of Manufaru, at the northern tip of the Haa Alif Atoll in the Maldives, is being rebranded by its owners JA Resorts and .... more>>
Designs unveiled for £15m Geffrye transformation  
By Tom Anstey

New plans have been released for the London-based Geffrye Museum’s £15m (US$24m, €18.9m) transformation, which will create .... more>>
Indian spa consultancy launches its first spa at Hilton Jaipur  
By Helen Andrews

Gavin Rodrigues, founder and CEO of new spa and wellbeing management consultancy Essense Wellness (EW), has spoken exclusively to Spa Opportunities about .... more>>
US and Cuba look to form aquarium partnership  
By Tom Anstey

In a rare show of unity between the US and Cuba, representatives of Tampa Bay’s Florida Aquarium travelled across the water to look into forming a partnership .... more>>
Louvre Abu Dhabi project hits construction milestone  
By Tom Anstey

Work on the upcoming Louvre Abu Dhabi has progressed, with construction of the mammoth US$653m (€512.9m, £404.6m) structure’s dome roof now complete. .... more>>
Fitness First eyes sale of 80 German clubs  
By Jak Phillips

Fitness First is in talks to sell its 80 health clubs in Germany as the business bids to hasten its transformation and Asian expansion, Health Club Management understands. Corporate finance firm Lincoln International is advising the Oaktree Capital-owned gym chain on .... more>>
Smithsonian Institute reveals US$1.5bn fundraising campaign  
By Tom Anstey

The US-based Smithsonian Institution is looking to raise US$1.5bn (€1.2bn, £928m) in an organisation-wide fundraising .... more>>
Kier group wins £25m contract for Welsh Natural History Museum  
By Tom Anstey

St Fagans National History Museum – Wales’ most popular heritage attraction – has named Kier Group as lead-developer for a .... more>>
Arnaud Diaz moves from Comfort Zone to Thalgo  
By Helen Andrews

Thalgo Cosmetics Group has appointed Arnaud Diaz as international director of the company. He has moved from Comfort Zone skincare, where he used to be responsible for international development. Diaz will use his expertise .... more>>
First ever Planet Hollywood hotel outside Las Vegas to open in Asia  
By Helen Andrews

Asia's first Planet Hollywood Hotel will launch in Goa, India, before the end of 2014. It is the second Planet Hollywood-branded property in the world, following the existing property in Las .... more>>
GSWS publishes its best practice manual for hydrothermal projects  
By Helen Andrews

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has published a standards guide for spa and wellness industry projects, the Guide to Hydrothermal Spa Development .... more>>
UEFA signs landmark partnership with European Commission  
By Tom Walker

UEFA has signed a "historic agreement" with the European Commission, designed to further improve the relationship between the football governing body and the European Union (EU). The Arrangement for Cooperation aims to cement the structured .... more>>
US medi-spa offers medical marijuana recommendation letters  
By Helen Andrews

A medi-spa in Massachusetts, US, is offering medical marijuana evaluations in addition to its regular preventative health procedures. Evaluations are .... more>>

Features
LIW 2014

LIW show preview:
LIW 2014


Nicky Jobson on Leisure Industry Week


People News:

Paul Cummins’ poppy installation, the latest on Bristol’s proposed surfing lake and architect Shigeru Ban on the opening of the Aspen Art Museum
The art of collaboration

Attractions:
The art of collaboration


Dreamworks and Merlin tell us about the new Shrek-themed attractions
Singapore Sports Hub

Sport:
Singapore Sports Hub


Tom Walker finds out how Singapore’s new national stadium took shape
A cool customer

Vasper:
A cool customer


We explain the science behind Vasper, a high-tech fitness system that’s being used by athletes and astronauts
Back to basics

Hospitality:
Back to basics


Grahame Senior takes a look at the trend for more casual dining, and rounds up some operators doing it well


Design News:

BIG’s safari zoo, Frank Gehry’s Louis Vuitton Foundation and a compostable tower made from mushrooms
Nigel Walker

Profile:
Nigel Walker


The ex hurdler and rugby player talks about the challenges of leading the English Institute of Sport


Sector News:

From spa to sports and technology to tourism, we look at leisure’s big stories
Product news
Getting ahead of the competition

Getting ahead of the competition

FROM LEISURE-KIT.NET

Physical Company has launched a new collection of strength equipment. The ‘Competition Range’ features kettlebells, PU bumper plates and pro Olympic bars.
 
Intelligent fire door holder an easy access solution

Intelligent fire door holder an easy access solution

FROM LEISURE-KIT.NET

Geofire’s ‘Agrippa’ wire-free fire door holders have been installed at a luxury hotel in London’s Trafalgar Square.
 
Historic order for WhiteWater in China

Historic order for WhiteWater in China

FROM LEISURE-KIT.NET

Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark’s purchase of C$29m (US$25.8m, €20.3m, £16.1m) worth of WhiteWater products is the largest single order in waterpark history, according to the Canadian manufacturer.
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Euro Attractions Show

Euro Attractions Show (EAS) was established in 2005 with the first show in Vienna, Austria.

Euro Attractions Show is Europe’s largest trade fair dedicated to the attractions industry, with an extensive conference programme and networking events, as well as tours and visits to leading attractions.
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Featured Suppliers
Spyro launches brand of premium supplement shakers

A new brand has emerged in the health and fitness industry offering a new alternative to the way supplements are consumed.
  Spyro launches brand of premium supplement shakers
Addgards makes branded wet wipe stations for Gambaru gyms

When Gambaru decided to open 24 hours a day, Addgards’ Hand & Handle Wet Wipe stations provided the perfect solution for fast, effective cleaning of all gym equipment for their members.
  Addgards makes branded wet wipe stations for Gambaru gyms

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Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens , Greece



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