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15 Aug 2018
Cooper Robertson appoint new director of architecture
Cooper Robertson appoint new director of architecture   American architectural practice Cooper Robertson have made a swathe of in-house promotions, including the appointment of a new director of architecture. The architects, noted for their museum and cultural work, have name Erin Flynn as director of architecture. Flynn has an extensive 20-year background in .... More>>
15 Aug 2018
Boston Four Seasons is now the city’s third-tallest building
Boston Four Seasons is now the city’s third-tallest building   The developer behind a new Four Seasons hotel and residential unit has called it “the finest and most architecturally-significant skyscraper ever built in Boston, ushering in a new era of modern development and elevating the standard of luxury living” in the US city. Richard L. Friedman, president and CEO of .... More>>
15 Aug 2018
UNStudio’s ‘Green Spine’ wins Melbourne Southbank competition
UNStudio’s ‘Green Spine’ wins Melbourne Southbank competition   An innovative two-tower design – consisting of vertically networked platforms, terraces and verandas – has been selected winner of an AU$2bn (US$1.4bn, €1.3bn, £1.1bn) competition for a new mixed-use tower on Melbourne's Southbank in Australia. ‘Green Spine’, designed by architects UNStudio in conjunction with .... More>>
15 Aug 2018
Royal Society launches Places of Science small museums fund
Royal Society launches Places of Science small museums fund   The Royal Society has announced “Places of Science”, a new funding scheme for small museums in Britain. The programme, which will award grants of up to £3,000 (US$3,800, €3,300) to successful applicants, is intended to encourage museums to engage with their respective localities through science storytelling. By .... More>>
14 Aug 2018
Treehouse yoga, African holistic spa therapies on tap for One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda
Treehouse yoga, African holistic spa therapies on tap for One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda   One&Only will open its second Nature Resort this October, the One&Only Nyungwe House resort, set on the edge of the ancient Nyungwe rainforest in the mountainous landscapes of Rwanda’s southwest. Set within the green expanse of a working tea plantation, alongside one of the largest and best-preserved montane .... More>>
14 Aug 2018
Michael Bloomberg helps US arts blossom with US$43m training scheme
Michael Bloomberg helps US arts blossom with US$43m training scheme   Bloomberg Philanthropies – the charitable arm of Michael Bloomberg’s business empire – has granted 45 organisations funding in efforts to help finance the US's small to midsize arts organisations. To be spread across seven cities, including Austin, Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC, .... More>>
14 Aug 2018
Massive 4,000sq m Moroccan thermal centre now open
Massive 4,000sq m Moroccan thermal centre now open   The Vichy Thermalia Spa and Hotel in Moulay Yacoub, Morocco has opened its doors. The complex is located about 20 kilometres from Fez, and the thermal area includes 4,000sq m (43,055sq ft) of space devoted to health and wellbeing, with more than 50 treatment rooms. A new 100-bedroom hotel, designed by .... More>>
14 Aug 2018
Ray Algar takes up advisory role at AI-driven fitness supplier Pendex
Ray Algar takes up advisory role at AI-driven fitness supplier Pendex   Fitness industry analyst Ray Algar has taken up a non-executive strategic advisory role at fitness equipment start-up Pendex. Algar has been tasked with advising the company as it begins the roll-out of its range of connected exercise equipment, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to "find new ways to .... More>>
14 Aug 2018
WTS International to manage Metro Lagoons project in Florida
WTS International to manage Metro Lagoons project in Florida   Spa and fitness consultancy and management firm WTS International (WTS) has won a contract to manage the Metro Lagoons by Crystal Lagoons development in Florida. The seven-acre, purpose-built lagoon forms part of the Epperson master-planned community, described as the first ‘smart gigabit’ community in the US. .... More>>
14 Aug 2018
Extensive spa planned for French Alps
Extensive spa planned for French Alps   Global spa consultancy Deep Nature is creating a 1,500sq m spa in the French Alps, set to open later this year. The Belleplagne Bains & Spa will include an area reserved for adults that will offer remineralising, relaxing and re-energising treatments and activities, as well as a 170sq m family spa. The .... More>>
13 Aug 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 13 August 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 13 August 2018   The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! In this broadcast, Merlin begins creating an ocean sanctuary for a pair of beluga whales, Universal confirms opening of fourth gate in Orlando, Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi opens on Yas Island and SeaWorld has quashed rumours that it is planning .... More>>
13 Aug 2018
Steven Holl's Giant's Causeway-inspired design chosen as winner of Dublin's Future Campus competition
Steven Holl's Giant's Causeway-inspired design chosen as winner of Dublin's Future Campus competition   Steven Holl Architects (SHA) has been declared winner of the Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition. In a statement, the international jury judging the competition said it was "hugely impressed" by SHA’s design proposal for a Centre for Creative Design and the accompanying .... More>>
13 Aug 2018
Historic properties lead the way as visitors flock to English attractions
Historic properties lead the way as visitors flock to English attractions   Historic properties and attractions across England experienced significant growth in visitor numbers in 2017. VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Trends in England 2017 report shows that, of the 1,400 sites surveyed, historic properties such as mills, monuments, boats and burial grounds saw the largest .... More>>
10 Aug 2018
Liseberg makes largest ever investment with launch of Valkyria
Liseberg makes largest ever investment with launch of Valkyria   Valkyria – a steel dive coaster created by Bolliger & Mabillard – has opened to the public today (10 August) at the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, Sweden. A SEK300m (US$33.6m, €29m, £26m) investment which also includes Loke – a Gyro Swing manufactured by Intamin – Valkyria is based on Norse Mythology .... More>>
10 Aug 2018
Xponential Fitness adds sixth brand to portfolio – acquires boutique yoga chain
Xponential Fitness adds sixth brand to portfolio – acquires boutique yoga chain   Xponential Fitness has acquired US-based boutique chain Yoga Six for an undisclosed sum – making it the sixth business in Xponential's rapidly growing portfolio of fitness brands. Yoga Six currently operates 12 studios in five US cities – San Diego, Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and Columbus. Seven of the sites .... More>>
09 Aug 2018
ISPA Big 5 shows ‘rapid growth’ in US spa industry
ISPA Big 5 shows ‘rapid growth’ in US spa industry   The International SPA Association (ISPA) has released its annual findings of five key spa industry financial indicators, which show that the US spa industry continues to experience record growth in overall revenue, number of spa visits, number of spa locations, revenue per visit and total employees. As in years .... More>>
09 Aug 2018
Sauna bathing linked to several health benefits
Sauna bathing linked to several health benefits   Emerging evidence suggests that beyond its use for leisure, sauna bathing may be linked to several health benefits. A new report published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that sauna bathing is associated with a reduction in the risk of vascular diseases, such as high blood pressure and cardiovascular .... More>>
08 Aug 2018
Bodrum Edition opens with two types of hammam
Bodrum Edition opens with two types of hammam   The Bodrum Edition has opened on the Turkish Riviera and includes a spa that hopes to bring a renewed style of luxury to the ancient Turkish bathing of the hammam. The resort includes a state-of-the art spa facility complete with salt treatment room, sauna, steam room and plunge pool. The spa has 14 treatment .... More>>
08 Aug 2018
Armathwaite Hall partners with the Made for Life Foundation to offer Cancer Touch Therapy treatments
Armathwaite Hall partners with the Made for Life Foundation to offer Cancer Touch Therapy treatments   Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa in Cumbria, UK, has partnered with the Made for Life Foundation to offer Cancer Touch Therapy, a range of treatments developed especially for guests living with, receiving treatment for, and in remission from cancer. The treatments on offer include: Hand on Heart, Catch the Breath, .... More>>
08 Aug 2018
Fox acquisition offers new horizons for Disney, as operator enjoys record quarter for its parks
Fox acquisition offers new horizons for Disney, as operator enjoys record quarter for its parks   Disney chief Bob Iger has said the company's acquisition of Fox will offer new compelling ways for it to bring its products to market, utilising newly-acquired intellectual property to create never-before seen products across its portfolio, including in its theme parks. The US$71.3bn (€63bn, £56.6bn) acquisition .... More>>
08 Aug 2018
Grupo Vidanta to host Deepak Chopra-led retreat
Grupo Vidanta to host Deepak Chopra-led retreat   Resort developer Grupo Vidanta will host its inaugural Vidanta Wellness Retreat at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta in November, offering guests a wellness-inspired vacation led by health expert Deepak Chopra. The weekend retreat will offer a series of conferences, workshops and activities available to both resort guests .... More>>
07 Aug 2018
Alberta Ferretti to give keynote at GWS
Alberta Ferretti to give keynote at GWS   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced today that acclaimed fashion designer Alberta Ferretti will deliver a keynote speech on the impact wellness has had, and continues to have, on the fashion industry at this year's summit. As well as being a noted fashion designer, with her creations having appeared .... More>>
06 Aug 2018
HOK to design fan-focused €192m Valencia arena for billionaire Juan Roig
HOK to design fan-focused €192m Valencia arena for billionaire Juan Roig   LICAMPA 1617, an enterprise led by Spanish billionaire entrepreneur Juan Roig, has revealed plans to develop a multi-use indoor sports arena in Valencia, Spain. The company is looking to create the region's premier destination for sports, music, arts, and cultural events and has appointed sports architects HOK .... More>>
06 Aug 2018
Beata Aleksandrowicz launches Pure Massage master class
Beata Aleksandrowicz launches Pure Massage master class   Beata Aleksandrowicz, creator of the Pure Massage Spa Training Method, has developed a new training masterclass that will teach therapists the best practice to care for both themselves and their clients. The two-day masterclass – A culmination of Aleksandrowicz's 20 years of experience and research – was .... More>>
06 Aug 2018
First ever museum honouring American comedy opens in Jamestown
First ever museum honouring American comedy opens in Jamestown   The first ever museum dedicated to telling the story of American comedy has opened in Jamestown, New York, US. JRA provided complete master planning, design, project management and art direction for the 37,000sq ft (3,400sq m) National Comedy Center, which took seven years to complete at a cost of around US$50m .... More>>
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