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23 Apr 2018
OMA complete latest expansion for Milan's Fondazione Prada
OMA complete latest expansion for Milan's Fondazione Prada   International architects OMA have completed their latest addition to fashion house Prada’s arts complex in southern Milan, on the site of a former gin distillery. Torre is a nine-level, 60m (197ft) high tower with a facade that alternates between glass and white concrete surfaces. Devoted to “the development of .... More>>
23 Apr 2018
Six Senses Fiji opens with nature-focused Spa Village
Six Senses Fiji opens with nature-focused Spa Village   Six Senses’ newest resort in Fiji has opened with a Six Senses Spa designed as a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Fijian village. Designed by New Zealand-based architect Richard Priest, Six Senses Fiji includes 24 pool villas and 60 residential villas located along a private sandy beach. The 60 .... More>>
23 Apr 2018
Movenpick’s 6,000sq m Dead Sea spa undergoes full renovation
Movenpick’s 6,000sq m Dead Sea spa undergoes full renovation   Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea in Jordan has unveiled a comprehensive renovation to its 6,000sq m (64,583sq ft) Zara Spa, including a new dedicated Turkish bath area with eight different hammam experiences. The spa has retained its Arabian design but has also added a nail studio, retreat lounge, meditation .... More>>
23 Apr 2018
Earth Day 2018: Remove plastics from World Heritage Sites, says Unesco
Earth Day 2018: Remove plastics from World Heritage Sites, says Unesco   Unesco has sent out a message on Earth Day 2018, calling for an end to plastic pollution at World Heritage sites. Research suggests that rubbish and pollution are a significant problem at many World Heritage sites. Increased tourism means that more people are leaving trash at the world’s most iconic sites. .... More>>
23 Apr 2018
Deloitte report: European fitness market worth €26.6bn
Deloitte report: European fitness market worth €26.6bn   A 4 per cent increase in the number of people having health club memberships helped European fitness club operators record total revenues of €26.6bn (£23.3bn, US$32.7bn) during 2017. The figures come from the European Health & Fitness Market Report 2018, published by EuropeActive and Deloitte at the .... More>>
20 Apr 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 20 April 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 20 April 2018   The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! In this broadcast, we look at Disney chief Bob Iger's Presidential ambitions, Universal Studios' Orlando rumoured expansion, U2's 'The Claw' heading to a Salt Lake Aquarium and National Geographic's move into the Saudi Arabian attractions market. .... More>>
20 Apr 2018
Prepare the youth to protect world heritage in the future, says Unesco
Prepare the youth to protect world heritage in the future, says Unesco   Mechtild Rössler, director of Unesco's World Heritage Centre, has said the youth population must be prepared to protect the world's heritage for future generations. Speaking on 18 April – the International Day for Monuments and Sites – Rössler said the education of young people would be the best way to protect .... More>>
16 Apr 2018
Ritz-Carlton Nikko to have private onsen
Ritz-Carlton Nikko to have private onsen   The Ritz-Carlton will open a location in Nikko, Japan in 2020, set amid a Unesco World Heritage site. Located two hours north of Tokyo, Nikko is an outdoor and cultural tourism destination that features a number of famous Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, along with the scenic Kegon Falls. The Ritz-Carlton .... More>>
20 Apr 2018
Airbnb opens 'Office of Healthy Tourism' in effort to boost local communities
Airbnb opens 'Office of Healthy Tourism' in effort to boost local communities   Airbnb has launched a new initiative, designed to help travellers find new holiday destinations and counteract the tourism saturation of major cities worldwide. In an interview with Fast Company last year, Airbnb CEO, Brian Chesky, said that the problem with travel was "millions of people are going to .... More>>
20 Apr 2018
One&Only to debut Urban Resorts in Dubai with ‘spa that never sleeps’
One&Only to debut Urban Resorts in Dubai with ‘spa that never sleeps’   Kerzner International Holdings, the owner of One&Only Resorts, has plans to introduce a new line of One&Only Urban Resorts, the first of which will debut in Dubai in 2020. The One&Only Za’abeel will be set in the new One Za’abeel, which is being developed by Ithra Dubai, a subsidiary of Investment Corporation .... More>>
20 Apr 2018
Spa Creators designs three-storey Devon spa with ocean views
Spa Creators designs three-storey Devon spa with ocean views   Spa consultants Spa Creators have designed a three-storey spa and gym in Devon, England. Beyond Escapes is a holiday and leisure park that includes studios and apartments along with lodges with private hot tubs. The BE You Spa and BE You Gym at the latest location in Devon were designed, coordinated and .... More>>
20 Apr 2018
ISPA releases inaugural Spa Workforce Study
ISPA releases inaugural Spa Workforce Study   The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation has released its findings from the inaugural ISPA Spa Workforce Study. The study had more than 1,200 participants working within all levels of the spa industry, offering insights on job satisfaction, workplace environment, employee benefits and more. PwC was .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi gets July launch date
Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi gets July launch date   The largest theme park development coming to the Middle East this year has been set its opening date, with developer Miral confirming the launch of Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi on 25 July. To feature six immersive lands, the 1.65 million sq ft (153,000sq m), US$1bn (€808m, £703m) indoor attraction is the latest .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
Give Kids the World founder Henri Landwirth dies aged 91
Give Kids the World founder Henri Landwirth dies aged 91   Henri Landwirth, the founder of Give Kids the World Village – a cost-free resort for children with life-threatening illnesses – has died aged 91. Born into a Jewish family in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1927, Landwirth survived the Nazi death camps of the Holocaust, moving to North America following the conclusion of .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
Cryptocurrency-based crowdfunding platform launched for sports industry
Cryptocurrency-based crowdfunding platform launched for sports industry   A crowdfunding platform, based on transactions in cryptocurrency, is aiming to offer sports organisations, clubs and individual athletes an alternative way to raise investments and sponsorship. SportyCo will look to match organisations with those happy to make long-term investments and the new platform is among .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
Upcoming Elivi Skiathos to feature Elemis Spa
Upcoming Elivi Skiathos to feature Elemis Spa   The Elivi Skiathos – a five-star, family-owned hotel in Greece – is set to open on 1 June with an Elemis spa. The Elivi Spa will offer three treatment rooms, a hairdressing salon, manicure and pedicure stations, indoor pool, hammam, sauna and retail area. The hotel will also house an indoor and outdoor .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
Black Diamond Award finalists hail from five countries
Black Diamond Award finalists hail from five countries   The finalists for this year’s Black Diamond Award, which honours the best spa manager of the year in Europe, have been announced. Finalists hail from five countries: France, Italy, Monaco, Germany and Switzerland. The winner will be announced at this year’s Forum Hotel & Spa event, held on 7 June at the Hotel .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
Crete’s Nana Princess to include 1,500sq m spa
Crete’s Nana Princess to include 1,500sq m spa   A new resort on the Greek island of Crete is set to open in May, with a €3m spa designed and developed by Alessandro Dolci. The Nana Princess, owned and operated by Karatizis Group, is a beachfront hotel with 112 suites and villas, including a two-storey Presidential Villa with its own SweetSauna cabin. The .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
Italy’s Chia Laguna launches ‘Mini Mindfulness’ children’s activities
Italy’s Chia Laguna launches ‘Mini Mindfulness’ children’s activities   Chia Laguna, Italian Hospitality Collection’s five-star family resort in Sardinia, has unveiled a series of ‘Mini Mindfulness’ children’s activities designed to help little ones step away from screens, build their confidence and recharge ahead of the start of the academic year in September. The activities, .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
ISPA to Present Visionary Award in memory of Lori Hutchinson
ISPA to Present Visionary Award in memory of Lori Hutchinson   The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present the 2018 ISPA Visionary Award in memory of Lori Hutchinson at the 28th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, US., from 24-26 September. “Lori’s energetic spirit was a bright light as she served on countless task .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
Sweden’s boutique hotel The Lamp to add design-focused spa
Sweden’s boutique hotel The Lamp to add design-focused spa   The boutique Lamp Hotel in Norrkoping, Sweden, is adding a 1,200sq m (12,917sq ft) design-focused spa with eight treatment rooms. Designed by Eric and Katarina van Brabandt, the spa features a modern classic design with details like high-quality stone walls. Two of the spa’s treatment rooms are doubles, and .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
Carlo Ratti explores the effects of climate change at Milan Pavilion
Carlo Ratti explores the effects of climate change at Milan Pavilion   Carlo Ratti has created a climate-controlled garden pavilion with green spaces curated by Patrick Blanc and Flavio Pollano for the 57th annual Salone del Mobile in Milan. The pavilion, entitled Living Nature, uses an innovative energy management system “to allow spring, summer, autumn and winter to coexist under .... More>>
18 Apr 2018
Mövenpick opens Tunisian hotel with wellness focus
Mövenpick opens Tunisian hotel with wellness focus   Mövenpick Hotel du Lac Tunis has opened on the banks of Lake Tunis in the Tunisian capital with a 1,400sq m (15,069sq ft) spa. The eleven-treatment-room S Per Aqua spa has direct access both from the lobby and the outside, and features an authentic Tunisian hammam, as well as flash-UV cabins, a sauna, experience .... More>>
18 Apr 2018
Rossana Hu: Separation of interior design and architecture is a mistake
Rossana Hu: Separation of interior design and architecture is a mistake   The specialisation of the architectural profession has brought us to a point where interior design and architecture are cut off from one another, and this is a huge mistake, Neri & Hu co-founder Rossana Hu has argued. In an interview with CLADmag, Hu said: “As architects, we’re often asked why we’d want to work .... More>>
18 Apr 2018
Agenda for ATM wellness symposium to focus on transformative wellness travel
Agenda for ATM wellness symposium to focus on transformative wellness travel   The agenda for the 2018 Arabian Travel Market’s Spa and Wellness Symposium is set, and the Global Wellness Institute-organised event will feature 16 tourism and hospitality experts presenting new wellness tourism trends globally and across the Middle East and North Africa. A key focus this year will be on the .... More>>
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