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08 Dec 2017
Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021
Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021   Coventry will be the next UK City of Culture, beating Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Sunderland and Paisley to the crown. The announcement last night (7 November) by minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism John Glen will provide a cultural and economic boost to the city. One of four shortlisted cities, plus the town .... More>>
08 Dec 2017
Public creativity crucial for cities, argues Urban Art Projects founder after Ai Weiwei collaboration in New York
Public creativity crucial for cities, argues Urban Art Projects founder after Ai Weiwei collaboration in New York   One of the team responsible for realising Ai Weiwei’s huge ‘security fence’ installations across New York has told CLADglobal the popularity of the project demonstrates why cities and developers would be “mad” not to commission creativity. Dan Tobin, the founder of international creative design and .... More>>
08 Dec 2017
Institute of Contemporary Art opens doors to new home in Miami
Institute of Contemporary Art opens doors to new home in Miami   The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) has been welcoming the first visitors to its new home this week, located in the heart of the burgeoning design district in Miami, Florida. The striking building, with a facade of metal triangles, was created by Spanish architecture firm Aranguren + Gallegos. To celebrate .... More>>
08 Dec 2017
Chenot Group plans three new locations
Chenot Group plans three new locations   Swiss wellness resort operator Chenot Group has announced plans to open three additional locations, hot on the heels of a launch in Azerbaijan. The Chenot Palace Weggis, Switzerland will open in 2019, which will be based on the model in Gabala, Azerbaijan, and will become the brand’s leading medical research, .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
Wembley to host four extra Euro 2020 games but Wales misses out
Wembley to host four extra Euro 2020 games but Wales misses out   Four extra Euro 2020 matches will be hosted at Wembley Stadium, after UEFA said it could wait no longer for Brussels to confirm timescales for a new stadium. The UEFA Executive Committee today (7 December) confirmed Wembley will host three group stage games and one round of 16 fixture, all originally scheduled .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
BRC applies theme park design to Museum of the Bible
BRC applies theme park design to Museum of the Bible   Experience design firm BRC has taken the concept of a theme park attraction and placed it inside a museum setting at the new Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. A US$500m (€424m, £374.5m) project, the 430,000sq ft (40,000sq m) museum, which opened on 17 November, has been created inside a former refrigerated .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
Global Workout for Water raises US$850,000 to fight humanitarian crises
Global Workout for Water raises US$850,000 to fight humanitarian crises   A global fitness fundraising initiative, Workout For Water, has raised more than USD$850,000 (€720,490, £633,620) to help combat ongoing humanitarian crises. The campaign centred on a one-day exercise event by children’s charity Unicef and global fitness brand Les Mills to provide funds to help children and their .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
Raffles to open second Dubai location
Raffles to open second Dubai location   Raffles has announced plans to open a new resort on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah in 2021. The first beachside resort for Raffles in Dubai and the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah, it will be located in the twin towers of the PALM360, which is being developed by Dubai-based developer Nakheel. The PALM360 will be .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
Shades of mindfulness: Ultra Violet named Pantone's colour of the year
Shades of mindfulness: Ultra Violet named Pantone's colour of the year   Colour standards company Pantone has announced a “dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade” as the Colour of the Year for 2018. Pantone chooses a different emerging colour to celebrate each year, with ‘colour experts’ at the Pantone Color Institute searching extensively for new colour influences, .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
Exclusive: Anvio VR signs deals for new sites in US and Europe
Exclusive: Anvio VR signs deals for new sites in US and Europe   Russian virtual reality company Anvio VR has announced plans for a global expansion, starting in London this February, before rolling out its free-roam VR experience across Europe and North America. The Moscow-based startup set its sights on establishing multiple worldwide attractions earlier this year, with .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
Six Senses to add seven resorts and two spas in 2018
Six Senses to add seven resorts and two spas in 2018   Luxury hotel brand Six Senses is planning a series of developments next year – announcing new resort locations in Bali, Fiji, Turkey, Bhutan, Cambodia, Israel and India. It will be a busy year for the hotel, with a further two spas set to be opened in the Middle East in the first half of 2018. Set to open in .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
Heatherwick Studio's intricate 'vertical public space' reaches full height in New York
Heatherwick Studio's intricate 'vertical public space' reaches full height in New York   Vessel – the sculptural urban landmark Heatherwick Studio have designed as the centrepiece for New York’s Hudson Yards development – topped out yesterday (6 December) after eight months of construction. The honeycomb-like structure, described by its creators as “one of the most complex pieces of steelwork ever .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
TRIB3 plans move into Asian market as global expansion gathers pace
TRIB3 plans move into Asian market as global expansion gathers pace   Boutique gym operator TRIB3 is in advanced talks with a potential partner to take its brand into Asia as part of its ongoing global expansion. With details expected to be announced shortly, TRIB3 chief executive Kevin Yates told Health Club Management: “We're working with a partner to grow our .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
Minor Hotels speeds up Anantara expansion with spa resort in Sharjah
Minor Hotels speeds up Anantara expansion with spa resort in Sharjah   Thailand-based hotel operator Minor Hotels has signed a management deal for a new beachfront spa resort in the Arab Emirate of Sharjah. The 233-key luxury property, set to open in 2020, will be owned jointly by Sharjah-based property firms Basma Group and ARADA. Minor has signed an agreement with the owners .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
Massage Envy unveils plan to improve customer safety after sexual assault allegations
Massage Envy unveils plan to improve customer safety after sexual assault allegations   US franchisor Massage Envy has launched a plan called ‘A Commitment to Safety’ in the wake of allegations of sexual assaults at its spas. The plan includes a partnership with an anti-sexual violence organisation and clearer steps for responding to sexual assault claims. The reports of sexual assaults – made .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
Allies and Morrison win competition to revive 18th century mansion gutted by fire
Allies and Morrison win competition to revive 18th century mansion gutted by fire   British conservation charity the National Trust has announced that architecture practice Allies and Morrison will reimagine and rebuild Surrey’s Clandon Park, a historic Palladian mansion gutted by a fire in 2015. The firm was selected ahead of five other rivals in an international design competition, organised .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
Hadrian’s Wall joins with Great Wall of China to boost tourism
Hadrian’s Wall joins with Great Wall of China to boost tourism   Hadrian’s Wall is teaming up with its much larger counterpart, The Great Wall of China, to encourage tourism and increase cultural understanding of the World Heritage Sites. Announced by John Glen, Britain’s minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, the agreement will see representatives of both sites examine .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
David Adjaye to address race and architecture at Design Miami
David Adjaye to address race and architecture at Design Miami   David Adjaye will speak on a panel at the thirteenth annual Design Miami international design fair this afternoon (6 December). The panel, entitled 'Rethinking the City Through Blackness', will explore the relationship between race and architecture. Panellists including artist Amanda Williams and .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
Speakers announced for Forum HOTel&Spa
Speakers announced for Forum HOTel&Spa   Tom Bauer, Martin Rhomberg, Roger Allen, Caroline Mahe and Beata Aleksandrowicz have all been announced as speakers at this year’s Forum HOTel&Spa conference, taking place on 7 June in Paris. Taking place on 7 June in Paris, the one-day conference will be themed ‘A New Era in Wellness,’ and aims to create a .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
BodyHoliday adds wellness restaurant
BodyHoliday adds wellness restaurant   St Lucia-based destination wellness resort BodyHoliday is set to launch a new restaurant, I-tal, which uses a vegetarian menu intended to improve health and energy. Set on stilts on a hilltop and with open-air dining overlooking the Caribbean Sea, I-tal will serve produce from BodyHoliday’s organic garden and .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
Potential Fox deal sees James Murdoch cast as contender to Disney throne
Potential Fox deal sees James Murdoch cast as contender to Disney throne   Fox boss James Murdoch has emerged as a contender to become the new CEO of Disney, following reports last week that Bob Chapek was the man to take the organisation forward. Disney is reportedly in negotiations for a US$60bn (€50.7bn, £44.8bn) takeover of Fox, with the company looking to acquire Fox’s movie .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
Eleven bid for England's £15m Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund
Eleven bid for England's £15m Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund   Eleven locations from across the north of England have bid for a share of £15m (US$20.1m, €17m) in funding designed to build a legacy from the Great Exhibition of the North. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) has received bids for the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund from all over .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
Sornson takes on new role at GWS and GWI
Sornson takes on new role at GWS and GWI   Kate Sornson has been named associate manager – marketing and communications – for the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) and the Global Wellness Institute (GWI). Prior to the appointment, Sornson managed social media for both the GWS and GWI, and worked as community manager and membership coordinator for the Green .... More>>
05 Dec 2017
Bjarke Ingels Group unveil design for new type of sports and leisure district under one enormous roof
Bjarke Ingels Group unveil design for new type of sports and leisure district under one enormous roof   Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) have revealed their latest major US project – a sports and entertainment neighbourhood in Texas under a dramatic chequered roofscape. Ambitious plans for the 1.3 million sq ft (121,000sq m) East Austin District were announced today (5 December) by Austin Sports & Entertainment, founded .... More>>
05 Dec 2017
New stadium revealed: Crystal Palace inspired by past while preparing Selhurst Park for future
New stadium revealed: Crystal Palace inspired by past while preparing Selhurst Park for future   English Premier League football club Crystal Palace has announced ambitious plans to redevelop its Selhurst Park stadium. Club chairman Steve Parish unveiled the project at a press conference yesterday (4 December), in which sports architects KSS were revealed as the practice tasked with overhauling a stadium .... More>>
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