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14 Jan 2019
Chattanooga Medal of Honour Centre begins construction
Chattanooga Medal of Honour Centre begins construction   A new 19,000sq ft (1,765sq m), US$6m (€5.2m, £4.7m) home for an attraction that honours the 3,522 recipients of America’s highest military award, the Medal of Honour, is now under construction in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The new Charles H Coolidge Medal of Honour Heritage Centre will especially celebrate the 32 .... More>>
14 Jan 2019
Herculaneum museum opens after four decade delay
Herculaneum museum opens after four decade delay   A new museum has opened its doors in Italy 44 years after the building housing it was completed. Built to house relics from the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum, the Antiquarium museum in Ercolano, near Naples, opened last month, with its debut exhibition running until September. Since its completion, .... More>>
14 Jan 2019
David Rockwell and Stonehill Taylor team up to design "secret garden" hotel in New York
David Rockwell and Stonehill Taylor team up to design   The Moxy Chelsea – billed as Manhattan's newest "secret garden" – is on track to open in February. Co-designed by Stonehill Taylor, the David Rockwell Group, and Yabu Pushelberg, the hotel – which is partially inspired by the Floral District on West 28th Street – will feature 349 bedrooms, a fitness centre, .... More>>
14 Jan 2019
Bids are in for 2026 Winter Olympic Games – Stockholm and Milan to contest two-horse race
Bids are in for 2026 Winter Olympic Games – Stockholm and Milan to contest two-horse race   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received official submissions from two bid teams for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. The arrival of the two candidature files – from Stockholm-Åre in Sweden and Milan-Cortina in Italy – at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne will come as a relief for the Olympic .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
French company Looping acquires UK’s West Midland Safari Park
French company Looping acquires UK’s West Midland Safari Park   French amusement park operator Looping Group has acquired British attraction West Midland Safari Park, located in Worcestershire, England. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, sees the French operator add the zoo to its 14 other regional parks located across Europe in countries – including France, Switzerland, .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Louvre claims 'world record' visitor number for museums
Louvre claims 'world record' visitor number for museums   The Louvre in Paris saw a record-breaking year in 2018, posting what it says are the highest ever annual visitor numbers for any museum. There were 10.2 million visitors in 2018 – an increase of 25 per cent on 2017. In a statement, museum officials said “no other museum in the world has ever equalled this .... More>>
14 Jan 2019
Breaking: L'Occitane to acquire Elemis in US$900m deal
Breaking: L'Occitane to acquire Elemis in US$900m deal   French skincare brand L’Occitane International will acquire British skincare brand Elemis for US$900m in cash, in a deal expected to close in the first quarter of 2019. Elemis is being sold by Steiner Leisure Limited, a portfolio company of private equity firm L Catterton. Reinold Geiger, chair and CEO of .... More>>
08 Jan 2019
Manchester Zoo talks advance with plans to open Q4 2021
Manchester Zoo talks advance with plans to open Q4 2021   Zoologist Johnpaul Houston is in advanced talks with a local council to create a zoo in Manchester, England. Houston, a former assistant head keeper at Blackpool Zoo – around 50 miles away from Manchester – is close to agreeing on a deal with Trafford Council for the zoo, which will cost around £8m (US$10.2m, .... More>>
11 Jan 2019
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 11 January 2019
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 11 January 2019   The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! In this broadcast, Puy du Fou breaks ground on first park in Spain, Great Wolf Resorts in talks over Maryland waterpark, Smithsonian collection remains closed due to federal shutdown and Lionsgate confirms plans for immersive experience in China. .... More>>
11 Jan 2019
Arts Council England launches £6m fund for museums and cultural leadership
Arts Council England launches £6m fund for museums and cultural leadership   Leadership development providers at cultural institutions in England can apply for grants between £150,000 (US$192,125, €167,360) and £1m (US$1.3m, €1.1m) from Arts Council England (ACE) under a new fund. The Transforming Leadership fund is aiming to upskill arts and cultural leaders to ensure continued growth .... More>>
11 Jan 2019
Poland’s richest woman funds private, underground museum in the Swiss Alps
Poland’s richest woman funds private, underground museum in the Swiss Alps   A new museum that features five buildings connected by underground passageways through a mountains’ natural rock formations has opened in the Swiss Alps. The project is the brainchild of Poland’s richest woman, Grażyna Kulczyk, who fully funded its construction. It will showcase pieces from her private .... More>>
11 Jan 2019
Møller & Grønborg and ADEPT win bid to develop Denmark's most visited nature park
Møller & Grønborg and ADEPT win bid to develop Denmark's most visited nature park   Scandinavian architecture firms Møller & Grønborg and ADEPT have been selected to design seven new pavilions at Amager Nature Park near Copenhagen. The wooden structures, set to adorn the 35 sq km reserve's coastline as well as its existing entrance and information centre, are expected to serve as focal points .... More>>
11 Jan 2019
Newly refurbished Biltmore hotel poised for spring launch
Newly refurbished Biltmore hotel poised for spring launch   The Biltmore – formerly the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair – is gearing up to open this spring. Renovated by luxury interior design studio Goddard Littlefair, the hotel – which overlooks the picturesque Grosvenor Square – features 257 guest rooms and 51 suites, plus an alfresco terrace, restaurant, cocktail .... More>>
11 Jan 2019
New EU report outlines 'best practice' for disability access in sport
New EU report outlines 'best practice' for disability access in sport   A new study published by the European Commission aims to help sports organisations ensure those with disabilities are offered the best opportunities to engage in organised sports. The Mapping on access to sport for people with disabilities report aims to develop knowledge of best practice approaches in .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Dana Buchman joins Burke Williams
Dana Buchman joins Burke Williams   US urban day spa brand Burke Williams has named Dana Buchman as its vice president of marketing and public relations. Buchman has spent the last 15 years driving marketing on behalf of global consumer brands including Apple, Disney, Barbie, and Activision. “Dana’s passion for wellness and marketing is .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Former Questex employees launch new hosted buyer event
Former Questex employees launch new hosted buyer event   Monica Helmstetter and Lucy Hugo, formerly of Questex Media, have announced the launch of a new event company this week, We Work Well Inc, which they describe as “the next generation of hosted buyer events”. The inaugural We Work Well event will be held 9-12 June, 2019, at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Monopoly attraction to open in Hong Kong Q3 2019
Monopoly attraction to open in Hong Kong Q3 2019   A new Hong Kong attraction will bring the Monopoly board game to life through an immersive, interactive 4D experience featuring augmented reality and holograph technology. Monopoly Dreams, based in Hong Kong’s Peak Galleria leisure and shopping complex, will spread across 20,000 sq ft (1,858sq m) of indoor and .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Sketching for health: the possible wellness benefits of Carlo Ratti's Scribit
Sketching for health: the possible wellness benefits of Carlo Ratti's Scribit   Carlo Ratti's recently debuted Scribit invites users to create robot-assisted artworks on the walls of their homes, but the device might also help to foster mental wellbeing. Billed as the "world’s first write-and-erase robot" the futuristic gadget works by transforming physical spaces into editable analog .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Donnington Valley Spa to launch winter sunshine breaks to target SAD
Donnington Valley Spa to launch winter sunshine breaks to target SAD   Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa in Newbury, Berkshire, has launched a new spa therapy package to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and dry skin conditions. Called the 'Winter Sunshine Spa Break', the package features the spa's exclusive Aqua Sun Therapy treatment, a unique bathing experience that combines .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Neutrogena debuts personalised, 3D printed face mask
Neutrogena debuts personalised, 3D printed face mask   As wellness and skincare get more and more high-tech, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is proving to be the launchpad for new innovations in the spa and beauty market. This week at the CES, skincare brand Neutrogena has unveiled a new personalised 3D printed face mask, the MaskiD, which users .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Rijksmuseum gallery set for relaunch at Amsterdam Airport
Rijksmuseum gallery set for relaunch at Amsterdam Airport   The Rijksmuseum’s branch at Amsterdam Schipol Airport, featuring ten Dutch Golden Age paintings by artists such as Jan van Goyen and Ludolf Bakhuysen is set to reopen at the end of this month after a year-long closure caused by a serious water leak. A problem with the roof above a KLM departure lounge on the .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Sasaki reimagine China's first professional soccer arena as wellness hub
Sasaki reimagine China's first professional soccer arena as wellness hub   Interdisciplinary architecture firm Sasaki Associates have released images of their proposal to change the face of Hongkou stadium in Shanghai, China. The future 50,000-seat sports complex will feature a number of wellness-focused green spaces, recreational amenities, and VIP clubs, plus a "cantilevered .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Roslin Retreat partners with Jennifer Young to create specialist treatment menu for cancer sufferers
Roslin Retreat partners with Jennifer Young to create specialist treatment menu for cancer sufferers   The Roslin Retreat spa at Roslin Beach Hotel in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, has introduced a new specialist treatment menu especially for guests living with, and recovering from, cancer. Developed in collaboration with Beauty Despite Cancer founder Jennifer Young, the menu includes four specialised treatments, .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Scottish National Gallery’s £22m upgrade work begins
Scottish National Gallery’s £22m upgrade work begins   Work has begun on a £22m (US$28.1m, €24.4m) revamp of Edinburgh’s National Galleries of Scotland, which will include a new access path, landscaping and wider steps in East Princes Street Gardens. The work, once finished, will open up a new area for the gallery’s art collections, as well as transforming former .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
US$53m Aquarium of the Pacific expansion to open in May 2019
US$53m Aquarium of the Pacific expansion to open in May 2019   The US$53m (€46m, £41.5m) expansion at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, is almost complete, with the attraction set to open to the public on 24 May. The expansion takes the shape of a 29,000sq ft (2,700sq m), two-storey structure called Pacific Visions, which will be the new focal point of .... More>>
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