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03 Oct 2017
Fulham FC project over for Heatherwick Studio as Populous take the reins on Riverside Stand
Fulham FC project over for Heatherwick Studio as Populous take the reins on Riverside Stand   Fulham FC have appointed global sports architects Populous to lead the redesign of the Riverside Stand at the club’s London home, Craven Cottage. In his programme notes for the Championship match against Hull City on 13 September, Fulham FC chairman Shahid Khan pledged that the project will “transcend the .... More>>
03 Oct 2017
Waterpark and hotel planned as part of Deira Islands beach resort in Dubai
Waterpark and hotel planned as part of Deira Islands beach resort in Dubai   Developer Nakheel and Thai hotel group Centara Hotels and Resorts have unveiled plans to open a hotel, beach resort and waterpark on Dubai’s Deira Islands. The two companies have formed a joint venture agreement for the “family-centric lifestyle destination,” which will be part of the newly-formed Deira .... More>>
03 Oct 2017
Global Wellness Institute launches Massage Makes Me Happy initiative
Global Wellness Institute launches Massage Makes Me Happy initiative   The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has launched a new campaign in order to spread awareness of the positive impacts of touch therapies to consumers and medical professionals. GWI will set up a platform to support the initiative, which focuses on elevating the work of massage therapists and promoting careers .... More>>
03 Oct 2017
Immersive experiences and digital safety among key trends at EAS 2017
Immersive experiences and digital safety among key trends at EAS 2017   Flying theatres, dark ride systems, interactive solutions and immersive 3D cinemas – these are the cutting edge products that dominated the agenda at this year's Euro Attraction Show (EAS). As the trend for immersive experiences continues, Attractions Management saw exhibitors showcase an array of .... More>>
02 Oct 2017
Henning Larsen win architecture competition for leisure-filled landmark in Manila
Henning Larsen win architecture competition for leisure-filled landmark in Manila   Danish architectural firm Henning Larsen have won an international design competition for a striking leisure-filled skyscraper in the heart of Manila, the Philippines. The currently unnamed tower – located in the Bonifacio Global City financial district – will stand at 308m (1,010ft) tall and has been .... More>>
02 Oct 2017
ISPA confirms conference to go ahead despite Mandalay Bay tragedy
ISPA confirms conference to go ahead despite Mandalay Bay tragedy   The International Spa Association’s annual conference at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas will go ahead, despite the killing spree in which a gunman took at least 50 lives. Organisers confirmed that the conference, from 16 to 18 October, will go ahead as planned despite last night’s events when a gunman opened .... More>>
02 Oct 2017
OMA's adaptable Melbourne pavilion opens to the public
OMA's adaptable Melbourne pavilion opens to the public   An adaptable performance installation designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of architecture practice OMA has opened to the public in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens today (2 October). Inspired by ancient amphitheatres, the MPavilion 2017 is shaped by two-tiered grandstands – one fixed and the other .... More>>
02 Oct 2017
Jeju Shinhwa World celebrating theme park launch
Jeju Shinhwa World celebrating theme park launch   Jeju Shinhwa World, one of South Korea’s largest integrated resorts, has launched its latest new addition in the form of a major theme park development. Called Shinhwa Theme Park, popular South Korean IPs Larva, Wingcle Bear, Buck, and Oscar – the creations of Seoul-based TUBAn .... More>>
02 Oct 2017
Reimagined Lux* Grand Gaube to open with focus on wellness
Reimagined Lux* Grand Gaube to open with focus on wellness   The Lux* Resort Grand Gaube in Mauritius has undergone a US$32m (€27m, £23.8m) renovation and is set to reopen in December with a “wellness centre like no other,” according to the company. The new Lux* Me spa has been developed with an aim to connect guests to nature, and will feature tailor-made treatments .... More>>
02 Oct 2017
On-demand fitness provider Fortë partners with Wexer
On-demand fitness provider Fortë partners with Wexer   US-based Fortë, which provides live and on-demand access to premiere boutique fitness classes for consumers at home, has signed a partnership deal with virtual fitness provider Wexer. The new partnership will allow gyms and health clubs signed up with Wexer access to Fortë content. Club members will be .... More>>
29 Sep 2017
Stranger Things pop-up coming to Toronto this weekend
Stranger Things pop-up coming to Toronto this weekend   Netflix is hosting a pop-up exhibition in Toronto, Canada, this weekend, with the city playing host to an art installation recreating the “Upside Down” from the streaming giant’s hit show Stranger Things. The installation is part of efforts to promote the second season of Stranger Things, a .... More>>
29 Sep 2017
Designer Gert Wingårdh transforms Royal Danish music hall into grand Nobis hotel
Designer Gert Wingårdh transforms Royal Danish music hall into grand Nobis hotel   Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh has completed a 77-room hotel within the early 20th century home of the former Royal Danish Conservatory of Music. The 5,500sq m (59,200sq ft) building, built in 1903, has become the first property outside Sweden for hospitality company Nobis Group. It is located in the heart of .... More>>
29 Sep 2017
Nordic design, Middle Eastern culture meet at LivNordic’s two-storey Katara Beach Club
Nordic design, Middle Eastern culture meet at LivNordic’s two-storey Katara Beach Club   LivNordic’s Katara Beach Club in Doha, Qatar, is set to open at the beginning of October. Located at the Torch Hotel, the two-storey, 4,600sq m (49,514sq ft) club is described as “a unique fusion between Middle Eastern hospitality, Nordic design and treatment heritage, and innovative fitness facilities.” “Katara .... More>>
29 Sep 2017
Barceló opens first spa resort on the island of Tenerife
Barceló opens first spa resort on the island of Tenerife   The Barceló Hotel Group is launching Royal Hideaway Corales Resort, its first property on the island of Tenerife. Opening on 3 January 2018, the luxury resort is split into two hotels: the ‘adult only’ Corales Beach – featuring luxurious, ocean-view suites – and the family-friendly Corales Suites, which offers .... More>>
29 Sep 2017
Lionsgate and Parques Reunidos plan Times Square attraction
Lionsgate and Parques Reunidos plan Times Square attraction   Lionsgate and Parques Reunidos are bringing a new attraction to the heart of New York City, with plans to launch a branded Lionsgate entertainment centre in Times Square. Called Lionsgate Entertainment City, the attraction will feature a number of Lionsgate IPs, with each offering visitors a number of different .... More>>
29 Sep 2017
Celtic football club's £18m museum and hotel plan given green light
Celtic football club's £18m museum and hotel plan given green light   Scottish football club Celtic has been granted planning permission in principle for a hotel and museum complex to be built adjacent to the 47-time Scottish Premier League (SPL) champions’ home ground in Glasgow. First revealed in February, the £18m (US$24m, €20m) plans, which were submitted to Glasgow City .... More>>
29 Sep 2017
Jean Claude Baumgarten and Susan Harmsworth to speak at Wellness Travel Symposium
Jean Claude Baumgarten and Susan Harmsworth to speak at Wellness Travel Symposium   The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has confirmed details of the Wellness Travel Symposium (WTS), taking place in London, UK, in November. Held on 6 and 7 November, as part of the World Travel Market, the WTS will include two dedicated sessions. The first day, under the theme The Future of Wellness .... More>>
29 Sep 2017
Johannessen named senior spa director at Four Seasons Seychelles as Lasvigne-Fox moves to Philadelphia
Johannessen named senior spa director at Four Seasons Seychelles as Lasvigne-Fox moves to Philadelphia   Sandie Johannessen has been named senior spa director at the hilltop Spa at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles. Johannessen joins as the current senior spa director, Verena Lasvigne-Fox, prepares to transfer to the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, due to open in 2018. Johannessen was previously senior spa .... More>>
29 Sep 2017
Strava expands gym presence with launch of new service and operator partnerships
Strava expands gym presence with launch of new service and operator partnerships   Activity-based social network Strava has continued its expansion onto the gym floor with the introduction of a new Gym and Studio Sync function. The newest addition to the Strava app lets users upload and register their gym exercises and sessions, as well as discover new gyms, studios and fitness routines. .... More>>
28 Sep 2017
Wim Hof, 'The Iceman', to keynote 2017 Global Wellness Summit
Wim Hof, 'The Iceman', to keynote 2017 Global Wellness Summit   World record holder and author Wim Hof will take to the stage at the Global Wellness Summit to present scientific evidence of the mind’s power to control disease and inflammation. Hof is the name behind the Netherlands-based Innerfire’s Wim Hof Method, a programme that combines cold therapy and conscious .... More>>
28 Sep 2017
Haim Saban donates US$50m as Academy Museum of Motion Pictures unveils new plans
Haim Saban donates US$50m as Academy Museum of Motion Pictures unveils new plans   Los Angeles’ long-awaited Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has taken a big step forward this week, after media mogul Haim Saban donated US$50m (€42.4m, £37.2m) towards the US$388m (€329.2m, £288.7m) project. The donation from Haim and his wife Cheryl brings the museum’s fundraising total to US$288m (€244.3m, .... More>>
28 Sep 2017
Finalists announced in design competition for 'world class' Lithuania concert centre
Finalists announced in design competition for 'world class' Lithuania concert centre   A shortlist of three architecture firms are in the running to design a major international cultural centre in Kaunas, Lithuania, having reached the final in the design competition for the project. Adam Khan Architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and a pairing of UAB Paleko Archstudija and UAB Baltic .... More>>
28 Sep 2017
New design renderings revealed for Adjaye's huge Studio Museum Harlem extension
New design renderings revealed for Adjaye's huge Studio Museum Harlem extension   Sir David Adjaye's US$175m (€148.7m, £131m) vision for Harlem's Studio Museum will break ground next year, marking the institution's 50th anniversary. Since 1982, the museum – which celebrates the work of contemporary artists of African descent – has operated out of the former New York Bank for Saving, being .... More>>
28 Sep 2017
Melanie Edwards tapped to lead FC Sturtevant's spa products division
Melanie Edwards tapped to lead FC Sturtevant's spa products division   Skincare company F.C. Sturtevant has named spa industry veteran Melanie Edwards director of its professional and spa products division. Edwards will be leveraging her 25 years of industry experience to launch F.C. Sturtevant’s new probiotic skincare line, Columbia Probiotics, in the spa and medical markets. .... More>>
28 Sep 2017
Legoland Florida gives 20,000 tickets to kids affected by Hurricane Irma
Legoland Florida gives 20,000 tickets to kids affected by Hurricane Irma   Merlin’s Legoland resort in Florida is donating 20,000 tickets to children in the state affected by Hurricane Irma, representing the largest ticket giveaway in the park’s history. The donation, valued at US$1.8m (€1.5m, £1.35m), has been made in conjunction with Merlin’s Magic Wand – the global charity of Merlin .... More>>
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