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08 May 2019
Zhonghong loan default will not affect SeaWorld finances, says Antorcha
Zhonghong loan default will not affect SeaWorld finances, says Antorcha   SeaWorld CEO Gus Antorcha has revealed more details about its failed China projects, after its majority shareholder, Zhonghong Group, defaulted on outstanding loan payments forcing the operator to terminate exclusivity agreements with the property developer. When Zhonghong acquired a 21 per cent stake in .... More>>
08 May 2019
Plans for first skyscraper in Paris in almost 50 years given green light
Plans for first skyscraper in Paris in almost 50 years given green light   Following five years of delays and challenges from local councils, the city of Paris has approved plans for the "Triangle Tower" – a translucent high-rise that bears some resemblance to the Louvre Pyramid. First unveiled by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron in 2008, the 41-storey mixed-use building, .... More>>
08 May 2019
Populous breaks ground on HK$30bn multisport development in Hong Kong
Populous breaks ground on HK$30bn multisport development in Hong Kong   Work has begun on the long-anticipated HK$30bn (US$3.2bn, €3.4bn, £2.9bn) Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong. Designed by global architecture practice Populous, the sprawling complex is expected to "set a new benchmark for sports, entertainment, and recreation precincts worldwide". The park will comprise .... More>>
08 May 2019
Study: exercise improves memory in older adults
Study: exercise improves memory in older adults   A study of healthy, older adults has shown that even a single session of exercise can increase activity in the brain circuits associated with memory. Research by the University of Maryland – published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society showed that exercise increased activation .... More>>
07 May 2019
New York's biggest waterpark resort opens
New York's biggest waterpark resort opens   Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark – a new luxury family resort in the Catskills, outside New York City – has opened its doors. Based in Monticello, NY, Kartrite has the state's biggest waterpark at 80,000sq ft (24,384sq m), with 10 waterslides supplied by the aquatic development group, as well as Flowrider wave .... More>>
07 May 2019
'Salmon Eye' visitor centre planned for Norway
'Salmon Eye' visitor centre planned for Norway   A concept design for a "world-class" visitor centre at a Norwegian salmon farm has been unveiled by Danish exhibition design company Kvorning Design & Communication. It's hoped that The Salmon Eye visitor centre at seafood company Eide Fjordbruk's fish farming site in Hardangerfjord, Norway, will draw attention .... More>>
07 May 2019
The Spa at Carden Park announces partnership with Bollinger
The Spa at Carden Park announces partnership with Bollinger   The Spa at Carden Park, an upcoming destination hotel and spa in Cheshire, has announced a new brand partnership with iconic champagne house Bollinger. As part of the agreement the spa will see the addition of two branded Bollinger bars; the Bollinger Beauty Bar and the Bollinger Champagne Bar. Billed as a .... More>>
07 May 2019
Centre Point Residences set to breathe new life into London 'national treasure'
Centre Point Residences set to breathe new life into London 'national treasure'   Centre Point – a Brutalist landmark in London that was originally designed by Swiss-born architect Richard Seifert – has become the new home of 82 luxury apartments and a bevy of leisure amenities. Anticipated to be completed next month, the Centre Point Residences will feature a 30-metre swimming pool .... More>>
07 May 2019
Nearby attractions help waterparks thrive, says consultant David Camp
Nearby attractions help waterparks thrive, says consultant David Camp   Combining waterpark ventures with additional attractions, activities and accommodation is the best way to assure their financial success, according to David Camp of D&J International Consulting. Writing in Attractions Management's Issue 1 of 2019, Camp drew upon a project his company had worked on with .... More>>
07 May 2019
Best-designed restaurants unveiled at 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards
Best-designed restaurants unveiled at 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards   American culinary arts non-profit The James Beard Foundation (JBF) has announced the winners of its 2019 Restaurant Design Awards. Atomix, a Korean eatery designed by New-York based firm Studio Writers, won the category for "75 Seats and Under", while the "75 Seats and Over" award went to Pacific Standard Time – .... More>>
07 May 2019
Brunswick sells Life Fitness to KPS Capital Partners for US$490m
Brunswick sells Life Fitness to KPS Capital Partners for US$490m   Manufacturing conglomerate Brunswick Corporation is selling its entire fitness business to private equity firm KPS Capital Partners. KPS – an investment firm which focuses on manufacturing and industrial companies across a number of industries – will acquire the entire Life Fitness estate, which includes five .... More>>
07 May 2019
Ministry of Design complete 'ultra-performance' sports lab and boutique in Singapore
Ministry of Design complete 'ultra-performance' sports lab and boutique in Singapore   Architecture practice Ministry of Design (MOD) have completed Durasport – an interactive athletics boutique in Singapore. Situated at the recently renovated Jewel Changi Airport, the 183 sq m outlet, with its chrome-finished, streamlined interiors, was designed to resemble a futuristic laboratory. According to .... More>>
07 May 2019
Cost of Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games revised to US$7bn
Cost of Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games revised to US$7bn   The price of hosting the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics has been revised to US6.88bn – a US$1.36bn increase from the initial cost estimates. According to the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Organizing Committee (LAOOC), the hike in cost is mainly down to accounting measures designed to "better reflect inflation" over the .... More>>
07 May 2019
Gold's Gym appoints Craig Sherwood as chief development officer
Gold's Gym appoints Craig Sherwood as chief development officer   Fitness operator Gold's Gym has named Craig Sherwood as its chief development officer. Sherwood, a franchise development specialist, has more than 20 years' of experience across a variety of sectors. He first joined Gold's Gym in 2016 as senior vice president of franchise and licensing. Last year (2018) he led .... More>>
06 May 2019
24 Hour Fitness launches active ageing programme to attract 'grey dollar'
24 Hour Fitness launches active ageing programme to attract 'grey dollar'   Health club operator 24 Hour Fitness has introduced a nationwide active ageing programme as part of efforts to encourage seniors to incorporate regular exercise into their lives. The First Fridays initiative will be rolled across all 24 Hour Fitness clubs in the US and will feature free active ageing classes, .... More>>
06 May 2019
Work to begin on ambitious US$500bn NEOM project in Saudi Arabia
Work to begin on ambitious US$500bn NEOM project in Saudi Arabia   Construction work is set to begin on a huge urban development in Saudi Arabia – described as one of the "world's ambitious building projects". NEOM, which has a total area of 26,500sq km (10,200 sq mi), is described as a smart tourist city in the northeast of Saudi Arabia, consisting of visitor attractions, .... More>>
04 May 2019
'Wild Spa' experience opens at The Cornwall
'Wild Spa' experience opens at The Cornwall   The Cornwall hotel and spa in St Austell, UK, has launched a new Wild Spa Experience, that offers guests a secluded al fresco escape. Available until Sunday 26 May, Wild Spa takes the spa experience into the great outdoors by offering guests the opportunity to relax in a wood-fired hot tub outside. A .... More>>
03 May 2019
Qatar lifts curtain on Zaha Hadid-designed FIFA World Cup stadium
Qatar lifts curtain on Zaha Hadid-designed FIFA World Cup stadium   Final images of the 40,000-capacity Al Wakrah stadium – designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid – have come to light. The expansive sports facility, which will host matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup first broke ground in 2014. It is the second tournament-ready stadium to be inaugurated after the Khalifa .... More>>
03 May 2019
NWTC brings out floral-themed restaurant with life-size cherry blossoms
NWTC brings out floral-themed restaurant with life-size cherry blossoms   British hospitality group New World Trading Company (NWTC) has launched The Florist – a gardenesque restaurant and bar with vibrantly coloured cherry blossom trees in Watford, UK. Situated in the city's intu shopping mall, which recently underwent a £180m (US$234.5m, €210.1m) rehaul, the new dining outlet .... More>>
03 May 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Peter Cook says Mumbai project could be the future of mixed-activity clubs
EXCLUSIVE: Peter Cook says Mumbai project could be the future of mixed-activity clubs   Architectural icon, Peter Cook, and his business partner, Gavin Robotham, co-founders of Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau (CRAB), have revealed they're working on an innovative leisure and recreation project in Mumbai. Speaking in the latest issue of CLADmag, Cook said the new recreation, health and sports .... More>>
03 May 2019
An industry in its infancy: India has huge scope for fitness growth
An industry in its infancy: India has huge scope for fitness growth   India's health club industry is ripe for growth, though its people are yet to embrace fitness as a lifestyle, according to new research from Deloitte China and IHRSA. The research was featured in the April 2019 issue of HCM. It showed that a nation of more than 1.3 billion people currently has only .... More>>
03 May 2019
Dusit’s first Qatari hotel includes Devarana Spa on entire 29th floor
Dusit’s first Qatari hotel includes Devarana Spa on entire 29th floor   Thailand-based Dusit International has made its debut in Qatar with the launch of the luxury Dusit Doha Hotel. The 264-bedroom hotel will include a Devarana Spa, which will take up the entire 29th floor of the hotel, offering separate male and female spaces. The Devarana Spa will feature 17 treatment rooms, .... More>>
03 May 2019
Emma Pridding joins UK Spa Association
Emma Pridding joins UK Spa Association   Emma Pridding, the Spa & Leisure Revenue manager at The Spa at Carden, has been appointed to the board of the UK Spa Association (UKSA). Pridding, who has more than 20 years experience in the UK spa and hospitality industries, will join the board as part of its benchmarking team, which offers insight into four .... More>>
02 May 2019
Disappearing glaciers to affect tourism at world heritage sites
Disappearing glaciers to affect tourism at world heritage sites   Many iconic glaciers at World Heritage Sites across the planet could disappear by the end of the century, according to a new report that analyses the impact of carbon emissions and rising temperatures. This is thought likely to have an impact on tourism and the visitor economy. The study was jointly authored by .... More>>
02 May 2019
The Collective prepares to launch 'world’s largest co-living' residence
The Collective prepares to launch 'world’s largest co-living' residence   British property firm The Collective has revealed the latest details for what's expected to become "the world's largest co-living space". Billed as a model for the "tech-enabled future", The Collective Canary Wharf – which is scheduled to open its doors in July – will comprise 705 apartments and also function as .... More>>
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