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27 Feb 2019
Six Flags’ first Chinese park nearing completion as 2020 opening date approaches
Six Flags’ first Chinese park nearing completion as 2020 opening date approaches   Installation of newly-constructed facilities at Six Flags’ first Chinese waterpark is moving ahead and is expected to be finished in Q1 this year, ahead of the park’s anticipated opening in June 2020. The waterpark is being built on the shore of Hangzhou Bay in Zhejiang Province, Eastern China, 45 miles (72km) .... More>>
27 Feb 2019
NEMO launches South Caucasus museum training programme
NEMO launches South Caucasus museum training programme   A new training programme is being launched across the countries of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, with the aim of contributing to the development of the museum sector in that region. Led by the Georgian Museum Association (GMA), the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) and the Academy of Cultural .... More>>
26 Feb 2019
Magic blanket: Scientists develop fabric that regulates body temperature
Magic blanket: Scientists develop fabric that regulates body temperature   Magic blankets and carpets are the stuff of legend, but a fabric recently developed by scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD) has been proven to have the seemingly wondrous ability to regulate its wearer's body temperature. Composed of "polymer fibres coated with carbon nanotubes" the material, which – .... More>>
26 Feb 2019
Universal Hip Hop Museum slated to break ground this year in New York
Universal Hip Hop Museum slated to break ground this year in New York   Construction on the Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) – the first institution of its kind in the US – is expected to begin by the end of 2019 in the Bronx, the birthplace of hip hop music. Supported by a team of acclaimed rap stars and disc jockeys, among whom are LL Cool J, Ice-T, and Kurtis Blow, UHHM will .... More>>
26 Feb 2019
Criminal charges dropped over Schlitterbahn waterslide death
Criminal charges dropped over Schlitterbahn waterslide death   A county judge in Kansas, US, has dismissed a number of criminal charges, including murder, against the designers and operators of Verrückt – a record-breaking 17-storey waterslide that killed 10-year-old Caleb Schwab in 2016. Caleb – son of state representative Scott Schwab and his wife Michele – died riding .... More>>
27 Feb 2019
London to get cryo-wellness clinic
London to get cryo-wellness clinic   A new clinic offering whole-body cryostimulation – a treatment using cold air to increase wellbeing – is coming to London’s Notting Hill neighbourhood in late March. The Apogii Clinic will offer whole-body cryostimulation through Zimmer MedizinSysteme’s icelab, a two-chambered cold sauna that lets guests ease .... More>>
26 Feb 2019
FIT Summit launched to 'connect Asia’s fitness and wellness industry'
FIT Summit launched to 'connect Asia’s fitness and wellness industry'   A new event – marketed as the first major business gathering for Asia's health, fitness and wellness industry – will be held next month. Taking place in Singapore on 20 March, FIT Summit has been designed as a platform for fitness business leaders to meet and promote greater connectivity, collaboration and .... More>>
26 Feb 2019
Pilbrow and Partners get planning approval for mixed-use project in Canary Wharf's newest district
Pilbrow and Partners get planning approval for mixed-use project in Canary Wharf's newest district   UK-based architecture and design studio Pilbrow and Partners have received planning consent for its Market Building – a mixed-use high-rise in London's Canary Wharf district. The 14-storey structure will be situated in Wood Wharf – the neighbourhood's new urban quarter – and will boast a sky bar and restaurant, .... More>>
25 Feb 2019
A holistic approach to wellness: Caesars Qua Spa opens in Dubai
A holistic approach to wellness: Caesars Qua Spa opens in Dubai   The first-ever non-gaming resort from Caesars, the Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, has opened its extensive Qua Spa. Designed as “a sanctuary fit for royalty”, the Qua Spa takes a holistic approach to enhance emotional and physical balance, centered around five elements for perfect ‘Qi’ or energy. The Qua Spa .... More>>
25 Feb 2019
TRT Holdings puts brakes on Gold's Gym sale
TRT Holdings puts brakes on Gold's Gym sale   TRT Holdings, the majority shareholder of Gold's Gym, has cancelled its plans to offload the gym chain. The US-based private holding company, which also owns Omni Hotels & Resorts, announced in July 2018 that it would explore a sale of the company in order to "focus on its core businesses". It has now, .... More>>
25 Feb 2019
Chinese spa brand Liangtse Wellness to open its first US location
Chinese spa brand Liangtse Wellness to open its first US location   Liangtse Wellness, founded in Jinan, China in 1997 and with over 420 locations worldwide, is opening of its first location in the United States. Centrally located in Midtown East at 150 E 55th Street in New York City, Liangtse Wellness will offer its heritage spa and massage services. Liangtse Wellness will offer .... More>>
25 Feb 2019
GA Smart Building to erect multilevel Universal City in Paris
GA Smart Building to erect multilevel Universal City in Paris   French property developer and construction firm GA Smart Building has been selected to build the Universal City, a 30,000 sq m mixed-use complex dedicated to disability athletics and wellness. The nine-storey facility – first conceived by social activist and sportsman Ryadh Sallem for the citywide urban .... More>>
25 Feb 2019
The Emperor’s New Yoga Pants? The rise of the ‘Sweat Nomad’
The Emperor’s New Yoga Pants? The rise of the ‘Sweat Nomad’   Boutique gyms and the rising trend of the pay as you go (PAYG) model is fantastic for the hectic city lifestyle. Today’s gym users can test-drive gyms and classes like they do their morning smoothies. But is it a race to the bottom for the gym owner? Robin Karn, of Harlands Group, discusses the pros and cons of .... More>>
25 Feb 2019
Beijing 2022 organisers reveal outline of legacy plan
Beijing 2022 organisers reveal outline of legacy plan   The organising committee for the Beijing 2022 Olympics has outlined its legacy plans for the Games. The plan is centred around "inspiring young people with the Olympic spirit", encouraging millions more to embrace winter sports and using the Winter Games to promote social progress. Beijing 2022 and its delivery .... More>>
25 Feb 2019
Interactive play pavilion to form part of Disney's Epcot transformation
Interactive play pavilion to form part of Disney's Epcot transformation   Disney has announced details of its plan to transform the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, US, which it says will be open in time for the 50th anniversary of the resort in 2021. Plans revealed by Thomas Smith, editorial content director at Disney Parks, include a unique "play pavilion" .... More>>
25 Feb 2019
Sea, salt, sand, sound: Spa at Auberge Beach Fort Lauderdale now open
Sea, salt, sand, sound: Spa at Auberge Beach Fort Lauderdale now open   Auberge Beach Residences & Spa has opened the doors to the 15,000-plus square-foot The Spa at Auberge Beach, designed by spa consultant Tracy Lee of TLee Spas. Influenced by Florida’s abundant elements of sea, salt, sand and sound, the spa is open to both residents and the public, and is designed to awaken .... More>>
23 Feb 2019
Mandarin Oriental to manage New York residences overlooking Central Park
Mandarin Oriental to manage New York residences overlooking Central Park   Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced an agreement to brand and manage 69 residences located on Fifth Avenue New York, scheduled for completion in 2021. Mandarin Oriental Residences at 685 Fifth Avenue are being developed in a 1920's building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 54th Street. The private .... More>>
23 Feb 2019
13th annual ISPA Foundation Scholarship opens
13th annual ISPA Foundation Scholarship opens   The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a junior, senior or graduate student enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s or master’s programme pursuing a career in spa management, leadership or .... More>>
22 Feb 2019
Wheelchair tours of Machu Picchu offered for first time
Wheelchair tours of Machu Picchu offered for first time   At 8,000ft (2,438m) above sea level, the Inca city of Machu Picchu is a stiff climb even for the able-bodied, and has been completely inaccessible for those in a wheelchair. That has now changed after travel company Wheel the World started offering specialised trips to the Peruvian world wonder. Wheel the World .... More>>
22 Feb 2019
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure announced for June at Wizarding World
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure announced for June at Wizarding World   Universal has confirmed rumours for its new Harry Potter-themed rollercoaster, unveiling Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, which opens later this year. A new poster for the ride shows a plunging coaster that will shuttle visitors on motorbikes through the Wizarding World area on a looping rail. .... More>>
22 Feb 2019
Aman unveils first holistic wellness centre
Aman unveils first holistic wellness centre   Amanpuri – home to the flagship Aman Spa in Phuket, Thailand – is expanding its offerings with the introduction of integrative medical services and 'intensive wellness immersions' at its new Holistic Wellness Centre. Amanpuri is the brand’s first resort to provide medical services. These are run within the new .... More>>
22 Feb 2019
Marco Costanzi tapped to design Fendi Residences in Arizona
Marco Costanzi tapped to design Fendi Residences in Arizona   Fendi, the Rome-based prêt-à-porter fashion house that first brought the late German couturier Karl Lagerfeld into the public eye, will open 41 branded residences in Arizona. Set to rise on the premises of the Palmeraie, a 122-acre luxury development taking shape in Scottsdale, the condos will be designed by .... More>>
22 Feb 2019
Hard Rock Hotel to bring its iconic "rock star service" to London
Hard Rock Hotel to bring its iconic   Scheduled to open on 30 April – the Hard Rock Hotel London will feature a specialised "Rock Om" yoga experience with music-led meditations sessions, as well as the brand's trademark restaurant and shop. Comprising 900 rooms, all of which were integrated into the still operating Cumberland Hotel in the West End, .... More>>
22 Feb 2019
Paris wants breakdancing and skateboarding at 2024 Olympics
Paris wants breakdancing and skateboarding at 2024 Olympics   Breakdancing is among four new sports being proposed for inclusion at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Surfing, climbing and skateboarding are the other disciplines put forward by the Paris organising committee, which is looking to create interest in the Games among the younger populations. Sports to lose out .... More>>
21 Feb 2019
Futuroscope reopens for 2019 with a host of new attractions
Futuroscope reopens for 2019 with a host of new attractions   The Futuroscope theme park in Poitiers, France, has reopened its doors for the 2019 season and has some big plans for new attractions over the coming years. In April 2019, the park will conduct a ‘second launch’ where it will unveil a new children’s area called Futuropolis. "We'll completely recast the whole .... More>>
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