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20 Nov 2017
1 Hotel’s first Chinese resort to have focus on wellness
1 Hotel’s first Chinese resort to have focus on wellness   Consultancy, development and management firm GOCO Hospitality has worked on the concept and technical design of the upcoming 2,138sq m (23,013sq ft) spa and wellness area of the 1 Hotel Haitang Bay in Sanya, China. The first Chinese development for 1 Hotels, the 280-bedroom property is being developed in .... More>>
20 Nov 2017
BJARKE INGELS on life, Lego and the role of the collective in getting BIG to the top
BJARKE INGELS on life, Lego and the role of the collective in getting BIG to the top   "Increasingly, we don't just want to make a good looking version of something that's already been done, we want to take the initiative in giving form to our future," Bjarke Ingels tells CLAD, in an exclusive interview that explores his latest projects, his changing focus and the role of his team in BIG's .... More>>
20 Nov 2017
IAAPA 17: Disney legend Joe Rohde reveals secrets to storytelling with IPs
IAAPA 17: Disney legend Joe Rohde reveals secrets to storytelling with IPs   Veteran Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde has revealed his secret to storytelling in theme parks, saying that to successfully utilise an IP, attractions creators must put visitors at the centre of their own immersive fantasy world. Recently celebrating the launch of his latest Disney project – Pandora ‘The World .... More>>
20 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017: Expo breaks records as 39,000 descend on Orlando
IAAPA 2017: Expo breaks records as 39,000 descend on Orlando   This year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida, has proved to be the organisation’s most successful show ever, with a record 39,000 people attending the landmark event. Taking place between 13-17 November, buyer attendance increased 12 per cent over 2016’s numbers, generating an estimated US$51.3m .... More>>
20 Nov 2017
Ole Scheeren and Andre Fu join forces for Andaz Singapore hotel
Ole Scheeren and Andre Fu join forces for Andaz Singapore hotel   Hospitality brand Andaz has opened its first hotel in Southeast Asia, the Andaz Singapore. Located within DUO – a large integrated development spread across two sculptural towers in the Ophir-Rochor district – the hotel features 342 contemporary guestrooms, including 26 suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows .... More>>
20 Nov 2017
Transformational wellbeing retreat with four-storey spa to open in Greece
Transformational wellbeing retreat with four-storey spa to open in Greece   A new holistic wellbeing destination spa is opening in the Greek Peloponnese next May. Designed to enable health and personal transformation, the Euphoria Retreat will include a spa offering a blend of treatments and experiences using ancient Greek and Chinese philosophies and medicines. Situated in a .... More>>
20 Nov 2017
ISPA launches campaign to highlight spa industry as career option
ISPA launches campaign to highlight spa industry as career option   The International Spa Association (ISPA) has launched its 'Get Your Dream Job' campaign, designed to “elevate and celebrate careers in the spa industry”. The campaign has been launched in partnership with the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and has the support of 10 partner organisations across the spa industry, .... More>>
18 Nov 2017
National Aquarium worth more than US$450m to Maryland’s economy, study shows
National Aquarium worth more than US$450m to Maryland’s economy, study shows   The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, is the catalyst for US$455m (€386m, £345m) in economic activity across the state every year, a new study has shown. The research, carried out by Sage Policy Group, reveals the wide-ranging economic impact of the attraction, which draws thousands of visitors to .... More>>
17 Nov 2017
Post-earthquake prototype home named 2017 World Building of the Year
Post-earthquake prototype home named 2017 World Building of the Year   A Post-earthquake reconstruction and demonstration project in the city of Zhaotong, China, has been declared the 2017 World Building of the Year. Designed by a team of researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the rammed-earth structure is a prototype home for an elderly couple living in Guangming .... More>>
17 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017: Brass Ring winners announced
IAAPA 2017: Brass Ring winners announced   IAAPA has announced its winners for this year’s Brass Ring Awards, recognising a number of companies at the annual IAAPA expo for their achievements in excellence across different parts of the industry. Among the winners, Disney’s new Avatar attraction won the Judges Choice award, for its Banshee Rookery. For .... More>>
17 Nov 2017
Details of Lake Nona’s ‘performance resort’ and spa revealed
Details of Lake Nona’s ‘performance resort’ and spa revealed   A ‘performance resort’ and spa are coming to master-planned wellness community Lake Nona, outside of Orlando, Florida, in 2020. The Lake Nona Resort is due to break ground in 2018 and will include a 45,000sq ft spa and fitness campus with in-depth indoor and outdoor programming for all ages and levels. Designed .... More>>
17 Nov 2017
Male-only day spa and salon to open first franchised site
Male-only day spa and salon to open first franchised site   US-based male-only day spa and grooming chain, The Gents Place, has opened its first franchised location. The brand, which markets itself as a ‘lifestyle club’, launched a national franchising programme in 2016 and the Chicago site is the first to open its doors under private ownership. Since launching its .... More>>
17 Nov 2017
Artistic spa opens beneath one of Bath's grandest streets
Artistic spa opens beneath one of Bath's grandest streets   Hidden below the streets of Bath, a quirky new spa has opened which celebrates the ancient city's heritage. Spa 15 – located in the No. 15 Great Pulteney hotel on Great Pulteney Street, Bath – includes four themed treatment rooms, a large cedarwood hot tub within exposed stone vaults, a barrel-shaped sauna and a .... More>>
17 Nov 2017
Shaun the Sheep gets foothold in Japan's attractions market
Shaun the Sheep gets foothold in Japan's attractions market   Aardman has opened two Shaun the Sheep Family Farms in Japan, with one in Osaka and one in the east coast city of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. The FECs include physical activities, play equipment, toys and puzzles themed around the quirky character and his friends, Shirley and Timmy, as well as a toddler zone and .... More>>
17 Nov 2017
Product houses team up with wellness training provider
Product houses team up with wellness training provider   A string of product houses have signed a partnership deal with spa and wellness training specialist The Training Room. Decléor, Sweet Squared/CND Shellac, Spa Find and Lava Shells are among the companies set to collaborate with the UK-based training company. The partnership will see students learn about the .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017: Creative force behind 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' reveals details of immersive Disney project
IAAPA 2017: Creative force behind 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' reveals details of immersive Disney project   Scott Trowbridge, the Disney Imagineer leading the creative vision for its Star Wars-themed projects, has revealed details of the operator’s planned Galaxy’s Edge lands, coming to California and Orlando in 2019. Speaking at the Legends panel hosted by BRC Imagination Arts’ Bob Rogers, Trowbridge said the .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: Frontgrid announces two new product launches
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: Frontgrid announces two new product launches   Frontgrid has announced the launch of two new products based on its world-first Paradrop VR attraction at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. Paradrop VR - which has already sold its first unit to the Universe Science Park in Denmark - is an IP-protected, world-first attraction that enables riders to .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: 7thSense Design to open new Orlando office
IAAPA 2017 Exclusive: 7thSense Design to open new Orlando office   High-performance media specialist 7thSense Design has announced that it will open a new office based in Orlando, Florida, in addition to its current offices in Sussex, UK, and Michigan, US. The new office will support the company’s growing customer base in the region through its technical development and customer .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
Winners announced: Discover the victors on day two of the World Architecture Festival
Winners announced: Discover the victors on day two of the World Architecture Festival   The next batch of category winners have been announced on the second day (November 16) of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards in Berlin, with hotel and leisure, bar and restaurant and future cultural buildings all recognised. Vietnamese practice Cong Sinh Architects won the Hotel & Leisure category .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
Video: Mercedes-Benz Stadium rated most sustainable in the world
Video: Mercedes-Benz Stadium rated most sustainable in the world   The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, has become the first sports stadium in the world to achieve platinum certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). With a highly advanced stormwater management system and enough solar panels to power nine NFL games, the new home of the .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
Survey: HIIT predicted to be top fitness trend for 2018
Survey: HIIT predicted to be top fitness trend for 2018   High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is predicted to be the leading exercise trend next year, taking top spot from wearable technology, according to the latest survey in the US. The training method returns to the number one position after four years, says the American College of Sports Medicine in its .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
Duo of biomes planned at centre of Oman Botanic Garden
Duo of biomes planned at centre of Oman Botanic Garden   Plans for a botanic garden sheltered beneath two biomes in the Omani desert have been unveiled by Arup, Grimshaw Architects and Haley Sharpe Design (hsd). The Oman Botanic Garden spans 420 hectares (1,037 acres) on the Arabian Peninsula and consists of two boomerang-shaped glass biomes, a visitor centre, and .... More>>
15 Nov 2017
Leisure buildings celebrated on opening day of World Architecture Festival
Leisure buildings celebrated on opening day of World Architecture Festival   Leisure architecture was a big winner on the opening day (15 November) of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Berlin, with a number of cultural buildings triumphing in the first stage of the prestigious WAF Awards. The Culture category, which consisted of 15 completed projects, was won by Heneghan Peng .... More>>
15 Nov 2017
Outdoor play brand Timbalaya seals first franchise deal with Kuwaiti firm
Outdoor play brand Timbalaya seals first franchise deal with Kuwaiti firm   Timbalaya, the British-based story-led adventure play IP, has announced its first project will be in Kuwait. The natural play attraction specialist has partnered with Touristic Enterprises Company (TEC) to deliver a £4m custom-designed installation. Timbalaya’s outdoor play facilities can feature climbing .... More>>
15 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017: Triotech and Ubisoft announce plans for Assassin's Creed VR maze
IAAPA 2017: Triotech and Ubisoft announce plans for Assassin's Creed VR maze   Triotech has announced a major partnership with Ubisoft, with plans to create a virtual reality maze based on the Assassin’s Creed IP. Announced by Deborah Papiernik, senior vice president of new business for Ubisoft, the new attraction follows on from a Raving Rabbids VR maze unveiled at IAAPA. .... More>>
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