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19 Feb 2019
Super Nintendo World project remains on course, according to Nintendo’s Miyamoto
Super Nintendo World project remains on course, according to Nintendo’s Miyamoto   The joint ¥60bn (US$540m, €480m, £420m) Nintendo and Universal Super Nintendo World project remains on track for a 2020 launch, according to Nintendo representative director Shigeru Miyamoto, who has released some comments on the proposed Japanese and US theme parks. Originally announced in 2015, and with .... More>>
19 Feb 2019
Six Flags reports record results for ninth consecutive year
Six Flags reports record results for ninth consecutive year   Thirty-two million guests passed through the gates of a Six Flags theme park in 2018, helping to give the company record revenue figures for the ninth consecutive year. The theme park operator reported an increase of US$105m (€92.79m, £81.27m) in revenue for the year, to reach US$1.5bn (€1.33, £1.16bn). It said .... More>>
18 Feb 2019
Grit and glamour: Chapter Roma Hotel gears up for spring debut
Grit and glamour: Chapter Roma Hotel gears up for spring debut   Created by South African interior designers Studio A, Chapter Roma Hotel is slated to open in Rome this March. The 42-room hotel, which will launch on the Via di Santa Maria dei Calderari in Rome's Regola neighbourhood, will feature a bar, restaurant, and daytime market. Housed in a brick building that dates .... More>>
18 Feb 2019
Saudi crown prince denies £3.8bn Man Utd takeover bid
Saudi crown prince denies £3.8bn Man Utd takeover bid   Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammad bin Salman has denied he is planning to launch a takeover bid for English Premier League club Manchester United. Reports earlier this month suggested that bin Salman was looking to table a £3.8bn bid and take control of the club from its current owners, the Glazer family, .... More>>
18 Feb 2019
Strong by Zumba secures Lifesum partnership
Strong by Zumba secures Lifesum partnership   Digital health giant Lifesum has signed a partnership deal with non-dance HIIT programme Strong by Zumba. As a result, Strong by Zumba will become a chosen exercise activity within the Lifesum app, giving Lifesum's 35 million users entry to its network of fitness instructors and students. Additionally, .... More>>
18 Feb 2019
HIIT more effective for weight loss than lengthy, moderate forms of exercise
HIIT more effective for weight loss than lengthy, moderate forms of exercise   High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a more effective way to lose weight than longer, more moderate forms of exercise. That is the key finding of a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, which looked at 36 studies involving more than 1,000 people. The combined results from the .... More>>
18 Feb 2019
Schmidt Hammer Lassen to restore Boston's Seaport World Trade Center
Schmidt Hammer Lassen to restore Boston's Seaport World Trade Center   Danish architecture practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen (SHL) have unveiled images of their new design for the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The architects'' intervention will see the maritime landmark – once the largest pier building in the world – expanded to include 15,200 sq m of public realm. Located on .... More>>
18 Feb 2019
Calistoga mud, grape seeds and olive oil: new details revealed for Four Seasons’ upcoming Napa Valley spa
Calistoga mud, grape seeds and olive oil: new details revealed for Four Seasons’ upcoming Napa Valley spa   The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, set to open 1 November, has revealed new details of the California resort and its wellness spa. Designed by Napa’s own Erin Martin and set in a vineyard, The Four Seasons Napa Valley will be an intimate retreat, featuring just 85 farmhouse-style accommodations. .... More>>
18 Feb 2019
Mehmet Er returns to Gharieni in new international role
Mehmet Er returns to Gharieni in new international role   Mehmet Er has returned to spa equipment manufacturer Gharieni in the role of international sales manager, after a brief stint working in global sales for skincare brand Vinoble. Er previously worked for Gharieni for nearly nine years, first joining the company in 2009 as a specialist in medical foot care and .... More>>
15 Feb 2019
Vila Vita Parc opens first Sisley Spa in Portugal
Vila Vita Parc opens first Sisley Spa in Portugal   Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa, a clifftop resort in Portugal’s Algarve, has launched a new Spa by Sisley, the first Sisley-branded spa in Portugal. The 17,250sq ft spa is now open, and the completion marks the culmination of the resort’s renovations, which have taken place over the last four years. The new Vila .... More>>
15 Feb 2019
Steve Ewing named spa director at Carden Park
Steve Ewing named spa director at Carden Park   Carden Park Hotel, an upcoming country estate resort in Cheshire, UK, has appointed Steve Ewing as the director of its £10m spa. An industry veteran, Ewing has previously served as spa director at Cheshire's Mottram Hall and has held various posts with Macdonald Hotels, Mercure and International Hotels. Part .... More>>
15 Feb 2019
OPEN Architecture design soulful "Chapel of Sound" in China
OPEN Architecture design soulful   Chinese architecture practice OPEN have unveiled renderings of the Chapel of Sound – a cavernous amphitheatre currently under construction north of Beijing, outside the city of Chengde. The 790 sq m, roofless structure – shaped to resemble the curvilinear appearance of mollusc shells and human ears – will .... More>>
15 Feb 2019
Martial arts-focused gym operator HITIO signs first UK franchise deal
Martial arts-focused gym operator HITIO signs first UK franchise deal   Fitness operator HITIO Gym has signed its first franchise agreement in the UK. The Norway-based chain, which combines a traditional gym and studio offering with combat sports training, has revealed plans to open its first club in South London in the summer of 2019. The signing of the first UK franchise is part .... More>>
15 Feb 2019
Trouble for Six Flags as multiple international projects face delay
Trouble for Six Flags as multiple international projects face delay   Six flags chief Jim Reid-Anderson has revealed that changes in government are stalling the operator's Chinese projects, while there are "no assurances" as to the outcome of the operator's on-hold Dubai development. Speaking during an earnings call, the Six Flags boss blamed "macroeconomic events" for the China .... More>>
15 Feb 2019
World’s "first biophilic design store" launches in Brooklyn
World’s   Greenery NYC – said to be the world’s "first biophilic design store" – has opened in Brooklyn's Greenpoint district. Described by the company as a "shop, showroom, and rejuvenating space to experience nature", Greenery NYC offers a wide range of botanical services and merchandise, including terrariums, green .... More>>
14 Feb 2019
Arts Council’s new diversity report shows BME representation below English average
Arts Council’s new diversity report shows BME representation below English average   Only 5 per cent of staff members are not white at Arts Council England (ACE) major partner museums (MPMs) while 16 per cent of the working age population are from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in England, a new report from the organisation has found. ACE’s fourth annual diversity report, called .... More>>
14 Feb 2019
Snapchat creates virtual art gallery for Black History Month
Snapchat creates virtual art gallery for Black History Month   Communications app Snapchat has created an online virtual gallery in celebration of Black History Month, showcasing the work of black millennial artists. The gallery can be accessed at all times via an immersive lens that can be found in users’ Lens Carousel. The lens, in selfie mode, allows users to take a .... More>>
14 Feb 2019
IAAPA recruits SeaWorld's Josh Powers to guide finance and IT teams
IAAPA recruits SeaWorld's Josh Powers to guide finance and IT teams   SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment executive Josh Powers will join IAAPA next month as executive vice president and chief financial officer, with a brief to advise strategically on all financial issues impacting on the attractions body's global mission and service offerings. In addition to leadership of the .... More>>
14 Feb 2019
3XN Architects win contract to build multipurpose arena in Munich
3XN Architects win contract to build multipurpose arena in Munich   Danish architecture firm 3XN have been tapped to build an as-yet-unnamed stadium in Munich's Olympic Park. Set to occupy the site of the recently demolished Radstadion velodrome – the arena will feature three canopied ice rinks and an oval-shaped green roof that merges with the surrounding park landscape. .... More>>
14 Feb 2019
Raffles launches new Sleep Rituals programme
Raffles launches new Sleep Rituals programme   Raffles Hotels & Resorts has launched a wellbeing programme designed to help guests unwind and get a peaceful night’s rest. The new Raffles Sleep Rituals service will be piloted during the turndown service at four locations: Raffles Dubai, Raffles Makati, Raffles Seychelles and Raffles Europejski Warsaw. The .... More>>
14 Feb 2019
Rebrand, renovation and new attractions planned for US parks acquired by Six Flags
Rebrand, renovation and new attractions planned for US parks acquired by Six Flags   Three US theme parks acquired from EPR Properties last year are undergoing extensive enhancements and re-branding by new owners Six Flags Entertainment. Darien Lake, near Buffalo, NY, Wet & Wild Splashtown in Houston, and Wet & Wild Phoenix – the largest waterpark in Arizona – will now be known as Six Flags .... More>>
14 Feb 2019
IAAPA winter forum addresses crisis issues
IAAPA winter forum addresses crisis issues   Crisis management and public relations were mixed with water and wildlife as more than 60 attractions industry professionals from 14 countries attended trade association IAAPA’s EMEA Winter Forum in the Canary Islands, Spain, at the end of January 2019. During the event, attendees visited renowned attractions .... More>>
14 Feb 2019
L'Avenue restaurant brings the French Alps to Fifth Avenue
L'Avenue restaurant brings the French Alps to Fifth Avenue   The first iteration of the popular Paris dining concept L'Avenue has opened its doors at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. Designed by French art director and interior specialist Philippe Starck, L'Avenue stretches across the luxury emporium's 8th and 9th floors and boasts a wunderkammer-style main dining room as .... More>>
14 Feb 2019
Speakers announced for Women in Wellness event
Speakers announced for Women in Wellness event   The Women in Wellness Leadership Conference, set to take place on 12 March in New York City, has announced a host of speakers designed to motivate attendees and galvanise them to take charge of their careers and lead with confidence. The event is hosted by American Spa magazine, and will take place at The .... More>>
14 Feb 2019
Cedar Fair eyes out-of-park investments as operator reports record revenues in 2018
Cedar Fair eyes out-of-park investments as operator reports record revenues in 2018   Cedar Fair has revealed plans to grow and expand its external revenue streams through new developments attached to its existing parks portfolio. Speaking during an earnings call, Richard Zimmerman, president and CEO of Cedar Fair, revealed the plans, which include a focus on resort accommodation to extend stays, .... More>>
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