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04 Apr 2019
Experimenta: Germany’s largest science centre opens in Heilbronn
Experimenta: Germany’s largest science centre opens in Heilbronn   The largest science centre in Germany has opened in Heilbronn, with four permanent exhibition galleries set across 3,200sq m (34,445sq ft). Backed by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation, a non-profit investment arm of supermarket giant Lidl, the new centre will also feature a dome theatre, an observatory and various .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
Planning permission granted to £6m Black Country Living Museum renovation
Planning permission granted to £6m Black Country Living Museum renovation   UK architectural practice Napier Clarke Architects has secured planning permission for its £6m (US$7.9m, €7m) expansion and renovation of the Black Country Living Museum’s (BCLM) entrance building. The project will see the entrance building repurposed at the museum in Dudley, England, into a visitor and learning .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
Dusit and CPN team up to revitalise Bangkok with expansive lifestyle complex
Dusit and CPN team up to revitalise Bangkok with expansive lifestyle complex   Thailand-based developers Dusit Thani Public and Central Pattana (CPN) have unveiled the latest details for the Dusit Central Park project – an immense mixed-use scheme planned for the heart of Bangkok. The new 440,000 sq m development, which will adjoin the city's Lumpini Park, will be designed by the Office of .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
Blue World Voyages to offer design-led residences onboard its maiden cruise line
Blue World Voyages to offer design-led residences onboard its maiden cruise line   Luxury cruise company Blue World Voyages – said to own world's only "active lifestyle" ocean liner – has announced that its 350-guest maiden ship will include a select number of for-purchase Owners Residences. Collaboratively created by veteran marine architects Tomas Tillberg International and Poggi Design, the .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
Silverstone Experience gearing up for June opening
Silverstone Experience gearing up for June opening   A new visitor attraction at the home of the British Formula One Grand Prix is on track to open in early June 2019, providing visitors with a three-hour journey through the past, present and future of British motor racing. Stories of human endeavour, great sporting rivalries and engineering innovation will be told .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
Techniquest’s £5.7m large-scale expansion to use fish as power source
Techniquest’s £5.7m large-scale expansion to use fish as power source   Welsh science discovery centre Techniquest is building a £5.7m (US$7.4m, €6.6m) expansion that will more than double its exhibition space and use a remarkable power source – fish. Techniquest’s new building, called Science Capital, sits on Cardiff Bay in the Welsh capital and the centre has consulted a number .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
Carolyne Beck named global sales director for Elemental Herbology
Carolyne Beck named global sales director for Elemental Herbology   Skincare brand Elemental Herbology has appointed Carolyne as global sales director. Beck has 25 years’ experience gained across some of the world’s biggest beauty brands. Beck’s role as global sales director will see her manage the spa and retail side of the business globally, working to take both to the next .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
Kritt Arkitekter transform century-old cruise line headquarters into boutique hotel in Norway
Kritt Arkitekter transform century-old cruise line headquarters into boutique hotel in Norway   The Amerikalinjen Hotel – once the main office of one of Norway's earliest transatlantic cruise lines – has opened in Oslo. Situated on Jernbanetorget Square near the city's opera, the 6,000 sq m Den Norske Amerikalinje (Norwegian American Line) building now features refreshed exteriors by studio Kritt .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
Harry Potter studio tour opens largest-ever expansion – Gringotts Bank
Harry Potter studio tour opens largest-ever expansion – Gringotts Bank   Warner Bros' Harry Potter studio tour outside London, UK has opened its biggest expansion to date, with the launch of the iconic Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Officially opening on 6 April, the 16,500sq ft expansion has been designed and built by many of the original crew members who worked on the hugely successful .... More>>
05 Apr 2019
thespa at Birmingham's The Cube reopens following £500k revamp
thespa at Birmingham's The Cube reopens following £500k revamp   thespa at The Cube, a mixed-use development in Birmingham, UK, has reopened following a £500k upgrade that has seen the addition of more treatment rooms and new experiential facilities. Works included an expansion of the relaxation and quiet areas, which now features soft lighting and more double and single .... More>>
03 Apr 2019
EHFF 2019: European fitness market still growing
EHFF 2019: European fitness market still growing   The European fitness market continues to grow at a steady rate, according to the latest European Health & Fitness Market Report, published in partnership by Deloitte and EuropeActive. The report shows that the market grew 3.4 per cent in 2018, with revenues of €27.2bn and total memberships of 62.2 million. .... More>>
03 Apr 2019
Snøhetta tapped to create monumental opera house in Shanghai
Snøhetta tapped to create monumental opera house in Shanghai   The Chinese government has commissioned Scandinavian architecture firm Snøhetta to design the Shanghai Grand Opera House. Described by the architects as an "accessible canvas for global visitors, local citizens, and artists", the new opera building, which will rise on the banks of the Huangpu River, will .... More>>
03 Apr 2019
Upcoming Savoy Palace in Madeira to include spa inspired by the Laurissilva Forest
Upcoming Savoy Palace in Madeira to include spa inspired by the Laurissilva Forest   A new Savoy Palace resort is set to open in Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira, to include a destination spa with 11 treatment rooms. The 16-story hotel will include 352 bedrooms and a design that blends bold, modern and historical styles. The 3,000sq m spa has been inspired by the island’s .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
New Santorini spa to focus on Mediterranean rituals
New Santorini spa to focus on Mediterranean rituals   Katikies Resorts & Club will open its seventh hotel this June, Katikies Garden, in the centre of Fira town on the Greek island of Santorini. The new hotel is housed in a former monastery, with architecture that reflects the noble, classic style of the old quarter of Fira, an area that is still home to the .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
Six Senses appoints Guy Heywood as COO
Six Senses appoints Guy Heywood as COO   Guy Heywood has been appointed to the role of chief operating officer with Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. He joins Six Senses from his previous role as the chief operating officer for Alila Hotels and Resorts, a position he held for the past eight years. With over 30 years of experience within the international hotel and tourism industry, Heywood started his journey in Australia as the restaurant and lounge manager at InterContinental Sydney. He then moved on to The Regent Sydney, followed by Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi and Four Seasons Hotel Singapore in a similar capacity. .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
Shimao Property Holdings to develop Smurfs themed land in Shanghai’s Dream City
Shimao Property Holdings to develop Smurfs themed land in Shanghai’s Dream City   Shanghai developer Shimao Property Holdings is to build a new Smurfs-themed destination in the Dream City amusement park development in the Chinese city. Designed by KCC Entertainment Design, the new land will have an indoor and outdoor function, both of equal footing in a 20,000sq m (215,278sq ft) area and .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
Xcaret reveals US$2bn plan to diversify beyond adventure parks
Xcaret reveals US$2bn plan to diversify beyond adventure parks   Award-winning Mexican attraction Xcaret has revealed plans to expand into new territories within Central and South America and is working on a number of new offerings that will diversify its existing visitor portfolio. The company’s 8-year, US$2bn plan envisages 12 new hotels, a convention centre, shopping .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
New Zealand rugby looks to spread sport across Oceania
New Zealand rugby looks to spread sport across Oceania   New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has formed a partnership with Oceania Rugby, which will see both organisations work together to deliver rugby programmes in the Pacific region. The partnership will build on NZR’s Pacific Sporting Partnerships – Sport for Health programme and looks to integrate it with World Rugby’s Get .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 2 April 2019
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 2 April 2019   The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! Qatar's National Museum opens, Compagnie des Alpes acquires Familypark in Austria, Bob Iger reveals opening dates for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge and a Moomin theme park opens in Japan. To watch the video, click here To find out more about any of .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
Afroditi Krassa reveals Japanese-inspired design for new Gordon Ramsay restaurant
Afroditi Krassa reveals Japanese-inspired design for new Gordon Ramsay restaurant   London-based designer Afroditi Krassa has unveiled renderings of her latest project, Lucky Cat – a new dining concept from British celebrity chef and gastronome, Gordon Ramsay. The flagship – Ramsay's first major London restaurant in over a decade – has been described as an "eating house" and "late-night lounge" .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
Notorious prison soon to reopen as museum of resistance
Notorious prison soon to reopen as museum of resistance   Portugal’s new National Museum of Resistance and Freedom is set to open on 27 April 2019 – the 45th anniversary of the closure of the building where it is situated: the notorious Peniche political prison. The 16th Century fortress at Peniche in Leiria, nestled among the rocks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
Houstonian’s 17,000sq ft Trellis Spa to get refurbishment
Houstonian’s 17,000sq ft Trellis Spa to get refurbishment   The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa in Texas will undergo a US$45m renovation later this year, including a complete refurbishment of the Trellis Spa to include a luxury outdoor water experience. Trellis Spa is a Mediterranean-style, 17,000sq ft facility with 21 treatment rooms, hair and nail salons, locker rooms .... More>>
01 Apr 2019
Balinese villa dedicated to meditation to include wide range of wellness offerings
Balinese villa dedicated to meditation to include wide range of wellness offerings   A private 5,400sq m villa in Uluwatu, Bali for up to 16 people is set to open this June, and has been designed as a “perfect place to meditate”. David Hans-Barker, the director of the Istana Villa, is an entrepreneur and lifelong meditator, and has created all the features of the Villa with an eye to enhancing .... More>>
01 Apr 2019
Flatiron-style One Clinton residential tower tops out in New York
Flatiron-style One Clinton residential tower tops out in New York   One Clinton – a 139-unit residential tower that has drawn comparisons to the iconic Flatiron Building – has topped out in Brooklyn Heights, New York. Situated on the grounds of the former Francis Keally-designed Brooklyn Heights Library, the 36-storey structure will feature a luxe sky lounge and bar, a 2,000 sq .... More>>
01 Apr 2019
New Lanzarote museum tells story of island's heritage
New Lanzarote museum tells story of island's heritage   A new archaeological museum has opened in Lanzarote – part of Spain's Canary Islands – telling the story of its heritage via the civilisations that have settled there. Working through the Roman, Ancient Greek, Phoenician, Ottoman and modern-day Spanish heritage of Lanzarote, Museo Arqueológico de Lanzarote .... More>>
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