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31 Jan 2019
Blue World Voyages to launch first-ever wellness-centric cruise
Blue World Voyages to launch first-ever wellness-centric cruise   Luxury group Blue World Voyages has announced that it will debut the world's first leisure and wellness-focused cruise later this year. The new liner, which will be able to accommodate 350 passengers, will feature a wealth of facilities aimed at what Blue World Voyages founder and chairman Gene Meehan has .... More>>
31 Jan 2019
Study: regular exercise 'makes young people choose healthier foods'
Study: regular exercise 'makes young people choose healthier foods'   Regular exercise has been linked to better eating habits among young people. Research by the University of Texas at Austin shows that exercise training appeared to motivate young adults to pursue healthier diets and to regulate their food intake. The study, published in the International Journal of .... More>>
31 Jan 2019
2021 Rugby League World Cup venues revealed – Old Trafford to host finals day
2021 Rugby League World Cup venues revealed – Old Trafford to host finals day   Old Trafford in Manchester will host the "finals day" of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2021). The home of Manchester United is one of a number of major football stadiums to be used during the tournament, which is being held across England in two years' time. The Emirates Stadium will host a men’s .... More>>
31 Jan 2019
Lithuanian spa to focus on sleep wellness
Lithuanian spa to focus on sleep wellness   Full-service wellness consultants The E77 Company are working on a sleep wellness spa concept for the Amberton Green Spa Druskininkai hotel in southern Lithuania. Located about 130 km from the capital city of Vilnius and close to the borders of Belarus and Poland, the town of Druskininkai dates back as a spa .... More>>
31 Jan 2019
Arquitectonica and Martin Brudnizki team up to design Italy-inspired hotel
Arquitectonica and Martin Brudnizki team up to design Italy-inspired hotel   Architecture firm Arquitectonica and interior designer Martin Brudnizki have designed the Mr C. Coconut Grove lifestyle hotel in South Florida. The 100-room retreat, which overlooks Biscayne Bay, rises six storeys and will feature several leisure facilities and terraces, including a fitness centre, garden, .... More>>
31 Jan 2019
Frank Ruttenberg named president of San Antonio Zoological Society
Frank Ruttenberg named president of San Antonio Zoological Society   Frank Ruttenberg has had his decades of service to the San Antonio Zoological Society recognised, with his appointment as the new president of the association. A board member for over two decades, Ruttenberg has served on the executive committee as secretary, treasurer, and 1st and 2nd vice president. His .... More>>
31 Jan 2019
Two-Bit Circus announces new programme of “elbow-to-elbow” events for 2019
Two-Bit Circus announces new programme of “elbow-to-elbow” events for 2019   New immersive experiences and the return of some old favourites are among a programme of events and shows announced by Two-Bit Circus, which last year opened its first ever Micro-Amusement Park in Los Angeles, US. Opened in September 2018, the idea of the park is to engage people in "elbow-to-elbow" social .... More>>
04 Feb 2019
Lydia Sarfati and Bellus Academy launch first CIDESCO USA qualification in US
Lydia Sarfati and Bellus Academy launch first CIDESCO USA qualification in US   Lydia Sarfati, chair of CIDESCO USA and founder & CEO of skincare company Repêchage, has partnered with the Bellus Academy to launch CIDESCO USA's first qualification. Sarfati officially launched the skincare and aesthetician certificate on 23 and 24 January, alongside the aesthetic faculty members and .... More>>
30 Jan 2019
Martin Luther King Jr's family home to become visitor attraction
Martin Luther King Jr's family home to become visitor attraction   The family home of assassinated civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr in Atlanta, US, is to be opened to the public. The National Park Foundation, the National Park Service and the King family have all agreed to open the house as a visitor attraction to allow members of the public see where a 20th-century .... More>>
30 Jan 2019
Hudson Yards offers first look at vast leisure and wellness amenities
Hudson Yards offers first look at vast leisure and wellness amenities   The historic Hudson Yards residential development on Manhattan's West Side has revealed that it will offer a whopping 40,000 sq ft (3716 sq m) of wellness-oriented amenities. Cooperatively designed by architecture firms Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group, the residential tower at 15 Hudson Yards .... More>>
30 Jan 2019
Developer's plans for Thameside resort in 18th-century manor get green light
Developer's plans for Thameside resort in 18th-century manor get green light   British real estate company SUSD has announced that it has gained planning consent to develop the Grotto Estate – a 3.5-hectare country retreat on the banks of the Thames river in Lower Basildon, UK. Designed by Paul Forster, the future property, which will expand on a Georgian-era mansion said to have been .... More>>
01 Feb 2019
Rudding Park targets SAD with new Sunlight Therapy Room
Rudding Park targets SAD with new Sunlight Therapy Room   Rudding Park in Harrowgate, UK has opened a Sunlight Therapy Room in its Roof Top Spa to help reduce the effects of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). According to research nearly a third of Brits suffer from SAD, due to lack of sunlight, with sufferers experiencing low mood, irritability, weight gain and .... More>>
30 Jan 2019
Nutrition, fashion and nature: GWS releases 2019 wellness trends report
Nutrition, fashion and nature: GWS releases 2019 wellness trends report   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) released its top eight wellness trends for 2019 at a press event in New York City this week. The in-depth report is more than 100 pages, and includes new directions deemed to have the most meaningful impact on the US$4.2tr global wellness industry. Trends range from the rise .... More>>
01 Feb 2019
Berry joins Miraval Life in Balance Spa
Berry joins Miraval Life in Balance Spa   Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California, has named Jacqueline Berry as spa director for its Miraval Life In Balance Spa. Open since 2016, the Miraval Life in Balance Spa at Monarch Beach Resort is Miraval Group’s first hotel partnership and first coastal location. With more than 20 years' of .... More>>
30 Jan 2019
China’s second Museum of Natural History site to open later this year
China’s second Museum of Natural History site to open later this year   Construction of the main structure of the second outlet of the Chinese Museum of Natural History in Zhejiang is complete. Built into a sloping hillside, the new museum is made up of several exhibition halls and galleries that are connected by a loggia that covers an interior courtyard. Each gallery has about the .... More>>
30 Jan 2019
A landmark reborn: Biltmore Hotel reveals extensive renovations
A landmark reborn: Biltmore Hotel reveals extensive renovations   The picturesque Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami – home to the largest swimming pool on the US eastern seaboard – has recently completed a US$30m (€26.2m, £22.3m) refurbishment. Featuring 271 renovated rooms and suites as well as a transformed lounge and common areas, the Biltmore also includes a 12,000 sq .... More>>
30 Jan 2019
Philip Newborough: every business needs to think about social impact
Philip Newborough: every business needs to think about social impact   Philip Newborough, co-founder of investment company Bridges Fund Management, has claimed that capitalism "risks losing its mandate" – and that every business needs to start thinking about social impact. In an interview with HCM, Newborough said the capitalist model creates wealth in the short term, but .... More>>
29 Jan 2019
Ethnic and gender diversity increasing at art museums in the US
Ethnic and gender diversity increasing at art museums in the US   A new survey published by The Andrew W Mellon Foundation, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and Ithaka S+R has found that US art museum staff have become more racially and ethnically diverse since 2015. It's the second survey conducted by the alliance of .... More>>
29 Jan 2019
Gringotts coming to Harry Potter studio tour in London attraction's largest-ever expansion
Gringotts coming to Harry Potter studio tour in London attraction's largest-ever expansion   Harry Potter fans in London, UK, can experience a new treat from Q2 this year, when the Gringotts Wizarding Bank expansion opens at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. From 6 April 2019, the permanent addition to the attraction will allow visitors to walk through Gringotts Wizarding .... More>>
29 Jan 2019
Luxury homes with English spa-inspired facilities debut in London
Luxury homes with English spa-inspired facilities debut in London   Clarges Mayfair – a residential development with wellness features that hearken back to the ancient spa towns of Harrogate, Bath, and Cheltenham, has opened in London. Conceptualised by interior specialists Martin Kemp Design and architects Squire & Partners, Clarges Mayfair features a cinema, gym, hydrotherapy .... More>>
29 Jan 2019
Bernard Tschumi Architects complete industrial sciences museum in China
Bernard Tschumi Architects complete industrial sciences museum in China   Project teams have announced the completion of the Tianjin Binhai Exploratorium, a science and industry museum designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects (BTA). Featuring chimney-like spires and a bronze-coloured facade of perforated aluminium that resembles the iconic mudbrick fortresses and mosques of Timbuktu, .... More>>
29 Jan 2019
Turkey’s Ankapark to open in capital in March
Turkey’s Ankapark to open in capital in March   A huge new theme park is set to open in this Turkish capital, Ankara, in March, covering an area of 1.4m sq m (15.1m sq ft). Called Ankapark, the attraction will have 130,000sq m (1.4m sq ft) of indoor space for rides and attractions, meaning it will open during winter months as well as during the peak summer .... More>>
29 Jan 2019
Smithsonian museums were losing US$1m a week during government shutdown
Smithsonian museums were losing US$1m a week during government shutdown   Bosses at Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum, research and education complex, will have been pleased to hear that the US government ended its shutdown on Friday, as the institution was losing an estimated US$1m (€875,700, £759,240) a week during the period. The 19 federally-funded museums of the .... More>>
29 Jan 2019
Design for life change: V&A Dundee director seeks to inspire through creativity
Design for life change: V&A Dundee director seeks to inspire through creativity   The V&A Dundee – Scotland’s first major design museum – provides a “new idea” for people to discover, one that could help to "change their lives", according to director Philip Long. The museum, which opened in September 2018, came about through a close relationship between the V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum) and .... More>>
29 Jan 2019
Universal files patent application for walkthrough VR experiences
Universal files patent application for walkthrough VR experiences   Universal Studios has submitted a patent application in the US for a new system designed to keep visitors on track while experiencing a walk-through virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) attraction. Titled Systems and Methods for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Path Management, the idea .... More>>
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