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31 May 2018
Westin Hotels to make UK debut in London
Westin Hotels to make UK debut in London   Marriott International has announced plans to debut its Westin brand in the UK, with Westin London City scheduled to open in 2020. Owned by 4C Hotel Group and managed by RBH, The Westin London City will boast a prime riverfront location in the heart of the City of London. The company said the hotel signing .... More>>
30 May 2018
Wellness and water: Greek resort Olea set to open in June
Wellness and water: Greek resort Olea set to open in June   On the eastern side of the Greek island of Zakynthos, the 93-room design-led Olea All Suite Hotel is set to open in June, with an emphasis on wellness. Architecture practice Block722architects, who have offices in Athens and Stockholm, have created a 4,000sq m (43,000sq ft) artificial lake at the heart of the .... More>>
30 May 2018
Raison d’Etre design Denmark's largest spa for Henning Larsen hotel
Raison d’Etre design Denmark's largest spa for Henning Larsen hotel   Global spa consultancy Raison d’Etre (RdE) has been commissioned to design and implement Denmark’s largest spa and wellness facility, which will be situated in a hotel created by Henning Larsen Architects. Due to open early next year in the industrial harbour of Sønderborg, the Alsik Hotel forms part of Frank .... More>>
30 May 2018
London College of Beauty Therapy to offer International Spa Management degree
London College of Beauty Therapy to offer International Spa Management degree   The University of Derby has announced a new partnership with the London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) that will give LCBT students access to the university's International Spa Management Foundation degree, from September 2018. The course is designed to give students a thorough understanding of the spa .... More>>
30 May 2018
£500,000 outdoor terrace opens at L'Horizon Beach Hotel in Jersey
£500,000 outdoor terrace opens at L'Horizon Beach Hotel in Jersey   L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa in Jersey has re-opened its outdoor terrace following a £500,000 refurbishment. Open daily from 11 am to dusk the outdoor terrace is designed to offer guests unparallelled views of St Brelade's Bay, and features a 54m (177ft) decked terrace, outdoor bar and 66-seat dining area, as .... More>>
30 May 2018
South Downs inspires upcoming 44,000sq ft spa
South Downs inspires upcoming 44,000sq ft spa   A new two-storey, 44,000sq ft (4,087sq m) spa will open at the South Lodge hotel in Horsham, England, will open later this year after a £14m investment. The five-star country house hotel is owned by Exclusive Hotels & Venues, whose portfolio includes Pennyhill Park, which also includes a substantial spa. Spa .... More>>
30 May 2018
Virgin Galactic conducts second successful supersonic flight
Virgin Galactic conducts second successful supersonic flight   Sir Richard Branson and his aerospace company, Virgin Galactic, have conducted a second successful test flight of the company's commercial spaceship. Called the VSS Unity, the supersonic, rocket-powered craft is designed to be turned around and flown at a higher frequency than has traditionally been the case for .... More>>
30 May 2018
Symbolic Caspian Waterfront leisure scheme nears completion in Azerbaijan
Symbolic Caspian Waterfront leisure scheme nears completion in Azerbaijan   Design firm Chapman Taylor are nearing completion on a 120,000sq m (1.3 million sq ft) entertainment, retail, leisure and dining destination in Azerbaijan a stretch of land reclaimed from the Caspian Sea. The studio first designed the project as a convention centre in 2007. However, the development stalled .... More>>
30 May 2018
Chiva-Som closes for six-month renovation
Chiva-Som closes for six-month renovation   Thailand's Chiva- Som International Health Resort has closed its doors for a six-month period to embark on its next phase of renovations. The resort, which will reopen on 1 November 2018, begins the third of four phases of its extensive remodelling, following the launch of the new Ocean Rooms and Suites in .... More>>
29 May 2018
Westminster Abbey reveals 'hidden museum' ahead of official opening
Westminster Abbey reveals 'hidden museum' ahead of official opening   Westminster Abbey today (29 May) officially unveiled The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries for the first time, ahead of the museum’s public opening on 11 June. The new gallery spaces, which will display 300 treasures from the Abbey’s collection, are hidden inside the building’s triforium, a loft-like space some .... More>>
29 May 2018
NASM expands partnership deal with fitness studio association
NASM expands partnership deal with fitness studio association   US-based The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has renewed and expanded its partnership agreement with The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS). The partnership will result in a wide range of initiatives, designed to encourage and guide the AFS membership – made up by fitness professionals, studio .... More>>
29 May 2018
A ‘Mediterranean oasis’: Edition comes to Turkey
A ‘Mediterranean oasis’: Edition comes to Turkey   Boutique hotelier Ian Schrager’s Edition brand – created in partnership with Marriott – will make its debut in the Turkish Riviera in June. The Bodrum Edition, which Schrager said he has designed as “refuge,” with “everything you need and everything you want”, houses a spa facility complete with 14 treatment .... More>>
29 May 2018
Philippe Starck partners with French rugby icon Sébastien Chabal for range of sports equipment
Philippe Starck partners with French rugby icon Sébastien Chabal for range of sports equipment   French rugby legend Sébastien Chabal and French designer Philippe Starck have joined forces to create a range of urban sports equipment which promotes free and accessible sport to everyone. The initiative is part of the Heritage Plan 2024 – one of the legacy projects linked to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. .... More>>
29 May 2018
TRIB3 to launch flagship studio in Madrid
TRIB3 to launch flagship studio in Madrid   UK-based boutique studio operator TRIB3 has confirmed plans to launch its "most luxurious site to date" in the Spanish capital, Madrid. The announcement of the new property comes just days after the opening of TRIB3’s first Spanish site in the city of Barcelona. The Madrid studio – which is scheduled to open .... More>>
29 May 2018
Exercise "should be prescribed to all cancer patients"
Exercise   All cancer patients – regardless of the type of their illness – should be prescribed exercise as part of their treatment, according to the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA). In a position statement published this month, COSA said that to not encourage patients to take part in physical activity would .... More>>
29 May 2018
Blaze at Europa Park destroys historic ride
Blaze at Europa Park destroys historic ride   A major fire broke out at Germany's Europa Park over the weekend, destroying a historic ride and consuming a large chunk of the park's Scandinavia and Norway-themed areas. Starting on the Pirates of Batavia water dark ride, a fireball reportedly erupted in a backstage storage area, creating a huge plume of smoke .... More>>
29 May 2018
Architects appointed for Paisley Museum's ambitious £42m transformation project
Architects appointed for Paisley Museum's ambitious £42m transformation project   Architects AL_A have been named as the lead designers for the £42m (US$55.7m, €48m) redevelopment of the Paisley Museum in Scotland. The transformation of the museum is the flagship project of Renfrewshire Council’s planned £100m (US$132.6m, €114.5m) investment in cultural venues in Paisley and forms the .... More>>
29 May 2018
Babor opens spa in Antwerp
Babor opens spa in Antwerp   German luxury skincare brand Babor has opened a beauty spa in the heart of Antwerp, Belgium. Studio A Beauty & Care – Babor Antwerp is set in the Het Eilandje district, which is filled with fashion companies and other creative industries. Covering an area of 160sq m (1,722sq ft), the spa has a light and .... More>>
29 May 2018
World Bathing Day to take place 22 June
World Bathing Day to take place 22 June   The first -ever World Bathing Day – an international celebration of bathing cultures – is set to take place on 22 June. The idea has been spearheaded by professor Marc Cohen of RMIT University in Australia, and Charles Davidson, founder of Peninsula Hot Springs in Australia. While the event's genesis may have .... More>>
25 May 2018
Odile Decq leads protest demanding equality for women in architecture at Venice Biennale
Odile Decq leads protest demanding equality for women in architecture at Venice Biennale   Odile Decq has led a protest today (25 May) at the Venice Architecture Biennale against discrimination faced by women in architecture, releasing a manifesto urging everyone involved in the industry to “make a vow to uphold fairness, transparency and collaboration.” Architects including Alison Brooks, Toshiko .... More>>
25 May 2018
New kids addition to Ferrari Land as PortAventura targets 5 million visitors
New kids addition to Ferrari Land as PortAventura targets 5 million visitors   PortAventura has expanded its offering at Ferrari Land, introducing a new children's area for visitors to the popular destination as it attempts to reach 5 million visitors in 2018. Featuring five new rides manufactured by Italian company the SBF Visa Group, the kids' area is anchored by Junior Red Force – a .... More>>
25 May 2018
Blackpool Pleasure Beach debuts £16.25m Icon rollercoaster
Blackpool Pleasure Beach debuts £16.25m Icon rollercoaster   Blackpool Pleasure Beach has debuted its highly-anticipated steel launch coaster – Icon – which opens to the public today (25 May). Designed by German rollercoaster engineer Werner Stengel and manufactured by Mack Rides, the £16.25m (US$21.75m, €18.5m) ride is the first multi-launch coaster to come to the UK. .... More>>
25 May 2018
Bill Bensley’s luxury tented resort to include signature lunar phase wellness treatments
Bill Bensley’s luxury tented resort to include signature lunar phase wellness treatments   Capella Ubud, Bali, a luxury tented retreat, is set to open on Friday 29th June. Designed by architect Bill Bensley, the resort is nestled between the rainforest, rice paddy fields and the sacred Wos River, in the Balinese artist village of Keliki, and has been inspired by the early European settlers from the .... More>>
24 May 2018
Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo set to launch US$22m Asian Highlands exhibit
Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo set to launch US$22m Asian Highlands exhibit   The Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is set to launch its brand new US$22m (€18.8m, £16.4m) Asian Highlands Exhibit, taking visitors to the Himalayan mountains and grasslands of Northern India. Covering 8 acres (32,000sq m), the project's first phase will open tomorrow (25 May), where visitors enter a replica .... More>>
24 May 2018
Comcast potentially hijacking Disney's Fox deal with new bid
Comcast potentially hijacking Disney's Fox deal with new bid   Disney's acquisition of Fox is in jeopardy, after Comcast confirmed plans to top Disney's US$52.4bn (€44.27bn, £39bn) offer for the company. Announced in December last year, Disney and Fox reached a deal for Disney to acquire Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with Fox's cable and .... More>>
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