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04 Dec 2018
Chinese firm to acquire 25 per cent of Huis Ten Bosch
Chinese firm to acquire 25 per cent of Huis Ten Bosch   Chinese investment conglomerate Fosun Group is to acquire almost a 25 per cent stake in Japanese theme park operator Huis Ten Bosch Co, following an investment of an undisclosed sum. Fosun Group will assume 24.9 per cent of the operator as it looks to attract more Chinese visitors to its theme park, Hui Ten .... More>>
04 Dec 2018
Spa & wellness consultants release infographic with first-ever sector data
Spa & wellness consultants release infographic with first-ever sector data   The Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Spa & Wellness Consulting Initiative – a collection of over 150 global sector consultants – has released the first-ever spa/wellness/fitness consultancy survey results data in the form of an infographic. "While management consulting is a known commodity, the subset of .... More>>
04 Dec 2018
Spa by L’Occitane makes Japanese debut
Spa by L’Occitane makes Japanese debut   The first Spa by L’Occitane has opened in Japan, at the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, Fujita Kanko’s five-star flagship property. Yu, The Spa by L’Occitane’s menu includes five facial and body treatments, all utilizing L’Occitane’s products with botanical extracts and the skincare brand’s original massage techniques. .... More>>
04 Dec 2018
Brutalist civic building to be reborn as The Standard’s first international hotel
Brutalist civic building to be reborn as The Standard’s first international hotel   The first European iteration of The Standard Hotels franchise is gearing up to debut in London inside a Brutalist structure that once housed offices for the local city council. Formerly known as the Camden Town Hall Annex, the 1970s-era concrete complex – located opposite London’s St Pancras and King Cross .... More>>
04 Dec 2018
Studio Seilern-designed concert hall to open at alpine wellness resort
Studio Seilern-designed concert hall to open at alpine wellness resort   A concert hall designed by architecture firm Studio Seilern is slated to debut next year in Andermatt, Switzerland. Erstwhile a wartime bunker, the 1,412 sq m auditorium – once complete – will be able to accommodate major orchestral ensembles and seat up to 700 guests. The hall is being built in the centre .... More>>
03 Dec 2018
Lower entrance fees at UK galleries and museums for younger visitors, urges former V&A director
Lower entrance fees at UK galleries and museums for younger visitors, urges former V&A director   Sir Roy Strong, the former director of London's V&A Museum, has said that national galleries and museums across Britain should introduce lower entrance fees across the board and with greater concessions for younger visitors. Strong, who was V&A director between 1974 and 1987, made the comments to The .... More>>
03 Dec 2018
Aquatic Development Group to design US$40m Margaritaville waterpark in Orlando
Aquatic Development Group to design US$40m Margaritaville waterpark in Orlando   The Aquatic Development Group has been selected to design and build the Orlando area's newest waterpark – part of the US$750m (€661m, £589.6m) Margaritaville Resort currently under construction in the area. Called Island H20 Live!, the waterpark element of the resort in Kissimmee will open by the end of Q2 2019. .... More>>
03 Dec 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 3 December 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 3 December 2018   The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! In this broadcast, a huge water attraction opens in Shanghai, Genting Malaysia files a lawsuit against Fox and Disney, WhiteWater West and Cirque Du Soleil announce partnership and a Daniel Libeskind-designed art museum opens in Vilnius, Lithuania. .... More>>
03 Dec 2018
Mandarin Oriental encourages guests to disconnect with 'Silent Night' event
Mandarin Oriental encourages guests to disconnect with 'Silent Night' event   Mandarin Oriental has announced that it will host its annual 'Silent Night' event on 12 December. Hosted at Mandarin Oriental spas worldwide, the event will see spas across the group continue to offer their normal treatment menus, however, after 5pm talking and music will be longer permitted, so that guests .... More>>
03 Dec 2018
Danish architects Adept win competition for new Berlin City Museum
Danish architects Adept win competition for new Berlin City Museum   A former union club for naval officers in Berlin is to be converted into a new city museum for the German capital. Designed by architectural practice Adept, Stadtmuseum Berlin at 'Marinehaus' will be "a cultural pivot that anchors the museum in the neighbourhood through exhibitions, workshops and as a community .... More>>
03 Dec 2018
Oregon Coast Aquarium to develop new conservation facility for sick or injured animals
Oregon Coast Aquarium to develop new conservation facility for sick or injured animals   The Oregon Coast Aquarium has announced plans to build a new wildlife sanctuary to aid sick, injured or orphaned sea animals, with a particular focus on sea otters. The aquarium in Newport, Oregon, will develop its new Marine Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre to allow animal husbandry and veterinary staff to .... More>>
01 Dec 2018
Singapore development named World Building of the Year
Singapore development named World Building of the Year   Kampung Admiralty, a community-centred mixed-use development in Singapore, has won the World Architecture Festival Building of the Year 2018. Designed by WOHA Architects, the 11-storey structure, which is reportedly the first integrated facility in Singapore to provide housing for retirees, features a biophilic .... More>>
30 Nov 2018
War of the Worlds to be reimagined as high-tech immersive experience for London
War of the Worlds to be reimagined as high-tech immersive experience for London   A new experience combining state-of-the-art technologies and immersive theatre is set to debut in London next year, with H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds to be completely reimagined with the mixed reality show. Based on composer Jeff Wayne's 1978 musical version of the science fiction novel, 'layered .... More>>
30 Nov 2018
Curry spice boosts exercise performance in mice with heart failure
Curry spice boosts exercise performance in mice with heart failure   New research suggests that curcumin, a main ingredient in curry, may improve exercise intolerance related to heart failure. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Curcumin, a chemical that comes from the turmeric plant, has been used as a traditional Asian medicine for .... More>>
30 Nov 2018
Jennie Price joins Portas Consulting
Jennie Price joins Portas Consulting   Former Sport England CEO Jennie Price has joined global strategy consultancy Portas Consulting as an expert adviser. Price has been tasked with advising Portas and its clients to "harness the power of sport and physical activity". Portas has offices on four continents and works with a number of sports .... More>>
30 Nov 2018
Designs revealed for Oakland's new 'intimate' baseball stadium
Designs revealed for Oakland's new 'intimate' baseball stadium   Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise Oakland Athletics has revealed detailed designs for an ambitious waterfront stadium. Designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and his BIG practice, the 34,000-capacity stadium is being planned for a site at Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal. The expansive project .... More>>
29 Nov 2018
Leisure buildings win big on second day of World Architecture Festival Awards
Leisure buildings win big on second day of World Architecture Festival Awards   The second day of the World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF) saw a number of restaurants, hotels, and cultural spaces celebrated in multiple categories. In the Culture Future Projects category, Studio 44’s Museum of the Defence and Siege of Leningrad took the top prize. Created to commemorate the Siege of .... More>>
29 Nov 2018
New £16m arts and heritage centre planned for Oldham
New £16m arts and heritage centre planned for Oldham   A new arts and heritage centre is planned for the Oldham in the UK that will tell the history of the town near Manchester, from its industrial past to present day. Boasting gallery spaces, archives, public research rooms, bars and meeting spaces, the new centre will cost £16m (US$20.4m, €18m) and is part of a .... More>>
29 Nov 2018
Glion Institute to host conference on technology and wellness
Glion Institute to host conference on technology and wellness   The Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland will host a three-day conference on Innovation and Technology, and what it means for the spa and wellness industry. Part of the Face-to-Face programming for the Wellness to Business executive education, the conference will be held from the 3-5 December, and .... More>>
29 Nov 2018
Arts Council study shows Britain's commitment to sustainability as culture organisations reduce carbon footprint by 35 per cent
Arts Council study shows Britain's commitment to sustainability as culture organisations reduce carbon footprint by 35 per cent   Britain's cultural organisations have shown their commitment to environmental sustainability over the last five years, with a new report showing reduced carbon emissions of more than a third during that period. Called Sustaining Great Art and Culture, the new report from Arts Council England (ACE) showed .... More>>
29 Nov 2018
Marcus Buckingham to deliver keynote speech at ISPA Conference
Marcus Buckingham to deliver keynote speech at ISPA Conference   The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced that Marcus Buckingham will be the day two General Session keynote at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo, on 12 September in Las Vegas. Buckingham is a leading authority and best-selling author on employee productivity and best practices of leadership and .... More>>
28 Nov 2018
BIG and Heatherwick Studio crowned at World Architecture Festival
BIG and Heatherwick Studio crowned at World Architecture Festival   BIG and Heatherwick Studio were among the winners on day one of the World Architecture Festival Awards in Amsterdam. The Audemars Piguet Hotel des Horlogers – designed by architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has been named the best building in the Future Projects Leisure Led Development award category at .... More>>
28 Nov 2018
Mexico's Amikoo theme park gets government approval
Mexico's Amikoo theme park gets government approval   A Mayan-themed amusement park and resort has been given the green light after Mexico's government granted the Amikoo development approval to begin construction. Originally set to be a DreamWorks-themed park, plans were changed to follow a Mayan theme, after officials decided the new theme would better resonate .... More>>
28 Nov 2018
Childhood inactivity 'worse than feared' – and reaching crisis levels
Childhood inactivity 'worse than feared' – and reaching crisis levels   Children in developed countries are not moving enough to maintain healthy growth and development – according to a report by the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA). AHKGA studied current activity levels in 49 countries across six continents as part of a project to assess global trends in childhood .... More>>
28 Nov 2018
First Salt property opens in Mauritius with salt-themed spa
First Salt property opens in Mauritius with salt-themed spa   The first property from new hotel brand Salt, launched by the team behind Lux Resorts, has opened in Mauritius. The 59-bedroom Salt of Palmar has been conceived to champion sustainability, connect with the local community and introduce culturally curious travellers to the “real, unvarnished Mauritius,” the .... More>>
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