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17 May 2018
Theme Index: Success in Europe as waterpark attendance tops 30 million
Theme Index: Success in Europe as waterpark attendance tops 30 million   Waterpark attendance has for the first time broken 30 million visitors among the world's top 20, with particularly strong performance in some of Europe's top waterparks, according to the TEA/AECOM Theme Index. A collaboration of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and the economics practice at AECOM, .... More>>
17 May 2018
Theme Index: Disney breaks 150 million visitor mark as operator rules over theme park world
Theme Index: Disney breaks 150 million visitor mark as operator rules over theme park world   Disney continues to reign supreme in the world of theme parks, with the operator gaining close to 10 million additional visitors through the year – 84 million ahead of its nearest rival in the latest TEA/AECOM Theme Index. Disney saw a 6.8 per cent increase in visitors – up to 150 million in 2017 from 140.4 .... More>>
17 May 2018
Studio Saxe complete Costa Rica hotel 'open to the elements'
Studio Saxe complete Costa Rica hotel 'open to the elements'   Costa Rican architects Studio Saxe have completed a hotel that steps down a steep coastal hillside, formed of a series of terraces that can be completely opened up to the elements. The firm – self-declared creators of ‘tropical architecture’ – have blended a European design aesthetic with Costa Rican .... More>>
17 May 2018
Museums + Heritage Awards winners revealed
Museums + Heritage Awards winners revealed   The winners of this year’s Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence have been announced, with shortlisted projects celebrated and recognised across the museums, galleries, heritage and cultural visitor attractions sectors in the UK. There were 13 categories overall. The Brooklands Museum – which was also .... More>>
17 May 2018
Four Seasons invites 'select group of families and individuals' to design their own luxury residences on Belize island
Four Seasons invites 'select group of families and individuals' to design their own luxury residences on Belize island   Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans for the development of Caye Chapel, a private island in Belize, to create “a luxury destination for residence owners and leisure travellers” in the heart of the country’s largest marine sanctuary. Scheduled to open in 2021, the project is in partnership with .... More>>
17 May 2018
Former petrol station to become arts space in London's White City
Former petrol station to become arts space in London's White City   A disused petrol station adjacent to the BBC's former headquarters will be transformed into an arts and culture space as part of a multi-million pound regeneration of London's White City. Starting in Q3, members of Elephant magazine will curate a series of shows at the redeveloped site – now called .... More>>
16 May 2018
Wellness for Cancer hosts second roundtable at Mayo Clinic
Wellness for Cancer hosts second roundtable at Mayo Clinic    Attendees at the second Wellness For Cancer roundtable last week identified steps to move the spa industry forward in treating guests who have – or have had – cancer. The event was held on 4 May, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, US, and brought together representatives from the medical community with .... More>>
16 May 2018
Royal Academy of Arts celebrates 250th anniversary with opening of Chipperfield-designed extension
Royal Academy of Arts celebrates 250th anniversary with opening of Chipperfield-designed extension   The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) will open its new campus, designed by David Chipperfield, to the public on Saturday (19 May). To celebrate its 250th anniversary year, the RA – one of the world’s oldest and foremost artist and architect-led institutions – commissioned the renovation of its historic central London .... More>>
16 May 2018
Museums Association launches Transformers Influencers training scheme for 2018-19
Museums Association launches Transformers Influencers training scheme for 2018-19   The Museums Association (MA) is set to launch the latest round of its Transformers Influence programme – a scheme designed to help people in the sector harness the social power of museums to develop active partnerships within their communities. Accepting applications from 5 June, the training programme will .... More>>
16 May 2018
MVRDV launch Paris office as expansion drive continues
MVRDV launch Paris office as expansion drive continues   MVRDV founders Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries have announced the opening of a new office in Spaces Réaumur, Paris, reflecting the firm’s long line of forthcoming projects in France. This year, construction has already begun on the reconstruction of the Part-Dieu shopping centre in Lyon and the .... More>>
16 May 2018
Could Donald Trump derail US plans to host the World Cup?
Could Donald Trump derail US plans to host the World Cup?   US President Donald Trump could, inadvertently, foil US Soccer's plans to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The president has been vocal in his support for the bid to bring the world's largest sporting event to the US. Trump's uncompromising and unconventional style of diplomacy, however, is in danger of .... More>>
16 May 2018
AB Concept convert magnificent Milanese mansion into new restaurant for Paper Moon
AB Concept convert magnificent Milanese mansion into new restaurant for Paper Moon   A new restaurant brand from the creator of the hugely popular Paper Moon chain has launched in the heart of Milan’s Golden Rectangle, housed within a 200-year old mansion. Palazzo Reina, which was commissioned by the noble Milanese Reina family and built in 1830 by architect Nicola Dordoni, has been carefully .... More>>
16 May 2018
Kalahari breaks ground on US's largest indoor waterpark as part of major Texas resort development
Kalahari breaks ground on US's largest indoor waterpark as part of major Texas resort development   Kalahari Resorts and Conventions has finally broken ground on its US$550m (€464m, £407.7m) African-themed waterpark and resort in Round Rock, Texas – Kalahari’s first venture in the southwest of the US and fourth property overall. Opening in 2020, the resort will at its heart feature a waterpark, which at .... More>>
16 May 2018
State of industry report: UK fitness industry worth £5bn
State of industry report: UK fitness industry worth £5bn   The UK fitness industry has continued to grow in size and value, with the number of gyms hitting 7,000 for the first time in history. The 2018 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report – published today by the Leisure Database Company (LeisureDB) – estimates the fitness market's value at £5bn, an increase .... More>>
16 May 2018
Historic Commonwealth Games venue set for £47m redevelopment
Historic Commonwealth Games venue set for £47m redevelopment   Plans to replace the historic Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh with a modern £47m sports centre will be discussed by the City of Edinburgh Council next month. Two planning applications have been filed for the stadium, which was built for the 1970 Commonwealth Games. One application proposes a new £47m sports .... More>>
16 May 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 16 May 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 16 May 2018   The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! In this broadcast, we look at the US$86m financial package China's government has allocated to science centres, Legoland Florida's Lego Movie expansion, Saudi Arabia's US$13.3bn investment into lifestyle ventures and San Diego Zoo's new .... More>>
16 May 2018
Steven Holl completes Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston
Steven Holl completes Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston   Work has been completed on the new Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (MFAH), designed by Steven Holl Architects. The School – the only museum-run institute in the US with programmes that serve students of all ages, from 3-year-olds to adults – is a major component of the museum’s .... More>>
15 May 2018
Winners announced in young architects competition to transform abandoned island fortress into 'Art Prison' museum and hotel
Winners announced in young architects competition to transform abandoned island fortress into 'Art Prison' museum and hotel   Design initiative Young Architects Competitions (YAC) has announced the winners of an ideas contest for the transformation of a remote Italian fortress into "one of the most atmospheric centres of contemporary art in the Mediterranean". Italian studio Simposio have secured first prize for their proposal to .... More>>
15 May 2018
Global Wellness Day 2018 to focus on kids’ wellness
Global Wellness Day 2018 to focus on kids’ wellness   Global Wellness Day – an international celebration offering a range of free health and wellness activities to the public – will be celebrated this year in more than 4,000 locations in 100 countries on 9 June. This year marks the seventh annual GWD, which has a motto of “One day can change your whole life”, .... More>>
15 May 2018
London's Design Museum crowned European Museum of the Year
London's Design Museum crowned European Museum of the Year   London's Design Museum has been named the winner of the European Museum of the Year Award. Moving to its new £85m (US$115m, €96.4m) home in Kensington's former Commonwealth Institute Building in 2016, the museum was reimagined by architecture firm OMA, along with Allies and Morrison and interior designer John .... More>>
14 May 2018
Jurassic Park undergoing evolution at Universal Studios Hollywood
Jurassic Park undergoing evolution at Universal Studios Hollywood   Universal Studios Hollywood's iconic Jurassic Park attraction is getting a redesign, with the attraction reopening in 2019 with a Jurassic World theme. Set to close on 3 September, the park's popular water ride – inspired by the original 1993 Jurassic Park movie – will be rethemed to .... More>>
14 May 2018
Revealed: Star-studded shortlist designs for Adelaide art museum
Revealed: Star-studded shortlist designs for Adelaide art museum   The shortlisted designs for a new art museum in Adelaide have been officially released, offering a first glimpse at what the likes of Adjaye Associates, BIG, Diller Scofidio + Renfro have in mind for the planned South Australian Landmark. Intended to revitalise the site of the former Royal Adelaide Hospital .... More>>
14 May 2018
FC Barcelona strikes deal with leisure park developer to launch Barça-themed attractions around the world
FC Barcelona strikes deal with leisure park developer to launch Barça-themed attractions around the world   Spanish football giant FC Barcelona has reached a deal to open a number of Barça-themed “experience spaces” around the world. Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu has signed a five-year agreement with leisure park developer Parques Reunidos to get the ball rolling on the project, which will see indoor parks, .... More>>
14 May 2018
Dubai Safari to close just 6 months after opening for renovations
Dubai Safari to close just 6 months after opening for renovations   Despite only opening in December, the AED1bn (US$272m, €227m, £201m) Dubai Safari will close its doors for five months to undergo improvements, says its operator. The Dubai Municipality, which has a management deal with prolific developer Meraas, appointed Parques Reunidos to oversee the day-to-day operations .... More>>
14 May 2018
Three treated after fire at Six Flags Over Georgia
Three treated after fire at Six Flags Over Georgia   Three people have been treated following a fire at Six Flags Over Georgia this weekend. The incident, which happened on the Six Flags Railroad, occured on Saturday (12 May), when a fire broke out on the ride's train engine. According to officials, two Six Flags employees were taken to hospital as a .... More>>
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