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27 Mar 2019
Proposed planetarium in Wales to be one of the world’s largest
Proposed planetarium in Wales to be one of the world’s largest   A new £40m (US$52.8m, €46.8m) planetarium at the site of a former coal mine in Wales will be one of the world’s largest when it is built, according to the plans. Based at the Tower Colliery, which was the oldest continuously working deep coal mine in the UK until its closure in 2008, Planetarium Wales is an .... More>>
27 Mar 2019
Riyadh unveils plans for major redevelopment based on green space, wellbeing and culture
Riyadh unveils plans for major redevelopment based on green space, wellbeing and culture   The construction of the world’s largest city park – large enough to hold a top class 18-hole golf course and much more – has been announced as part of a US$23bn (€20.19bn, £17.51bn) “wellbeing” project that will change the nature of Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh capital. The entire project consists of four separate .... More>>
27 Mar 2019
Disney’s NBA Experience to open in August
Disney’s NBA Experience to open in August   Disney’s NBA Experience at its Disney Springs leisure district in Orlando, Florida, will open on 12 August 2019, the basketball league has confirmed. Replacing DisneyQuest, the experience has been inspired by the modern architecture of NBA arenas across the US and will include interactive games and competitions, .... More>>
27 Mar 2019
GWI reveals hydrothermal spa trends
GWI reveals hydrothermal spa trends   The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released the top six trends in hydrothermal spa and wellness experiences as identified by the GWI’s Hydrothermal Initiative. One of 23 GWI initiatives, the Hydrothermal Initiative is focused on educating both consumers and professionals on the health benefits and proper .... More>>
27 Mar 2019
LAD and Hypnos Studio propose bowl-shaped urban escape for Milan
LAD and Hypnos Studio propose bowl-shaped urban escape for Milan   Italian architecture firms Laboratorio Di Architettura e Design (LAD) and Hypnos Studio have proposed to create the "Sovraparco" – a bowl-shaped elevated garden on the Piazzale Loreto in Mian, Italy. The concave structure, which the proposers have likened to an inverted Panthéon, would house a miniature forest .... More>>
27 Mar 2019
Over 13,000 years of history to go on display at proposed Montana Heritage Centre
Over 13,000 years of history to go on display at proposed Montana Heritage Centre   A new proposed heritage centre in Montana, US, has received a boost after the state government passed a bill financing the project. Located in the state capital of Helena, the US$48m (€42.5m, £36.3m) Montana Heritage Centre will be delivered by the Montana Historical Society and include museum exhibits, .... More>>
27 Mar 2019
UK attractions’ visitor numbers rise by almost 9 per cent in 2018
UK attractions’ visitor numbers rise by almost 9 per cent in 2018   Visitor numbers to UK attractions grew by 8.7 per cent in 2018, according to the latest figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). The body, which represents the UK’s most iconic attractions, surveyed its 57 members – who manage more than 2,200 sites – finding that London’s Tate Modern .... More>>
27 Mar 2019
Moomins attraction opens in Japan
Moomins attraction opens in Japan   The first phase of Japan’s new Moomins attraction, Moominvalley Park, has now officially opened its doors. Located in Hanno, Saitama Prefecture, near the Japanese capital Tokyo, the new theme park will attract one million visitors annually, according to its operator Moomin Monogatari. The second phase of .... More>>
26 Mar 2019
OPEN Architecture convert 100-year-old fuel tanks into art museum
OPEN Architecture convert 100-year-old fuel tanks into art museum   OPEN Architecture have transformed five decommissioned oil containers into the Tank Museum Shanghai – an art gallery and exhibition complex. The new 60,000 sq m attraction, which is situated near an airfield that was active in the 1920s and '30s, also includes a landscaped concourse and "urban forest", as well as .... More>>
26 Mar 2019
US$434m museum opens in Qatar with more than 1,500m of gallery space
US$434m museum opens in Qatar with more than 1,500m of gallery space   Cultural space developments in the Gulf region continue apace with the opening of a new US$434m (€383m, £328.7m) museum in Doha, Qatar. The new National Museum of Qatar comes as other Gulf states have made huge strides in opening cultural institutions recently. Earlier this month, Iraq’s Basra Museum opened three .... More>>
26 Mar 2019
Rosewood Baha Mar adding children’s yoga series
Rosewood Baha Mar adding children’s yoga series   Rosewood Baha Mar in The Bahamas is partnering with Yogi Beans, an educational and transformative yoga–for–kids company, to offer upbeat activity and foster healthy habits in the resort’s young guests. Launching this month, the partnership will provide children of all ages at Rosewood Baha Mar with energetic .... More>>
26 Mar 2019
Les Mills partners with Disney to create kids' Marvel superhero workout
Les Mills partners with Disney to create kids' Marvel superhero workout   Les Mills International (LMI) has partnered with Disney to create a Marvel superhero workout to get millions of children more physically active. The specially-created, five-minute workouts for kids have been produced under a “Move Like The Avengers” banner. Based on Les Mills’ Born to Move children’s exercise .... More>>
26 Mar 2019
'Boutiques will crush the big box operators': Xponential’s Geisler predicts industry upheaval
'Boutiques will crush the big box operators': Xponential’s Geisler predicts industry upheaval   Xponential Fitness founder Anthony Geisler sees a dominant future for his boutique fitness business, and one in which the big box operators have been crushed by the rise of boutiques. Speaking to Health Club Management in an exclusive interview that’s featured on the cover of the March 2019 issue, Geisler .... More>>
26 Mar 2019
Populous to design 'watershed' esports arena in Philadelphia
Populous to design 'watershed' esports arena in Philadelphia   Architecture practice Populous have teamed up with Comcast Spectacor and The Cordish Companies to create the Fusion Arena – a US$50m (€44.2m, £37.7m) competition venue for professional video game players. Set to rise at the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, the 60,000 sq ft (5,574 sq m) arena will be able to .... More>>
26 Mar 2019
SBE teases first images of its upcoming Dubai Hotel and Residences
SBE teases first images of its upcoming Dubai Hotel and Residences   Lifestyle and hospitality group SBE Entertainment has unveiled renderings for its first resort in the UAE – the SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences. The US$550m (€485.9m, £416m) flagship will be situated in a 75-storey tower and feature 254 rooms and 371 residences, as well as infinity pools, bars, restaurants, .... More>>
26 Mar 2019
Windermere Jetty boating museum opens in the Lake District
Windermere Jetty boating museum opens in the Lake District   A new museum dedicated to 200 years of boating history at the Lake District National Park and Unesco World Heritage Site in the north of England has opened in Windermere, Cumbria. Called the Windermere Jetty, the new museum comprises a cluster of seven buildings and has been designed by architectural firm .... More>>
26 Mar 2019
COMO to open 15th property in historic Tuscan castello
COMO to open 15th property in historic Tuscan castello   Family-owned COMO Hotels and Resorts will open its first hotel in continental Europe next month, the COMO Castello del Nero in Italy. The Tuscan hotel will be the fifteenth property in the Group’s global portfolio. The 740-acre historic estate is situated in the Chianti wine region of Italy, a 30-minute drive .... More>>
25 Mar 2019
Ankapark rebrands as Wonderland Eurasia and opens in Turkish capital
Ankapark rebrands as Wonderland Eurasia and opens in Turkish capital   The huge new theme park in Ankara, Turkey, that had been known as Ankapark has now officially opened under the new moniker Wonderland Eurasia. Covering an area of 1.4m sq m (15.1m sq ft), Wonderland Eurasia boasts 26 large rides among its 2,117 total, with 13 huge tents and a large outdoor area. It also .... More>>
25 Mar 2019
Armathwaite Hall combines wildlife and wellness with new 'Lemoga' experience
Armathwaite Hall combines wildlife and wellness with new 'Lemoga' experience   Armathwaite Hall, a luxury hotel and spa based in the Lake District, UK, has launched Lemoga, a new wellness experience combining yoga and lemurs. Part of Armathwaite's 'meet the wildlife' wellness programming, which combines nature with mindful experiences, the Lemoga experience, available at the hotel's .... More>>
25 Mar 2019
Park Hyatt Group to roll out island residences in Vietnam
Park Hyatt Group to roll out island residences in Vietnam   Luxury hospitality brand Park Hyatt Group has announced plans to develop a new resort and residential community on Phu Quoc, Vietnam's largest island. The getaway, which will be situated on 160 acres of sea-facing land in the vicinity of the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, will .... More>>
25 Mar 2019
Canyon Ranch launching new wellness retreat concept in California
Canyon Ranch launching new wellness retreat concept in California   Wellness destination Canyon Ranch has announced plans for new branded Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreats, with the first location due to open at the former Skylonda Ranch in California this summer. Nestled among the ancient Redwoods in Woodside, California, the brand's first retreat model will offer guests highly .... More>>
25 Mar 2019
Carden Park unveils first look at upcoming spa garden
Carden Park unveils first look at upcoming spa garden   The Spa at Carden Park, an upcoming luxury resort in Cheshire, UK, has revealed the first look at its new spa garden. Created by architecture firm HB Architects and Barr & Wray Interior Design, the multi-sensory wellbeing garden is designed to extend the indoor spa experience outside and will feature a number .... More>>
25 Mar 2019
Long-awaited Tottenham Hotspur stadium opens to the public
Long-awaited Tottenham Hotspur stadium opens to the public   The £1bn (US$1.3bn, €1.1bn) Tottenham Hotspur stadium – the largest club ground in London – has finally thrown open its doors to fans. Designed by global architecture firm Populous, the new attraction can accommodate over 62,000 people and features a 40-metre climbing wall, hotel, and multiple dining outlets. .... More>>
25 Mar 2019
Be My Robo Date: Elderly and disabled in Singapore will soon 'visit' attractions via remote robot
Be My Robo Date: Elderly and disabled in Singapore will soon 'visit' attractions via remote robot   A new directive in Singapore, set to launch in June, will allow elderly and disabled people who cannot physically get to museums to see exhibitions with the help of a mobile ‘telepresence’ robot. The programme, an initiative of the National Heritage Board of Singapore, will allow them to tour the Sun Yat Sen .... More>>
25 Mar 2019
Basra Museum opens three new galleries in Saddam Hussein’s former palace
Basra Museum opens three new galleries in Saddam Hussein’s former palace   Based inside the former palace of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Basra Museum has just opened three new galleries – quadrupling its display space following its launch in 2016. The museum, which displays archaeological artefacts and antiquities from Iraq, opened the new galleries on 19 March. The new .... More>>
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