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21 Nov 2018
English spa launches Tiny Spa sessions for children age 5-10
English spa launches Tiny Spa sessions for children age 5-10   Children will be able to relax and enjoy a little ‘me’ time at the new Tiny Spa sessions at Ye Olde Bell Hotel and Spa in England. Little ones aged between five and 10 will be able to join a parent, carer or family member for a pamper session at the spa, which is located in the village of Barnby Moor on the .... More>>
21 Nov 2018
Miami says 'yes' to David Beckham’s Freedom Park and Soccer Village
Miami says 'yes' to David Beckham’s Freedom Park and Soccer Village   The City of Miami has thrown its support behind Freedom Park and Soccer Village, David Beckham’s long-awaited stadium and training facility. The proposed complex, which has been a subject of media speculation since it was first announced in 2013, will be the home of Beckham’s Major League Soccer (MLS) team, .... More>>
21 Nov 2018
Indian wellness traditions reign at new 3,000sq m Kaya Kelp, The Royal Spa
Indian wellness traditions reign at new 3,000sq m Kaya Kelp, The Royal Spa   The new ITC Grand Goa, part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection, has opened in Arossim Beach in Cansaulim, India. The 252-room resort includes a spa showcasing time-honoured Indian wellness principles through a curated menu of treatments and services. The indigenous 36,000sq ft (3,344sq m) spa – Kaya Kalp, The .... More>>
21 Nov 2018
Center Parcs unveils plans for Ireland's biggest waterpark
Center Parcs unveils plans for Ireland's biggest waterpark   Center Parcs has unveiled plans to open a new waterpark destination at its site in Longford, Ireland, with the new attraction to open its doors in Q3 2019. Called Subtropical Swimming Paradise, the waterpark will be the largest in the country when it opens next year, covering 3,500sq m (37,674sq ft). Among .... More>>
21 Nov 2018
First-ever US hot springs conference a success
First-ever US hot springs conference a success   The inaugural Hot Springs Connection – a three-day conference held in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, US in early November – unleashed a torrent of interest and enthusiasm, resulting in next steps to form a national geothermal trade association and develop a website representing every hot springs entity in the US. .... More>>
21 Nov 2018
Fivelements to establish Yoga & Sacred Arts city destinations
Fivelements to establish Yoga & Sacred Arts city destinations   Integrated wellness lifestyle company Fivelements has announced plans to launch its first standalone Yoga & Sacred Arts city destination at the Times Square Building in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. This ‘urban retreat’, which will begin accepting memberships in the spring of 2019, marks the start of Fivelements’ .... More>>
21 Nov 2018
UK spa leaders gather to debate staff recruitment and retention
UK spa leaders gather to debate staff recruitment and retention   Some of the UK's leading spa operators and consultants convened in Birmingham last week (14 November) for a CEO Summit to come up with potential solutions for how to find and keep good therapists. Anecdotal evidence suggests that staff recruitment and retention is the number one challenge in the UK spa industry. .... More>>
20 Nov 2018
Otaguro, Almeida join Civana
Otaguro, Almeida join Civana   Sharon Otaguro and Dr Fabio Almeida have joined Arizona wellness destination Civana ahead of the opening of its 22,000sq ft (2,044sq m) spa next month. Otaguro has been named wellness director, and Dr Almeida is physician in residence. Otaguro comes to Civana from the Grand Wailea Resort, a Waldorf Astoria .... More>>
20 Nov 2018
Sporta rebrands as Community Leisure UK
Sporta rebrands as Community Leisure UK   Sporta, the body representing charitable leisure trusts across the UK, has rebranded as Community Leisure UK as part of efforts to "tackle a false perception of being a solely sport-focused body". According to CEO Cate Atwater, the new name "better reflects" members’ focus on improving the physical and mental .... More>>
20 Nov 2018
IAAPA 2018: Prestigious awards honour operators and individuals
IAAPA 2018: Prestigious awards honour operators and individuals   A number of operators, individuals and attractions across the industry were recognised for excellence this month, with a number of prestigious awards handed out during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. Applause Award Kicking off the week, during the event's opening ceremony, Mexican .... More>>
20 Nov 2018
Whisky experiences among winners of ASVA's annual awards
Whisky experiences among winners of ASVA's annual awards   The Scotch Whisky Experience and the Isle of Arran Distillery and Visitor Centre have been given top awards by the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA) at its annual conference. Winning the top prize in the marketing category, the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh, pipped runners-up Edinburgh .... More>>
20 Nov 2018
Could weight training be better for heart health than running?
Could weight training be better for heart health than running?   A study has suggested that lifting weights could be healthier for the heart than going for a run or a walk. Research at St. George's University in Grenada analysed cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure, and compared them to the exercise habits of 4,086 American adults – using data from the .... More>>
19 Nov 2018
Handel Architects design ocean club and resort at historic Asbury Park
Handel Architects design ocean club and resort at historic Asbury Park   Handel Architects have released images of their latest project on the New Jersey Shore: the Asbury Ocean Club. Developed by iStar, the new mixed-development property, which will be located in the popular Asbury Park beachfront district, will rise 16 storeys and include a 54-room hotel as well as 130 .... More>>
19 Nov 2018
Steven Chilton Architects reveal mind-bending Puzzle Ball Theatre
Steven Chilton Architects reveal mind-bending Puzzle Ball Theatre   Steven Chilton Architects (SCA) have unveiled the first set of renderings for their mesmerising Puzzle Ball Theatre in Guangzhou, China. The 2,000-seat conceptual structure, which – if constructed – would serve as a venue for performances by Belgian drama company Dragone, is inspired by Chinese puzzle balls. .... More>>
19 Nov 2018
‘Surf City’ gets new sensory coastal spa
‘Surf City’ gets new sensory coastal spa   The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, California, has opened a new 8,000sq ft (743sq m) Drift Spa. The spa is the latest addition at the Hilton resort, which opened a new nine-story, “suite-centric” Twin Dolphin Tower earlier this year. The full-service coastal spa includes a treatment menu with .... More>>
19 Nov 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 19 November 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 19 November 2018   The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! In this broadcast, is Universal Studios planning a Jurassic World attraction? Plans for huge waterpark revealed at Mall of America and ambitious plans to build a mega-theme park in Kent is back on track. To watch the video, click here To .... More>>
16 Nov 2018
Construction begins on Miami’s Underline linear park
Construction begins on Miami’s Underline linear park   Work has started on the what is expected to become Miami’s next "world-class trail". Designed by landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, the 10-mile (16 km) Underline – Miami’s first integrated transport mobility corridor – will create new public realm beneath the city’s Metrorail guideway. .... More>>
16 Nov 2018
St Louis Zoo reveals plans for US$80m expansion
St Louis Zoo reveals plans for US$80m expansion   St Louis Zoo is planning to add a US$80m (€70.6m, £62.4m) expansion which would house a new breeding facility as well as new outdoor visitor experiences. According to the zoo's president and CEO Jeffrey Bonner, the breeding facility is expected to open in 2021, while the outdoor attractions are likely to be .... More>>
16 Nov 2018
Dollywood, Universal and Fantawild among 2018 TEA Thea Awards winners
Dollywood, Universal and Fantawild among 2018 TEA Thea Awards winners   The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has revealed the winners of this year's Thea Awards. Dollywood theme park took home the Thea Classic Award, while the prestigious Buzz Price Thea Lifetime Award was awarded to Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative and vice chair of Universal Parks & Resorts. .... More>>
15 Nov 2018
The Pavilions Hotels launches Nepal’s first-ever tented eco-villas
The Pavilions Hotels launches Nepal’s first-ever tented eco-villas   Luxury group The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts will soon debut the Himalayas Lake View – the first tented eco-villas in Nepal. Designed by Wonaw & Associates and Coconut Groove Interiors, the eight villas – which range between 40 and 82 sq m – are located on the shore of Phewa Lake in Pokhara. The resort provides a .... More>>
15 Nov 2018
Anytime Fitness' parent company acquires Basecamp Fitness – plans to roll out franchise globally
Anytime Fitness' parent company acquires Basecamp Fitness – plans to roll out franchise globally   Self Esteem Brands, owner of Anytime Fitness, has acquired a new fitness concept with plans to franchise it worldwide. Basecamp Fitness – developed by entrepreneur Nick Swinmurn – currently has five locations in California and is based on providing high-energy workouts. Designed to increase members' .... More>>
15 Nov 2018
Susan Cain to deliver opening keynote at 2019 ISPA
Susan Cain to deliver opening keynote at 2019 ISPA   New York Times best-selling author and top TED Talk speaker Susan Cain will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo taking place 11-13 September 2019 in Las Vegas, US. The event’s theme, ‘Evolve’, will highlight the growth of the industry and the positive road that lies ahead. .... More>>
14 Nov 2018
IAAPA 2018: WhiteWater and Cirque du Soleil announce plans to 'redefine' waterpark experience
IAAPA 2018: WhiteWater and Cirque du Soleil announce plans to 'redefine' waterpark experience   WhiteWater West and Cirque Du Soleil have announced a brand new partnership to bring Cirque-themed waterparks to life in multiple locations worldwide. Revealed during the IAAPA Attractions Expo, plans for Cirque du Soleil attractions created by WhiteWater are currently being developed, with multiple parties .... More>>
14 Nov 2018
Europe’s largest wooden superstructure will rise in France
Europe’s largest wooden superstructure will rise in France   A team led by French architecture firm Triptyque has designed Ecotone, a mixed-use development projected to become one of the largest wooden structures in the world. The €300m ($340m, £261.5m) project, which will feature biophilic and biomimetic elements – such as terraced hillsides inspired by bird and bee .... More>>
14 Nov 2018
Sandcastle-like Dune Museum opens on China’s Gold Coast
Sandcastle-like Dune Museum opens on China’s Gold Coast   The Ullen Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA) has opened a sandcastle-like museum outside Beijing on China’s Gold Coast. Located in the Aranya Gold Coast Community on the shore of the Bohai Sea, UCCA Dune is the region’s first major contemporary art institution. Designed by Li Hu and Huang Wenjing of OPEN .... More>>
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