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15 Jan 2019
AS+GG nab contract to design athletics-inspired tower in Hong Kong
AS+GG nab contract to design athletics-inspired tower in Hong Kong   Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) have won a competition to create a new "sculptural icon" in Shenzhen, Hong Kong. Described by the architects as an "anthropomorphic" structure, the Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre (SHKIC) is designed to symbolise the agon or competitive struggle .... More>>
15 Jan 2019
June date set for opening of Alabama’s Cook Natural Science museum
June date set for opening of Alabama’s Cook Natural Science museum   The Cook Museum of Natural Science will move to its new home in Decatur, Alabama, US, in June 2019, following the construction of a new 62,000sq ft (18,897sq m) facility. Established by John Cook Sr in 1960, the museum originally occupied a 5,000sq ft (464sq m) site on the grounds of Cook Pest Control, of .... More>>
15 Jan 2019
Funding grants announced for 35 English museums and galleries
Funding grants announced for 35 English museums and galleries   Thirty-five museums and galleries in England are to benefit from a funding boost after the award of a total of £4m (US$5.16m, €4.49m) by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the independent charity, the Wolfson Foundation. The grants will enable the institutions to .... More>>
15 Jan 2019
Vietnam’s ‘all-spa-inclusive’ Fusion Resort Cam Ranh adds 50 villas
Vietnam’s ‘all-spa-inclusive’ Fusion Resort Cam Ranh adds 50 villas   Fusion Resort Cam Ranh – an all-spa-inclusive resort – is launching The Hideaway, a resort within the resort, this month. The extension of the property on Vietnam’s South Central coast features 50 new one-bedroom villas, an outdoor pool, a poolside restaurant, gym and yoga studio, an outdoor tennis court, and a .... More>>
15 Jan 2019
Planning granted for massive Welsh wellness village
Planning granted for massive Welsh wellness village   The proposed Wellness and Life Science Village in Llanelli, Wales has taken another major step forward following unanimous approval from Carmarthenshire County Council’s Planning Committee. The £200m complex planned for Delta Lakes on the Llanelli coast is expected to create close to 2,000 jobs and give the .... More>>
14 Jan 2019
DKLEVY to create medieval fantasy resort in Tennessee
DKLEVY to create medieval fantasy resort in Tennessee   American architecture studio DKLEVY have announced plans to design Ancient Lore Village at Boyd's Hollow – a 40-acre resort inspired by the high fantasy fiction of businessman Tom Boyd. The attraction, which will open in South Knoxville in the foothills of Tennessee's Smoky Mountains, will feature 150 dwellings .... More>>
14 Jan 2019
Dalian Wanda considering US$500m IPO for sports unit
Dalian Wanda considering US$500m IPO for sports unit   Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group is understood to be planning an initial public offering for its burgeoning sports unit. According to Reuters,Wanda is preparing for an IPO which could fetch up to $500m. Adding to its interests across entertainment, hospitality and healthcare, Wanda has in recent .... More>>
14 Jan 2019
Chattanooga Medal of Honour Centre begins construction
Chattanooga Medal of Honour Centre begins construction   A new 19,000sq ft (1,765sq m), US$6m (€5.2m, £4.7m) home for an attraction that honours the 3,522 recipients of America’s highest military award, the Medal of Honour, is now under construction in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The new Charles H Coolidge Medal of Honour Heritage Centre will especially celebrate the 32 .... More>>
14 Jan 2019
Herculaneum museum opens after four decade delay
Herculaneum museum opens after four decade delay   A new museum has opened its doors in Italy 44 years after the building housing it was completed. Built to house relics from the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum, the Antiquarium museum in Ercolano, near Naples, opened last month, with its debut exhibition running until September. Since its completion, .... More>>
14 Jan 2019
Moxy to debut "secret garden" hotel in New York
Moxy to debut   The Moxy Chelsea – billed as Manhattan's newest "secret garden" – is on track to open in February. Partially inspired by the Floral District on West 28th Street, the hotel will comprise 349 bedrooms, a fitness centre, restaurant, cocktail bar, and multiple lounges. The project brought together three design .... More>>
14 Jan 2019
Bids are in for 2026 Winter Olympic Games – Stockholm and Milan to contest two-horse race
Bids are in for 2026 Winter Olympic Games – Stockholm and Milan to contest two-horse race   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received official submissions from two bid teams for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. The arrival of the two candidature files – from Stockholm-Åre in Sweden and Milan-Cortina in Italy – at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne will come as a relief for the Olympic .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
French company Looping acquires UK’s West Midland Safari Park
French company Looping acquires UK’s West Midland Safari Park   French amusement park operator Looping Group has acquired British attraction West Midland Safari Park, located in Worcestershire, England. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, sees the French operator add the zoo to its 14 other regional parks located across Europe in countries – including France, Switzerland, .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Louvre claims 'world record' visitor number for museums
Louvre claims 'world record' visitor number for museums   The Louvre in Paris saw a record-breaking year in 2018, posting what it says are the highest ever annual visitor numbers for any museum. There were 10.2 million visitors in 2018 – an increase of 25 per cent on 2017. In a statement, museum officials said “no other museum in the world has ever equalled this .... More>>
14 Jan 2019
Breaking: L'Occitane to acquire Elemis in US$900m deal
Breaking: L'Occitane to acquire Elemis in US$900m deal   French skincare brand L’Occitane International will acquire British skincare brand Elemis for US$900m in cash, in a deal expected to close in the first quarter of 2019. Elemis is being sold by Steiner Leisure Limited, a portfolio company of private equity firm L Catterton. Reinold Geiger, chair and CEO of .... More>>
08 Jan 2019
Manchester Zoo talks advance with plans to open Q4 2021
Manchester Zoo talks advance with plans to open Q4 2021   Zoologist Johnpaul Houston is in advanced talks with a local council to create a zoo in Manchester, England. Houston, a former assistant head keeper at Blackpool Zoo – around 50 miles away from Manchester – is close to agreeing on a deal with Trafford Council for the zoo, which will cost around £8m (US$10.2m, .... More>>
11 Jan 2019
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 11 January 2019
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 11 January 2019   The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! In this broadcast, Puy du Fou breaks ground on first park in Spain, Great Wolf Resorts in talks over Maryland waterpark, Smithsonian collection remains closed due to federal shutdown and Lionsgate confirms plans for immersive experience in China. .... More>>
11 Jan 2019
Arts Council England launches £6m fund for museums and cultural leadership
Arts Council England launches £6m fund for museums and cultural leadership   Leadership development providers at cultural institutions in England can apply for grants between £150,000 (US$192,125, €167,360) and £1m (US$1.3m, €1.1m) from Arts Council England (ACE) under a new fund. The Transforming Leadership fund is aiming to upskill arts and cultural leaders to ensure continued growth .... More>>
11 Jan 2019
Poland’s richest woman funds private, underground museum in the Swiss Alps
Poland’s richest woman funds private, underground museum in the Swiss Alps   A new museum that features five buildings connected by underground passageways through a mountains’ natural rock formations has opened in the Swiss Alps. The project is the brainchild of Poland’s richest woman, Grażyna Kulczyk, who fully funded its construction. It will showcase pieces from her private .... More>>
11 Jan 2019
Møller & Grønborg and ADEPT win bid to develop Denmark's most visited nature park
Møller & Grønborg and ADEPT win bid to develop Denmark's most visited nature park   Scandinavian architecture firms Møller & Grønborg and ADEPT have been selected to design seven new pavilions at Amager Nature Park near Copenhagen. The wooden structures, set to adorn the 35 sq km reserve's coastline as well as its existing entrance and information centre, are expected to serve as focal points .... More>>
11 Jan 2019
Newly refurbished Biltmore hotel poised for spring launch
Newly refurbished Biltmore hotel poised for spring launch   The Biltmore – formerly the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair – is gearing up to open this spring. Renovated by luxury interior design studio Goddard Littlefair, the hotel – which overlooks the picturesque Grosvenor Square – features 257 guest rooms and 51 suites, plus an alfresco terrace, restaurant, cocktail .... More>>
11 Jan 2019
New EU report outlines 'best practice' for disability access in sport
New EU report outlines 'best practice' for disability access in sport   A new study published by the European Commission aims to help sports organisations ensure those with disabilities are offered the best opportunities to engage in organised sports. The Mapping on access to sport for people with disabilities report aims to develop knowledge of best practice approaches in .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Dana Buchman joins Burke Williams
Dana Buchman joins Burke Williams   US urban day spa brand Burke Williams has named Dana Buchman as its vice president of marketing and public relations. Buchman has spent the last 15 years driving marketing on behalf of global consumer brands including Apple, Disney, Barbie, and Activision. “Dana’s passion for wellness and marketing is .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Former Questex employees launch new hosted buyer event
Former Questex employees launch new hosted buyer event   Monica Helmstetter and Lucy Hugo, formerly of Questex Media, have announced the launch of a new event company this week, We Work Well Inc, which they describe as “the next generation of hosted buyer events”. The inaugural We Work Well event will be held 9-12 June, 2019, at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Monopoly attraction to open in Hong Kong Q3 2019
Monopoly attraction to open in Hong Kong Q3 2019   A new Hong Kong attraction will bring the Monopoly board game to life through an immersive, interactive 4D experience featuring augmented reality and holograph technology. Monopoly Dreams, based in Hong Kong’s Peak Galleria leisure and shopping complex, will spread across 20,000 sq ft (1,858sq m) of indoor and .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Sketching for health: the possible wellness benefits of Carlo Ratti's Scribit
Sketching for health: the possible wellness benefits of Carlo Ratti's Scribit   Carlo Ratti's recently debuted Scribit invites users to create robot-assisted artworks on the walls of their homes, but the device might also help to foster mental wellbeing. Billed as the "world’s first write-and-erase robot" the futuristic gadget works by transforming physical spaces into editable analog .... More>>
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