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11 Oct 2017
Merlin denies interest in SeaWorld acquisition
Merlin denies interest in SeaWorld acquisition   Merlin Entertainments has quashed rumours of a possible SeaWorld Entertainments takeover following reports suggesting the operator had made a bid. A report last week from Bloomberg quoted “people familiar with the matter”, who suggested that the UK operator had made a bid to buy part, or all, of the US .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Parques Reunidos linked to SeaWorld sale
Parques Reunidos linked to SeaWorld sale   Parques Reunidos could be about to make a big splash in the attractions industry after fresh reports linked the Spanish operator with a potential takeover of SeaWorld. Following reports last week that Merlin Entertainments was also interested in a deal for the company – something Merlin has since denied – .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Montego Bay resort with Jewel Grande spa opens in Jamaica
Montego Bay resort with Jewel Grande spa opens in Jamaica   X Fund Properties – a wholly owned subsidiary of Sagicor Real Estate, Jamaica’s largest publicly-traded property investment company – has opened a luxury resort in Montego Bay. The Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort, in Jamaica, has 217 guestrooms located in three beachfront towers and also houses a large 30,000sq .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Blackpool Pleasure Beach MD Amanda Thompson to lead IAAPA in 2020
Blackpool Pleasure Beach MD Amanda Thompson to lead IAAPA in 2020   Amanda Thompson OBE will become only the third woman to chair IAAPA in its 100-year history, after the global attractions body announced the Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director would take over in 2020. Thompson was elected second vice chair of IAAPA at a meeting on 25 September, a position she will .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Kate Mearns appointed director of spa and wellness at LivUnLtd
Kate Mearns appointed director of spa and wellness at LivUnLtd   Kate Mearns, the former chair of the International Spa Association (ISPA), has been named director of spa and wellness at global management and consulting firm LIVunLtd. In her new role Mearns will be tasked with growing the company’s spa consulting and management division, working together with Maureen .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Sutton Hoo viewing tower plans get HLF funding
Sutton Hoo viewing tower plans get HLF funding   Plans to build a 17m (56ft) viewing tower at one of Britain’s most archaeologically-significant sites can go ahead following a £1.8m (US$2.4m, €2m) donation from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). In 1939 a hoard of treasures were discovered at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, believed to be the final resting place of the .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
GWI highlights findings from first wellness community study
GWI highlights findings from first wellness community study   Wellness communities are seeing high consumer demand, according to new research from the Global Wellness Institute due out in January. GWI researchers Ophelia Yeung and Katherine Johnston presented key findings from their report, Build Well to Live Well, at the Global Wellness Summit being held this week .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
V&A boss calls for pedestrianisation of Exhibition Road following car crash
V&A boss calls for pedestrianisation of Exhibition Road following car crash   V&A director Tristram Hunt has called for a full pedestrianisation of South Kensington’s Exhibition Road following the car crash that left 11 injured on Saturday (7 October). Exhibition Road, London, which is home to not only the V&A but also to the Science Museum and Natural History Museum, is an outdoor area .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
Geffrye Museum closing January for two-year redevelopment
Geffrye Museum closing January for two-year redevelopment   London’s Geffrye Museum will close in January ahead of a £18.1m (US$23.8m, €20.2m) transformation to create new spaces for its collections and library. Founded in 1914, the Geffrye Museum specialises in the history of English domestic home interiors, showing the changing styles through 11 displayed period .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
Unesco and Hermitage Museum join forces to protect cultural heritage in conflict zones
Unesco and Hermitage Museum join forces to protect cultural heritage in conflict zones   Unesco and Russia’s Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help protect and restore cultural properties in areas of conflict. Under the agreement, the museum will provide the world heritage body with support for the assessment of damage to cultural property, and .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
Diller Scofidio + Renfro announced for 'transformative' London Centre for Music
Diller Scofidio + Renfro announced for 'transformative' London Centre for Music   US architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) has been announced as the design team tasked with creating the vision for a new Centre for Music in the City of London. The studio, which will work in collaboration with UK firm Sheppard Robson, has come out on top of a star-studded six-strong shortlist, that also .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
Cruyff Football targets Chinese market with legend’s coaching model
Cruyff Football targets Chinese market with legend’s coaching model   China could be the future home of Total Football, as a coaching body dedicated to Johan Cruyff’s footballing principles targets Beijing schools. Cruyff Football was set up by former Holland midfielder Wim Jonk as an education, coaching and consultancy body designed to teach young players and coaches how to use .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
Global Wellness Institute announces mission to eliminate preventable disease
Global Wellness Institute announces mission to eliminate preventable disease   The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has committed to eliminating preventable disease with a programme called Wellness Moonshot, which was announced today (9 October 2017) at the Global Wellness Summit at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. GWI chair Susie Ellis joined former Surgeon General, Dr Richard Carmona .... More>>
09 Oct 2017
3XN Architects reveal images of Olympic HQ inspired by the movement of athletes
3XN Architects reveal images of Olympic HQ inspired by the movement of athletes   3XN Architects have released new visuals showing the forthcoming home of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The studio won the competition to design the 25,000sq m (270,000sq ft) project, called Olympic House, in 2014, and construction began last year on the shores of Lake .... More>>
09 Oct 2017
IP business booming as touring exhibitions draw visitors
IP business booming as touring exhibitions draw visitors   The trend for turning global IPs into touring edutainment experiences is on the up, according to one of the men helping to drive the movement as its popularity continues to swell. Eddie Newquist, who is executive vice president for exhibitions and event creator GES, has worked with some of the world’s biggest .... More>>
09 Oct 2017
New images show how Saarinen's iconic TWA terminal will be transformed into hotel
New images show how Saarinen's iconic TWA terminal will be transformed into hotel   Property company MCR Development has revealed how it will transform the Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Center at JFK International Airport into a 505-room hotel. The developer has installed a lounge on the 86th storey of the One World Trade Center to showcase some of the main features of the development and .... More>>
09 Oct 2017
Snapchat signs up Jeff Koons for augmented reality art project
Snapchat signs up Jeff Koons for augmented reality art project   American artist Jeff Koons has teamed up Snapchat to create virtual art installations using augmented reality. The artist – famously known for reimagining everyday objects and turning them into art – has developed the digital installations based on his works, which will be available in multiple locations .... More>>
09 Oct 2017
Improved Cannonier resort reopens on Mauritius
Improved Cannonier resort reopens on Mauritius   Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels has reopened its Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort and Spa following a complete redevelopment. The luxury resort, one of eight operated by Beachcomber on the island, has been overhauled by French interior designers Paule de Romeuf and Amélie Montocchio. Each guestroom has been .... More>>
09 Oct 2017
Architect David Marks dies aged 64
Architect David Marks dies aged 64   The architect David Marks, co-founder of Marks Barfield Architects, has died at the age of 64 following a long illness. Marks, best-known as the co-designer of the London Eye, died on Friday (6 October) surrounded by his three children and his partner in life and work, Julia Barfield. In a statement, Marks .... More>>
09 Oct 2017
Location revealed for Spatec Europe 2018
Location revealed for Spatec Europe 2018   Details have been revealed of the 12th edition of Spatec Europe, to be held from 20 to 23 June 2018. The networking event will be held at the Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi in Marrakech, Morocco. Registration is now open for the event, which brings together operators of hotel resort, destination, athletic, .... More>>
09 Oct 2017
Minor to enter north African wellness market with Avani brand
Minor to enter north African wellness market with Avani brand   Thai firm Minor Hotels has confirmed its entry to the north African spa and wellness market after signing a partnership deal with Groupe Chaabane to operate two new properties in Tunisia. The properties will be owned by Groupe Chaabane and operated under Minor’s Avani brand. Groupe Chaabane is a Tunisian .... More>>
07 Oct 2017
Derby's Silk Mill secures final funding for £16.4m Museum of Making
Derby's Silk Mill secures final funding for £16.4m Museum of Making   Derby Museums has secured final funding for its planned £16.4m (US$21.4m, €18.2m) Museum of Making following a £9.4m (US$12.3m, €10.5m) donation from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The donation to the charitable trust, which represents Derby's Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and The Silk Mill, makes .... More>>
07 Oct 2017
Safari guests sleep above trees in Segera Retreat's man-made bird's nest
Safari guests sleep above trees in Segera Retreat's man-made bird's nest   A resort in one of Kenya’s most popular safari destinations is offering guests the chance to sleep under the stars in a human-scale ‘bird's nest’ above the treetops. Constructed alongside a river teeming with wildlife, the Nay Palad Bird Nest provides a 360-degree bird’s eye-view of the surrounding wilderness – .... More>>
06 Oct 2017
Human movement and tectonic forces inspire Montreal health club complex
Human movement and tectonic forces inspire Montreal health club complex   A sculptural sports complex has opened to the public in Montreal’s largest borough, with a design that celebrates movement and human activity. The Complexe Sportif de Saint-Laurent, designed by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes and Hughes Condon Marler Architects, is a three-storey building located close to the .... More>>
06 Oct 2017
Ikos opens third Greek resort on island of Corfu
Ikos opens third Greek resort on island of Corfu   Ikos Resorts is adding a third property to its fledgling portfolio, with the launch of the Ikos Dassia resort on the island of Corfu. The Greek operator, founded in 2014, is steadily establishing a chain of luxury spa resorts in popular tourist destinations, offering an upscaled alternative to the traditional .... More>>
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