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08 Nov 2018
Daniel Libeskind-designed MO Museum opens in Vilnius
Daniel Libeskind-designed MO Museum opens in Vilnius   A new modern art museum, called MO Museum, has opened in Vilnius, Lithuania showcasing the 4,000-work private collection of local couple Viktoras and Danguole Butkus. The former sold his biotechnology firm, Fermentas, to Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2010, which gave the couple “the financial platform to bring .... More>>
08 Nov 2018
Lanserhof names medical director for London outpost
Lanserhof names medical director for London outpost   Sebastian Kunz has been appointed medical director at Lanserhof’s newest outpost in London. Medical spa brand Lanserhof is partnering with a London private members’ club to bring a state-of-the-art medical gym to England's capital city on 1 May 2019. Lanserhof at The Arts Club will offer all members an MRI .... More>>
08 Nov 2018
US$250m water park next to Mall of America planned for Minneapolis
US$250m water park next to Mall of America planned for Minneapolis   Plans for what could become North America’s largest water park have been revealed for a plot next to the world-famous Mall of America (MOA) shopping centre and theme park in Bloomington, Minneapolis. Working together with City of Bloomington, Triple Five, the mall’s ownership group, has laid out plans for a .... More>>
08 Nov 2018
National Gallery using licence to pop-up in Asia with classics
National Gallery using licence to pop-up in Asia with classics   London’s National Gallery has revealed plans to open a series of pop-up "gallery cafés" across Asia, mixing famous pieces of art with a food and beverage offer. To be operated under its Delicious Art brand, the outlets will “celebrate the excellence of high-quality food and drink and the magnificence of the .... More>>
08 Nov 2018
Renzo Piano-designed civic centre opens in California
Renzo Piano-designed civic centre opens in California   The City Centre Bishop Ranch (CCBR) – a retail hub and civic attraction designed by architect Renzo Piano – has opened in San Ramon, California. Comprised of two three-storey structures, the US$300m (€262.2m, £229m) complex draws influence both from Renaissance-era piazzas and the meandering hills of the nearby .... More>>
08 Nov 2018
Tennent’s Lager looking to pull in punters at the UK’s biggest beer attraction
Tennent’s Lager looking to pull in punters at the UK’s biggest beer attraction   Beer brand Tennent’s Lager is to open a new immersive visitor attraction this month that will trace the history of the Wellpark brewery – where the beer is made – from the 1500s to the present day. Located in the East End of Glasgow, Wellpark is the city's oldest brewery and the new visitor centre will have .... More>>
08 Nov 2018
PES-Architects scoop futuristic Turku revitalisation project
PES-Architects scoop futuristic Turku revitalisation project   Finnish studio PES-Architects have won a competition to design what’s been described as a "future-oriented" urban "archipelago" in Turku, Finland. Dubbed "Luoto" (skerry), the estimated €500m (US$571m, £435m) project will see the coastal city gain a 170,000 sq m experience centre, which will include a .... More>>
08 Nov 2018
Book4Time continues rapid growth, ties up partnership with WTS
Book4Time continues rapid growth, ties up partnership with WTS   Spa management software company Book4Time has posted impressive numbers during Q3, recording a 223 per cent, year-on-year increase in the number of clients it serves. The company secured more than 100 new clients to its lineup of spa brands during the quarter. During the quarter, Book4Time also signed a .... More>>
08 Nov 2018
Sydney's Australian Museum plans AU$57.5m expansion
Sydney's Australian Museum plans AU$57.5m expansion   The Australian Museum in Sydney has revealed plans to extend its Crystal Hall exhibition space to allow the museum to put on more "world-class" exhibitions. The expansion, which will cost AU$57.5m (US$41.9m, €36.7m, £32m), is being designed for exhibitions such as Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden .... More>>
08 Nov 2018
UK Spa Association and ukactive form new membership alliance partnership
UK Spa Association and ukactive form new membership alliance partnership   The UK Spa Association (UKSA) and ukactive have signed a partnership that will offer a new 'Active Spa' membership to businesses that provide both spa and fitness facilities and services. An increasing number of organisations are embracing a holistic approach to wellness – which often includes combining spa .... More>>
07 Nov 2018
DXB Entertainments reports dip in profits for Q3 2018
DXB Entertainments reports dip in profits for Q3 2018   UAE-based Operator DXB Entertainments has posted quarter-on-quarter losses in revenue and gross profit for Q3 2018. Revenue dropped by 11 per cent AED103m (US$28m, €24.4m, £21.3m), while gross profit was down by 13 per cent to AED89m (US$24.2m, €21.1m, £18.4m) in the quarter compared with Q3 2017. However, .... More>>
07 Nov 2018
A view from on high: Herzog & de Meuron announce mountain station facelift
A view from on high: Herzog & de Meuron announce mountain station facelift   Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron have unveiled their plans to redesign the Klein Titlis, a 50-year-old mountaintop observatory station in Switzerland. The firm’s plan – dubbed Titlis 3020 – will see the current structure gain a new antenna tower and expanded gondola station in addition to an .... More>>
07 Nov 2018
Lego Movie World to open at Legoland Florida in Q2 2019
Lego Movie World to open at Legoland Florida in Q2 2019   Legoland Florida Resort’s largest-ever investment to date will see the opening of a Lego Movie World area at the theme park. The area is being built in collaboration with Warner Bros Entertainment and Lego System and will place guests in the middle of Bricksburg, the city where the character Emmet lives in the .... More>>
07 Nov 2018
UNWTO focuses on tech investment at World Travel Market
UNWTO focuses on tech investment at World Travel Market   The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted this year’s Minister’s Summit at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London yesterday (6 November 2018) on the topic of Investment in Tourism Technology. Continuing the conversation on innovation and digital transformation in tourism, which began at the celebrations .... More>>
07 Nov 2018
Haymaker and OneSpaWorld to combine in US$948m deal
 Haymaker and OneSpaWorld to combine in US$948m deal   Haymaker Acquisition Corp. and OneSpaWorld (OSW), a global provider of health and wellness products and services onboard cruise ships and in resorts around the world, have entered into what they call a "definitive business combination agreement" – a transaction valued at US$948m(€825.6m, £720.6m). Headquartered .... More>>
07 Nov 2018
3XN release final renderings of Sydney community fish market
3XN release final renderings of Sydney community fish market   Danish architecture firm 3XN have pulled back the curtain on their designs for the Blackwattle Bay fish market in Sydney, Australia. Described by the company’s founder, Kim Nielson, as a future "iconic destination" for the country, the 3.6-hectare waterfront emporium and public attraction will feature a number .... More>>
07 Nov 2018
National Museum of Qatar on track for 2019 opening
National Museum of Qatar on track for 2019 opening   The National Museum of Qatar – expected to become one of the princedom's most striking landmarks – will open its doors in March 2019. Designed by Pritzker award-winning architect Jean Nouvel and constructed by ASTAD Project Management, the new 40,000sq m building will be located on Doha Bay and encircle the .... More>>
07 Nov 2018
Chiva-Som re-opens after six-month renovation
Chiva-Som re-opens after six-month renovation   Thai wellness destination Chiva-Som reopened on 1 November after a six-month closure to complete the third of four stages of the resort’s first major renovation since its opening 23 years ago. The latest aesthetic and hardware developments include a complete overhaul of the Thai Pavilions, Emerald Room, .... More>>
06 Nov 2018
Weiss/Manfredi to lead storm-resistant redesign of Artis–Naples cultural campus
Weiss/Manfredi to lead storm-resistant redesign of Artis–Naples cultural campus   Architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi have released the latest set of renderings for the Baker Museum Repair and Expansion Project – the first stage in the renovation of the Artis–Naples campus in Florida. The work is required to repair damage caused by Hurricane Irma, which flooded two floors of the institution in .... More>>
06 Nov 2018
Peloton gears up for UK launch – reveals locations for first set of retail stores
Peloton gears up for UK launch – reveals locations for first set of retail stores   US fitness brand Peloton has revealed further details of its UK expansion – including the locations of its first retail stores. The indoor cycling operator will begin fit-out work on a 20,000sq ft studio space in London’s Covent Garden in January 2019, with an opening set later in the year. The studio will .... More>>
06 Nov 2018
SeaWorld reports big financial gains in Q3 2018
SeaWorld reports big financial gains in Q3 2018   SeaWorld Entertainment has reported increases in revenue, net income and pre-tax profits (EBITDA) for Q3 2018. Total revenue for the quarter increased by 10.4 per cent to US$483.2m (€423.8m, £370.7m) from Q3 2017, which the company said was a result of strong increases in attendance and in-park per capita .... More>>
06 Nov 2018
Populous unveils futuristic esports centre
Populous unveils futuristic esports centre   International architecture design firm Populous have released conceptual images of its Gaming House of the Future, a multilevel recreational hub for professional esports gamers. Designed to be both a customised home away from home and a training facility, the new two-tower complex is a kind of incubation venue .... More>>
02 Nov 2018
Bedford Lodge launches pop-up spa to encourage wellbeing in the workplace
Bedford Lodge launches pop-up spa to encourage wellbeing in the workplace 
  The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel has launched a pop-up wellbeing spa service to local businesses – in order to boost mental health in the workplace. Therapists will visit local companies to illustrate the importance of taking breaks throughout the working day, as well as offer a range of mini spa treatments .... More>>
06 Nov 2018
£10m destination spa opens at Lodore Falls Hotel
£10m destination spa opens at Lodore Falls Hotel   Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa in the Lake District, UK, has opened a new destination spa following a £10m redevelopment. Called The Falls Spa, the state-of-the-art Scandi-inspired retreat was designed by architects Unwin Jones Partnership with interiors created by Greyline Design, while Rigo Spa was responsible for .... More>>
05 Nov 2018
Real Madrid prepares to begin work on 'best stadium in the world'
Real Madrid prepares to begin work on 'best stadium in the world'   Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed that work on a €400m (US$429.5, £344.7m) redevelopment of its Santiago Bernabéu stadium will "begin soon". Designed by a team of architects – which includes L35, Ribas & Ribas and GMP Architekten – the renovation will increase the venue's capacity by more than .... More>>
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