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06 Mar 2019
New Maldivian Lux Resort includes translucent overwater spa
New Maldivian Lux Resort includes translucent overwater spa   Lux Resorts & Hotels has unveiled its latest Maldivian opening, Lux North Male Atoll, which includes 67 contemporary whitewashed double-storey penthouses and a vibrant South Beach aesthetic. Set back from the resort, the translucent overwater Lux Me Spa features a menu where the healing power of touch, water .... More>>
06 Mar 2019
MVRDV share details of green-roofed emporium in Taiwan
MVRDV share details of green-roofed emporium in Taiwan   Dutch design firm MVRDV have revealed renderings of their plan to create an open-air marketplace and urban escape in Tainan, Taiwan. The new attraction, which recently broke ground, will be divided into two areas: a ground-floor trading area – set to host vending stalls and kiosks – and a rooftop park. .... More>>
06 Mar 2019
Pritzker Prize 2019 awarded to Arata Isozaki
Pritzker Prize 2019 awarded to Arata Isozaki   Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has been named this year's recipient of the Pritzker Prize – widely considered the highest honour in the world of architecture. Isozaki, 88, has enjoyed a six-decades-long career that goes back to postwar Japan. An early populariser of Metabolism – a postmodernist .... More>>
06 Mar 2019
Rosewood opens Santa Barbara beachfront resort with Sense Spa, goop retail
Rosewood opens Santa Barbara beachfront resort with Sense Spa, goop retail   Rosewood has opened a new resort in Southern California with guest rooms set directly over the sand. Rosewood Miramar Beach is located in Santa Barbara’s Montecito community, Miramar, and is owned and developed by Caruso. “Rosewood Miramar Beach is the culmination of years of hard work and dedicated service to .... More>>
06 Mar 2019
DLL continues investment programme with 100th UK club milestone
DLL continues investment programme with 100th UK club milestone   David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has revealed details of its landmark 100th UK club, which is due to open in December 2019 at Emersons Green, Bristol. The £11m (US$14.5m, €12.8m) site sees the health, fitness and racquets group continue an aggressive investment and expansion programme, which so far has seen DLL invest .... More>>
05 Mar 2019
US$4bn tourism complex in Korea will centre on huge K-pop theme park
US$4bn tourism complex in Korea will centre on huge K-pop theme park   A huge new development in Korea is set to go ahead after stalling twice since 2007, with the new attraction boasting a gargantuan K-pop and natural history theme park as its centrepiece. The Hwaseong International Theme Park in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, will be built by Shinsegae Property Consortium and will .... More>>
05 Mar 2019
Busch Gardens to replace defunct Gwazi coaster
Busch Gardens to replace defunct Gwazi coaster   Busch Gardens has announced it will replace its former wooden rollercoaster Gwazi, which closed in 2015, with a new record-breaking thrill ride. The US theme park, which is celebrating its 60th birthday, is to build a wood and steel hybrid coaster with a maximum height of over 200ft (61m), where Gwazi was .... More>>
05 Mar 2019
David Adjaye plans nature-friendly family homes in Germany
David Adjaye plans nature-friendly family homes in Germany   David Adjaye has formulated a master plan for a series of light-filled residential homes in Munich, Germany. Located within earshot of the Englische Garten ("The English Garden"), one the largest public parks in the world, the future property, which is being developed by real estate firm Euroboden, will occupy .... More>>
05 Mar 2019
Bricks family pursue modernising agenda at Brick Bodies
Bricks family pursue modernising agenda at Brick Bodies   Many a family business has looked to keep itself fresh by handing control down from parents to children at the right moment, and that has been the strategy of US gym chain Brick Bodies as it seeks to make itself "hip and cool and cutting edge again". Industry veterans Victor and Lynne Brick told Health Club .... More>>
05 Mar 2019
Jeremy McCarthy to receive 2019 ISPA Visionary Award
Jeremy McCarthy to receive 2019 ISPA Visionary Award   The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present the 2019 ISPA Visionary Award to Jeremy McCarthy, director of spa & wellness for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group at the ISPA Conference & Expo taking place at The Venetian in Las Vegas from 11-13 September, 2019. “Jeremy’s forward-thinking approach to spa .... More>>
05 Mar 2019
Damien Hirst crafts eclectic, art-stocked "Empathy Suite" in Las Vegas
Damien Hirst crafts eclectic, art-stocked   Mixed media artist Damien Hirst has completed work on the "Empathy Suite" – a kaleidoscopic penthouse in the newly renovated Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Furnished with a diverse assortment of Hirst's sculptures and paintings – including a vitrine of sharks immersed in formaldehyde – the two-bedroom .... More>>
05 Mar 2019
Colorado Air Force Academy’s planetarium reopens with Steve Spangler show
Colorado Air Force Academy’s planetarium reopens with Steve Spangler show   The US Air Force Academy in Colorado reopened the base's planetarium for the first time in 15 years, with a pre-opening show on Saturday (2 March) from popular scientist Steve Spangler. Spangler, who famously first went viral with a video showing how Mentos and Diet Coke create an eruption in the bottle, .... More>>
05 Mar 2019
First-of-its-kind leisure airport set to debut this spring in Singapore
First-of-its-kind leisure airport set to debut this spring in Singapore   Jewel Changi Airport – long-praised as representing a new paradigm in passenger experience design – is scheduled to open its doors this spring in Singapore. Planned by Safdie Architects and delivered by BuroHappold Engineering, the first-of-its-kind transit hub will double as an attraction and boast several .... More>>
05 Mar 2019
Fonteverde takes top honours at World Spa & Wellness Awards
Fonteverde takes top honours at World Spa & Wellness Awards   The winners of the World Spa & Wellness Awards were announced at a gala dinner last week during the World Spa & Wellness Conference in London. Fonteverde Resort in Italy took top billing as Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year, while hotel and resort spa winners were also announced for .... More>>
04 Mar 2019
Queensland government introduces new safety regulations in wake of Dreamworld deaths
Queensland government introduces new safety regulations in wake of Dreamworld deaths   The government of Queensland, Australia, has announced a number of new regulations for any visitor attractions operating rollercoasters or rides, following a tragedy at Dreamworld in 2016 that took the lives of four people. All rides at anything from theme parks to carnivals to county fairs in Queensland will .... More>>
04 Mar 2019
UNSense to explore the secrets of community wellbeing with Brainport District project
UNSense to explore the secrets of community wellbeing with Brainport District project   Architectural technology company UNSense, a division of UNStudio, have announced details of the first stage of their Brainport District project – a "feasibility study" launched to investigate the factors that contribute to residential wellness. Set to take place in the Netherlands, within the Brandevoort .... More>>
04 Mar 2019
Peppa Pig theme park potentially in the works as Varney discusses Merlin IP merits
Peppa Pig theme park potentially in the works as Varney discusses Merlin IP merits   Merlin chief Nick Varney has revealed potential plans for a theme park development dedicated entirely to Peppa Pig. Speaking during a recent trading update conference call, the Merlin CEO discussed the power of IP at the company's portfolio of theme parks and resorts. "Disney and Universal clearly have .... More>>
04 Mar 2019
Titanic Spa invests £35K in staff wellness area
Titanic Spa invests £35K in staff wellness area   Titanic Spa, an eco destination spa based in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK, has invested £35K in a designated wellness area for its staff. Designed with staff comfort in mind, the new staff room is located inside a bright, airy space, giving staff members regular daylight breaks, and boasts a number of 'living .... More>>
04 Mar 2019
Anantara to debut in Mauritius
Anantara to debut in Mauritius   Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is entering the luxury hospitality sector on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius with Anantara Mauritius Resort – a new property on the southeastern coast, which is scheduled to open in Q4 2019. Anantara Mauritius Resort is being developed in partnership with Currimjee .... More>>
04 Mar 2019
Construction underway on Columbus Zoo’s new sea lion and seal habitat
Construction underway on Columbus Zoo’s new sea lion and seal habitat   Construction has begun on a new sea lion and seal habitat at Columbus Zoo in Ohio, US, which will include an underwater viewing tunnel allowing visitors to walk next to the creatures as they swim around them. The new area, called Adventure Cove, is expected to open to the public in Q2 2020 and will be open .... More>>
04 Mar 2019
Work starts on Science Museum's new collection centre
Work starts on Science Museum's new collection centre   Work has started on a new permanent home for more than three-quarters of the UK's Science Museum Group's vast collection of artefacts. Called the Science Museum Group’s National Collections Centre, more than 340,000 items – 80 per cent of the Science Museum Group's collection – will be housed at the facility in .... More>>
04 Mar 2019
Transport Museum of Hungary chooses architecture competition winner
Transport Museum of Hungary chooses architecture competition winner   The Transport Museum of Hungary is building a new home in Budapest and has chosen New York architectural practice Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design it, following a competition. The firm beat off rivals including AL_A, Caruso St John, David Chipperfield and Foster & Partners among others for the museum’s new .... More>>
04 Mar 2019
Mecanoo's plans for largest man-made natural park in the world gather tempo
Mecanoo's plans for largest man-made natural park in the world gather tempo   The government of Flevoland has approved a master plan devised by Dutch architects Mecanoo to transform Nationaal park Nieuw Land into the largest man-made natural park in the world. Mecanoo's intervention will see the 29,000-hectare polder – which comprises four loosely connected areas of wetlands near greater .... More>>
04 Mar 2019
Powerhouse Museum relocation plan criticised in committee report
Powerhouse Museum relocation plan criticised in committee report   The government of New South Wales, Australia, has insisted that a planned move of the Powerhouse Museum from its Ultimo location to Parramatta, across the city in western Sydney, will go ahead, despite the release of a deeply critical inquiry report. A two-and-a-half-year analysis of the project has instead .... More>>
02 Mar 2019
Added attractions set to double size of Melbourne water world
Added attractions set to double size of Melbourne water world   An expansion of the Oasis Springs water world at Australia’s Gumbuya World theme park will almost double the size of the waterpark it has announced. Six new waterslides, comprising two “monster” twister slides and a four-lane rally race slide, and a new family wave pool, are to be installed at the attraction, .... More>>
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