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18 Nov 2019
Thailand’s Chiva Som resort restyled after five-year refurbishment project
Thailand’s Chiva Som resort restyled after five-year refurbishment project   Chiva Som International Health Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, has completed a THB800million (US$24m, €21m, £19m) renovation project, which has seen resort accommodation, facilities and public areas redesigned, after five years. The renovation has been completed in four phases over a five year period. The .... More>>
18 Nov 2019
Physical activity may protect against depression
Physical activity may protect against depression   Increased exercise levels can significantly reduce the chances of developing depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the condition. That is the key finding of a study published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, which showed that individuals who engaged in regular exercise .... More>>
18 Nov 2019
Rosewood unveils latest Asaya wellness destination in Hong Kong
Rosewood unveils latest Asaya wellness destination in Hong Kong   Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has launched its Asaya wellness destination concept in the 27-storey Rosewood Hong Kong hotel, designed by New York architect Tony Chi. The 3,716sq m space spans two floors and includes private harbour-view marble hydrotherapy pools, steam experiences, sauna, an ice blast misting .... More>>
18 Nov 2019
MYXfitness becomes latest company to enter at-home fitness as market hots up
MYXfitness becomes latest company to enter at-home fitness as market hots up   Wellness company MYXfitness has become the latest company to launch an on-demand, at-home fitness offer, looking to engage consumers directly through virtual fitness. MYXfitness' package includes a commercial-grade Star Trac Stationary Bike Trainer fitted with a 21.5-inch interactive tablet, accompanied with a .... More>>
17 Nov 2019
IAAPA 2019: 40,0000 gather in Orlando for record-breaking attractions expo
IAAPA 2019: 40,0000 gather in Orlando for record-breaking attractions expo   More than 40,000 people from over 100 countries are descending on Orlando, Florida, ahead of the largest visitor attractions show of the year – the IAAPA Expo. Taking place at the Orange County Convention Center and serving the US$360bn (€326.7bn, £279.7bn) global attractions industry, more than 1,100 .... More>>
15 Nov 2019
V&A appoints Gus Casely-Hayford as first director of V&A East
V&A appoints Gus Casely-Hayford as first director of V&A East   Gus Casely-Hayford, the British curator, cultural historian, broadcaster and lecturer, has been named as the inaugural director of V&A East – the museum's new expansion project scheduled to open in London in 2023. Casely-Hayford is currently the director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in .... More>>
15 Nov 2019
Biologique Recherche to accelerate international growth with strategic plan
Biologique Recherche to accelerate international growth with strategic plan   Biologique Recherche plans to expand its global reach as part of a "new phase for the business". The French skincare brand’s current owners and co-presidents – Pierre-Louis Delapalme, Rupert Schmid and Phillipe Allouche (son of the brand’s original founders) – have created a long-term strategic alliance with .... More>>
15 Nov 2019
Chiva-Som reopens after Designrealization renovation and announces new Qatar site
Chiva-Som reopens after Designrealization renovation and announces new Qatar site   The celebrated Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, has reopened after the most recent phase of a five-year renovation that has seen accommodation and facilities upgraded, with a new Qatar presence also announced. Designed by Designrealization, the renovation masterplan was aimed at .... More>>
15 Nov 2019
BOGL's masterplan relocates main square to reconnect town to the sea
BOGL's masterplan relocates main square to reconnect town to the sea   Danish architects BOGL have won a design competition to redevelop central parts of Tananger, Norway, with a masterplan that will relocate its main square to reconnect the town with the ocean. Tananger's history is closely related to the sea, but the town has developed in such a way that it has been largely cut .... More>>
15 Nov 2019
Planet Fitness to begin operations in Australia
Planet Fitness to begin operations in Australia   Franchised operator Planet Fitness has unveiled plans to expand its footprint into Australia. The first sites will be located in Tuggerah and Gosford in the Central Coast of New South Wales, while a location in Casula is expected to open in 2020. The openings will be part of an area development deal signed .... More>>
15 Nov 2019
Kyricos receives second industry award
Kyricos receives second industry award   Mia Kyricos, senior vice president and global head of wellbeing for Hyatt, has received a second award in as many months recognising her contributions to the field of wellness and hospitality. Kyricos was named as the 2019 Cornell University MMH (Master of Management degree in Hospitality) Outstanding Alumna of .... More>>
15 Nov 2019
MAS Architecture Studio scale down the wind tower to keep pedestrians cool
MAS Architecture Studio scale down the wind tower to keep pedestrians cool   Istanbul-based MAS Architecture Studio have created a barjeel – or wind tower – installation for Dubai Design Week 2019 that gives passersby a place to pause, rest and cool down. The installation, titled Barjeel, was a response to an open call via which Dubai Design Week was seeking to showcase "the design .... More>>
15 Nov 2019
Brooklyn Boulders to 'aggressively expand' its BKBX fitness concept
Brooklyn Boulders to 'aggressively expand' its BKBX fitness concept   US-based climbing centre operator Brooklyn Boulders is looking to expand its boutique fitness studio concept BKBX across the country. Speaking to HCM magazine, Paul Juris, the company's director of sports science – and part of the team behind the development of BKBX – said the plan is to rapidly expand the .... More>>
14 Nov 2019
MU Architecture's paleofuturist forest tower houses a luxury retreat
MU Architecture's paleofuturist forest tower houses a luxury retreat   MU Architecture have unveiled the design for a paleofuturist tower in the hilly forest of Quebec, Canada, that will house a luxury private retreat. The site for the so-called Pekuliari tower will cover 326,000sq ft (30,300sq m) and the tower itself, reminiscent of a totem or a stone cairn, will rise 670ft (204m). .... More>>
14 Nov 2019
Connecticut aquarium starts work on new seal display and 4D theatre
Connecticut aquarium starts work on new seal display and 4D theatre   The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is set to undergo expansion, with a large seal exhibit and 4D movie theatre to open at the attraction in 2020. The new seal habitat will be almost seven times the size of the existing 22,000 exhibit, which is part of a larger project that will also see a new 4D theatre built at .... More>>
14 Nov 2019
Green Spa Network announces 2020 Summit
Green Spa Network announces 2020 Summit   Green Spa Network (GSN) has announced its upcoming Self-care and Personal Sustainability Summit, which will take place from 1-3 December 2020, at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Massachusetts, US. The workshop is designed to bring the wellness community together with a programme consisting of lectures, .... More>>
14 Nov 2019
Immersive, sustainable and meeting evolving expectations – outgoing IAAPA chair David Rosenberg on the future of the attractions industry
Immersive, sustainable and meeting evolving expectations – outgoing IAAPA chair David Rosenberg on the future of the attractions industry   It's been a busy, exciting and often inspiring year for David Rosenberg as IAAPA chair. As he prepares to step down from the role to make way for the incoming Amanda Thompson, Rosenberg, who is vice president of guest experience at Monterey Bay Aquarium, has reflected on connections he made, progress achieved .... More>>
14 Nov 2019
CI Capital takes a stake in WTS International – Steven Rudnitsky named as vice chair
CI Capital takes a stake in WTS International – Steven Rudnitsky named as vice chair   Private equity firm CI Capital Partners has acquired a majority interest in spa consultancy and management firm WTS International. The deal – for which no financials were released – will see the WTS management team retaining significant equity ownership in the company. The team will also continue to lead the .... More>>
13 Nov 2019
Six major art museums offer curatorial training to students from underrepresented backgrounds
Six major art museums offer curatorial training to students from underrepresented backgrounds   Twelve new students have been enrolled in the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship programme, with the selected entrants to be given specialised training and mentoring from six high profile art museums in the US. The new class is the fifth to enroll in the two-year programme, from which 30 fellows .... More>>
13 Nov 2019
Cooper Robertson's Erin Flynn explains MOMA's "3D puzzle" of creating space
Cooper Robertson's Erin Flynn explains MOMA's   Plenty has been written about the newly opened Diller Scofidio + Renfro expansion of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, but there's been work going on behind the scenes too. With 38,000sq ft (3,500sq m) of new gallery space and 21,000sq ft (2,000sq m) of new public space, there's much more for visitors .... More>>
13 Nov 2019
Snøhetta and Clark Nexsen design sloped, curved and cantilevered library and public commons
Snøhetta and Clark Nexsen design sloped, curved and cantilevered library and public commons   Snøhetta and Clark Nexsen have revealed their design for the new Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, with elements that help to achieve the mission of it being more than just a library and also serving as a public commons. Located in the US city of Charlotte, North Carolina, the building will cover an area of .... More>>
13 Nov 2019
Canyon Ranch opens retreat property in California redwoods
Canyon Ranch opens retreat property in California redwoods   Destination spa Canyon Ranch has opened its first retreat model, Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat – Woodside, set on 16 acres of ancient redwood forest in California, US. The property is designed as a “true retreat to nature” that will offer an inspiring landscape for self-reflection, along with community-driven, .... More>>
13 Nov 2019
Seine Design create floating glass-roofed guinguette in Paris
Seine Design create floating glass-roofed guinguette in Paris   Seine Design have created a €5.4m (US$6m, £4.6m) floating guinguette – a small restaurant and dance hall – with glass-panelled sides and a glass roof that give visitors views of its River Seine location. Rosa 2, which is a venue for the Rosa Bonheur chain, replaced an existing floating guinguette that was .... More>>
13 Nov 2019
SMA's undulating resort blends with the landscape and provides privacy
SMA's undulating resort blends with the landscape and provides privacy   Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos (SMA) have created a branched, undulating design for Chablé's planned Sea of Cortez spa resort that blends with the natural landscape and gives guests both privacy and ocean views. Located on the Baja California Peninsula just north of La Paz in northwest Mexico, the resort will cover .... More>>
13 Nov 2019
Finland bids to reclaim Guinness World record sauna title
Finland bids to reclaim Guinness World record sauna title   Finnish organisation World Sauna Challenge will host an attempt to break the Guinness World record for ‘Most Nationalities in a Sauna’ at Suomenlinna Naval Academy sauna, Finland, on 14 November. Known as the home of sauna, Finland broke the record in 2009 when it hosted people of 76 different nationalities in .... More>>
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