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17 Sep 2019
The Oberoi, Marrakech to include spa set among olive and citrus groves
The Oberoi, Marrakech to include spa set among olive and citrus groves   The Oberoi Group will open its newest resort in Marrakech on 1 December 2019, located on 28 acres of landscaped gardens with citrus orchards, olive groves and views of the Atlas Mountains. The 84-bedroom resort features a design inspired by the history of Moroccan architecture. The courtyard of the main building .... More>>
17 Sep 2019
Victoria Beckham hints at plans to enter the wellness market
Victoria Beckham hints at plans to enter the wellness market   Fashion designer Victoria Beckham has indicated she may move into the wellness market, potentially mounting a challenge to Kourtney Kardashian’s Poosh and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop empires. Beckham launched a new make-up brand, Victoria Beckham Beauty, recently, and hinted there is more to come, saying: “I talk a .... More>>
17 Sep 2019
European health hotel spa brand Ensana launches with 26 properties
European health hotel spa brand Ensana launches with 26 properties   Danubius Hotels Group (DHG), one of Europe's largest health spa operators, has launched a brand for its health spa hotels. Called Ensana Health Spa Hotels, the portfolio will consist of 26 rebranded DHG sites across Europe which treat millions of people a year and are famous for tapping into local/natural .... More>>
17 Sep 2019
Study: fitness boosts brainpower in adults
Study: fitness boosts brainpower in adults   Physical fitness has been associated with better brain structure and brain functioning in adults. The findings of a study, led by Dr Jonathan Repple of the University Hospital Muenster in Germany, suggests that increasing fitness levels through exercise could result in improved cognitive ability – such as memory .... More>>
17 Sep 2019
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien receive Praemium Imperiale Award
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien receive Praemium Imperiale Award   New York-based Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, who are currently designing the Barack Obama Presidential Center, have received the 2019 Praemium Imperiale Award for architecture. The global arts prize is awarded annually across five categories by the Japan Art Association to honour recipients for their .... More>>
17 Sep 2019
Antorcha leaves SeaWorld after seven months, interim CEO in place
Antorcha leaves SeaWorld after seven months, interim CEO in place   SeaWorld CEO Gus Antorcha has resigned from his position after just seven months in the role, with chief financial officer Marc Swanson stepping up as interim chief executive officer. Antorcha, who joined in February from Carnival Cruise Lines, commented: "While I may have a difference of approach, I continue to .... More>>
17 Sep 2019
GSN Announces Pledge for the Planet Campaign
GSN Announces Pledge for the Planet Campaign   Green Spa Network (GSN), a nonprofit trade association serving the spa industry in support of a sustainable future, has created a Pledge for the Planet campaign to encourage the wellness industry to commit to eight principles of environmental sustainability by Earth Day 2020. On September 23, 2019, the United .... More>>
17 Sep 2019
India earmarks billions towards five-year heritage and culture project
India earmarks billions towards five-year heritage and culture project   A programme of "authentic reconstruction" of 11 historic sites in India, and the setting up of 100 experiential museums, are among ambitious plans reportedly under development by India's culture ministry. The country's The Economic Times claims the Indian government will invest some 270 billion Indian .... More>>
17 Sep 2019
Scape aims for city-wide AR through data gathering initiative
Scape aims for city-wide AR through data gathering initiative   UK technology company Scape Technologies has gathered street-level data for 100 cities around the world, that it says can be used to create a "new baseline for 3D mapping" and enable city-wide augmented reality applications. The collection of more than two billion images has been undertaken by the company's .... More>>
17 Sep 2019
Justin Musgrove appointed CEO of Leejam, Saudi Arabia's largest fitness company
Justin Musgrove appointed CEO of Leejam, Saudi Arabia's largest fitness company   Saudi Arabia-based Leejam Sports Company has appointed former Bannatyne Group chief executive Justin Musgrove as its new CEO. Musgrove will take over the helm with immediate effect and will be tasked with further growing the company's Fitness Time-branded chain of health clubs. With more than 100 sites, Fitness .... More>>
17 Sep 2019
IEE 2019: IAAPA Expo Europe kicks off in Paris
IEE 2019: IAAPA Expo Europe kicks off in Paris   Europe's premium event for the visitor attraction sector - IAAPA Expo Europe - is officially underway in Paris, France, for its 2019 edition. The former Euro Attractions Show has undergone a rebranding this year, is expected to attract more than 15,000 participants – of which around 9,000 will be buyers. .... More>>
16 Sep 2019
‘Ecosystem neighbourhood' to be built on old Paris rail site
‘Ecosystem neighbourhood' to be built on old Paris rail site   A new carbon neutral and nature-based neighbourhood designed by SLA and Biecher Architectes is to be built on the site of a former rail depot in Paris, France. The so-called “ecosystem neighbourhood” is designed to ensure that its constituent parts interact and work to benefit each other. For example, renewable .... More>>
16 Sep 2019
Emerald Collection opens first resort in the Maldives and reveals two more developments for Zanzibar
Emerald Collection opens first resort in the Maldives and reveals two more developments for Zanzibar   The Emerald Collection – owned by the Scarapicchia family – is expanding its portfolio with the opening of three new resorts, the five-star Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa, and two further resorts in Zanzibar. The 20-hectare Emerald Maldives Resort, which has just opened, is located in the Northern Maldives .... More>>
16 Sep 2019
CIDESCO announces speakers for 67th World Congress
CIDESCO announces speakers for 67th World Congress   CIDESCO, the world standard for the beauty and spa industries, has announced the speaker line up for its 67th World Congress and Exhibition. Taking place from 19 - 23 September at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, US, this year's congress will explore the topic of 'The Architecture of Beauty' and will .... More>>
16 Sep 2019
Barcelona's Superblocks can save lives and improve health
Barcelona's Superblocks can save lives and improve health   A new report has found that the “Superblocks” model of city planning used in Barcelona could save lives and increase life expectancy in the city as a result of improved population health. The Barcelona Superblocks project was conceived to reclaim public space, reduce motorised transport, promote active mobility, .... More>>
16 Sep 2019
Competition watchdogs approve AEG-SMG merger
Competition watchdogs approve AEG-SMG merger   The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the US Department of Justice have given the green light for the merger of venue management giant AEG Facilities and sports arena operator SMG. Competition regulators on both sides of the Atlantic were called to examine the "mega-merger" in February, when the .... More>>
13 Sep 2019
Luxury hotel building with infinity pool built on mountaintop site
Luxury hotel building with infinity pool built on mountaintop site   The third phase of the Pingjiang Homey Wild Luxury Hotel in China has been built on top of a mountain overlooking the forest landscape that surrounds it and the other hotel buildings below. Within the building, which was designed by Vague Edge, spacious bedrooms and living spaces look out across the surrounding .... More>>
13 Sep 2019
San Antonio's McNay Art Museum embarks on first phase of campus improvements
San Antonio's McNay Art Museum embarks on first phase of campus improvements   The first phase of a multi-million dollar landscape transformation plan for San Antonio's McNay Art Museum has been unveiled, with outdoor works of art, increased accessibility and aesthetic fencing to replace the existing tall boundary hedges planned for the Texas attraction. The US$6.25m (€5.7m, £5.1m) plan .... More>>
13 Sep 2019
Four Seasons and Harley Pasternak create fitness video series
Four Seasons and Harley Pasternak create fitness video series   Four Seasons has teamed up with fitness expert and Four Seasons Global Fitness Advisor Harley Pasternak, have teamed up to create a comprehensive video series designed to give guests help with five of the most common fitness challenges experienced by travellers. Pasternak’s expertise is showcased in more than .... More>>
13 Sep 2019
Angela Merkel on-hand for opening of €28m Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Angela Merkel on-hand for opening of €28m Bauhaus Museum Dessau   Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has cut the ribbon to open the new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau – a building designed to hold the 49,000 exhibits in the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation collection. Dessau is the German city most closely associated with the Bauhaus school of design, which was operational between 1919 .... More>>
13 Sep 2019
Anytime Fitness parent Self Esteem Brands acquires The Bar Method – reveals worldwide franchise plans
Anytime Fitness parent Self Esteem Brands acquires The Bar Method – reveals worldwide franchise plans   Self Esteem Brands, the parent company of Anytime Fitness, has purchased The Bar Method – a low-impact fitness franchise with 123 studios across US and Canada – for an undisclosed sum. The Bar Method was developed by founder Burr Leonard and its flagship studio opened in San Francisco in 2001. Self Esteem .... More>>
12 Sep 2019
Stunning circular swimming centre to provide "new form of social space"
Stunning circular swimming centre to provide   A radical ring-shaped aquatic centre with wellness facilities and outdoor green space – designed by Andrew Burges Architects, Grimshaw Architects and McGregor Coxall – is to be built in Parramatta, Australia. The centre, which will be nestled into parkland surroundings and cover a total area of approximately .... More>>
12 Sep 2019
Aman to open Bangkok resort
Aman to open Bangkok resort   Hotel and resort brand Aman has signed a long-term partnership with Nai Lert Group to manage a hotel and branded residences in Bangkok, which is set to open in 2022. This will be Aman’s first hotel and residences in Bangkok, and its second in Thailand after Amanpuri in Phuket, which was the first-ever Aman .... More>>
12 Sep 2019
Vivafit ramps up Indian expansion plans – opens fifth studio in Gurgaon
Vivafit ramps up Indian expansion plans – opens fifth studio in Gurgaon   Female-only fitness franchise Vivafit has opened its fifth studio in India – a 110sq m location in the city of Gurgaon. The location – owned and operated by master franchisees Manisha Ahlawat and Ajay Jain – is the third in Gurgaon and will join other Vivafit gyms in New Delhi and Pune in the company's Indian .... More>>
16 Sep 2019
Cincinnati fun park to focus on water experiences at the expense of amusement rides
Cincinnati fun park to focus on water experiences at the expense of amusement rides   Providing guests with more of what they want – this is the rationale behind Coney Island's decision to remove its amusement park rides and replace them with additional water park experiences. The Cincinnati attraction opened its renowned Sunlite Pool in 1925 and has added a variety of water-based experiences, .... More>>
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