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20 May 2019
Snøhetta and Blight Rayner selected to design AU$150m theatre in Australia
Snøhetta and Blight Rayner selected to design AU$150m theatre in Australia   Architecture firms Snøhetta and Blight Rayner have won an international competition to design an AU$150m (US$103.8m, €90m, £81.4m) theatre for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in Brisbane, Australia. Set to open in 2022, the pivotal facility, which will turn QPAC into the largest performing arts .... More>>
20 May 2019
Boutique operator Solidcore accelerates expansion plans
Boutique operator Solidcore accelerates expansion plans   US-based boutique fitness operator Solidcore has revealed plans for five new clubs the booming New York market. Adding to its existing NY flagship studio in Chelsea, the new locations will be located in SoHo, NoMad (North of Madison Square Park), Williamsburg, Hell's Kitchen and NoLIta (North of Little .... More>>
19 May 2019
Rosewood Ningbo set for ‘new green landmark’ in the heart of ancient Chinese city
Rosewood Ningbo set for ‘new green landmark’ in the heart of ancient Chinese city   Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is continuing its strategic growth in China with the announcement of Rosewood Ningbo, set to open in 2024. This latest project adds to Rosewood’s growing pipeline in China’s megacities, including Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu and Shenzhen, further expanding the brand’s established .... More>>
17 May 2019
Sangha Retreat names Alan Navarrette spa director
 Sangha Retreat names Alan Navarrette spa director   Sangha Retreat by Octave Institute has appointed Alan Navarrete as spa director. First opened in 2017, Sangha is a holistic wellness retreat providing immersive experience in nature and healing, located on 47 acres on the outskirts of Suzhou, west of Shanghai, China. Embracing ancient Chinese wisdom backed .... More>>
17 May 2019
gmp Architekten design stadium with translucent roof on China's largest tropical island
gmp Architekten design stadium with translucent roof on China's largest tropical island   German architecture group von Gerkan, Marg, und Partner (gmp) have created a 41,000-seat stadium on the tropical island of Hainan in China. Situated minutes from the coast, Wuyuanhe Stadium is shaped to resemble ocean waves and features a 400-metre running track, lounge areas, and a top floor walkway with .... More>>
17 May 2019
Kew Gardens opens giant natural play zone
Kew Gardens opens giant natural play zone   Inspired to encourage children to develop a lasting relationship with plants and nature, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London is all set to open its giant new Children’s Garden to the public this weekend (18 May). The new play space, located close to the existing White Peaks family café, was created by Kew's .... More>>
17 May 2019
IAAPA returns to Shanghai in June with rebranded Asian expo
IAAPA returns to Shanghai in June with rebranded Asian expo   Formerly the Asian Attractions Expo, (AAE) the newly-rechristened IAAPA Expo Asia (IEA) takes its first steps under its new name from 11-14 June. Taking place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China, IEA is Asia's leading international business event for industry professionals in the .... More>>
17 May 2019
I.M. Pei, Louvre Pyramid architect, dead at 102
I.M. Pei, Louvre Pyramid architect, dead at 102   Ieoh Ming Pei, the architect who conceived the Louvre Pyramid, has died. Born in Guangzhou, China in 1917, Pei emigrated to the US in 1940, establishing his own practice, I.M. Pei and Associates in 1955. The firm soon went on to design a number of celebrated projects, the most famous of which was arguably the .... More>>
17 May 2019
GWS to focus on the future of workplace wellness
GWS to focus on the future of workplace wellness   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced a new topic for the event: how purpose needs to be at the very heart of corporate culture and how creating a purpose-focused company is the path to more profitable, successful businesses. Some of the world’s top corporate strategy consultants will explore how a .... More>>
17 May 2019
Heavily processed foods cause overeating and weight gain, study finds
Heavily processed foods cause overeating and weight gain, study finds   People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a National Institutes of Health study. The difference occurred even though meals provided to the volunteers in both the ultra-processed and minimally processed .... More>>
17 May 2019
Wellness Week 2019 launches at the Technogym Forum
Wellness Week 2019 launches at the Technogym Forum   Wellness Week 2019 has kicked off in Romagna, Italy. The event will run from 17 to 26 May. Wellness Week was founded by Technogym as part of its Wellness Valley initiative. During the week, 300 events will take place in fitness, sport, arts and culture, food and wine and health. The strapline for the event is .... More>>
17 May 2019
Sir David Adjaye's first residential skyscraper in the US tops out with extensive wellness offer
Sir David Adjaye's first residential skyscraper in the US tops out with extensive wellness offer   Sir David Adjaye's first residential skyscraper in the US – 130 William – has topped out in New York's Financial District. Developed by the Lightstone Group, the 66-storey building will boast a plethora of wellness facilities, including a gym with an adjoining a yoga room and workout terrace, and a spa with three .... More>>
17 May 2019
Boutique operator Flywheel to expand its at-home fitness operations with Amazon deal
Boutique operator Flywheel to expand its at-home fitness operations with Amazon deal   Boutique cycle studio operator Flywheel has teamed up with Amazon.com to make its Flywheel Home Bike available to customers. Flywheel was launched in 2010 and offers indoor cycling-based HIIT cycling classes, in which riders compete against each other. The group received funding in 2014 from the Benvolio .... More>>
17 May 2019
Grayshott Health Spa launches Health Regime experience and healthy cookery school
Grayshott Health Spa launches Health Regime experience and healthy cookery school   Grayshott Health Spa, a luxury spa resort and the former home of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in Surrey, UK, is set to introduce the Health Regime experience, a seven-day programme designed to balance and restore the digestive system. The Health Regime is built around four main principles: Resting the digestive .... More>>
16 May 2019
Diana Mestre creates Huichol-inspired spa for upcoming Auberge
Diana Mestre creates Huichol-inspired spa for upcoming Auberge   Spa consultant Diana Mestre has created a spa concept for the upcoming Auberge Susurros del Corazon in Punta de Mita, Mexico that has been inspired by the ceremony and traditions of the local Huichol people. “Susurros means ‘whispers,’ and for Auberge Susurros, the spa and wellness experience will draw .... More>>
16 May 2019
ONZ Architects to transform abandoned stadium into eco-park with 'green wings'
ONZ Architects to transform abandoned stadium into eco-park with 'green wings'   Ankara-based design office ONZ Architects have revealed plans to transform Antakya Atatürk Stadium in Hayat, Turkey into an elevated green park with a perimeter that curves upwards to form "green wings". The project, which is currently under construction, will see the 1950s-era sports complex gain a wealth of .... More>>
16 May 2019
17th annual Museums and Heritage awards honour 'innovative and ground-breaking initiatives'
17th annual Museums and Heritage awards honour 'innovative and ground-breaking initiatives'   The winners of the Museums + Heritage Awards were announced in London last night (15 May), with museums large and small being honoured and Sir David Attenborough picking up a Special Recognition Award. Taking place halfway through the Museums + Heritage exhibition at Olympia, London, the awards celebrate .... More>>
16 May 2019
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' US$162m spy museum opens its doors
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' US$162m spy museum opens its doors   The long-awaited International Spy Museum (SPY) – has officially opened to the public in Washington, D.C. Designed by Rogers Stirk + Partners and Hickok Cole Architects, the revamped 11,400 sq m facility features the world's largest collection of espionage artefacts. The firms' US$162m (€144.7m, £126.5m) .... More>>
16 May 2019
Resense designs Kempinski’s 9th floor wellness area with views over Kuala Lumpur
Resense designs Kempinski’s 9th floor wellness area with views over Kuala Lumpur   International spa consultancy Resense has been commissioned to design, implement and support the management of the new Kempinski The Spa at Kempinski Hotel 8 Conlay, Kuala Lumpur. The 260-room Kempinski Hotel 8 Conlay Kuala Lumpur is planned to open in Q1 2022. The Resense-designed spa, gym, and pool deck will .... More>>
16 May 2019
Equinox to introduce workspaces across its club portfolio
Equinox to introduce workspaces across its club portfolio   Premium fitness operator Equinox will begin offering furnished office spaces adjacent to its high-end health clubs. The company has signed a partnership with premium flexible workspace provider Industrious, which marks the launch of an entirely new category for Equinox. Operating under the co-brand Industrious .... More>>
16 May 2019
Beata Aleksandrowicz launches 'Ask Beata' concept
Beata Aleksandrowicz launches 'Ask Beata' concept   Beata Aleksandrowicz, massage expert and founder of the Pure Massage Spa Training Method, is set to launch 'Ask Beata', a new social media-led interactive concept designed to offer advice and support to spa therapists, managers and directors. With an ultimate goal to 'expand knowledge and understanding in the .... More>>
16 May 2019
New tourist attraction for Inverness Castle, as LDN Architects appointed to transform site
New tourist attraction for Inverness Castle, as LDN Architects appointed to transform site   Inverness Castle in the Scottish Highlands is to be transformed into a tourist attraction that celebrates the Highlands' past, present and future, with LDN Architects, based in Edinburgh and Forres, appointed to work on the project. The castle, which stands on a hill overlooking the River Ness, is more than 170 .... More>>
16 May 2019
Museums showing an 'uncommercial' attitude to US$5.9bn touring exhibitions market, report finds
Museums showing an 'uncommercial' attitude to US$5.9bn touring exhibitions market, report finds   Museums that host touring exhibitions are less concerned with profitability, seeking mostly just to cover their costs – in contrast to the tour operators themselves, who prioritise revenue generation over recouping costs in a market worth US$5.9bn (€5.3m, £4.6bn). This is a key finding of a new report by .... More>>
16 May 2019
Orlando's Icon Park aims for 2020 launch of 'world-beating' rides
Orlando's Icon Park aims for 2020 launch of 'world-beating' rides   Orlando entertainment complex Icon Park is investing in two new attractions which will both rank as the world's tallest in their field when they open in Q2 2020. The 300ft (91.44m) tall Orlando Slingshot and 400ft (121.92m) tall freestanding Orlando Gyro Drop Tower would take their place close to the park's .... More>>
16 May 2019
Yabu Pushelberg and ISC release stunning images of new restaurant in Times Square
Yabu Pushelberg and ISC release stunning images of new restaurant in Times Square   Yabu Pushelberg and Ian Schrager Company Design Studio (ISC) have unveiled images of their designs for 701 West, a luxury restaurant located at the recently opened Times Square Edition in Manhattan. Perched on the hotel's 11th floor, the 100-cover flagship has three main sections – a salon-like cocktail bar .... More>>
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