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03 Jul 2019
Silverstone Experience delayed after contractor enters administration
Silverstone Experience delayed after contractor enters administration   The Silverstone Experience – a new visitor attraction coming to the home of the British Formula One Grand Prix – has had its opening pushed back until at least September after its main contractor went into administration. The new attraction was set to open its doors on 9 July, however, the Shaylor Group – a .... More>>
03 Jul 2019
Shanti Maurice gets sister resort on Mykonos
Shanti Maurice gets sister resort on Mykonos   A new Shanti spa has opened on the Greek island of Mykonos, perched on the cliff of Agios Stefanos and overlooking the Aegean Sea. Oniro Mykonos – A Shanti Collection Resort is a 5-star luxury boutique hotel, and is based on the same principles of sister hotel Shanti Maurice, an iconic spa destination in .... More>>
03 Jul 2019
New EU agenda states the importance of cultural heritage
New EU agenda states the importance of cultural heritage   Investing in culture and cultural heritage has been included in the EU's new strategic agenda, marking the first time that such a commitment has been expressly made by the body. A New Strategic Agenda 2019-2024 sets out the priorities for the EU over the next five years, articulating four main areas: .... More>>
03 Jul 2019
KPS completes Life Fitness acquisition
KPS completes Life Fitness acquisition   The acquisition of commercial fitness equipment manufacturer Life Fitness by KPS Capital Partners has completed, following the initial announcement of its sale in May this year. Under the deal, private equity firm KPS will pay US$490m (€434m, £388m) in cash to acquire the entire Life Fitness estate, which .... More>>
03 Jul 2019
Ma Yansong reveals exquisite Grand Theater for Yiwu, China
Ma Yansong reveals exquisite Grand Theater for Yiwu, China   MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, have been chosen to build their ethereal design for the Yiwu Grand Theater in China’s Zhejiang province. The announcement comes following a competition with Arata Isozaki & Associates, Atelier Christian de Portzamparc, GMP, and KDG. The new building, located on the south .... More>>
02 Jul 2019
Zaha Hadid Architects and Architect 61 begin work on New Science Centre in Singapore
Zaha Hadid Architects and Architect 61 begin work on New Science Centre in Singapore   Singapore-based architecture firm Architects 61 and Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) have begun design development workshops for the New Science Centre in Singapore. The building will replace The Science Centre Singapore, which opened in 1977. Slated for completion in 2025, the proposal for the New Science Centre .... More>>
02 Jul 2019
Basic-Fit's club portfolio grows to 687 clubs with the acquisition of Fitland
Basic-Fit's club portfolio grows to 687 clubs with the acquisition of Fitland   Basic-Fit, one of the biggest fitness operators in Europe, has confirmed the completion of its acquisition of Fitland, the Netherlands' third-largest fitness operator. Details of the deal were first revealed in April. Rene Moos, CEO of Basic-Fit, said the acquisition will secure the company's leading position in .... More>>
02 Jul 2019
Six Senses Spa Ninh Van Bay launches new programming and unveils new look following major revamp
Six Senses Spa Ninh Van Bay launches new programming and unveils new look following major revamp   Six Senses Spa Ninh Van Bay has unveiled a brand new look following a recent refurbishment that saw the expansion of the spa to include six refreshed treatment rooms and a new state-of-the-art fitness centre, offering panoramic views of the bay from its perch on top of the spa, as well as an indoor flying yoga .... More>>
02 Jul 2019
Funxtion announces new appointments as part of UK expansion
Funxtion announces new appointments as part of UK expansion   Interactive digital fitness company Funxtion, which supplies virtual instructor technology in the form of giant mobile phone-shaped screens, is looking to grow its business in the UK, with two new appointments. Jo Rich, formerly director of key accounts at Matrix Fitness, has been appointed head of UK Sales. Her .... More>>
01 Jul 2019
Industry veteran Jamie Waring joins Sangha Retreat By Octave Institute
Industry veteran Jamie Waring joins Sangha Retreat By Octave Institute   Sangha Retreat by Octave Institute, a master-planned destination retreat for mindful living in China, has appointed Jamie Waring as managing director, wellness. In this newly appointed position, effective immediately, Waring will oversee At One Clinic, At One Healing Spa, and the Family Learning Center. He will be .... More>>
01 Jul 2019
Healing Summit announces dates for 2020 event
Healing Summit announces dates for 2020 event   The Healing Summit will once again return to Portugal’s Algarve coast, with next year’s event taking place 18-19 May, 2020 at the Pine Cliffs Resort in Albufeira. The annual event is an initiative of the Healing Hotels of the World, and brings together like-minded individuals who are drawn to collaborate, raise .... More>>
01 Jul 2019
Inkaterra reveals new Amazonian spa with a menu using ancient Peruvian healing techniques
Inkaterra reveals new Amazonian spa with a menu using ancient Peruvian healing techniques   Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica has unveiled a renovated spa located deep in the Amazon rainforest on the banks of the Madre de Dios River. With treatment beds offering views of the Amazonian sunsets, a spa soundtrack provided by the surrounding wildlife and using 100 per cent natural products derived from .... More>>
01 Jul 2019
Paramount rejoins London Resort project as PY Gerbeau named new chief executive
Paramount rejoins London Resort project as PY Gerbeau named new chief executive   Just over two years after pulling out of a deal to be the brand lead for a multi-billion pound theme park development in Kent, UK, Paramount Pictures has entered into a new partnership with London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), re-engaging with the project to supply its iconic IPs. Since Paramount’s exit from .... More>>
01 Jul 2019
Jean-Guy de Gabriac creates massage celebrating Lemi's 30th anniversary
Jean-Guy de Gabriac creates massage celebrating Lemi's 30th anniversary   Italian wellness equipment manufacturer Lemi has partnered with spa industry veteran and Tip Touch International CEO Jean-Guy de Gabriac to develop a new massage treatment to commemorate the brand's 30th anniversary. Inspired by the ocean, the treatment, called Ocean Dream Massage, is designed to be performed on .... More>>
01 Jul 2019
South Korea launches five-year plan to extend cultural footprint and improve accessibility
South Korea launches five-year plan to extend cultural footprint and improve accessibility   The South Korean government has set a target of building 140 new museums and 46 new art galleries by 2023 in a new five-year plan that it hopes will make Korean art and artefacts more accessible. Should the targets be hit, the country will have more than a thousand museums and just shy of 300 art galleries by .... More>>
01 Jul 2019
Michael Lahm named COO of TLee Spas
Michael Lahm named COO of TLee Spas   Spa design and consulting firm TLee Spas has named Michael Lahm as vice president and COO. Based in New York City, Lahm works closely with founder Tracy Lee to conceive and implement new spa and wellness experiences from concept through completion. In his role, Lahm assumes operational and leadership .... More>>
01 Jul 2019
AZA chief promotes understanding of differences to meet common interests
AZA chief promotes understanding of differences to meet common interests   Dan Ashe doesn't see the holding of different viewpoints as an obstacle to co-operation; in fact, he considers it an excellent way to reduce adversarial tendencies. This is just as well, because, as president and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Ashe is often confronted with opposition to the .... More>>
01 Jul 2019
GSN launches research programme
GSN launches research programme   The Green Spa Network (GSN) has launched a sustainability research survey to collect information from its members regarding their environmental efforts in their businesses. The first surveys started in January 2019, and the organisation says the response has been positive. Since then, monthly surveys have been .... More>>
01 Jul 2019
Teenager killed in Uzbekistan after ride breaks apart in mid-air
Teenager killed in Uzbekistan after ride breaks apart in mid-air   One person has died in Uzbekistan, following an accident at the Istiklol theme park in the city of Jizzakh. A 19-year-old girl, referred to by authorities as MH, was killed when a spinning flying saucer 360-degree swing ride broke apart in mid-air, its metal arm snapping. Riders fell more than 20ft (6m) to the .... More>>
30 Jun 2019
Final details unveiled for OMA’s New Museum expansion project
Final details unveiled for OMA’s New Museum expansion project   The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) have released images of their latest design for the New Museum of Contemporary Art expansion in Manhattan, New York. Set to rise at 235 Bowery next to the recently completed SANAA-designed flagship, the future structure will more than double the museum's existing .... More>>
28 Jun 2019
Florida children's museum to relocate and add new learning galleries
Florida children's museum to relocate and add new learning galleries   Explorations V Children's Museum in Lakeland, Florida, has announced a plan to move to a new 47,000sq ft (14,325sq m) facility in the city, where it will introduce six new galleries and develop a children's museum that it says will "re-define informal learning beyond 21st century teaching". Located at Bonnet .... More>>
28 Jun 2019
Lego buys Merlin in a deal valuing it at US$7.49bn
Lego buys Merlin in a deal valuing it at US$7.49bn   Global attractions giant, Merlin Entertainments, has been sold to the family behind toy firm Lego in partnership with two other investors in a deal at 12 x EBITDA. Merlin is currently the world’s second largest family entertainment company – with Disney being the largest – and it has more than 130 attractions .... More>>
28 Jun 2019
Snøhetta to lead revamp of Hawaii’s iconic Blaisdell Center
Snøhetta to lead revamp of Hawaii’s iconic Blaisdell Center   Integrated design practice Snøhetta have teamed up with AECOM and WCIT Architecture to redesign the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The new masterplan will see the 22-acre cultural venue expanded to include a concert hall, exhibition centre, and sports pavilion. The complex will also feature .... More>>
28 Jun 2019
New themed area, Land of Legends, opens at Bobbejaanland
New themed area, Land of Legends, opens at Bobbejaanland   Belgian theme park Bobbejaanland has opened a new themed area representing the park's largest-ever investment. Called Land of Legends, the development took around a year to complete, with ideas for the 20,000sq m (218,000sq ft) site sought from visitors. The winning theme was a "mystical, mythical world, .... More>>
28 Jun 2019
Milan-Cortina's 2026 Games to rely on existing infrastructure – master plan features one new venue
Milan-Cortina's 2026 Games to rely on existing infrastructure – master plan features one new venue   The Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics will rely largely on existing venues. Out of the 12 competition venues, nine are existing facilities, while two will be temporary builds. Only one of the competition venues will be built for the Games – an indoor, multi-use arena in the Santa Giulia .... More>>
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