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21 Jun 2019
NBA star Draymond Green opens Blink Fitness franchise
NBA star Draymond Green opens Blink Fitness franchise   Three-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Champion Draymond Green has opened his first Blink Fitness gym in Warren, Michigan. The 29-year-old Green, who currently plays for Golden State Warriors, has signed a development deal to launch at least 20 Blink health clubs to the states of Michigan and Illinois – .... More>>
20 Jun 2019
Troon Pacific unveils US$34m wellness mansion in San Francisco
Troon Pacific unveils US$34m wellness mansion in San Francisco   California-based real estate group Troon Pacific has completed “Residence 2646” a US$34m (€30.1m, £26.7m) wellness-orientated mansion in San Francisco. Conceived by the company’s in-house design team, the five-storey home boasts a fitness studio, bar, massage room, spa, sauna, and six bedrooms. The California .... More>>
20 Jun 2019
China’s ‘city of the future’ will have wellbeing as its focus
China’s ‘city of the future’ will have wellbeing as its focus   Design firms Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM) and TLS Landscape Architecture (TLS) have teamed up to masterplan a wellness-focused city in a recently incorporated district of Hebei, China. Called “Xiong’an”, the 3,800-hectare development, which will include a lake, forests, and wetlands, will be constructed in .... More>>
20 Jun 2019
JRA reimagines Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory with new visitor experience
JRA reimagines Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory with new visitor experience   The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory – home of the official bat of Major League Baseball – has introduced a new visitor experience at its factory with the help of JRA (Jack Rouse Associates). The venue, which attracts around 300,000 visitors each year, gives them the chance to walk through the actual .... More>>
20 Jun 2019
Update: boy who fell from Twister rollercoaster leaves hospital
Update: boy who fell from Twister rollercoaster leaves hospital   The seven-year-old boy who fell from a rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley theme park in Yorkshire, UK, on 30 May has returned home from hospital. The Health and Safety Executive, which is investigating the incident, said the boy is "out of hospital and recovering at home". The child fell from the Twister .... More>>
19 Jun 2019
Solar power project makes Six Flags Great Adventure almost zero-carbon
Solar power project makes Six Flags Great Adventure almost zero-carbon   The completion of a major solar energy installation at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, US, has made the park the first in the world to be almost entirely powered by the sun. Six Flags has worked with KDC Solar on the 23.5-megawatt project, making it almost completely powered by solar energy, .... More>>
19 Jun 2019
Opening date set for 3XN-designed Olympic House
Opening date set for 3XN-designed Olympic House   The new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), also known as “Olympic House”, will open to the public on 23 June – International Olympic Day. Situated in Bourget Park in Lausanne, Switzerland, the 25,000 sq m building was conceived as a metaphor for the IOC’s commitment to “transparency and .... More>>
19 Jun 2019
Cornish spa to reflect the area’s rich mining history
Cornish spa to reflect the area’s rich mining history   A multi-million pound spa is set to debut on England’s most southerly coast this summer. The Mullion Cove spa – at the hotel by the same name – will feature expansive views over Cornwall's Atlantic coast as well as three treatment rooms. A full range of facilities will include an indoor hydrotherapy .... More>>
19 Jun 2019
Guests to sleep in ‘Human Cocoons’ at upcoming Mexican resort dedicated to the search for happiness
Guests to sleep in ‘Human Cocoons’ at upcoming Mexican resort dedicated to the search for happiness   A new project in Mexico will be focused on a transformational travel experience designed to increase guests’ level of consciousness and help them live a happier, healthier and more abundant life. With a slogan of ‘Sleep once and wake up forever,’ Awakening Sanctuary will include a hotel designed by ARQMOV that .... More>>
19 Jun 2019
Bjarke Ingels designs 18-storey pagoda for Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens
Bjarke Ingels designs 18-storey pagoda for Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens   Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has announced plans to create an 18-storey pagoda at Tivoli Gardens theme park in Copenhagen, Denmark. The new structure, which will be built as an extension to the park’s 126-year-old Tivoli Castle, will house the H. C. Andersen Hotel (named after Danish fairytale writer, Hans .... More>>
19 Jun 2019
Famous German circus replaces live animals with cruelty-free holograms
Famous German circus replaces live animals with cruelty-free holograms   Germany's Circus Roncalli has replaced its live animals with holograms in an attempt to raise awareness of animal cruelty in the industry. The show, which has been touring since 1976, previously featured animals such as elephants and horses performing tricks and stunts for the viewing audience. Now the circus has .... More>>
18 Jun 2019
Junya Ishigami’s Serpentine Pavilion highlights Cumbria’s traditional stonemasonry
Junya Ishigami’s Serpentine Pavilion highlights Cumbria’s traditional stonemasonry   Japanese architect Junya Ishigami has created a shingle-covered Serpentine Pavilion that draws on the ancient building cultures of Cumbria, UK. Situated on the grounds of The Serpentine Gallery in London's Kensington Gardens, the artwork features a 61-tonne slate canopy and is supported by a series of white .... More>>
18 Jun 2019
Starvation fears prompt drought-hit Namibia to auction wild animals
Starvation fears prompt drought-hit Namibia to auction wild animals   The Namibian government is looking to auction at least a thousand wild animals from its national parks that might otherwise become victims of its drought climate. Meteorological services in the southern African country have estimated that some parts of the country face the deadliest drought in 90 years, .... More>>
18 Jun 2019
Construction issues delay Humboldt Forum opening until 2020
Construction issues delay Humboldt Forum opening until 2020   The opening of the new Humboldt Forum museum in Berlin has been delayed until 2020 due to construction delays. Housed inside a reconstructed Prussian palace in the east of the city, the museum – which is named after the explorer and polymath Alexander von Humboldt – was due to open in September 2019. .... More>>
18 Jun 2019
Major gamer-themed amusement park to tap into Chinese gaming craze
Major gamer-themed amusement park to tap into Chinese gaming craze   ITEC Entertainment is developing a major new theme park in China based on video gaming, seeking to capitalise on a Chinese market with tens of millions of devoted gaming fans and hundreds of millions of people with a more casual interest. According to Forbes, the park would be "roughly the size of an .... More>>
18 Jun 2019
Max Zhivov reveals concept for waterborne eco-hotel
Max Zhivov reveals concept for waterborne eco-hotel   Watercraft designer Max Zhivov has unveiled concept images of the ‘Tiny Eco-Hotel’ – an electric-powered houseboat geared for short-term travel on lakes and bays. The miniature retreat, able to accommodate four people, will have two parts: a mooring building, which will be permanently anchored to the lakebed, and .... More>>
18 Jun 2019
Cedar Fair acquires Schlitterbahn brand and two Texas waterparks
Cedar Fair acquires Schlitterbahn brand and two Texas waterparks   Cedar Fair has announced the acquisition of waterpark operator Schlitterbahn, gaining two new Texas waterparks in the process. Upping its waterpark portfolio to 15, the Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort New Braunfels and Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston represent a cash purchase of US$261m (€233.4m, £208.2m) .... More>>
18 Jun 2019
Les Mills unveils new studios and "future-focused" training styles at Auckland City Gym
Les Mills unveils new studios and   Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its iconic Auckland City Gym in New Zealand. Two of the new spaces have been created to trial and support the launch of new exercise programmes, which Les Mills has designed in-house. The fresh additions include a "highly tactile" functional .... More>>
18 Jun 2019
Mindbody appoints new European MD
Mindbody appoints new European MD   Fitness tech business Mindbody has appointed Phil Coxon as managing director for its European operations. As MD of Mindbody Europe, Coxon will be tasked with managing all aspects of the company’s growth across the continent. He will replace Kevin Teague in the role, who has taken on the position of head of .... More>>
18 Jun 2019
Mindbody appoints new European managing director
Mindbody appoints new European managing director   Wellness industry technology platform Mindbody has appointed Phil Coxon as managing director of Mindbody Europe. The company said Coxon’s role will see him take the lead on managing all aspects of the company’s growth across the UK and within Europe, delivering best-in-class product support to help Mindbody .... More>>
17 Jun 2019
Studio Seilern create first-of-its-kind concert hall for Swiss village
Studio Seilern create first-of-its-kind concert hall for Swiss village   The Andermatt Concert Hall (ACH) – a 650-capacity arts venue said to be the ‘first major purpose-built concert hall in any Alpine ski village’ has officially opened its doors. Designed by Studio Seilern Architects and constructed by BESIX Group, the new facility is situated in Andermatt, Switzerland, and can .... More>>
17 Jun 2019
Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos to help revitalise Chinese football with sprawling 'sports city'
Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos to help revitalise Chinese football with sprawling 'sports city'   Spanish firm Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos have revealed the first concept images of their latest project – a 260,000 sq m football complex in Dalian, China. The expansive campus will comprise 23 regulation-size pitches, a hotel, gardens, and a select number of short-stay residential units. The US$297m (€264.7m, .... More>>
17 Jun 2019
Budget chain EōS Fitness ramps up expansion plans
Budget chain EōS Fitness ramps up expansion plans   Low-cost gym operator EōS Fitness has acquired five former Gold's Gym locations in Utah – its first in the US state. The acquisitions are part of EōS Fitness' wider expansion plan to add up to 15 more gyms to its portfolio within the next 24 months. The announcement comes six months after BRS & Co., a New .... More>>
16 Jun 2019
Private lagoon watsu treatment, detox elixirs: Le Sereno St Barths debuts new spa
Private lagoon watsu treatment, detox elixirs: Le Sereno St Barths debuts new spa   Sereno Hotels has unveiled a new spa at Le Sereno St Barths following damage from Hurricane Irma in September 2017. The expanded spa and wellness area includes a menu from new treatment partner Valmont Cosmetics. The new Spa Le Sereno now features three full treatments rooms including the waterfront pavilion, a .... More>>
16 Jun 2019
The future of medical spas explored in first-ever Swiss Medical Spa & Hospitality Think Tank
The future of medical spas explored in first-ever Swiss Medical Spa & Hospitality Think Tank   The EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH) hosted the first Swiss Medical Spa & Hospitality Think Tank on 6 June 2019 in Chur-Passugg, Switzerland. This one-day forum saw leading industry experts, academics and students come together to compile the status quo, reflect on examples of best practice .... More>>
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