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10 Jun 2019
Custom-designed wood could keep homes cool by reflecting sunlight
Custom-designed wood could keep homes cool by reflecting sunlight   A team of researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park, have invented a special type of engineered wood that might be able to reduce carbon emissions and reduce cooling costs by 60 per cent. In order to create the material, the scientists soaked basswood in a solution of hydrogen peroxide to strip away .... More>>
10 Jun 2019
Bedford Lodge to launch 'Hamper & Pamper' spa experience
Bedford Lodge to launch 'Hamper & Pamper' spa experience   The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket, UK, is set to launch a new experience that combines a spa treatment with al fresco dining. Called the Hamper & Pamper Spa Day, the experience enables guests to make the most of both the spa's facilities and extensive grounds. It is designed to provide the perfect .... More>>
10 Jun 2019
Louisiana Children's Museum aims for summer opening of new site
Louisiana Children's Museum aims for summer opening of new site   After a two-year construction process, Louisiana Children's Museum's new facility in New Orleans is set to open this summer. Situated in New Orleans City Park, the US$47.5m (€41.96m, £37.29m), 56,000sq ft (17,068sq m) venue will focus on early childhood development for children of eight years and under, as well .... More>>
10 Jun 2019
‘Peninsula of tranquility’: Baca Architects to design spa and hotel with floating lodges in new UK eco resort
‘Peninsula of tranquility’: Baca Architects to design spa and hotel with floating lodges in new UK eco resort   Baca Architects has secured planning permission on behalf of Rothgen Group for a £25m hotel and spa in South Yorkshire, England, to be operated by Campbell Gray Hotels. The Tyram Lakes Hotel and Spa is anticipated to open in the second half of 2021, and will be part of a wider eco development around a series of .... More>>
10 Jun 2019
SoulCycle opens London studio
SoulCycle opens London studio   US-based indoor cycling operator SoulCycle has opened its first UK location. Located on Soho's Great Marlborough Street, the boutique studio is the first site to open outside the US and Canada, where SoulCycle currently operates 90 sites. The studio features 63 indoor bikes and will offer 45-minute long .... More>>
10 Jun 2019
TRIB3 accelerates European expansion with second Madrid studio
TRIB3 accelerates European expansion with second Madrid studio   UK-based boutique fitness operator TRIB3 has opened its second studio in the Spanish capital Madrid. TRIB3 has developed the site in partnership with Holmes Place Spain and is part of a larger roll-out of the brand across the country. Josep Viladot, CEO Holmes Place Spain, said: "We're delighted with the launch .... More>>
09 Jun 2019
Canadian spa opens forest bathing experience
Canadian spa opens forest bathing experience   Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain has opened a forest bathing trail in the Blue Mountains of Ontario, Canada. The spa is known for their Scandinavian Baths, which are situated on 25 acres of serene natural forest, and also offers massage therapy. The Scandinave Forest Bathing Trail is certified by the .... More>>
09 Jun 2019
Irregular sleep patterns linked to metabolic disorders
Irregular sleep patterns linked to metabolic disorders   A new study has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wake up schedule – and getting different amounts of sleep each night – can put a person at higher risk for obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, high blood sugar and other metabolic disorders. In fact, for every hour of variability in time to .... More>>
07 Jun 2019
Private yurt experiences, couples’ clay painting: Mexico’s Hotel Rodavento opens nature-inspired forest spa
Private yurt experiences, couples’ clay painting: Mexico’s Hotel Rodavento opens nature-inspired forest spa   Hotel Rodavento, a 36-bedroom retreat nestled in the foothills of Valle de Bravo, Mexico, has opened Rodavento Spa, a nature-inspired sanctuary set within the most secluded area of the surrounding forest. The spa comes with new amenities and treatment menus, enticing visitors to unwind in the beauty of the .... More>>
07 Jun 2019
Jessica Candy named spa director at Four Seasons Lanai
Jessica Candy named spa director at Four Seasons Lanai   Four Seasons Resorts Lāna′i in Hawaii has named Jessica Candy as spa director, responsible for overseeing daily spa operations, including staff training, treatments and retail, fitness facilities as well as the Resort’s Yoga and Wellness programme. Candy has a distinguished spa and wellness background with over .... More>>
11 Jun 2019
London's Sea Containers hotel launches spa concept for travellers
London's Sea Containers hotel launches spa concept for travellers   Agua London, the Tom Dixon-designed spa at the Sea Containers hotel on London's South Bank, has created a new spa programme for travellers arriving early at the hotel. Called 'SPA on Arrival', the concept gives guests the opportunity to destress and detox from their travels in a calm environment before they .... More>>
07 Jun 2019
Marriott bolsters Its Asia Pacific luxury offering with 13 properties set to open in 2019
Marriott bolsters Its Asia Pacific luxury offering with 13 properties set to open in 2019   Marriott International’s current portfolio of 130 luxury hotels across ten countries and territories in Asia Pacific is poised to grow in 2019 with 13 new openings from JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, and The Luxury Collection. "Asia Pacific's luxury travel industry is one of the fastest-growing in .... More>>
07 Jun 2019
Plans for Mullin UK car museum get the go-ahead
Plans for Mullin UK car museum get the go-ahead   Proposals for a world-class automotive museum in the heart of the English countryside have moved a step further to realisation after West Oxfordshire District Council awarded outline planning permission for the plans. The Mullin Automotive Park will be situated over 63 hectares at a disused airfield – Enstone – .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
Capitaland sets launch date for £320m 'work-play' megahub
Capitaland sets launch date for £320m 'work-play' megahub   Singaporean property and investment group Capitaland has announced that the hotly anticipated Funan Mall will reopen to the public on 28 June. Situated in Singapore's Civic District, the revamped retail complex, which was restored by Capitaland for an estimated £320m (US$406.3m, €361.6m), features an array of .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
APSWC releases White Paper
APSWC releases White Paper   The Asian Pacific Spa and Wellness Coalition has released a White Paper after its Round Table held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in March 2019. The APSWC White Paper seeks to give guidance to industry stakeholders on issues faced by the industry, current and future, and includes topics including empowering .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
Barcelona Zoo moves into 'new era' following change in law
Barcelona Zoo moves into 'new era' following change in law   One of Europe's oldest zoos has revealed major shift in strategy and focus – thanks to a new law passed by local government. In May, Barcelona City Council approved new legislation which prohibits the breeding of animal species which cannot be released into the wild. The decision by the council means that .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
Peloton files for IPO
Peloton files for IPO   Indoor cycling giant Peloton has revealed plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO). The company, which was launched in 2012, has more than 1 million people using its streaming workouts and was valued at around US$4bn (€3.6bn, £3.2bn) in August 2018. It recently raised US$550m (€489m, £433m) financing .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
Wellness hub in the English countryside: The Langley opens with vast subterranean spa, Matt Roberts gym
Wellness hub in the English countryside: The Langley opens with vast subterranean spa, Matt Roberts gym   The Langley, A Luxury Collection Hotel in Buckinghamshire, England has opened its doors, following an extensive six-year and multi-million pound renovation project. Located in the heart of Buckinghamshire’s vast Langley Park, The Langley offers 41 bedrooms, spread between the grand and historic former hunting .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
Populous-designed Coca-Cola Arena opens its doors in Dubai
Populous-designed Coca-Cola Arena opens its doors in Dubai   The Coca-Cola Arena – a 17,000-capacity sports venue designed by global architecture practice Populous – has opened its doors in Dubai. Boasting an adaptable structure with an LED-clad façade, retractable seating, and a modular stage, the new facility also features over 35 dining outlets and 42 corporate suites. .... More>>
05 Jun 2019
bbspa&partners begin work on two projects in Italy’s Wellness Valley
bbspa&partners begin work on two projects in Italy’s Wellness Valley   Spa company bbspa&partners are working on two large projects in the Italian Termale city Castrocaro, in the Emilia Romana region of Italy – home to the country’s Wellness Valley. The Fun & Wellness - In & Out Spa includes 5,000sq m (53,820sq ft) of external and 2,500sq m (26,910sq ft) of internal leisure space, .... More>>
05 Jun 2019
PortAventura opening new village for seriously ill children
PortAventura opening new village for seriously ill children   An experience offering entertainment and fun for children with serious illnesses and their families has been announced by PortAventura in Spain. PortAventura Dreams will be a 9,000sq m (29,527sq ft) village of eight homes, each with a surface area of 130sq m (426sq ft). The area, which is due to open in .... More>>
05 Jun 2019
Electric shocks force temporary closure of Universal's Volcano Bay
Electric shocks force temporary closure of Universal's Volcano Bay   Guests at Universal Studios' Volcano Bay waterpark in Orlando claim to have been electrocuted at the weekend, according to media reports. The park has confirmed that there were unspecified "technical issues" which caused an early closure on Sunday 2 June while it worked to resolve the issue. A statement from .... More>>
05 Jun 2019
Hannah Lanel launches new boutique concept in London's King’s Cross
Hannah Lanel launches new boutique concept in London's King’s Cross   Hannah Lanel has opened The Fore – a new model of boutique gym offering two instructors per class – in London's King’s Cross, an increasingly residential area of the city. The Fore is part of a growing trend towards combining upscale interiors with fitness to create a new business model for customers who are .... More>>
05 Jun 2019
Malta’s Corinthia Hotel to add new nature-inspired spa
Malta’s Corinthia Hotel to add new nature-inspired spa   The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa on the island of Malta is to open new Athenaeum Spa in October. Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Attard first opened 50 years ago, and the new spa marks the final phase of a significant refurbishment of the 147-bedroom property which began last year and has so far transformed .... More>>
11 Jun 2019
Investment boost for Irish attractions seeks to transform its tourism landscape
Investment boost for Irish attractions seeks to transform its tourism landscape   Grants of up to €2.5m (US$2.81m, £2.22m) are being made available for large-scale visitor attractions in Ireland, under a scheme that is intended to transform the country's tourism landscape. The Platforms for Growth initiative from tourism development authority Fáilte Ireland will allocate €150m .... More>>
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