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30 May 2019
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios set to reimagine Liverpool’s waterfront
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios set to reimagine Liverpool’s waterfront   British architecture firm Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) have won a competition to draft a master plan for Liverpool's historic waterfront district. Situated in the city's UNESCO-recognised maritime quarter, the rehabilitated development will – according to the architects – "maximise the use of the .... More>>
30 May 2019
European football market worth €28.4bn – Premier League clubs post record revenues
European football market worth €28.4bn – Premier League clubs post record revenues   The European football market is now worth a record €28.4bn (£25.1bn), with the ‘big five’ European leagues contributing €15.6bn (£13.8bn) of the total income – a 6 per cent increase from the previous year. The 28th Annual Review of Football Finance, published by the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, .... More>>
30 May 2019
Smithsonian names Lonnie Bunch as its new secretary
Smithsonian names Lonnie Bunch as its new secretary   The Smithsonian Institution’s board has elected Lonnie G. Bunch III as the organisations new secretary. Bunch, the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), will take up the role on 16 June and will be the first African American to lead the .... More>>
30 May 2019
Exercise should become 'primary prescription' for inpatients with mental health conditions
Exercise should become 'primary prescription' for inpatients with mental health conditions   Exercise should be considered a primary treatment and intervention method for hospital inpatients with mental health issues. That is the finding of a study published in the Global Advances in Health and Medicine journal on 21 May. Entitled Positive patient response to a structured exercise program .... More>>
29 May 2019
Six Senses ‘Grow a New Body’ programme includes energy medicine, neo-shamanism
Six Senses ‘Grow a New Body’ programme includes energy medicine, neo-shamanism   Six Senses is bringing together cutting-edge neuroscience and biology with ancient wisdom of shamans to create a ‘Grow a New Body’ programme. The new programme has been created in cooperation with Dr Alberto Villoldo, a leader within neo-shamanism and energy medicine, and will launch in June 2019 at select Six .... More>>
29 May 2019
Louvre reopens after overcrowding forces museum closure
Louvre reopens after overcrowding forces museum closure   The Louvre Museum has opened today but says it strongly recommends that prospective visitors buy tickets online, after it shut down on Monday due to overcrowding. The recent TEA/AECOM Theme and Museum Index showed that the attraction, which was already the world’s top-attended museum, had a record-breaking year .... More>>
29 May 2019
One&Only inks global partnership with Chenot Group
One&Only inks global partnership with Chenot Group   Luxury resort brand One&Only is partnering with leading health wellness and beauty expert brand, Chenot. Chenot has over 50 years of experience in the medical spa, health and wellness field, and will develop and implement various methods to be across the One&Only portfolio of resorts. Henri Chenot, founder of .... More>>
29 May 2019
Groupe Nordik to open CA$50m nature spa in Alberta
Groupe Nordik to open CA$50m nature spa in Alberta   Groupe Nordik will be constructing their fourth nature spa in Canada on land in Parkland County, in proximity to Edmonton and the surrounding municipalities. Groupe Nordik plans to develop 10 spas across North America by 2027. The objective is to push the industry to new heights, by offering traditional and .... More>>
28 May 2019
Brazil's SmartFit accelerates growth plans
Brazil's SmartFit accelerates growth plans   Brazilian gym chain SmartFit is set to speed up its expansion across South America. The chain currently has 600 locations across Brazil, Mexico, Chile, The Dominican Republic, Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador – and last year grew its membership by 34 per cent. SmartFit is part of the São Paulo-based Bio .... More>>
28 May 2019
Disney breaks ground on Fantasy Springs expansion of Tokyo DisneySea
Disney breaks ground on Fantasy Springs expansion of Tokyo DisneySea   Disney and The Oriental Land Company have broken ground on – Fantasy Springs – the newest port coming to Tokyo DisneySea. Featuring distinct areas themed around Disney's Tangled, Frozen and Peter Pan IP, the expansion is the largest in Tokyo Disney Resort's history, with a deluxe hotel .... More>>
28 May 2019
US$11.5m expansion for St Louis Zoo's primate habitats
US$11.5m expansion for St Louis Zoo's primate habitats   The St Louis Zoo in Missouri, US, has announced plans for a major US$11.5m (€10.28m, £9.08m) expansion of its Primate House, with the 35,000sq ft (10,668sq m) addition set to be completed in 2021. The outdoor expansion, says the zoo, will be beneficial to the animals' health and wellbeing, providing eight new .... More>>
28 May 2019
Neri & Hu-designed art centre with pixellated façade opens its doors on China's Gold Coast
Neri & Hu-designed art centre with pixellated façade opens its doors on China's Gold Coast   The Neri & Hu-designed Aranya Art Center (AAC) has finally opened to the public in Qinhuangdao, China. Situated opposite the Bohai Sea in an affluent resort community known as the "Gold Coast", the cultural hub comprises a café, an amphitheatre, a rooftop viewing area, and multiple galleries. The building, .... More>>
28 May 2019
Graham Baba Architects create Jules Verne-inspired bar in Seattle
Graham Baba Architects create Jules Verne-inspired bar in Seattle   American design firm Graham Baba Architects (GBA) have created Deep Dive, a speakeasy-style bar that's loosely inspired by the scientific romance novels of Jules Verne. Located at The Amazon Spheres in Seattle, Washington, the drinking spot – like a Victorian cabinet of curiosities – is furnished with ornate .... More>>
28 May 2019
Grantley Hall to welcome new spa and wellness offering following extensive renovation
Grantley Hall to welcome new spa and wellness offering following extensive renovation   Grantley Hall, a luxury hotel and spa, on the Yorkshire Dales, is set to reopen following an extensive renovation. Expected to open in July 2019, the revamped hotel is located in a Grade II-listed building and is billed as one of this year's 'most remarkable luxury launches'. New facilities will include .... More>>
24 May 2019
Lionsgate announces details of rides and VR experiences for Chinese theme park
Lionsgate announces details of rides and VR experiences for Chinese theme park   New information has been released about the rides and virtual reality experiences planned for movie producer Lionsgate's new Chinese theme park, Lionsgate Entertainment World, which is set to open in July. Experiences based on Lionsgate movies such as Hunger Games and Twilight are set to feature .... More>>
24 May 2019
First look at UNStudio’s vision for the future of urban leisure in Bangalore
First look at UNStudio’s vision for the future of urban leisure in Bangalore   Dutch design practice UNStudio and their architectural technology division UNSense have revealed details of their ambitious plan to turn Bangalore, India, into a futuristic garden city powered by cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The 62-acre redevelopment project, which will serve to counteract .... More>>
24 May 2019
Towodesign create 'bird’s nest' café in Shanghai
Towodesign create 'bird’s nest' café in Shanghai   Chinese studio Towodesign have completed work on Dr. Bravura – a health-centric eatery in Shanghai that specialises in a unique delicacy: bird's nests. The 119 sq m space, which the architects have said is based on the concept of "Research and Development for Health" is furnished with a number of gold-painted .... More>>
24 May 2019
Herzog & de Meuron to design new riverfront home for historic Tennessee museum
Herzog & de Meuron to design new riverfront home for historic Tennessee museum   The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Tennessee has appointed Swiss architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron to design "Brooks on the Bluff", its new US$105m (€93.9m, £82.6m) home. The future art facility, which will overlook the Mississippi River, will boast 112,000 sq ft (10,405 sq m) of space and feature .... More>>
24 May 2019
Life Time to launch residential wellness communities in three US cities in 2020
Life Time to launch residential wellness communities in three US cities in 2020   Health and racquets club operator Life Time is entering the healthy living market with the launch of Life Time Living – a premium, leased residential concept. Designed to inspire a holistically healthy lifestyle, the US operator is preparing to open the first Life Time Living sites in Miami, Dallas and Las .... More>>
23 May 2019
Absinthe, hemp, and grappa spa treatments: Albaro Wellness & Spa opens at Grand Park Hotel Rovinj
Absinthe, hemp, and grappa spa treatments: Albaro Wellness & Spa opens at Grand Park Hotel Rovinj   The Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, a new ultra-luxury five star hotel in Croatia, has opened a 3,800sq m spa, Albaro Wellness & Spa. Drawing from thousands of years of local seafaring history, and soaked in more than a little grappa, the spa menu at Albaro Wellness & Spa uses forgotten secrets of Istrian wellness. .... More>>
23 May 2019
Real Madrid selects Carlos Slim-owned FCC for 'digital stadium of the future' project
Real Madrid selects Carlos Slim-owned FCC for 'digital stadium of the future' project   Spanish construction company FCC has won a contest to help transform Real Madrid's 70-year-old Estadio Santiago Bernabéu into what the club's president, Florentino Pérez, has called a "digital stadium of the future". FCC, which is owned by Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim, is expected to begin work on the .... More>>
23 May 2019
Cloward H20 complete US$150m waterpark for Marriott's Turnberry Miami Resort
Cloward H20 complete US$150m waterpark for Marriott's Turnberry Miami Resort   Aquatic design specialists Cloward H2O have designed a U$150m (€134.8m, £118.6m) waterpark for the JW Marriot Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa in Aventura, Florida. Said to be the largest playscape of its kind in Miami-Dade County, the Tidal Cove features a surf simulator, a 60 ft (5.5 sq m) tower with seven water .... More>>
23 May 2019
Airbnb teams up with 23andMe to promote DNA-based heritage travel
Airbnb teams up with 23andMe to promote DNA-based heritage travel   Online travel marketplace Airbnb has teamed up with genetic testing company 23andMe to make the finding of heritage travel experiences based on DNA tests simpler. Inspired by research among their own customers, the companies are incorporating heritage travel into their product experiences, so customers can .... More>>
23 May 2019
Disney-backed Tyffon raises US$7.8m with plans to expand free-roam VR experiences into US
Disney-backed Tyffon raises US$7.8m with plans to expand free-roam VR experiences into US   Immersive entertainment company Tyffon has successfully raised US$7.8m (€7m, £6.17m) in new funding to help it expand its Tyffonium free-roam virtual reality location-based experiences outside of Japan. The new funding round brings the company's inward investment to more than US$12m (€10.78m, £9.49m) to date, .... More>>
23 May 2019
Connacht Rugby secures full planning approval for €30m stadium project
Connacht Rugby secures full planning approval for €30m stadium project   Connacht Rugby has been granted full planning permission for the €30m redevelopment of its Sportsground stadium in Galway, Ireland. The project will include a full redevelopment of the stadium ot bring it to "modern standards", as well as the creation of a multi-use indoor high-performance training centre. .... More>>
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