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Six Senses to open Taiwanese hot springs resort designed by Kengo Kuma

Six Senses will open a hot springs resort in the Zhiben area of Taiwan, an area known for its natural hot springs, medicinal plants and herbs. Located in Taitung in southeastern Taiwan, Six Senses Zhiben Hot Springs will be situated at the base of Medicine Mountain, with views of the surrounding valley and mountains, and is set to open in 2020. Both the resort and spa are designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, known for his ability to celebrate and
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Rosewood opens first Chinese resort in Hainan Bay

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ first resort in China has officially opened on Hainan Bay, set within 40 acres of landscaped gardens overlooking the South China Sea. Rosewood Sanya, which welcomed its first guests yesterday (21 August), features 246 guestrooms, 25 of which have balcony plunge pools; a Rosewood Sense spa; a health club; an indoor yoga studio and an outdoor yoga pavilion; five restaurants and lounges; and a 110m long infinity edge sky pool. The resort was designed by Hong
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Arctic Bath hotel and spa will float on a river in Swedish Lapland

The Arctic Bath, a unique luxury hotel and spa floating on the Lule river in Swedish Lapland is scheduled to open in 2018. Reminiscent of a bird’s nest or natural dam, the exteriors of the circular spa buildings will be covered with piled logs, providing added insulation to guests during the winter months. The spa buildings, with saunas, treatment and relaxation rooms, a restaurant and lounge bar, will encircle an open-air cold bath. Accommodation will take the form of six
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Le Grand Bellevue unveils new spa housing ‘labyrinth of wellness’

The independently-owned Le Grand Bellevue luxury hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland, has reopened its spa following a comprehensive redevelopment. Described as a “labyrinth of wellness”, the upgraded Le Grand Spa now houses a total of 17 different wellness and spa experience zones. Facilities include 11 treatment rooms, a Himalayan salt grotto, herbal sauna, laconium, hay sauna, an ice fountain, infrared sauna, and a Finnish sauna. There is also a speciali Alpine Spa Suite for couples, housing a private spa pool, rasul
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Bulgari to launch Beijing hotel with two-storey spa

Ultra luxury hotel operator Bulgari Hotels and Resorts will open its fourth property in Beijing next month, which will house a large spa. The 119-bedroom Bulgari Hotel Beijing – due to open on 27 September – will be located within the mixed-use Genesis complex in the heart of Beijing’s Embassy District. Designed by the architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, Bulgari Hotel Beijing is being marketed as an “urban resort”. Facilities include a 1,500sq m (16,100sq ft) Bulgari-branded spa
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Okura to open third spa hotel in Taiwan as part of Asian expansion

Japan-based Okura Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to open its third spa hotel on the island of Taiwan. The company has signed a deal to operate the Okura Prestige Taichung, set to open in 2021, through its subsidiary Okura Nikko Hotel Management. Situated in the heart of Taichung, the 250-bedroom hotel will include a luxury spa, indoor swimming pool and health club – as well as a range of restaurants. Exact details of the design team and spa and
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KSL investments include: The Belfry

Interview: Rich Weissmann, KSL International

Before KSL, Weissmann headed up the hospitality and gaming practice at Goldman Sachs

"We don’t leave design and development to chance as you can lose a lot of money doing bad renovation"

After becoming majority shareholders of US spa Miraval, KSL Capital Partners are preparing to roll out the brand. KSL partner Rich Weissman gives us the inside scoop
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Some 1,100 trees of 
23 different species will line the building façades

Interview: Stefano Boeri

Stefano Boeri is working on a number of major green schemes in China

"We’re creating new spheres, where people, trees and animals can coexist in an environment of wellness"

On how the vertical forest model promotes wellness
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The old PE department has been transformed into Spa Chanterelle

Interview: Bill Bensley

Bill Bensley's latest resort project is on the site of a former university

"In this very competitive world of hospitality design it’s paramount that everything we do is original"

The inspiration behind his new Vietnam resort
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A development render of the predicted daylight inside one of Atelier Ten’s projects, showing the difference between direct sunlight and shade

Healthy buildings

Atelier Ten's Younha Rhee

"Pushing for more daylighting has led to overglazed buildings in the last two decades where visual comfort has been compromised"

Designing buildings that support wellbeing is a growing trend which will transform the way we think about architecture says Younha Rhee
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Spear was involved in a book focused on Great Wall Style design

Interview: Jim Spear

"I designed the spa to first please us. It’s not huge or gold-plated. It’s a concrete expression of the ‘luxury of simplicity’"

The man behind a sustainable tourism enterprise in rural China
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Delos co-founder Morad Fareed (far left) with advocates Bill Clinton, Deepak Chopra and will.i.am (second, third and sixth right)

Interview: Paul Scialla

Paul Scialla

"We spend 92 per cent of our time indoors so if we can introduce preventative medical intentions into the very spaces we’re spending our time in, it’s a huge win"

Delos founder talks to Katie Barnes about creating the first set of wellbeing building standards and securing investment from Leonardo DiCaprio
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There’s been a huge increase in the number of running groups, clubs and events, showing the public thirst to be more active

Active Design

"Even small changes to design can have a huge knock-on effect in terms of getting people active."

Could adopting a different approach to city design help make residents healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports
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