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Lithuania’s Spa Hotel Esé invites millennials to tell their own story

International spa and wellness consultants The E77 Company are working on a spa hotel in Lithuania designed specifically for millennial customers, which is due to open in late summer 2019. The Spa Hotel Esé – pronounced ‘essay’ – will be located in the spa town of Birštonas, surrounded by pine forests and the winding loops of the Nemunas River. The town is well-known for its clean air, therapeutic mud and mineral water springs, which will be used for mineral water
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Interior designer Eric Egan completes renovation of 19th century villa for Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como

Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como opened this week, following the renovation of the historic lakefront property. The hotel is located in Blevio, and is surrounded by natural beauty, enjoying a private, serene setting on the sunlit shores of the lake, nestled within verdant botanical gardens. Mandarin Oriental acquired the resort, which was previously CastaDiva Resort & Spa, last year. The 19th Century Villa Roccabruna is at the heart of the resort, which features 21 rooms, 52 suites and two private,
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Hilton debuts sprawling spa resort on Morocco's Atlantic coast

International hospitality company Hilton Hotels and Resorts has opened the Tangier Al Houara Resort and Spa – a palatial getaway in Tangier, Morocco. The 304-key resort – the company's third property in Morocco – occupies 234 hectares of oceanfront land and boasts three swimming pools, as well as an 850 sq m spa comprising a jacuzzi, sauna, beauty salon, steam room, and fitness studio. Other facilities include an 18-hole golf course – designed by Graham Marshall – and five restaurants
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André Fu completes work on mansion-like St Regis hotel in Hong Kong

Chinese design practice AFSO have created a panoply of interior spaces at the St Regis Hong Kong, a recently opened resort that has been likened to a "curated mansion". Located in the city's Wan Chai district, the 27-storey flagship – the first venue from the St. Regis Hotels and Resorts hospiality group to debut in Hong Kong – features 129 guest rooms and suites as well as a pool, bar, tea room, terrace, and a health club with spa and
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Mandarin Oriental announces hotel and residences in Istanbul by UNStudio

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will manage a second luxury hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. The project, which also features branded residences, is scheduled to open in 2022. UNStudio from Amsterdam has been appointed as the masterplanner and architect. The new development comprises three standalone towers and is located in the exclusive Etiler residential area, close to the city’s central business district. One of the towers will house Mandarin Oriental Etiler, Istanbul with 158 guestrooms and suites and 16 serviced apartments. The
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Dusit and CPN team up to revitalise Bangkok with expansive lifestyle complex

Thailand-based developers Dusit Thani Public and Central Pattana (CPN) have unveiled the latest details for the Dusit Central Park project – an immense mixed-use scheme planned for the heart of Bangkok. The new 440,000 sq m development, which will adjoin the city's Lumpini Park, will be designed by the Office of Metropolitan Architecture and Architects 49, and play host to a series of leisure-friendly attractions and facilities, including luxury residences, an upscale emporium with a large rooftop park, and a
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KSL investments include: The James Royal Palm

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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Elmsbrook Healthy New Town in Bicester, Oxfordshire has extensive wellness 
offerings and is also a UK government Eco Town, promoting sustainability

Prescribing wellbeing

"The Healthy New Towns initiative aims to design out ‘obesogenic environments’ and design in health and wellbeing"

The UK government is building 10 new towns based on health, with wellbeing incorporated from the ground up. Stu Robarts investigates
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The group’s Zil Pasyon resort in the Seychelles, which is due to open late 2015

Interview: Craig Cogut

Craig Cogut founded Pegasus in 1996 and serves as chair and president

"Urban retreats are hard to find. There’s a segment of guests who’d welcome Six Senses hotels in urban locations"

Three years after Pegasus Capital bought Six Senses, how close is the private equity firm to realising its goals for its first spa and hospitality investment? Pegasus’ founder Craig Cogut tells us what’s been achieved and what comes next
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Boeri’s first vertical forests are neighbouring residential towers in central Milan, each with 900 trees and 20,000 shrubs

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
FEATURE
Conventional kitchen

The kitchen reimagined

"I’ve used my own life as a living lab to study the hurdles from a busy career mom’s perspective"

Veronica Schreibeis Smith couldn’t find a kitchen which worked for her plant-based diet, so she invented the wellness kitchen
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Bronze, wood and marble have been used throughout

13th century pilgrimage

"Our palette was pared down to basics"

The Vietnamese village being created using historic methods
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The Alilah Salalah will feature 25 villas, 100 suites, fine dining restaurants and a Spa Alila wellness centre. It is due to open in 2017

Interview: Fabio Scacciavillani

Fabio Scacciavillani is chief economist for the Oman Investment Fund. He started his career working for the International Monetary Fund

"The region has a microclimate thanks to the monsoon, so the summer is cool and rainy"

The Oman Investment Fund’s chief economist talks us through plans to redefine Oman as a high end leisure and tourism destination
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