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More photos released of Ingenhoven Architects' design for Lanserhof at the iconic Arts Club

German wellness operator Lanserhof has opened its first UK location at the historic Arts Club in London. The six-storey luxury health and wellness club – situated on Dover Market Street in Mayfair – has a focus on personalised services and houses a wide range of gym spaces equipped by Technogym, exercise and studio rooms and a full-service spa featuring treatment rooms and a cryotherapy chamber. Designed by Ingenhoven Architects, the club mixes its fitness and wellbeing offer with a range
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Equinox opens New York luxury hotel, with interiors by Rockwell and a health club designed by Joyce Wang

High-end fitness giant Equinox has ventured into the hotel market with the opening of its first property in New York City, US. Located at the 72-storey skyscraper 35 Hudson Yards, the 212-bedroom hotel will focus on wellness. Facilities include a 60,000sq ft (5,574 sq m) Equinox-branded health club, a 27,000sq ft (2,500sq m) luxury spa and indoor and outdoor pools. There will also be a healthy-eating restaurant called Electric Lemon, created by restaurateur Stephen Starr – famous for his "clean-eating"
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Corporate Fitness Works launches health club design division

Corporate Fitness Works (CFW) has launched a fitness club design division, responding to demand from commercial real estate owners and developers wanting to include a fitness element in their projects. US-based CFW has carved out a market in developing and managing health clubs and programmes for corporations, such as New York Life and Volkswagen. The new division, called CFW Design, will cater for the increased demand from developers wanting to create on-site fitness facilities at a range of projects –
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Solent University, UK, opens sports and fitness complex as part of £100m investment plan

Solent University, UK, has officially opened its new £28m sports and fitness centre. The centre houses two sports halls, three gyms and an indoor cycling studio. There are also two exercise studios, a physiotherapy treatment room and a dedicated basketball centre – one of only two of its kind in the UK. The university worked with Pulse Fitness on the design of the new facility, which is part of an ongoing £100m estate development plan, designed to upgrade Solent’s East
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Add a gym to your development to increase its value says Colliers

A report from Colliers International has found that people are increasingly willing to pay more in rent or mortgage to live near to, or even onsite with, their gym. The study of 3,000 people in the UK found that 72 per cent of people responded positively to this hypothetical situation, while 29 per cent said they would be prepared to pay more for a rooftop gym. "Investors and landlords have the opportunity to start thinking creatively about the way gyms
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Grantley Hall hotel and wellness retreat wants to become one of Europe's top gym, spa, and wellness properties

The Grade II listed, 17th century Grantley Hall hotel and wellness retreat will reopen today (6 July) near Ripon, UK. The property has undergone extensive renovation work over a three-and-a-half year period, with design by owner Valeria Sykes and now has a high-end gym, spa and a range of restaurants. The overarching vision is for the hotel to become one of Europe's top gym, spa, and wellness facilities. The property has signed with Relais et Chateaux. The hotel's Elite executive
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Philippe Starck furniture has been used throughout the facility, which is spread over five floors

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The club has been designed to encourage socialising among its users, with several spaces for relaxation

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DMAC’s Dwayne MacEwen

"The hotel concept came late in the game, but it was an inspired idea"

The newly renovated Chicago Midtown Athletic Club features a boutique hotel, a pool-come-ice rink and spaces designed by Venus Williams
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The health club was designed with a series of air-filled ‘pillows’ on the façade to give an impression of lightness

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Philippe Starck, whose first company was set up to create inflatable objects in the 1960s

"Le Nuage is a factory of energy for everyone and for the town of Montpellier"

Starck, who’s been breaking the rules since the 60s, talks about his ‘inflatable’ health club
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