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Japan's first Blue Zones longevity retreat to launch at Halekulani Okinawa

A new retreat focused on helping people lead longer, happier lives is launching on the Japanese island of Okinawa. As one of the world's five Blue Zone areas, Okinawa is known for its population's longevity and health. National Geographic fellow and explorer Dan Buettner identified these Blue Zones, which also include Sardinia (Italy), Nicoya (Costa Rica), Ikaria (Greece), and Loma Linda (California). The programme will be hosted at the luxury five-star resort Halekulani Okinawa, following the signing of a three-year
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Ritz-Carlton Reserve to land in South America with tropical retreat in Rio de Janeiro

Marriott is set to bolster its exclusive Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio with a brand new property in South America in Costa do Sol, Rio de Janeiro. The eco-luxury resort will open as part of the ambitious Maraey project, an 844-hectare sustainably-minded urban development designed to harmonise with the local ecosystem and champion economic development. By integrating environmental conservation with economic growth, the vision behind the tourist and residential project is to promote a high quality of life while preserving the region's
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Banyan Tree to debut in Caribbean with Oppenheim-designed island retreat

Developer Rockwell Island Development Group (RIDGE) has appointed five-star, global hospitality brand Banyan Tree to manage its new luxury island retreat in Bimini in the Bahamas. Immersed in nature and surrounded by pristine beaches, Banyan Tree Bimini Resort & Residences will be situated on a 750-acre property on the secluded Rockwell Island. RIDGE is planning to deliver 54 waterfront residences, a 50-key five-star hotel and Bonito Beach Club, all with bespoke services and amenities, while a second phase will include
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Mandarin Oriental’s new London hotel and urban spa retreat opening 3 June

Reservations are now open for Mandarin Oriental’s second London hotel, Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, set to open on 3 June. The luxury establishment will feature 50 guestrooms, 77 private residences and a luxury underground spa retreat. The new wellness facility – designed as a boutique counterpart to the flagship Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park spa – will cater to hotel guests, residents and the local community. The urban retreat will offer an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, vitality pools, experience showers, steamrooms and
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Connection, creativity and nature inspire Arizona’s upcoming desert wellness sanctuary Align

A new nature-inspired wellness destination called Align is coming to Tucson, spearheaded by brothers and local hospitality entrepreneurs Mark and Eric Erman. Designed to foster individual and collective wellbeing, the project is set to create a central gathering space for users of the Chuck Huckleberry Loop, an 87.5-km circular trail used for outdoor leisure pursuits. Fronted by the Rillito River, Align will be realised with an extensive wellness facility, a landscape park, F&B outlets, flexible retail space centred around health
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UAE’s first Dior Spa debuts in Dubai at Dorchester Collection’s newest hotel, The Lana

The UAE’s first-ever Dior Spa has officially launched at The Lana, Dubai – the Dorchester Collection’s debut property in the Middle East. Bathed in natural daylight on the hotel’s 29th floor, Dior Spa The Lana was designed by architecture and interior design firm Gilles & Boissier. The 4,300sq ft spa – Dior’s fifth globally – features five treatment rooms and one couple’s suite. Facilities also include a futon for Japanese-inspired treatments, a dedicated beauty room and an elegant boutique showcasing
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Marriott’s Moxy Times Square opened in late 2017

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"Millennials are investing more in experiences versus physical things"

How millennial travellers are transforming hotel design
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Six Senses has 15 confirmed new resorts set to open over the next three years in Bhutan, China, Bali, Taiwan, France, Portugal, the Seychelles, Tunisia and St Lucia

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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Ian Schrager has described the design concept of Public as ‘simplicity as the ultimate sophistication’

Interview: Ian Schrager

The hotelier said his ambition is ‘to upset the status quo’

"Everyone deserves a one-of-a-kind experience that lifts their spirits and makes their heart beat faster"

On upsetting the status quo with his latest hotel
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The team worked eight hour days with 40 per cent oxygen during the four month windows the mountain allowed

Aiming high

"Heat and oxygen levels are adjusted by sensors in response to the number of people inside and their body temperature"

Designing a climbers’ refuge on Mont Blanc was anything but straightforward, but for Groupe H’s Nikolai Bersenev the challenges were what made the project so memorable
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The existing architecture will be preserved where possible

Moving Kiruna

Monica von Schmalensee

"how often do you get to move a whole town?"

White Arkitekter’s Monica von Schmalensee on how culture and leisure are central to plans to move the Swedish town of Kiruna to stop it being swallowed by its mine
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The art of hospitality

The innovative, art-led seaside boutique hotel that’s providing quirky accommodation that makes guests think
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Architects Phillip Johnson and Mies van der Rohe (centre) plan the Four Seasons’ opening in 1958

Setting the stage

"Few other places, aside from actual sacred spaces, can achieve the level of impact and power that restaurants can"

We look at the theatre in restaurant design and some enduring projects from the New York scene
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