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Croatian architect Tomislav Alujevic creates contemporary eco resort in Hvar

Maslina Resort has opened on the Croatian island of Hvar, inspired by local healing traditions and nature. Croatian architect Tomislav Alujevic, interior designer Léonie Alma Mason and landscaper Thomas Seconde were responsible for the project, working with Melany Martinez Thomas, founder of consultancy, Spa and Wellness Collective on the spa. Located near Stari Grad, the 53-key resort is surrounded by olive groves and terraced vineyards, stretching across two hectares of lush pine forest overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Hvar has been
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Rosewood announces hotel and residences within US$45bn Lusail City mega-project in Doha

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts is expanding its presence in the Middle East with plans to open a hotel and residences in Doha, Qatar, in 2022. Housed in two towers, Rosewood Doha and Rosewood Residences Doha will consist of one 40-storey building that will include 300 residences for purchase while the other 37-floor tower will feature a 185-room ultra-luxury hotel and 173 serviced apartments for longer-term stays. The hotel group has partnered with Qatar-based developer, Arkaz Investments, to bring the project
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Six Senses unveils plans for rural Italian escape at historic castle estate

Six Senses has announced plans to open a new Italian resort at a historic castle estate nestled into the Umbrian countryside, in Perugia, scheduled to open in 2023. Architecture firm Woods Bagot is behind the masterplan, while interiors are being planned by Tokyo-based Design Studio SPIN. The redevelopment is being driven by VIY Management (VIYM), a London-based investment firm focused on luxury hospitality and mixed-use real estate projects, and Alessio Carabba Tettamanti, an investor in Antognolla and the owner of
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Construction marches ahead for US$5bn mega-resort with floating underwater spa

Austrian developer Josef Kleindienst’s US$5bn mega-resort project, The Heart of Europe, in Dubai is on track to complete phase one of construction, despite COVID-19. The Heart of Europe is claimed to feature the world’s first floating underwater spa as well as 15 unique hotels and resorts spread across six islands designed to showcase European culture, heritage and lifestyle experiences through architecture, events and new technology, such as the world’s first climate-controlled rainy street and snow plaza. The project was announced
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First Apple hotel planned as part of new Austin campus

Tech giant, Apple, has received approval from City of Austin planners in Texas, for a six-storey, 192-bed, 76,000sq ft hotel, as part of a new US$1bn campus being built to the north-west of the city. The original outline plans for the development, submitted in December 2018, did not include a hotel and it's thought the facility has been added to COVID-proof Apple exec's travel exposure. The development started on site in November 2019 with planning consent for the hotel addition
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World’s first energy-positive hotel to open north of the Arctic Circle in 2022

The world’s first energy-positive hotel, called Svart, is due to open early in 2022. Designed by Snøhetta, the circular 99-room hotel will be situated on the Holandsfjorden fjord at the foot of the Svartisen glacier in Norway, raised up above the fjord on a wooden support structure. Developed by Miris, the hotel is located north of the Arctic Circle and is expected to use around 85 per cent less energy than a standard-build hotel and to produce more energy than
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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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The design ensures that no house is more than three blocks from nature, something that was important to residents

Moving Kiruna

Viktoria Walldin

"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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Sitting 3,800m up Europe's highest mountain on the Aiguille du Goûter, the Refuge du Goûter, with its spectactular views, took eight years to bring to fruition

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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Six Senses’ Qing Cheng Mountain resort near Dujiangyan in China

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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A ‘glass waterfall’ houses a vertical circulation core and lifts

A deep sleep

Martin Jochman founded JADE+QA in 2013. He formerly worked for Atkins

"We didn’t want to put in any gimmicks. We wanted to create a building that’s inherently sustainable through passive sustainability"

When Martin Jochman set out to transform an old quarry into a luxury hotel, he faced some serious challenges
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From Deliciously Ella with love

Ella Mills
The vegan chef has just published a new book. She shares some of her most popular new recipes with Well Home
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Dragon’s Eye

Into the wild

The legend-inspired cabins popping up across Wales
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