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bbspa unveils new Italian HQ as a space to foster creativity and collaboration

Global spa consultancy, bbspa&partners, has unveiled its new HQ in Forlì, Italy, named bbspa_Ateliers. The 450sq m location was realised following an investment of more than €100,000 (US$118,400, £90,250) and features a new Ateliers Workshop for collaboration between customers, investors, architects, consultants and operators, for the development of new projects. Bbspa also opted to create a dedicated training equipped with classrooms, laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment and a marketing and communication [more...]

Elemis and Gharieni will debut in Ireland at Johnstown Estate spa following €3.5m revamp

Luxury Irish spa resort, The Johnstown Estate, in County Meath, has invested €3.5m (US$4.13m, £3.18m) in creating a new spa nearly twice the size of its previous facility, scheduled to launch early November 2020. Located at an original 18th-century Georgian Residence, the new spa is being upgraded with a variety of new wellness experiences and will also become the flagship Irish spa for British product house, Elemis, and luxury spa [more...]

Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker

Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as well as the most impactful group on the experience customers get. However, average staff turnover rates of 80-150 per cent tell us that frontline workers often feel underappreciated and underestimated. The Global Frontline Experience Summit a is bringing together leaders from people-powered businesses committed to making frontline work awesome. At [more...]

B2Ai and SCAU to design new €100m Club Brugge stadium

Belgian football team Club Brugge has appointed architects B2Ai and SCAU to develop designs for a new €100m stadium. The new stadium, to be located at the heart of a new park in Bruges' Sint-Andries district, will seat 40,000 fans and will be designed to provide a more "intimate experience". Design aspects of the venue include an exterior draped in a see-through, perforated textile covering, while inside modern, open-plan councourses [more...]

Inaugural Medical Wellness Congress scheduled for January 2021

Health and Beauty France, a subsidiary of the Bolognafiere Cosmoprof group, and in collaboration with Vladi Kovanic, founder of Forum HOTel&SPA, has announced the launch of Medical Wellness Congress (MWC). The purpose of this European event is to bring together the medical and wellness industries to meet and debate on the concept of better living and better ageing. The MWC congress will be held on 28-29 January 2021 in Vienna, [more...]

Legorreta + Legorreta reveal cascading hillside design for Four Seasons Tamarindo

Four Seasons has announced a collaboration with Mexican real estate development company, Paralelo 19 Desarrollos, to realise a new luxury resort located in Mexico. Debuting in 2021 as Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, México, the project will be located on a private peninsula along the Pacific Ocean and house an organic spa set amongst a tropical backdrop with eight treatment rooms, saunas, steamrooms, and hot and cold plunge pools. The resort [more...]

Celebrating Terence Conran

Following the death of Design Museum and Habitat-founder, Terence Conran, aged 88, we celebrate his wide ranging influence on the museum, hospitality and leisure industries. In a tribute, his family said: “Terence Conran was a visionary who enjoyed an extraordinary life and career that revolutionised the way we live in Britain. "A proud patriot, he promoted the best of British design, culture and the arts around the world and at [more...]

Nikken Sekki and Layan Architects + Designers design mountainside resort in Japan for Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has opened a new luxury resort and spa in Japan, expanding its luxury Asia Pacific portfolio into the historic mountain region of Nikko. Nikken Sekki led the architecture for the overall project, while rooms and public spaces were designed by Layan Architects + Designers. The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, showcases a new spa designed to be an urban sanctuary of wellness inspired by the abundance of natural revitalising [more...]

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 [more...]

Buxton Crescent Thermal Spa to open in October following 15-year saga

The long-awaited Buxton Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa in the historic spa town of Buxton in the UK will open its doors on 1 October 2020 following an extensive multi-million-pound restoration, after plans were first submitted nearly 15 years ago. Archer Humphryes Architects and Nicholas Jacob Architects have both worked on the project, which has revived one of the UK's first genuine spa hotels, the 81-key destination will re-establish Buxton’s [more...]

Home of 2030: six architects named on shortlist

The UK government has revealed the six finalists for its Home of 2030 initiative. Launched in November 2019, the competition has been designed to encourage the best and brightest talents of the design industry to create environmentally sustainable, practical and scalable ideas for future homes. A particular focus in deciding a winner will be on designs which support people to live independent, fulfilling lives as society ages. The six teams [more...]

Warner Bros. to open Harry Potter studio attraction in Japan

Warner Bros. has revealed plans to develop a Harry Potter studio tour attraction in Japanese capital Tokyo. To be located on the grounds of the Toshimaen Amusement Park in the city's Nerima ward, the attraction will become the second Harry Potter studio site, following the opening of the inaugural Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, UK. Since its launch in 2012, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of [more...]

Painting with Light pushes boundaries to create unforgettable visual concepts

Belgium-based light and video design studio, Painting with Light, will translate the story of your location into a visual experience, using the art of ‘light architecture’. By combining lighting, video, sound and special effects with scenic and architectural elements, the team of professional lighting and multimedia experts tell stories, create emotion and give your audience an unforgettable visual experience. “Pushing boundaries towards new and immersive experiences is our daily business,” [more...]

Matteo Thun grows Allaperto collection with new suspended outdoor armchair

Allaperto, the lounge collection spawned by the partnership between design studios, Matteo Thun, Ethimo and Antonio Rodriguez, has been expanded to include new styles and offerings. In 2021, the range will feature a new hand-decorated swinging armchair designed to be used outside. The trio has also devised two new design styles – Allaperto Veranda and Allaperto Nautic – which are to be paired with the teak frame that characterises the [more...]

Bjarke Ingels, Jean Nouvel and Kengo Kuma named as three finalist for Shenzhen Opera House project

The architectural competition to decide the designer of the planned Shenzhen Opera House has reached the closing stages, with three high-profile practices being selected as finalists. Those making it to the final list are Jean Nouvel Ateliers, Bjarke Ingels Group, working with Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, and Kengo Kuma and Associates, working with Shenzhen University Institute of Architectural Design. The opera house project is being driven by the local [more...]

Aidia Studio reveals plans for desert safari lodges with retractable shell inspired by cacti

Mexican design firm, Aidia Studio, has unveiled plans for a complex of 25 luxury hotel pods with collapsible shells, located in the Rub’ al Khali Desert in Abu Dhabi. Called the Oculus, the pod consists of a double-glazed dome encasing a luxury hotel room, which is shrouded by a collapsible shell for shading, temperature control, camouflage and privacy. The outer shell is made up of 60 shading panels which create [more...]

Birmingham 2022 'de-risks' Commonwealth Games – scraps plans for £520m athletes' village

The organising committee of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have shelved plans to create an athletes' village in the Perry Barr area of the city. The £520m development would have provided a home for around 6,500 athletes and officials during the Games and was due for completion in early 2022. Post games, the development was set to be converted into more than 1,400 homes, forming the first phase of a [more...]

Emaar Hospitality to unveil Dubai hotel with rooftop infinity pool

Architecture firm, Killa Design, is collaborating with interior design consultant, KCA, to deliver upcoming twin-tower development, The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort and Spa and The Residences Jumeirah Dubai, in Dubai. The beachfront destination will be housed in 310-ft-tall towers, interconnected by lower and upper bridges. The property will include a 217-room, 77-storey hotel, as well as fully-serviced apartments and luxury residences. Facilities will include a rooftop infinity pool offering unrivalled [more...]

noa* reimagines alpine wellness retreat to merge seamlessly with mountain landscape

A South Tyrolean wellness resort in Saltaus, Italy, has received a new two-floor wellness centre designed to provide a sanctuary of wellbeing that integrates smoothly into the natural landscape. Apfelhotel Torgglerhof hotel’s new 570sq m facility has been created to complement the resort’s existing spa with its apple-shaped bio-sauna – inspired by the local apple orchards. Architecture and interior design firm Network of Architecture (noa*) led the overhaul, with construction [more...]

Therme Group announces development plans to roll out wellbeing resorts across UK

Following approval to build a £250mn wellbeing resort in Manchester, Therme Group has revealed plans to develop and expand its concept in other major UK cities. “Our aim is to ensure that a Therme Group wellbeing resort is within easy reach of 90 per cent of the UK population,” commented Therme UK COO, James Mark. The development plan includes projects – with a similar concept to Therme Manchester – in [more...]
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Matteo Thun grows Allaperto collection with new suspended outdoor armchair
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XTU concept imagines life in the clouds
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Daniel Svahn creates furniture collection using repurposed table tops
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Daniel Svahn, a Stockholm-based furniture designer, has created a new range of sustainable furnishings, made from recycled MDF tabletops. Svahn, ...
1885 Lounge at St Mary's Stadium celebrates Southampton FC's history
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