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Lagula Arquitectes designs new wellness centre for PGA Catalunya golf resort in Spain

Golf resort, PGA Catalunya, will unveil its brand new Wellness Centre in Girona, Spain, on 16 April, following a €5m (£4.3m, US$5.9m) investment. Set in 540 hectares of Mediterranean Forest, PGA Catalunya offers a holistic retreat that integrates physical and mental health into a space that nurtures fulfilment through golf, leisure and low-density living. With the opening of the 1,000sq m Wellness Centre, PGA Catalunya wants to position itself as one of the leading wellness destinations in Europe. Located at
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Vietnam: Noor Design completes Adrian Zecha's first Azerai beach resort

Hotelier Adrian Zecha, founder of Aman resorts, has expanded his Azerai brand with a new barefoot luxury destination and spa in Southeastern Vietnam. Named Azerai Ke Ga Bay, the beachfront retreat has come to fruition after an extensive makeover of the former Princess D’Annam Resort & Spa. The resort comprises 46 suites and a newly refreshed oceanfront spa with an aesthetic defined by clean minimalism. “We wanted to create a more contemporary and pure design look,” explained David Hodkinson, partner
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Alta Capital Real Estate launches new fund targeting hospitality developments focused on sustainability and wellness

At a time when companies in the hospitality sector are facing unprecedented challenges, private equity firm Alta Capital Real Estate has grasped the opportunity to invest in undervalued wellness hospitality assets across Asia-Pacific. It recently launched the Alta Hospitality Fund Asia with the aim of “repositioning, rebranding and redeveloping assets for the post-COVID world in order to deliver solid returns”. It aims to create a portfolio value of US$50m (€42m, £36m) and deliver a return of 15-25 per cent over
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Sordo Madaleno and Alejandro Escudero create Sha Wellness Clinic and residences in Mexico

Sha Wellness Clinic has announced plans to open residences in 2022, as part of its new Sha Mexico resort. The second development from Sha follows on from the original clinic in Spain – the new resort will have a clinic alongside the wellbeing-focused residences which will offer a "complete immersion in the Sha lifestyle". The destination and residences will be located just north of the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean, surrounded by seven hectares of indigenous flora and with half
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Kerzner unveils new fitness-focused hospitality brand dedicated to health and wellbeing

Kerzner International, the owner of One&Only Resorts and Atlantis Resort & Residences, has developed a new immersive lifestyle hospitality concept inspired by fitness and wellbeing. SIRO (pronounced Sigh-Row) represents the pillars of Strength, Inclusive, Reflection and Original and invites guests to aspire to live at their fullest potential through a specialised blend of hospitality, fitness and wellness. A place of connection, the immersive lifestyle destinations will create a welcoming social space bringing together a global community through sports, mindfulness, nutrition,
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Baca Architects submits scheme for floating eco-wellness resort

Baca Architects has submitted a scheme to transform an unused flooded quarry and surrounding land into an eco-wellness resort, centred on waterside living and water-based recreation. In development is a response to pandemic travel bans, which are driving growth in the UK holiday market. The 80-hectare Ashwicken Lake site is situated in East Anglia, UK, and features woodlands, wetlands and a 1sq km lake. A £35m (US$49.4m, €40,7m) investment by developer, Norfolk Farm Leisure, would see the site reimagined as
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The mushroom motif draws on both fantasy and history, Bensley says

Interview: Bill Bensley

Bill Bensley's latest resort project is on the site of a former university

"In this very competitive world of hospitality design it’s paramount that everything we do is original"

The inspiration behind his new Vietnam resort
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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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The Runnyhoneys is a running group based in the Healthy New Town of Bordon in Hampshire and two other locations

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
FEATURE
Callebaut interned with Odile Decq before setting up his practice

Interview: Vincent Callebaut

"It’s about tracing the evolution of thermal practices"

Eco architect Vincent Callebaut has won a competition to redesign ancient thermal baths in the Savoyard town of Aix-les-Bains, France
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KSL announced plans to expand Miraval last year. The company would like to see around six new resorts in the US

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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The Alila Jabal Akhdar opened in the Al Hajar Mountains last spring.

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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River House at the Green Village was designed by the team at IBUKU

Ibuku

"We want people to feel there’s hope and possibility and magic in the world"

John and Elora Hardy live a wildlife in the jungles of Bali. Magali Robathan finds out more about their work
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