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Corinthia Palace Hotel to open Athenaeum Spa after €9m revamp

The original Corinthia Hotel in Malta – the Corinthia Palace Hotel – has revealed further details of its new Athenaeum Spa, which is scheduled to open in March 2020 following a €9m (US$10m, £7.5m), year-long refurbishment. Built in the 19th century as a private villa for the chief justice of Malta, the hotel was used as living quarters by British Forces during the Second World War. In 1959 it was bought by the late Paul Pisani and converted by his
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Jean-Michel Gathy channels Issey Miyake to create signature installation for Tokyo spa

Designer Jean-Michel Gathy has created a 3D origami-inspired feature wall for Four Seasons ' spa sanctuary in its upcoming hotel in Japan – called Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi. Dominating the spa lobby, the flowing paper structure appears to billow and sweep outwards and has been designed to calm guests as they enter the spa. Gathy’s work is inspired by Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake’s flowing fabrics, as captured by photographer Namiko Kitaura. The top-floor spa includes five private
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Arctic Bath floating spa hotel opens in Sweden

The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa, designed by Bertil Harström, Johan Krauppi and AnnKathrin Lundqvist, has opened on the Lule River near the small village of Harads in Swedish Lapland. First announced in 2017, it was conceived to be a year-round Arctic wellness destination that will float on the water during the summer and be frozen into the ice during the winter. The 12-room hotel is inspired by the era of floating felled trees downriver for processing. Its circular, wooden
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Simeone Deary Design Group design luxury sports-recovery spa for Trilogy

Luxury alpine destination Vail Marriott Mountain Resort has relaunched its spa and wellness with a focus on sports recovery, following a $6m (€5m, £5m) resort-wide refurbishment by Simeone Deary Design Group. Developed and managed by boutique spa operator Trilogy Spa Holdings, the 8,830sq ft (820sq m) Well & Being centre focuses on offers evidence-based healthy living services. There are seven treatment rooms in total, with facilities for cryotherapy, vibration therapy and halotherapy, as well as an illuminated Himalayan salt inhalation
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Peter Staic's Hotel Arlberg renovation considers wellness down to paint, colours and materials

Peter Staic has completed a year-long, €5m ($5.5m, £4.2m) renovation project at the family-run Hotel Arlberg alpine hotel and spa in Lech, Austria, with healthy paints, calming colours and natural materials. The hotel's newly extended spa now features glass courtyards, library and relaxation rooms, a stainless-steel heated outdoor pool with an integrated whirlpool and sauna and steam rooms. There are also Dornbracht hydrotherapy facilities for horizontal water massages, chromotherapy, aromatherapy and multi-sensory water experiences. Elsewhere, 11 rooms, including a two-bedroom
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Bells + Whistles designs new concept "social wellness club" in Los Angeles

Bells + Whistles have designed a "social wellness club" in Los Angeles that has been conceived to help people reset mentally and physically from the stresses of modern-day life. Remedy Place claims to be a new concept, rather than a spa or a clinic, where social interaction is combined with self-care. The destination is designed to "foster communal experiences as well as moments of sanctuary" with relaxation promoted through minimalist form, rich texturing, refined details and neutral palettes. Semi-private lounges
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Atelier Ten are providing environmental consulting services for the Downtown Doha masterplan, which includes a hotel, shopping mall and spa

Healthy buildings

Atelier Ten's Younha Rhee

"Pushing for more daylighting has led to overglazed buildings in the last two decades where visual comfort has been compromised"

Designing buildings that support wellbeing is a growing trend which will transform the way we think about architecture says Younha Rhee
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Serenbe offers a varied fitness programme that includes group yoga. A growing body of research suggests that exercising outdoors is better for you than working out indoors

Living the dream

"We love being surrounded by people who teach us and make us better. Serenbe has also really enhanced our thinking about the value of nature and being outside on a daily basis"

Eliza Bacot and her husband Benton talk about living at Serenbe with their family
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The OIF is investing in an Intercontinental hotel within a new convention centre in Muscat due to open in 2016

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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Some 1,100 trees of 
23 different species will line the building façades

Interview: Stefano Boeri

Stefano Boeri is working on a number of major green schemes in China

"We’re creating new spheres, where people, trees and animals can coexist in an environment of wellness"

On how the vertical forest model promotes wellness
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The development offers a programme of community activities, including yoga and other classes

Living well

"If you look at the amount of money we spend on healthcare in the US, and the amount of disease, we have you’ll understand why a lot of folks are starting to look for alternatives - Steve Nygren, Founder, Serenbe"

The US wellness communities providing a new model for living
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Spear kept many original features of the brick kiln in the spa including glazed tiles

Interview: Jim Spear

"I designed the spa to first please us. It’s not huge or gold-plated. It’s a concrete expression of the ‘luxury of simplicity’"

The man behind a sustainable tourism enterprise in rural China
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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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