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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 London, Wales, and Scotland, all of which will be developed
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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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Grupo Espiritu creates private wellness residences for Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico

Wellness destination and spa, Rancho La Puerta, has announced plans for a private, wellness-focused village of residences on The Ranch’s 4,000 acres in Tecate, Mexico. The Residences will be an extension to the Rancho La Puerta community and will be nestled beside a vineyard, with sweeping views of Mount Kuchumaa and will be both connected to, and separate from, The Ranch. The vision for the project is focused on creating a thriving eco-friendly village that’s designed to support health and
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Thermal project set to ‘redefine city wellbeing’ on track for 2023 opening

Global wellbeing organisation, Therme Group, has confirmed its 28-acre wellbeing project in the UK is on track to begin construction. Set to open in 2023, the £250m (US$308.6m, €274.4m) waterpark and spa project will combine hundreds of water-based activities with wellbeing treatments, art, nature and technology to create a unique destination. Therme Manchester will feature a dedicated adults’ area with warm-water lagoons hidden among botanical gardens, therapeutic mineral pools, swim-up bars and a plethora of steam rooms and saunas. Daily
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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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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 Living Room offers yoga, children’s programmes, art and family therapy

A sense of balance

"The key to a happy and successful society is a philosophy that places wellness at the heart of everything"

Calvin Tsao and brother Frederick are reviving the Chinese culture of physical and mental wellbeing with their Octave Living development company, as Christopher DeWolf discovers
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Euphoria Retreat, Greece

Experience the euphoria retreat

"Come to Euphoria Retreat if you’re looking for a full health-boost, you’ll leave feeling completely rejuvenated"

Wellbeing Escapes and Well Home have partnered to bring you this special offer for the Euphoria Retreat in Greece
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Water Street Tampa aims to reconnect Tampa with its waterfront, which is seeing an ongoing transformation

Thinking big

"Now we’re talking about pedestrians as the most important members of the street community"

The new US neighbourhood designed to improve the health of its residents
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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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Mary Celeste Beall is the owner of Blackberry Mountain and Blackberry Farm

Room with a view

"Sam was such a champion for the team, and my goal is simply to carry that same torch"

As Blackberry Mountain resort opens in Tennessee, we find out why the project is a deeply personal one for owner Mary Celeste Beall
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The award-winning mixed use Santana Row project in San Jose, California

Interview: Blurred lines

Scott Lee became president of SB Architects in 2000. Tracy Lee founded TLee Spas in 2015

"We design to connect the guest to the place, positioning people at the centre of the design"

Architect Scott Lee and spa consultant Tracey Lee on marrying the worlds of design and wellness in a series of interesting projects
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