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Construction marches ahead for Saudi giga-projects Amaala and The Red Sea

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind ultra-luxury Saudi tourism destination Amaala, has now signed over 300 contracts worth more than SAR 6.62 bn (US$1.7bn, €1.7bn £1.5bn). Underpinned by sustainability, Amaala is being designed for ultra-high net worth individuals and will centre on wellness and sports, arts and culture and sea, sun and lifestyle. Spanning 4,155sq m of the Saudi Arabian coastline, Amaala will be spread across three locations (Triple Bay, The Island and The Coastal Development) and
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HBG Design behind Michigan’s six-storey Aquadome inspired by the sun’s path across the sky

Hospitality and entertainment design firm HBG Design is helming the design of Michigan's new Gun Lake Casino Resort Aquadome – a glass-roofed, climate-controlled, indoor landscaped pool and event centre atrium environment. The six-storey, 32,000sq ft Aquadome is part of a US$300m (£259.1m, €298.4m) site-wide overhaul of the casino. The investment is also funding the construction of a 252-room hotel and further entertainment amenities. “The Aquadome is sure to become a must-see feature,” said Paul Bell, AIA, principal at HBG Design.
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Virgin Active opens at Milan’s sleek new Bocconi University by SANAA

Virgin Active and Myrtha Wellness have joined forces to open a health club and wellness centre at Milan’s new Bocconi University. The entire campus was designed by Pritzker-prize winning architects, SANAA, whose work includes the New Contemporary Art Museum in Manhattan, the Christian Dior building in Tokyo and La Samaritaine department store in Paris for LVMH. The fitness and wellness facilities are located on the first floor of the Bocconi Sport Centre and include Virgin Active’s 3,000sq m health club,
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SB Architects delivers Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Costa Rica with tree-house spa and private residences

The first Ritz-Carlton location in Costa Rica will launch in 2024, situated within the 1,400-acre private club and resort community Peninsula Papagayo. Hospitality specialists SB Architects are behind the design, with spa and wellness consultancy Blu Spas helping create programming, project design and concept for the wellness areas. Located in Guanacaste, Peninsula Papagayo sits on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica, deemed to be one of the most biodiverse locations in the world. The new coastal retreat will be
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Ole Scheeren designs vertical jungle resort complex in China

German architect Ole Scheeren has won a design competition for his vision for a tropical resort complex in the beachfront city of Sanya, on the Chinese island of Hainan. Scheduled to open in 2026, Sanya Horizons has been designed for developer CDF Investment & Development and will be sited on 83,500sq m of lush beachfront property. The property will consist of two hotels under IHG luxury brands – The Regent Sanya Bay and Hotel Indigo Sanya Bay. The hotels will
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Designer Brian d’Souza launches Swell to create evocative soundscapes for physical environments

Music psychology specialist, Brian d’Souza, has launched a sound wellness business to offer transformative sound experiences to the hospitality, wellness and spa industries. Called Swell, the company delivers bespoke solutions combining field recording, music composition, nature and sound therapy to improve relaxation while promoting positive listening habits for deep relaxation. d'Souza says the traditional linear listening experience can result in 'listener fatigue' if guests and staff hear the same music on repeat. Swell is aiming to provide therapists with an
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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 building, with its urban farm, is nestled into a popular residential area of Shanghai

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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The custom-built spa barge houses three treatment rooms

River retreat

With a rich history, a unique location and a spa on a floating barge, the newly opened Monkey Island Estate was worth the wait
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Euphoria Retreat

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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Architect Bill Bensley

13th century pilgrimage

"Our palette was pared down to basics"

The Vietnamese village being created using historic methods
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The spa has been designed to blend into the surroundings and reflect Lefay’s philosophy of healing through nature

Mountain magic

"Wellness embraces the entire holiday experience"

The design of the newly-opened Lefay Resort and Spa Dolomitti in Italy aims to celebrate and protect its spectacular surroundings
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MGM Grand Las Vegas charges a 30 per cent premium for Stay Well rooms and it quadrupled the number of rooms to 171 in January

Interview: Paul Scialla

Paul Scialla

"We spend 92 per cent of our time indoors so if we can introduce preventative medical intentions into the very spaces we’re spending our time in, it’s a huge win"

Delos founder talks to Katie Barnes about creating the first set of wellbeing building standards and securing investment from Leonardo DiCaprio
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