Bromley Council has terminated an exclusivity contract with Chinese investor the ZhongRong Group for the redevelopment of London’s Crystal Palace.
A contract, that was originally signed in 2013, expired last month, .... More>>
The owner of Sports Leisure Management (SLM) has acquired wellness intervention provider Weight Management Centre as it bids to cement its position as a leading public health delivery partner.
Family-owned business Castle View – which led a buyout of SLM in 2000 – took control of Weight Management Centre earlier this .... More>>
The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) got off to a bang today (2 March), with Starwood announcing that it is on course to open more than 40 new hotels and resorts across Europe in the next five years.
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Following the release of its annual report, Merlin Entertainments has said there is potential for up to 20 new Legoland developments to be announced in the not-too-distant future.
With Legoland and the Lego brand in .... More>>
Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (Habia) has appointed Gill Morris to the newly created position of partnership director. In this role, Morris will build and maintain key stakeholder relationships to develop business growth for Habia.
Morris is a founding member of Habia – which was conceived .... More>>
Ensuring that Britain’s children are leading healthy and active lifestyles should be a top priority for all parties in the forthcoming General Election.
That is the view of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), backed by a new ComRes poll in .... More>>
Grassroots hockey, football and rugby are the major beneficiaries of the latest round of Sport England’s Improvement Fund.
Twelve projects will share a total of £4.3m, with the majority of the .... More>>
We’ve had smartwatches, smart glasses and even smart shoes. Now the humble skipping rope is the latest age-old object to be reinvigorated as a fitness-focused piece of wearable technology, with not .... More>>
The world’s national parks and nature reserves are thought to be worth US$600bn (€535bn, £389bn) a year, with around eight billion tourism visits annually. That income, however, is not being supported .... More>>
A UK inn and hotel is set to debut its Mill Wheel Spa in March 2015 complete with a beach experience, water mill-powered shower and Heaven skincare by Deborah Mitchell – facialist to Simon Cowell, Gwyneth Paltrow, .... More>>
The infant private swim school sector that has surged in the UK over the past decade is yet to reach its peak, although growth could yet be checked by a lack of pool capacity, a Swimming Teachers Association (STA) survey .... More>>
Chelsea Football Club has secured the second-largest shirt sponsorship deal in English football history as the club bids to boost its transfer market war chest without falling foul of Financial Fair .... More>>
The M by Montcalm hotel is set to launch in east London’s emerging technology district in an 18-storey building inspired by the work of ‘Op-Art’ artist Bridget Riley.
Built by SPG Contracts under a .... More>>
Operator Freedom Leisure has made a double appointment as it bids to strengthen its management team, welcoming Mike Worsnop as business development manager and Alyson Zell as aquatic business manager.
Worsnop boasts 18 years’ leisure industry experience from a career .... More>>
The yoga entrepreneur Bikram Choudhury, the creator of the hot yoga training programme that bears his name, is facing six civil lawsuits from women accusing him of rape or assault – the first of which was filed two years .... More>>
Merlin Entertainments has posted strong end of year results, recording a compounded annual growth rate from 2010 to 2014 of 12.6 per cent.
Over the year, Merlin generated £1.25bn (US$1.9bn, €1.7bn) in revenue, posting a £411m (US$637m, €561m) pre-tax profit. The .... More>>
Developer and investor Union Hanover Securities has submitted a planning application for a new boutique hotel scheme at Stratford City, the former site of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Designed by New York-based Grzywinski + Pons Architects, the £100m (US$155m, €136m) dual hotel scheme has been dubbed the Penny Brook Development.
The scheme will consist of a 137-bed Adagio building and a 249-bed boutique hotel, called the Penny Brook. The Penny Brook will be a situated in .... More>>
Nuffield Health has hired London-based consultancy Handsome Brands as the charity bids to drive expansion across its network of health and wellbeing services.
Handsome’s brief is to overhaul Nuffield’s brand .... More>>
Spa managers from operations of different sizes and in different countries around the world gathered to discuss the importance of benchmarking at the Professional Spa & Wellness Convention at ExCeL in London between 22-23 February.
Taking the first step towards a more successful spa industry, .... More>>
Technogym is urging health clubs around the world to get their members moving during March with the added incentive of helping to tackle childhood obesity.
The latest iteration of Technogym’s Let’s Move for a .... More>>
Merlin Entertainments has announced it will be bringing a new 4D animated film based on the popular Lego Movie franchise to come exclusively to all of its Legoland theme parks and Legoland Discovery Centres .... More>>
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