Six Senses Spas have added a yogic sleep programme to its recently-launched yogic programmes to boost the quality of relaxation and improve sleep using gentle yoga practice and relaxing spa .... More>>
Retail megabrand JD Sports, which announced its entry into the gym market with the launch of its new JD Gyms brand in early 2014, has outlined plans for expansion in 2015. Due to launch its second club in December 2014 in Liverpool city centre - within a Grade II listed three-storey property – the .... More>>
UK Sport chair Rod Carr has warned of complacency over Team GB’s recent Olympic successes and has called for continued investment in elite sport using National Lottery money.
Describing lottery .... More>>
Fitness First Group has announced plans to spend more than Rs160 crores (US$26m, €21m, £16.4m) on its expansion in India, to open 30 new premium fitness clubs in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore in the .... More>>
A pipe dream of turning a former opencast coal site in Kelty, Scotland, into an iconic landscaped art project headed up by Charles Jencks, has been scrapped.
The multi-million pound scheme, the .... More>>
Active leisure employers are being urged to grasp the opportunity to improve the skills and expertise of more young people in the sector through a free scheme provided by Focus Training. The health .... More>>
Both Marriott and Hilton are tightening up their cancellation policies, with plans to charge a fee of one night’s stay to guests who fail to cancel before 11.59pm on the day before their scheduled arrival.
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UK Spa Association chair and group spa support at QHotels, Charlie Thompson revealed how he and his team at QHotels has managed to attain 90.9 per cent customer satisfaction at throughout the hospitality group’s 21 properties – 18 of which have spas.
Thompson, who .... More>>
Online retail giant, Amazon is setting its sights on the hospitality industry with the launch of a hotel booking service in January. According to Skift, Amazon Travel will feature a specially curated selection of four star, or above, hotels within a few hours drive from New York, Los Angeles and .... More>>
Wearable fitness devices are projected to dip in popularity in the short term, but bounce back in 2016, according to new research.
Analyst Gartner believes there will be a dip in shipments of smart .... More>>
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, UK, welcomed back members of the public on 13 November following the completion of part of its £13.8m (US$21.5m, €17.3m) refurbishment.
An ongoing project to completely refurbish the .... More>>
London is the most attractive hotel investment destination in Europe according to a study by Deloitte, published ahead of the Deloitte European Hotel Investment Conference last week (12 November). .... More>>
Crown Estate and TH Real Estate is set to invest £70m in Exeter city centre, adding a leisure extension to its existing Princesshay retail development.
Princesshay Leisure will redevelop the bus .... More>>
New research has found that regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis.
The study, carried out at the University of Otago in New Zealand, involved 206 people over two years. It found that those who did exercise and/or physical therapy had greater improvements in pain, stiffness and physical function than those who received usual medical care alone.
There is a growing body of evidence to show the effectiveness of exercise to .... More>>
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or the war on terror and more than both alcoholism and climate change, according to new research.
The McKinsey Global Institute has .... More>>
No longer will your phone running out of juice be a problem: providing you are prepared to have a quick run. New gadget AMPY converts energy from motion into battery life to charge any USB-powered device.
A 30-minute run, 10,000 steps or an hour’s bike ride is enough to charge a smartphone for .... More>>
The fifth annual Spa Life UK event took place on 18-19 November at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, featuring a jam-packed schedule of talks from industry experts.
The event comprised three main parts: the Conference; the Spa Life Forum; and the invitation-only CEO Summit, where the BBC’s business guru Dr Paul Thomas provided key insights into how .... More>>