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>>
Spa director Liz Holmes is to leave Darlington, UK's, Rockliffe Hall after six years at the helm to take up the role of national health and beauty manager with health club chain Virgin Active.
Holmes is to replace Emma Williams, who after nine years at Virgin is .... More>>
Men who use saunas regularly are protecting themselves from heart problems, according to a study by scientists from the University of Eastern Finland, whose work was published in the journal Jama .... More>>
The north of Scotland is preparing for a major tourism boon, in the form of a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse expected to attract legions of stargazers next month.
The first total eclipse to darken the far northern regions of Europe and the Arctic for more than a decade is expected to take place .... More>>
The growing popularity of extreme fitness challenges such as Iron Man events and triathlons has led to a raft of new training tie-ups, as health clubs scamper to offer their expertise and facilities to a booming market. .... More>>
Leisure Media, the global media business for professionals working across all the leisure industries, has announced the launch of a new raft of publications for leisure architects, designers, investors and developers.
The company has set up a new global division called CLAD - the Community of Leisure Architects and Designers - to control the venture.
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Man-of-the-moment Tom Kerridge was the headline speaker at the first ever PUB15 trade show, which drew large crowds at Olympia London last week. Kerridge, the TV star and chef-owner of acclaimed pubs The Coach and two Michelin-starred Hand and Flowers, shared his hard-earned advice on ‘DIY pub management’, nurturing team .... More>>
A new survey from QHotels has discovered that historical attractions are the most important factor for tourists when choosing a mini break destination in the UK. 55 per cent of the 2,225 adults surveyed said that .... More>>
Brooklands race track – widely recognised as the world’s first ever motor racing circuit – will be given a new lease of life as a heritage attraction following a £4.7m (€6.4m, US$7.3m) investment from .... More>>
An indie club in Solihull which has attracted 20 per cent of its members through its commitment to the GP Exercise Referral Programme, has added a wide range of new kit as part of a two-phase .... More>>
The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will take place in November and December – despite fierce opposition to the timing from major European football leagues.
Temperatures in Qatar during June and July – the traditional timing for the World Cup – can reach 50C, making elite outdoor sport of any kind .... More>>
The £2bn (US$3.2bn, €2.5bn) London Paramount development in Kent, UK, took the first step today (24 February) in welcoming some more down-to-earth characters to its fold.
Shaun the Sheep, Wallace and Gromit and Rocky the Rooster from the animated movie Chicken Run look likely to feature at .... More>>
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