03 Apr 2020 Hotel Opportunities: daily news and jobs
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• Budget: business rates suspended
• New dates for FIBO, IHRSA cancelled
• Plans turned down for UK Great Wolf site

Property & tenders
Unique partnership opportunity to develop an outstanding health & wellness retreat
Location: Greywell, Hampshire Company: Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Opportunity to Operate Allestree Park Golf Course
Location: Company: Derby City Council
Sale of Exceptional Development Site: Portugal's first truly holistic wellness retreat
Location: Company: Cadavais Investimentos Turisticos
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News headlines
Fyra create huge but homely hotel in Finland  
Fyra create huge but homely hotel in Finland

By Stu Robarts

Fyra, in collaboration with Werklig, have created a new hotel in Finland that is designed to feel homely and cosy despite covering an area of 24,000sq m (258,000sq ft) in the largest shopping mall in the Nordics. The Original Sokos Hotel Tripla is located in Helsinki’s Mall of Tripla, which houses a shopping .... more>>
Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete will reflect the island's heritage  
Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete will reflect the island's heritage

By Stu Robarts

Peppas N Architects, Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) and Constantina Tsoutsikou are working together to create Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete for Troulis Royal Collection, with a design inspired by the Cretan heritage. The aim has been to go above and beyond a typical luxury family resort while combining Crete’s .... more>>

UK government orders gyms, leisure centres, pubs and restaurants to close  
By Tom Walker

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered all UK gyms, health clubs, leisure centres and restaurants to close at the end of business on 20 March. Speaking at his daily press conference, .... more>>
New visual data website offers 'live' monitoring of COVID-19's effect on global leisure industries  
By Tom Walker

Technology firm Purple WiFi has launched a live data website, offering a real-time, visual representation of the effects of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic on leisure industry sectors .... more>>
Leisure sector gets stuck in with relief efforts to help tackle coronavirus  
By Tom Walker

A number of UK leisure companies and operators have launched initiatives to help ease the pressures on local communities and the National Health Service (NHS), created by the coronavirus .... more>>
HBA's Great Scotland Yard hotel references its police HQ heritage  
By Stu Robarts

A 152-room luxury hotel, designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), recently opened in an 1820s listed building that used to house London's Metropolitan Police headquarters. Great .... more>>
Hart Howerton create new resort for Jamaica's luxury Half Moon property  
By Stu Robarts

Hart Howerton have designed a new resort for Jamaica's 400ac (162ha) luxury Half Moon property called Eclipse at Half Moon, which is described as "a celebration of authentic Jamaican culture .... more>>
Six Senses Bhutan opens “Forest Within A Forest” lodge  
By Stu Robarts

Six Senses has opened the fifth and final lodge in its multi-location Bhutan project, with the Six Senses Bumthang "Forest Within A Forest” lodge, designed by Habita Architects. The .... more>>
Budget 2020: Chancellor abolishes business rates for small leisure firms  
By Tom Walker

Business rates in England will be abolished for one year for firms in the leisure and hospitality sectors with a rateable value below £51,000. This means that thousands of small firms – .... more>>
Coronavirus in the UK: hospitality sector calls for government help, Premier League game postponed  
By Tom Walker

The coronavirus is beginning to have real-term effects on the UK's leisure industry, as the outbreak is predicted to "get worse before it gets better". The hospitality industry is among .... more>>
Descending “theatre machine” transforms clothes store into mixology bar  
By Stu Robarts

Visual Display have created a clothing store in Milan, Italy, that transforms into a bar at night with a lighting feature that descends from the ceiling to become a display case and counter. .... more>>
Oppenheim Architecture's Bahamas eco-resort will bring guests closer to nature  
By Stu Robarts

Oppenheim Architecture are creating an environmentally sustainable eco-resort in the Bahamas that is aimed at providing a secluded retreat for guests while helping them to develop a deeper .... more>>
First-ever residences at Waldorf Astoria New York launched for sale  
By Stu Robarts

Home residences at the Waldorf Astoria New York have been made available to buy for the first time as part of renovation work on the famous Art Deco building that is being led by Skidmore, .... more>>
Fox Browne Creative's treehouse retreat lets guests sleep under the stars  
By Stu Robarts

Fox Browne Creative have created a treehouse-like overnight retreat for the &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve in South Africa that will give guests the chance to sleep under the stars in .... more>>
Premier Inn partners with Hussle – rolls out gym access across its 800 hotels  
By Tom Walker

Budget hotel operator Premier Inn has signed a nationwide partnership with online fitness marketplace Hussle, which will see all Premier Inn guests gain access to Hussle's network of gyms. .... more>>

High standards

High standards

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Zimmer MedizinSystems

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Rainer Bolsinger is responsible for global sales of icelab for the Hotels & Spas division at Zimmer MedizinSystems, here he explains how icelab can be incorporated into your business
Hotel Rodavento

New openings:
Hotel Rodavento

Hotel Rodavento reveals nature-inspired yurt spa in Mexico
Blurred lines

Hospitality & Wellness:
Blurred lines

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

Pole position

Ben Martin explores spa potential in the Arctic and Antarctic
Tina Norden

Last word:
Tina Norden

Conran and Partners’ Tina Norden on playing with colour at Prague’s newly redesigned Hotel Maximilian
Matt Sykes

Spa People:
Matt Sykes

Tourism consultant Matt Sykes proposes a bathing trail in Victoria, Australia connecting 50 locations and businesses
The art of hospitality

The art of hospitality

The innovative, art-led seaside boutique hotel that’s providing quirky accommodation that makes guests think
The carbon crisis

The carbon crisis

Are the tourism and attractions industries doing enough to tackle climate change?
Product news
Satisfi Labs launches COVID-19 Assistant to streamline emergency communications about the coronavirus

Satisfi Labs launches COVID-19 Assistant to streamline emergency communications about the coronavirus


Satisfi Labs, an AI-powered knowledge management platform, has announced the launch of its COVID-19 Assistant.
Seth Mattison to deliver keynote speech at ISPA Talent Symposium

Seth Mattison to deliver keynote speech at ISPA Talent Symposium


“If you want to be a leader today, you have to love people,” says upcoming ISPA Talent Symposium keynote Seth Mattison.
Smiley Poswolsky to deliver keynote speech at ISPA Talent Symposium in April

Smiley Poswolsky to deliver keynote speech at ISPA Talent Symposium in April


Smiley Poswolsky did everything by the book. He studied attentively in high school, attended a prestigious university and landed a job working for the government.
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Healthy appetite for investment at EAG International 2020

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06-08 Apr 2020

World Travel Market Africa

Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

19-24 Apr 2020


tbc, Beijing, China

30 Apr - 03 May 2020


Hotel Irvine, Irvine, United States

10-12 May 2020

15th Asia Pool & Spa Expo

China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China

17-20 May 2020

GSN Buyers Conference - Green Spa Network

Lake Tahoe, California, United States

02-05 Jun 2020


Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

04 Jun 2020

SAPCA Annual Golf Day

Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom

06 Jun 2020

Welsh Fitness Expo

Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff,

09 Jun 2020

ISA Summer Business Forum

The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland

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