22 Oct 2014 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
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General Manager - Leisure Centre
Salary: £40K + 25 days holiday, private medical
Location: Croydon, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
Customer Relations (Sales) Manager
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Location: EN1 1YP, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
General Manager
Salary: £25,000-£35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: Newcastle North, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Commercial Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Georgia-Atlanta, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta
Marketing Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Florida-Orlando, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Entertainments Team Lead
Salary: Competitive
Location: Illinois-Schaumburg, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Chicago
Football Coach
Salary: -
Location: Lincoln Park, New Jersey, United States
Company: The Sports Factory
Fitness Apprenticeship
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Supervisor - Admission
Salary: Comeptitive
Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia
Manager – E-Commerce
Salary: Competitive
Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia
Event Sales Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: California-Hollywood, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Master Model Builder
Salary: Competitive
Location: Georgia-Atlanta, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta

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in this issue

• Nuffield Health lands £330m to fuel expansion
• Experts examine referral issues
• Lancs CCC targets funds for hotel project


Property & tenders
Expressions of Interest invited: Contract to operate London horizons Leisure Club and Accommodation
Location: Company: Horizon Leisure
Leisure Management Contract
Location: Company: Hart District Council
Phase 2 for the provision of a Strategic Leisure Development Partner
Location: Suffolk Company: Suffolk Coastal District Council
Invitation for Expressions of Interest for new cinema provision in Abingdon-on-Thames
Location: Company: Abingdon-on-Thames Council
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Commercial unit to let
Location: Windermere, Cumbria Company: South Lakeland District Council
Procurement of Operator for Catering Facilities
Location: Company: Kirklees Active Leisure
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Louvre Abu Dhabi project hits construction milestone  
Louvre Abu Dhabi project hits construction milestone

By Tom Anstey

Work on the upcoming Louvre Abu Dhabi has progressed, with construction of the mammoth US$653m (€512.9m, £404.6m) structure’s dome roof now complete. Building work on the dome started in December 2013 and the elaborate roof currently sits on 120 .... more>>
Fitness First eyes sale of 80 German clubs  
Fitness First eyes sale of 80 German clubs

By Jak Phillips

Fitness First is in talks to sell its 80 health clubs in Germany as the business bids to hasten its transformation and Asian expansion, Health Club Management understands. Corporate finance firm Lincoln International is advising the Oaktree Capital-owned gym chain on disposal of its German arm – speculated to be worth around £200m (US$323m €253m). Several parties have expressed interest in the portfolio, which has 300,000 members and EBITDA of around €30m (US$38.3m .... more>>

Smithsonian Institute reveals US$1.5bn fundraising campaign  
By Tom Anstey

The US-based Smithsonian Institution is looking to raise US$1.5bn (€1.2bn, £928m) in an organisation-wide fundraising .... more>>
Kier group wins £25m contract for Welsh Natural History Museum  
By Tom Anstey

St Fagans National History Museum – Wales’ most popular heritage attraction – has named Kier Group as lead-developer for a .... more>>
Arnaud Diaz moves from Comfort Zone to Thalgo  
By Helen Andrews

Thalgo Cosmetics Group has appointed Arnaud Diaz as international director of the company. He has moved from Comfort Zone skincare, where he used to be responsible for international development. Diaz will use his expertise .... more>>
First ever Planet Hollywood hotel outside Las Vegas to open in Asia  
By Helen Andrews

Asia's first Planet Hollywood Hotel will launch in Goa, India, before the end of 2014. It is the second Planet Hollywood-branded property in the world, following the existing property in Las .... more>>
GSWS publishes its best practice manual for hydrothermal projects  
By Helen Andrews

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has published a standards guide for spa and wellness industry projects, the Guide to Hydrothermal Spa Development .... more>>
UEFA signs landmark partnership with European Commission  
By Tom Walker

UEFA has signed a "historic agreement" with the European Commission, designed to further improve the relationship between the football governing body and the European Union (EU). The Arrangement for Cooperation aims to cement the structured .... more>>
US medi-spa offers medical marijuana recommendation letters  
By Helen Andrews

A medi-spa in Massachusetts, US, is offering medical marijuana evaluations in addition to its regular preventative health procedures. Evaluations are .... more>>
Smurfs, Ghostbusters and Zombieland all coming to Motiongate Dubai  
By Tom Anstey

Motiongate Dubai – part of the AED10bn (US$2.7bn, €2.1bn, £1.7bn) mega resort currently under development – will include a Sony Pictures Studio and a Smurfs .... more>>
Microsoft poised to launch a wearable device ‘within weeks’  
By Jak Phillips

Microsoft is reportedly weeks away from launching its own smartwatch with fitness tracking features, expected to challenge existing offerings from rivals .... more>>
Spa sommelier to tailor treatments at Spanish abbey hotel  
By Helen Andrews

Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, a five-star retreat in Spain’s Duero wine region is transforming the estate’s former stable into a spa, complete with a ‘spa sommelier’ who will carry out blind .... more>>
Gehry and Foster-designed Battersea high street wins planning approval  
By Jak Phillips

The £8bn (US$13bn, €10bn) redevelopment of London's iconic Battersea Power Station has received another boost after the Frank Gehry and Norman Foster-designed mixed-use high street won planning approval. The phase three plans – which will see a new pedestrian high street .... more>>
Naked mixed-gender yoga takes off in London  
By Helen Andrews

The latest fitness trend to hit London is mixed-gender naked yoga classes. Actor Matthew McConaughey and pop artist Lady Gaga are said to be fans of the .... more>>
First World War battleship to become £12m floating museum  
By Tom Anstey

The last surviving battleship of the First World War is to be transformed into a £12m (US$19.3m, €15.1m) floating museum, dedicated to the history of the vessel. With the majority of .... more>>

Features
The art of collaboration

Attractions:
The art of collaboration


Dreamworks and Merlin tell us about the new Shrek-themed attractions


Sector News:

From spa to sports and technology to tourism, we look at leisure’s big stories
Singapore Sports Hub

Sport:
Singapore Sports Hub


Tom Walker finds out how Singapore’s new national stadium took shape
Nigel Walker

Profile:
Nigel Walker


The ex hurdler and rugby player talks about the challenges of leading the English Institute of Sport


LIW exhibitor news:

LIW product launches and innovations
LIW 2014

LIW show preview:
LIW 2014


Nicky Jobson on Leisure Industry Week


Design News:

BIG’s safari zoo, Frank Gehry’s Louis Vuitton Foundation and a compostable tower made from mushrooms
Sarah Maltby

Last Word:
Sarah Maltby


Jorvik’s Sarah Maltby looks back
A cool customer

Vasper:
A cool customer


We explain the science behind Vasper, a high-tech fitness system that’s being used by athletes and astronauts
Product news
Bionic Leg is a unique rehabilitation aid from AlterG

Bionic Leg is a unique rehabilitation aid from AlterG

FROM LEISURE-KIT.NET

AlterG’s ‘Bionic Leg’ rehabilitation aid is the only wearable, battery-powered robotic device that can sense the user’s intent to move and respond accordingly.
 
Protein-packed peanut butter launched by GoNutrition

Protein-packed peanut butter launched by GoNutrition

FROM LEISURE-KIT.NET

A range of flavoured natural peanut butters fortified with whey protein isolate has been launched by sports nutrition company GoNutrition.
 
Gladstone wins Sports Direct software contract

Gladstone wins Sports Direct software contract

FROM LEISURE-KIT.NET

Sports Direct has selected Gladstone Health and Leisure to be its software supplier for the roll out of the retailer’s health and fitness clubs.
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Euro Attractions Show

Euro Attractions Show (EAS) was established in 2005 with the first show in Vienna, Austria.

Euro Attractions Show is Europe’s largest trade fair dedicated to the attractions industry, with an extensive conference programme and networking events, as well as tours and visits to leading attractions.
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Featured Suppliers
Spyro launches brand of premium supplement shakers

A new brand has emerged in the health and fitness industry offering a new alternative to the way supplements are consumed.
  Spyro launches brand of premium supplement shakers
Addgards makes branded wet wipe stations for Gambaru gyms

When Gambaru decided to open 24 hours a day, Addgards’ Hand & Handle Wet Wipe stations provided the perfect solution for fast, effective cleaning of all gym equipment for their members.
  Addgards makes branded wet wipe stations for Gambaru gyms

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21-24 Oct 2014

Interbad

Trade Fair Centre (Airport), Stuttgart, Germany



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Showman's Show

Newbury Showground, Newbury, United Kingdom



22-24 Oct 2014

ATLAS Annual Conference

Budapest College of Communication and Business, Budapest, Hungary



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