18 Apr 2014 World leisure: news, training & property
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Services Manager - West Hall
Salary: £40,000 - £42,000 pa
Location: West Byfleet, United Kingdom
Company: Anchor
Services Manager - Bishopstoke Park
Salary: £42,000 - £46,000 pa
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom
Company: Anchor
Strategic Lead - Physical Activity and Health
Salary: £36,000-£40,000
Location: Northwich, United Kingdom
Company: Sport Cheshire
Head of Commercial Development
Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 + benefits package
Location: Based London, United Kingdom
Company: Science Museum
Bio Sculpture Educator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Company: House of Enspa
Spa Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Company: House of Enspa
Reality Based Online Spa Management Course
Salary: -
Location: -
Company: Raison d'Etre
Training Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Worldwide
Company: Resense Spa
Governing Body Support Manager
Salary: £30,827 - £36,442
Location: Kings Hill, West Malling, United Kingdom
Company: Kent County Council
Deputy General Manager
Salary: Circa £67k per annum
Location: Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs
General Manager Designate
Salary: Competitive
Location: South West Region, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Assistant General Manager
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 + optional 100% of PT earnings
Location: Manchester Openshaw, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Training directory

in this issue

• Olympic Park opens to public after £300m investment
• Disregard 'feelings' over obesity
• Bill Shankly hotel plans revealed

Property & tenders
Maximise Your Property Asset Potential With Natural Retreats
Location: Company: Natural Retreats
Commercial Development Opportunities At Brockholes Visitor Centre And Nature Reserve
Location: Company: Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Invitation to provide a quotation to conduct an Options Appraisal for the future management of Chichester District Council's Sport and Leisure facilities
Location: Chichester Company: Chichester District Council
Edinburgh Leisure Fitness Equipment Tender
Location: Edinburgh Company: Edinburgh Leisure
Leisure Opportunity To Lease
Location: Isle of Wight Company: Scotcher and Co
Seasonal Coastal Visitor - Transport Operator
Location: North Tyneside Company: North Tyneside Council
Commercial development of multiple buildings
Location: Redbridge Company: Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure Ltd
Former Ten Pin Bowling Centre - Offers Invited Leasehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
Prime Seafront Development Opportunity
Location: Company: Jones Lang Lasalle
Promenade Park Concessions
Location: Company: Maldon District Council
Outdoor Leisure Centres for Sale
Location: Company: GVA
Invitation to let by formal tender for the Operation and maintenance of a nine hole, Par 3, golf course in oakwood park
Location: Company: Enfield Council
Expression of interest - To supply Customer photographic offer to compliment activity experience
Location: Waltham Cross, Herts Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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News headlines
Speculation soars around IPO of Merlin landlord Nick Leslau  
Speculation soars around IPO of Merlin landlord Nick Leslau

By Jak Phillips

Property investor Nick Leslau – whose company Prestbury Investments own a large chunk of Merlin Entertainments' real estate portfolio – is set to make a return to the London stock exchange with an IPO likely to be worth £1.5bn, according to press reports. Leslau, whose Merlin assets include Thorpe Park, Alton Towers and London’s Madame Tussauds, is being backed by .... more>>
Gross Barmen Hot Springs Resort refurbishment in Namibia is almost complete  
Gross Barmen Hot Springs Resort refurbishment in Namibia is almost complete

By Helen Andrews

The refurbishment of the Namibian Gross Barmen Hot Springs Resort – with an initial budget of N$200m (US$19m, €13.7m, £11m) – is nearing completion but the opening date is unknown. The state-owned resort has spent N$115m (US$10.9, €7.8m, £6.5m) on upgrades to hotel and retail facilities, according to local .... more>>

$200m Orlando hub gets new name, opening date  
By Jason Holland

The opening of a new $200m (€144m, £119m) entertainment hub in Orlando has been pushed back to spring 2015 – but finally has a confirmed name. I-Drive 360 is .... more>>
Lack of exercise and sport participation prevalent in EU, says new research  
By Chris Dodd

More than half of European Union citizens never or seldom take part in exercise or play sport, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey. The research .... more>>
New spa unveiled in Chicago's O’Hare Airport terminal redevelopment
By Tom Anstey

Chicago’s US$26m (£15.4m, €18.8m) overhaul of O’Hare Airport’s international terminal, unveiled last week, now features a number of new facilities including a .... more>>
The Gym Group rockets up the profit charts  
By Jak Phillips

The Gym Group has taken 16th place in a Sunday Times financial league table ranking companies according to growth in profits over the last three years. It is the only operator in .... more>>
Aquarium fined over illegal wildlife trafficking  
By Jason Holland

Idaho Aquarium in the US has been sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiring to harvest, transport and sell illegal wildlife. Under a plea agreement, the non-profit aquarium in Boise, .... more>>
Wright & Wright Architects to design Geffrye Museum development  
By Katie Buckley

The Geffrye Museum has named Wright & Wright Architects to lead the design of its £14m (€17m, US$23m) development scheme. The project will create new spaces for the museum’s collections .... more>>
Sugar sin bin strikes chord with club members  
By Jak Phillips

A west country gym’s new sugar sin bin has inspired more than 100 members to dump their sweet treats and seek nutritional advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle. Staff at theclub at Cadbury House in Congresbury, Somerset decided to launch the .... more>>
Hitler museum launches design contest  
By Jason Holland

A museum charting the history of National Socialism in Germany has launched an open design contest for its £14m ($23.5m, €17m) expansion project. The .... more>>
Six Senses rolls out global yoga programmes in spas  
By Helen Andrews

Six Senses is launching a series of yogic programmes at all of its spa resorts and select partner spas using the skills of in-house yoga masters. Dorelal Singh, a leading yoga .... more>>
MGM, Hakkasan form hotel management JV  
By Jason Holland

MGM Resorts International and Hakkasan Group have formed a joint venture (JV) hotel management company, to be named MGM Hakkasan Hospitality. The partners .... more>>
Katherine Jenkins to be the face (and voice) of new tourism campaign  
By Jak Phillips

International singing star Katherine Jenkins will lead a renewed drive to attract overseas visitors to Britain, serving as the figurehead for VisitBritain’s (VB) upcoming Countryside is .... more>>
Record investment in new European attractions  
By Jason Holland

European theme parks have made a record investment in new rides and attractions for 2014, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and .... more>>
US$1,000 beauty school scholarship programme for spa students  
By Helen Andrews

Four students deeply committed to the skincare industry at beauty schools across the US will be awarded an educational grant of up to $1,000 (€723, £597). .... more>>

The American dream

US concepts:
The American dream

Schrager's London Edition, Five Guys and Ace Hotels...the US concepts taking the UK by storm
Green shoots

Green shoots

Millions of European travellers are returning to the market, explains PhoCusWright's Marcello Gasdia
David Clemmons

David Clemmons

The VolunTourism.org founder talks cold showers, outbreaks of war and tropical diseases with Kath Hudson
Nathan Blecharczyk

Nathan Blecharczyk

Airbeds, selling cereal boxes and legal battles... Blecharczyk tells us about the ups and downs of launching Airbnb
Beating the market

Beating the market

Insider advice on not getting stung by the recent energy price rises

Design News:

Lenny Kravitz's hotel floor, BIG's designs for new Montpellier museum, and a funky German indoor campsite
Beautiful minds

Beautiful minds

MoMath co-founders Cindy Lawrence and Glen Whitney explain how they're getting visitors to fall in love with maths
Julie Moskalyk

Last word:
Julie Moskalyk

Julie Moskalyk reveals her plans for the earth sciences centre
Grand designs

Grand designs

From Auckland to Denmark, we take a look at some of the amazing winners of the World Architecture Awards
Product news
Box clever

Box clever


Star Trac has launched BoxMaster education - instructor training to accompany its BoxMaster boxing training station.
Having a ball

Having a ball


Distributed in the UK by GymKit UK, the Ugi ball combines the squish of a beanbag with the bounce-back of a stress ball.
Cap2's CoursePro introduced by GLL

Cap2's CoursePro introduced by GLL


Leisure trust GLL has launched new software to simplify the management of the 68,000 people taking part in lessons and courses across its 115 centres.
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StayDry Rainwear Limited

The UK's favourite supplier of disposable and reusable promotional rainwear.

StayDry offer bespoke printing services whereby you can have your rain poncho/raincoat printed with your own corporate logo or brand, for any promotional event.
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Let your brand shine, whatever the weather

StayDry is the UK's favourite promotional rainwear company and has been supplying Merlin Entertainments' Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park and Warwick Castle attractions for the past eight years.
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VOYA Launches New Organic Illuminating Facial

This new organic radiance-boosting facial is designed to even skin tone, increase clarity and leave you literally beaming in just one treatment.
  VOYA Launches New Organic Illuminating Facial

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