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Futuristic hotel with focus on "inner life" care takes shape in Paris

Construction has begun on "Villa M" – an integrated hotel that will explore the many dimensions of healthy living and communal wellness.

The brainchild of French designer Philippe Starck and Triptyque Architecture, Villa M, which stands for – among other things – "medicine, mutualism, and mobility" – will comprise a hotel, gym, restaurant, and bar, as well as exhibition, residential, and working spaces.

Another major amenity of the property will be its healthcare centre, a space that will offer guests and visiting medical practitioners guidance on various topical issues, such as stress management, burnout prevention, and addiction control.

The slanted, 8,000 sq m building will also feature biodiverse vertical gardens designed by landscaping studio Coloco.

According to the project’s developer, Groupe Pasteur Mutualité (GPM), Villa M will explore the "health of tomorrow" by attempting to "combine heath with pleasure".

Thierry Lorente, managing director at GPM, commented: "It will encourage the mixing, exchange, and mutual aid between different specialities and different generations of professionals.

"Its different spaces will be designed to enlighten and accompany them in the face of ongoing changes in their environment."

In a statement, Philippe Starck called the project a "conceptual religion" and "an intelligent tool adapted for the future inner life".

Villa M is scheduled to launch in 2020.

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People
We’re seeing more big box gyms opening boutique-style offerings within their clubs. The question is, can they be good at delivering one thing when they have all the other gym operations to deliver? Because let’s be honest – if they can do that, our concept is in trouble!
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I don’t think there’s a better way to shred fat and build definition than via group exercise kickboxing/boxing and more importantly, it’s flat-out super fun
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The new FIBO CAMPUS will have 13 themed sessions, ranging from fitness and health through personnel management to digitisation, offering a line-up for visitors – be they gym operators, physiotherapists or trainers
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That’s the biggest change I see in the fitness industry now: these young people come up with a new concept and they get capital to launch it, as opposed to the old days when you were under-financed.”
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A couple of years ago, I attended a women’s leadership summit at IHRSA. I really enjoyed being in a room with female business leaders and left inspired to do more of that kind of activity, but couldn’t find an outlet
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As an operator, you need to pick your price point and do what you can for that, but do it really well. We have great quality facilities, but what we offer isn’t luxury
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The capitalist model may create wealth in the short term, but if it doesn’t address the broader issue of serving society, it risks losing its licence to operate. If inequality grows, that might force more difficult change
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In London, people are familiar with the boutique concept, but elsewhere it’s still relatively new, so initially it was a challenge to educate people in Manchester about our benefits, when they were used to paying budget club prices
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We signed an agreement with FoodWell, to be part of its inaugural 9,000sq ft site in Manchester, offering group fitness classes, a mindful restaurant and a series of workshops on healthy living options and we’ll be operating a Rejuvenate studio within this development
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