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Polynesian Spa family experience refreshed for summer

5 November 2015

Polynesian Spa family experience refreshed for summer

Families will love the look and feel of the refreshed Polynesian Spa Family Spa area this summer after $500,000 of investment to upgrade the experience.

 

Stepping into the spa, you’ll notice a warmer feel with earthy tones of fresh paint replacing bright blue, and with new stainless steel handles for easy pool access.

 

The storage units for belongings have been updated too and the changing room facilities are on a whole new level after being completely rebuilt. Featuring granite sink tops, non-slip tiled floors and shower areas, as well as family friendly private changing rooms – getting young ones changed is now a more enjoyable experience.

 

Polynesian Spa chief executive Gert Taljaard says Polynesian Spa has always been a favourite with families young and old and it wanted to ensure the area provided a quality experience for visitors.

 

“The new look is contemporary and the changing rooms provide a level of luxury not often encountered in family pool areas.

 

“Our café also caters to children with small ice creams, freshly squeezed juices and delicious food combos which are perfect for hungry little ones after enjoying their time in the pools.”

 

The Family Spa features a large freshwater chlorinated pool (33oC) with a toddlers section, deeper section and small hydroslide.

 

Sliding and splashing, kids love the large pool while parents watch on from the comfort of the two Rachel Spring hot mineral pools (37oC – 40oC) or from comfortable spots on the edge of the pool with new furniture (this December) to recline on in comfort and style.

 

The prices have been updated from 1 December, 2015 and the cost for the family pool is: $22.00 per adult, $9.00 per child with family packages available from $45.00. There is still no time limit on bathing in this area.

 

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Jenha White

027 705 7005

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Relax and unwind at Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa - a world-leading, natural mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat. Geothermal waters nourish the skin and relieve tired muscles, aches and pains, while decadent therapies rejuvenate through ancient and modern techniques. Combined with the healthy juice bar, Polynesian Spa restores the body inside and out. www.polynesianspa.co.nz

Polynesian Spa announces ambassador – Motivate Me NZ’s Makaia Carr

4 November 2015

Polynesian Spa announces ambassador – Motivate Me NZ’s Makaia Carr

Polynesian Spa has joined forces with ambassador Makaia Carr from Motivate Me NZ to inspire every day Kiwis to embrace health and wellness.

 

Polynesian Spa chief executive Gert Taljaard says while it’s hard to balance day-to-day life, ensuring you take time out for yourself is key.

 

“This can be anything from a walk in the forest, to letting our geothermal waters work their magic on your muscles.”

 

Makaia came to experience Polynesian Spa in September for a soak in the Lake Spa hot mineral waters and for an Aix therapy experience with Skin Deep manuka honey body scrub and gently massaging water jets.

 

“I felt renewed and refreshed! I'd had a really stressful time leading up to this visit and having the opportunity to focus on me for a few hours and let my mind be quiet was just what I needed.”

 

Makaia says she has come onboard with Polynesian Spa because she loves supporting pure Kiwi businesses that aim to improve the quality of health and lifestyle amongst New Zealand people.

 

“The beautiful lakeside scenery is an amazing feature when visiting Polynesian Spa and helps significantly in relaxing our mind, body and soul, while giving a strong connection to our beautiful country – it’s an amazing place to take some time out.”

 

Motivate Me NZ (MMNZ) is for all women who, like Makaia, find working long hours and balancing the commitments of family, while trying to be healthy, an endless battle. MMNZ provides a community and central hub for free thinking, motivated women looking to unleash their potential and live their best lives.

Makaia says while MMNZ provides the environment, tools and space for women to unleash their potential, the real strength of the group comes from the women themselves, as they come together to provide support, encouragement and advice to each other as they work towards living healthier, fitter, stronger and more positive lifestyles.

Mr Taljaard says Polynesian Spa is going to be making exciting announcements of collaborations with Makaia coming up for 2016.

 

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Jenha White
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Relax and unwind at Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa - a world-leading, natural mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat. Geothermal waters nourish the skin and relieve tired muscles, aches and pains, while decadent therapies rejuvenate through ancient and modern techniques. Combined with the healthy juice bar, Polynesian Spa restores the body inside and out. www.polynesianspa.co.nz

Relax and rejuvenate at Polynesian Spa this Mother’s Day

4 May, 2015

Relax and rejuvenate at Polynesian Spa this Mother’s Day

Every mother loves to have a special moment to relax with her children or unwind on her own and Polynesian Spa is the perfect place to enjoy nature’s gift this Mother’s Day.

Here are some special present ideas for mum this Mother’s Day:

* Soak, bubbles and cake Mother’s Day package ($49) - On the tranquil shores of Lake Rotorua, relax, unwind and catch up with mum in the therapeutic waters of the Deluxe Lake Spa fed from two geothermal springs. The Rachel Spring produces silica-laden water that nourishes the skin, while water from the Priest Spring is slightly acidic, relieving sore muscles. After rejuvenating in the Lake Spa enjoy a delicious treat of cake, bubbles and coffee.

 

* A prize package, valued at over $200 can be won when you spend $50 or more at the Spa Essentials store until May 10. Create a spa sanctuary for mum in her own home with a Mother’s Day gift hamper from the Spa Essentials store offering a diverse range of spa body and skin care health products. Fingers crossed you take away the prize package too.

 

* Sweet As Honey Month – 10% off Honey Replenish Mud Wrap (normally $170) until May 31: Mum will love a luxurious massage - this ultimate pampering therapy begins with a Skin Deep honey walnut polish exfoliation, followed by a full body mud wrap, purifying and regenerating the skin. A dreamy scalp massage and full body moisturisation will leave mum feeling incredible.

 

* Gift voucher - let mum tailor the day how she really wants with everything from massage treatments to relaxing mineral pools, goodies in the Spa Essentials store or refreshments from the café.

Polynesian Spa’s world leading natural mineral bathing pools are open from 8am- 11pm daily.

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Contact:

Jenha White

027 705 7005

Polynesian Spa

Polynesian Spa is a world-leading natural mineral bathing and luxury spa treatment destination in Rotorua - the heart of New Zealand’s geothermal region. Polynesian Spa specialises in a wide range of health and wellness treatment and has a decadent spa therapy menu, designed to relax, rejuvenate and heal through both ancient and modern techniques. www.polynesianspa.co.nz

New wellness rituals at Polynesian Spa

16 February, 2015

New wellness rituals at Polynesian Spa

ROTORUA: Polynesian Spa has added to its wellness rituals with a new reflexology walk and cold plunge pool, offering guests even greater access to relaxation and recovery for increased energy levels and healthier immune systems.


Opening to guests in February, both wellness offerings originate from ancient healing practices, and incorporate changing temperatures and the use of the body’s pressure points to encourage health and healing. Both reflexology and hydrotherapy are proven to have significant health benefits, such as sports and injury recovery, easing arthritis pain, and increasing energy levels and immunity.

Polynesian Spa sales and marketing manager Simone de Jong says the new products offer guests wellness activities to complement the passive bathing and spa treatments already on offer.

“The plunge pool and reflexology walk have been popular with our guests, people can’t wait to try them. It’s also different from passive bathing, in that it offers an active way of encouraging health and wellness. We have people that use the pools for sports recovery and other injuries, or to assist with easing pains of arthritis and rheumatism.

“People know the Polynesian Spa as a relaxing and luxurious experience. By adding these new offerings we hope people will also see Polynesian Spa as a place for wellness and recovery as well.”

Reflexology is an ancient healing art that applies pressure to specific areas of the feet referred to as reflexes. By walking on the stones along the reflexology walk in bare feet, it stimulates pressure points that correspond to all major body organs and areas – encouraging vital energy and blood flow throughout the body, relieving stress, improving balance and enhancing physical and mental wellbeing.

The Polynesian Spa’s reflexology walk has ankle-deep alkaline mineral water running over the stones to keep feet muscles warm and relaxed. The alkaline water from the Rachel Spring features the antiseptic action of sodium silicate which also nourishes the skin and nails. The lake-side walk overlooks the sulphur Bay Wildlife Reserve in the Adult Pools area of the complex.

The new cold plunge pool is located in the Lake Spa and is perfect for hot and cold hydrotherapy. The extremes of hot and cold water cause muscles to expand and contract, offering gentle detoxification as toxins are squeezed from the muscles. It also improves circulation, is beneficial for muscle pain recovery and increases the body’s immunity. Alternating between hot and cold pools two to three times gives the best results.

“It’s important to embrace wellness through healthy diets, exercise and relaxation. As we approach the beginning Autumn, it’s even more important to keep immunity and energy at levels that can fight off the winter ails.”

Crankworx Rotorua ambassador and Enduro mountain biker Lisa Horlor says she has found the cold plunge pool great for recovery.

“In the 43 degree spa for five minutes, then straight into the freezing plunge pool for 30 seconds and repeat, repeat, repeat. #recoveryday #hotcold #trainingperks #lovelife.”

 

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Polynesian Spa appoints new Chief Executive

2 February, 2015

Polynesian Spa appoints new Chief Executive

Rotorua hotelier, Gert Taljaard, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for Polynesian Spa.

Mr Taljaard is currently General Manager of the Sudima Lake Rotorua Hotel, a role he has been in since 2011. In that time he has also been the Area Manager responsible for the Sudima Hamilton Hotel and Chairperson of the Rotorua Hotel Sector for the Tourism Industry Association of NZ.

Polynesian Spa Director, Martin Lobb, says the board of Polynesian Spa is delighted to appoint someone of Mr Taljaard’s experience.

“Gert is well known in the local and inbound travel industry. He currently manages a facility with a similar staffing level and he is familiar with operating a business in Rotorua’s unique geothermal environment.

“We understand he is looking forward to the new challenge of operating outside the hotel sector and working for a visitor attraction with a long history and an iconic brand.

“Polynesian Spa has seen a significant period of development in recent years, including the complete refurbishment of the Aix therapy rooms, the opening of a new acidic mineral pool in the deluxe Lake Spa area and some other key projects which will be announced in the next few weeks.

“This is an exciting time for Polynesian Spa and we look forward to welcoming Gert on board.”

Mr Taljaard takes up his new position towards the end of March.

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Shine PR
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Aix spa therapy revamp captures male attention

Aix spa therapy revamp captures male attention

The world of water therapy has been taken to higher luxurious levels at Polynesian Spa with new Italian Aix Therapy beds and stone tile floors creating the perfect space for your body’s ultimate indulgence.

Aix therapy combines jets of warm water with a relaxation massage to rejuvenate and revitalise the mind and body. Therapists use Rotorua thermal mud polish, Mānuka honey walnut polish, coconut or mango sugar rub to immerse the body into total relaxation.

Contrary to perception, Aix therapies are particularly popular amongst men making it a great present for Father’s Day.

In Rotorua, the Aix spa therapy concept was first introduced in 1903 and in those days it was claimed that the treatment helped with hysteria, engorged liver or piles. Today guests are promised the sensation of soft water jets combined with massage.

Regular Aix spa therapy client Joey Rihari says half the fun is to select a mineral pool to soak in before being taken through to the Retreat.

“The Aix massage feels like a hundred little fingers, massaging your body and the masseuse knows exactly where to add pressure with the warm water taking you to a place of bliss."

Polynesian Spa sales and marketing manager Simone de Jong says the Polynesian Spa Retreat had a modernised upgrade in 2012 and the Aix therapy rooms were the last piece of the puzzle to receive the luxury refurbishment.

She says a lot of research was done with travel around New Zealand and internationally to see other spas for the best Aix therapy inspiration.


“We came to the conclusion that we needed Aix beds which provided maximum comfort for the customer while also allowing therapists to get close enough to give the best possible massage.

“The bed also needed to catch falling water and oils with height adjustment options and a hydraulic system instead of electric because of the sulphurous environment in Rotorua.”

The result was a Vichy bed from Italy, used in many top spas around the world. Natural grey stone tiles have been used for the flooring which are non-slip and white tiles for the walls create a contemporary spa environment. Louvres and new lighting have also been added to create a tranquil atmosphere in the three Aix therapy rooms.

Polynesian Spa has also just introduced free Wi Fi access across the entire complex for customers so they can share their experiences online with friends and family instantly. Also a new digital sound system throughout the complex provides ambience from the moment you walk through the door.

Last month a new acidic mineral pool in the Deluxe Lake Spa was added providing therapy guests with access to both renowned acidic and alkaline mineral waters.

The acidic mineral water is sourced from the Priest Spring and is popular because it relieves tired muscles, aches and pains. The alkaline water from the Rachel Spring features the antiseptic action of sodium silicate which nourishes the skin. The combination of these two types of mineral waters is only found at Polynesian Spa.

For a number of years, Polynesian Spa has been recognised as one of the World Top Ten Spas (natural/ thermal/ medical) by readers of the UK Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, 2004-2007, 2009 and 2011.

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Polynesian Spa luxury experience widens with new mineral pool

Polynesian Spa luxury experience widens with new mineral pool

Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa has opened a new mineral pool in its Deluxe Lake Spa which means guests now have access to both renowned acidic and alkaline mineral waters for ultimate bathing wellness.

 

The world leading natural mineral bathing and luxury spa treatment destination has four alkaline mineral pools in its Deluxe Lake Spa and the addition of the fifth acidic pool provides a complete rejuvenation experience for bathers.

 

The acidic mineral water is sourced from the Priest Spring and is popular because it relieves tired muscles, aches and pains. The alkaline water from the Rachel Spring features the antiseptic action of sodium silicate which nourishes the skin. The combination of these two types of mineral waters is only found at Polynesian Spa.

 

Polynesian Spa sales and marketing manager Simone de Jong says the addition of the acidic pool lifts the Deluxe Lake Spa experience and offers more diversity for bathers, as well as increasing Lake Spa capacity by 20%.

 

“The pool is tucked away in its own privately landscaped area, complete with a water feature wall and also overlooking the Sulphur Bay Wildlife Reserve and Lake Rotorua - it’s the perfect spot to wind down before a spa therapy,” she says.

 

All spa therapies include a complimentary soak in the Deluxe Lake Spa mineral pools beforehand to warm up the muscles, soften the skin and relax the mind.

 

Polynesian Spa offers guests a wide range of spa treatments including Aix spa therapies, body wraps, massage and facials and is renowned for the use of products such as geothermal mud, honey and aromatherapy oils.

 

As one of New Zealand's oldest international spas, Polynesian Spa is a ‘must-do’ attraction when visiting Rotorua. For a number of years, it’s has been recognised as one of the World’s Top Ten Spas (natural/ thermal/medical) by readers of the UK Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, 2004-2007, 2009 and 2011.

 

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Media contact:

Jenha White

027 705 7005