Polynesian Spa Media Releases
Polynesian Spa voted second place in AAs 101 Must-Do’s for Kiwis.
26 November 2012
AA Tourism asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite 101 must do’s in New Zealand out of 1,600 listings. The iconic public voting campaign attracted a total of 283,000 votes. Rotorua’s famousPolynesian Spa has been voted in second place. read more..
Polynesian Spa upgrades the Lake Spa Retreat
New Zealand’s leading international spa, Polynesian Spa has just completed a stylish upgrade to its deluxe spa therapy wing, the Lake Spa Retreat, which has offered sumptuous spa therapies to New Zealand and international clients since 2000. read more.
Polynesian Spa, operated by the Lobb family, is proud to celebrate its 40th Anniversary on Friday 6th of April 2012. read more.
Rotorua Spa Stories - A new experience for Rotorua visitors
Visitors to Rotorua can now combine two unique world-class attractions and discover the great story that links the two. read more.
Polynesian Spa Achieves Qualmark Enviro Gold
Polynesian Spa has gained a Qualmark Enviro Gold Award, recognising its high standards in environmental practices read more
The Managing Director of Polynesian Spa Martin Lobb has delivered a motivating address on sustainability to an international thermal tourism conference. The only New Zealander invited to the International Thermal Tourism Congress in Ourense, Galicia, Spain, Mr Lobb was an invited speaker read more
Polynesian Spa hits World Top Ten in Conde Nast - again!
New Zealand’s leading international spa, Polynesian Spa in Rotorua has once again been voted amongst the top ten thermal, medical and natural spas in the world by Conde Nast Travel European readers in their 2011 Readers Choice Spa Awards read more
How About A Spa Therapy Together?
It’s truly hot; it’s romantic; and it’s unique. (Oh and, BTW - it’s coming to New Zealand’s most acclaimed international thermal spa, in time for the Rugby World Cup!) Polynesian Spa in Rotorua is due to open two couples’ rooms in early August read more
More Spa Therapies Soon Available at Polynesian Spa
In May 2010, Polynesian Spa started a redevelopment that will increase its spa therapy capacity by 50% in response to demand, by refitting an unused area as two, couples' luxury therapy rooms, and a relaxation room read more
A fake beautician called Rachel peddling flim flam; a Roman Catholic Priest with arthritis and a penchant for thermal heat; a water jet massage said to treat 'hysteria, engorged liver or piles'; and a tourism complex named after the Duchess of York (who then declined to use it)...... read more
A Healthy Step into History
Visitors to Rotorua’s iconic Polynesian Spa sample a slice of history when they bathe in its world-famous hot mineral waters or indulge in a sumptuous spa therapy. There has been a bath house at Polynesian Spa for close to 130 years, ever since the rheumatism-wracked Catholic priest, Father Mahoney first soaked in his hand-excavated pool. Before that, local Maori acclaimed the therapeutic benefits of the water and bathed for centuries in the acidic pool Te Pupunitanga, later renamed the Priest's Bath read more
Conde Nast Praise for New Zealand Spa
Tourism stats may reflect gloom - one of New Zealand’s major tourist attractions is anything but. Arguably the world’s most prestigious travel magazine – Conde Nast - has named Polynesian Spa (Rotorua) in their UK edition amongst the top ten thermal, natural or medical spas in the world, as voted by their readers in the 2009 Annual Spa Awards. Polynesian Spa was the only spa outside Europe to receive this accolade read more
Kiwi Holiday Figures 25% up for Polynesian Spa
Very positive domestic kiwi tourism has meant Rotorua’s leading international hot pool and spa Polynesian Spa experienced a 25% increase in kiwi visitors between Christmas and 4 January read more
High End Luxury Spa Therapies in More Demand
Rotorua’s iconic hot pool spa, Polynesian Spa, has been experiencing a "very pleasing" increase in top of the market spa therapies despite the international tourism downturn read more
Major Redevelopment at Spa Completed
Rotorua’s thermal bathing icon, Polynesian Spa, completed a $4m redevelopment in December 2007. The development, comprising three new adult cascading pools, thirteen new private pools, new adult changing rooms, a new group tour entrance, a new car park and remodelled entrance foyer was officially opened by the Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Damien O’Connor in February 2008 read more