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Heart Connection for Ambassador Role with Iconic NZ Attraction

Health and wellness expert Rachel Grunwell, who grew up in Rotorua, has been announced as the new brand ambassador for New Zealand’s leading hot spring and luxury spa experience, Polynesian Spa.

A mother of 3, Rachel is a yoga and meditation teacher, wellness magazine columnist, keynote speaker, healthy recipe creator and runs Inspired Health website and social media channels with a combined fan base of around 20,000 Kiwis.

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Polynesian Spa's New Cafe '88Ra' Opens in Style

Geothermally-heated seats, native timber and volcanic rock have been architecturally incorporated into the upgrade of a newly refurbished modern café for Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa.

The redevelopment of the visitor café at the popular geothermal bathing complex is part of a $1 million project that includes a new health and wellness-focused juice bar and outdoor courtyard.

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Plans for new café at Polynesian Spa unveiled

A step through Polynesian Spa’s front doors will reveal a modern and enticing new café experience as part of a $1 million redevelopment opening in late September 2017.

Polynesian Spa, a geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat, has undertaken multiple renovations over the last three years, with the latest addition the most significant in terms of first impressions.

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Polynesian Spa appoints new sales and marketing manager

Polynesian Spa’s new sales and marketing manager Richard Allen says he is excited to be working with the iconic brand which has such great history.

Mr Allen, who started last week, comes from Metro Marketing in Tauranga where he was digital marketing manager, leading a team of consultants and developers. Prior to that, he was a senior marketing associate with ReserveGroup Consulting.

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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.

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New-look online presence for Polynesian Spa

Inspiration, education and meeting increased demand for wellness offerings are behind Polynesian Spa’s new reactive and engaging website.

Launched in July, the new website features an upgraded therapy booking system, informative blog page, and trade and media portal, and is part of a wider development programme to create the perfect sanctuary to stop, relax and reset.

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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.

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Julian Dean teams up with Polynesian Spa

Four-time Olympian road cyclist and Orica Green-EDGE performance manager Julian Dean has teamed up with Polynesian Spa as its sports ambassador.

Mr Dean will be developing sports relaxation guidelines on how to use the unique mineral pools for their muscle benefits, as well as hydrotherapy tips for the cold plunge pool.

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Polynesian Spa family experience refreshed for summer

5 November 2015

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.

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

4 November 2015

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.”

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Relax and rejuvenate at Polynesian Spa this Mother’s Day

4 May, 2015

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:

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New wellness rituals at Polynesian Spa

16 February, 2015

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.

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Polynesian Spa appoints new Chief Executive

2 February, 2015

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.

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