Rotorua trust to build luxury spa
|11 Sep 2017 16:15 PM|
|Photo caption: From left, Pukeroa Oruawhata trustee Monty Morrison, Pukeroa Oruawhata Group chairman Malcolm Short and Pukeroa Oruawhata Group director and finance and expenditure chairman David Tapsell at the announcement of Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa|
Ngati Whakaue’s commercial arm Pukeroa Oruawhata Group has unveiled its plans for a luxury spa and wellness centre in Rotorua.
Its chair Malcolm Short says Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa will form just one element of a wider health and wellness vision for the group’s 11 hectare site lakefront site.
He says it will create new jobs and boost the local economy by tens of millions of dollars a year.
It will be managed Australian-based company, Belgravia Leisure, an experienced spa and resort operator.
The $30 million facility is due to open late 2019, with preliminary earth works sarting later this year.
Mr Short says Wai Ariki means chiefly waters and is a reminder of the origin of Rotorua’s thermal waters, which were called to Aotearoa by Ngatoroirangi.