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Maori tribe reveals hot pools and spa plans at New Zealand resort


Plans have been proposed for a NZ$25m (US$20.6m, €15m £12.6m) hot pools and spa complex in Queenstown, New Zealand which is expected to draw more than 300,000 customers annually. Ngai Tahu Tourism, the tourism arm of the native Ngai Tahu Maori tribe, is currently in talks with Lakeview Holiday Park about leasing 1.8 acres for development. The plans include 12 large public hot pools, four smaller private hot pools, changing facilities, a health spa, a retail building and a café-restaurant. Ngai Tahu Tourism already owns and operates nine other visitor attractions/ experiences in New Zealand, such as the Glacier Hot Pools at Franz Josef on the west coast, which features three public pools, three private pools and a spa.


Ngai Tahu Tourism already owns and runs a similar facility on the west coast of New Zealand Other proposed plans for the Lakeview


site include a NZ$50m (US$41.2m, €30m, £25.2m) convention centre linked to a casino-hotel complex that would be built by SkyCity Entertainment Group. Ngai


Tahu Tourism regional boss David Kennedy said in an announcement that its “ongoing negotiations would centre around working with the convention centre site.” Read more: http://lei.sr?a=v7z2V


Doha spas dominate Middle Eastern market in 2013


PwC’s new Middle East Spa Benchmarking Survey has ranked Doha spas as the best performers in the region in 2013. The survey showed that the average


revenue per treatment in Doha spas, which was US$142 (€105, £87), was roughly 90 per cent higher than in spas in the Dead Sea area and Beirut. Average daily revenue per therapist told a similar story with Doha therapists generating 38 per cent more than those in Dead Sea spas and 150 per cent more than therapists in spas in Beirut. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=V4u7v


Michelin-rated chefs seal tie-ins with health spas


Two Michelin star chef Andoni Luis Aduriz is to design a progressive gastronomic programme at the new fi ve-star Healthouse resort opening in Málaga, Spain, this spring. Aduriz will work with Kiluva Group, owners of the Naturhouse franchise network and Healthouse, to create menus dedicated to guests’ specifi c treatment programmes.


Meanwhile, fellow Michelin Spas in Doha were stronger across 11 KPIs Beckham to partner with property developer LVS


Former England football captain David Beckham has signed a deal with global property developer Las Vegas Sands (LVS) which will see the star help create experi- ences at luxury resorts around the world. Beckham, regarded as one of the


Beckham at the launch conference in Macao Spa Business 1 2014 ©Cybertrek 2014


world’s most iconic men, will join forces with LVS’s integrated resort properties in Macao and Singapore to expand their Asian presence. “The scale, vision and calibre of all that they do is very impressive,” said Beckham. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=H9p3d


star winner Jesper Koch will visit Thailand’s Six Senses Yao Noi hotel and spa in February to showcase his fi n- est dishes at a series of concept- driven food


events.


Aduriz will work


with Spain's Healthouse


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