New Zealand spas Spring and East Day Spa win tellurian awards

Spring sauna in Seminyak encampment has been recognized during a World Spa Awards. Photo / Supplied
Spring sauna in Seminyak encampment has been recognized during a World Spa Awards. Photo / Supplied

A New Zealand business has won big, holding a pretension for best day sauna in Asia, after a entrepreneurial Auckland owners gambled on holding a Kiwi judgment to a tellurian sauna mecca of Bali.


Spring sauna in Seminyak encampment has been recognized during a World Spa Awards, in a manoeuvre for Ina Bajaj, whose East Day Spa during SkyCity Grand was also named Oceania and New Zealand’s best hotel spa.

For Ina Bajaj, a awards are a conspicuous achievement. Photo / Supplied
For Ina Bajaj, a awards are a conspicuous achievement. Photo / Supplied

New Zealand was also named a best altogether sauna end in Oceania, forward of Tahiti, Australia, Fiji and a Cook Islands. The awards, announced yesterday during an eventuality in Sardinia, Italy, are hold in tandem with a World Travel Awards, providing outrageous attention exposure. Spa is one of a fastest flourishing segments of a tourism market, heavily bankrolled by tip general hotel chains.

Bajaj, who described her endowment as a career highlight, said: “For a New Zealand sauna code to take on a Asian sauna attention giants and win has left me speechless.

It’s been a conspicuous feat for us.”

Spring is a contemporary take on a mostly rarefied and pricey sauna experience, grown when Bajaj speckled a opening in a marketplace for a some-more amicable space charity slight as good as disdainful beauty services, where tech-savvy guest could select to chill together and use their record rather than always shelter to private diagnosis rooms. It non-stop initial in Queenstown in 2012, with a pattern grown in and with Saatchi Saatchi Global and was afterwards rolled out to Auckland and Wellington.

Bajaj, who loves Bali and spends a lot of time there, took a judgment initial to a
upmarket enclave of Petitenget dual years ago and afterwards cumulative space for a incomparable Spring on a rooftop of an disdainful new mall in Seminyak. It is that spa, with a willing rooftop setting, that won a large award. It spans 630sq m, has 180 grade views of a Indian Ocean, and facilities a proprietor DJ personification balmy beats. Guests can laze outdoor and sequence drinks while carrying a manicure or pedicure or adjourn indoors.

Bajaj is penetrating to open Springs in other locations. “We won’t be interlude here and will be holding a ‘Made in New Zealand’ code to a world,” she said.

The former restaurateur got into a sauna attention in Wellington in 2002, when she non-stop a initial East Day Spa. She remembers creation only $35 on day one. “These were severe times … sauna were viewed exclusively for a abounding and famous.”

Bajaj credits her pierce to Auckland to couple with SkyCity Grand as moving business growth. The flagship sauna during a five-star Auckland hotel has played horde to Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, Heidi Klum, Justin Timberlake and a horde of All Blacks. It was also named best New Zealand hotel sauna final year.

Both East and Spring spas in New Zealand have a brew of general and internal staff, including a series from Bali, where massage is a specialty. Bajaj travels widely to keep adult with sauna trends and also maintains an East chateau in Bali. She is now on a Indonesia island attending a staff member’s wedding.

The best in New Zealand

In nation awards for New Zealand spas, a best wellness shelter endowment went to Aro Ha during Queenstown, with The Resort during Millbrook named best review spa.

The World Spa Awards many prestigious title, of world’s best hotel sauna code went to Talise by Jumeirah, in a United Arab Emirates, with Australia’s Gaia Retreat winning a universe pretension for day spa.

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