03 Mar More jobs available – we encourage Ngāti Whakaue to apply
Wanted! People to bring authentic Wai Ariki experience to life
As Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa in Rotorua nears completion, job opportunities are now open for a large number of roles covering everything from experienced spa therapists, through to manuhiri (guest) experience kaimahi (staff), building attendant, lifeguards and more.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Rotorua, Wai Ariki is Aotearoa New Zealand’s newest wellness and spa experience and is set to open in mid-2023.
Wai Ariki is developed and owned by Pukeroa Oruawhata Group (Ngāti Whakaue) and will be managed by Belgravia Leisure.
The spa’s authentic wellness and spa experience combines the region’s healing geothermal waters with the centuries-old legacy of Ngāti Whakaue culture, healing practices and manaakitanga (caring hospitality).
Wai Ariki General Manager, Rania Sears (Ngāti Whakaue) says the roles offer a unique opportunity to join a world-class team, drawing on the legacy of the local iwi to bring the authentic wellness and spa experience to life.
“We are looking for a range of different people and roles, including spa therapists who will combine their own experience with our culture, traditional wellness practices and manaakitanga (hospitality), to take manuhiri on a unique healing and relaxation journey.
“I’m extremely excited about these opportunities for both Ngāti Whakaue whānau, other members of our local community, and those looking to relocate to Rotorua to apply for these exciting positions,” says Ms Sears.
“These people will be part of something extremely special, coming on board at the beginning of the Wai Ariki journey and part of a team that will seamlessly bring together the healing qualities of geothermal waters, authentic culture and traditions, and of course exceptional and authentic spa and wellness experiences.
“Nau mai haere mai, come and join the whānau!”
After several years of construction and development, Wai Ariki is expected to open mid-2023.
For further information about the roles available, and to apply, check out the links below: