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Page 40 • MICEBTN - AUGUST 2015 Adults-only Waitui Beach Club now at Sofitel Fiji A NEW adults-only area – Waitui Beach Club with its own pool, champagne bar, poolside cabanas and restaurant – has opened at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa. One of the first adults-only beach clubs in Fiji, the club offers a range of health and wellness options and a ‘dai- ly essentials’ kit of water, sunscreen, body mist and a cold towel. During the day, a range of dishes put together by Sydney nutritionist Lucinda Zammit are available. Com- plimentary yoga, stretching and boot camp classes run every morning and afternoon, with personal training ses- sions available on request. At night, live entertainment from the club’s resident DJ will provide a vibrant atmosphere where adults can enjoy drinks from the champagne bar to- gether with a selection of sharing plates. Other Waitui features include a private check-in area, a 25m lap pool, state-of- the-art gymnasium and enhanced room amenities. Complimentary entry to the Beach Club is available to anyone booking one of the resort’s 10 suites (including the Presidential suites). Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa general man- ager Alan Burrows said: “We hope Waitui will appeal to singles travelling with friends, solo travellers, honeymooners or any couple escaping on a short break to the Pacific Islands.” On the web: www.sofitelfiji.com.fj Rotorua, spa town on the lake Lakefront spa complex the latest boost to Rotorua’s ‘wellness capital’ credentials Rotorua, New Zealand’s thermal city which already is a key player in the Asia Pacific C&I sector, is to have a major new spa complex as part of an 11-hectare lakefront redevelopment. The concept, which combines Maori interests and specialist spa operators, is in line with the Rotorua District Council’s strategy of positioning the city as New Zealand’s ‘wellness capital’ and a spa des- tination of world status. The proposed complex will have a variety of spa-orientated treatments and will tap into the global trend of wellness spa opera- tion. The developers plan to use innovative technology and to introduce new methods of water management to support conser- vation of Rotorua’s geothermal resource. At TRENZ 2015 in late May, NZ prime minister John Key said the government will invest NZ$350,000 from the Tourism Grant Partnership fund to help the spa complex. “The World Spa project aims to develop an international standard spa and wellness complex on Rotorua’s lakefront,” he said. “The Rotorua District Council has set a goal of 1.5 million commercial spa visits yearly and the development of this new spa com- plex will certainly help achieve that goal.” Key also announced NZ$1.5 million funding for a new exhibition at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim. The centre is located in the heart of the Marlborough wine region, surrounded by vineyards. Expo Guide up to old tricks again - be warned MiCEBTn has received a letter/order form from Mexico-based Expo Guide - Exhibitors Director y for Fairs and Exhibitions, registering our name for the AIME - Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo in Melbourne organised by Reed Exhibitions. The return envelope is for an address at Roissy Ch De Gaulle Cedex 9, France. If you or your staff receive same, destroy the letter and contents as it is a con job with a heavily-disguised bill for US$1676 hidden in the small print. It looks above board and staff may sign inadvertently as it uses the integrity of AIME, a reputable Australian meeting mart of some 23 years standing.