SPAFINDER EXPANDS SPARAHRAH!, POPULAR NEW DEALS SERVICE, WITH EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL OFFERINGS AND LOCAL DEALS IN NEW MARKETS
New York, NY (May 20, 2011) − Following successful pilot launches in New York City and Los Angeles, SpaFinder today announced it is expanding SpaRahRah!, its popular new spa and wellness deals program, to include travel offerings at top spas throughout the world, as well as local deals at up to 75% off in new markets including Miami, Boston, and Philadelphia.
Carving out a niche in the crowded deals space by focusing on offering custom-crafted, exclusive deals selected by SpaFinder experts, SpaRahRah! has proven popular among discerning consumers, who are looking for higher quality and higher value deals, and spas and wellness businesses, who are seeking to attract new and repeat customers. Merchants who have partnered with SpaFinder on SpaRahRah! to date include Red Door Spas – Elizabeth Arden (national locations), Trump Soho and Caudalie at the Plaza (New York), The Standard (Miami) and Argyle Salon & Spa (West Hollywood).
In addition to expanding into new cities, SpaRahRah! Travel will showcase one-of-a-kind offers on spa and wellness getaways at premier hotel, resort, and destination spas around the world, such as Sedona Rouge (Arizona) and Hotel Madeline Resort and Spa (Colorado).
Noting that beauty- and wellness-related deals account for over 30 percent (according to Yipit.com) of the deals offered by group-buying sites, SpaFinder COO Sallie Fraenkel said that SpaFinder is setting a new standard for the popular category by featuring premium deals that consumers will not find anywhere else. She said that SpaFinder is able to take advantage of its longtime relationships with nearly 20,000 spa and wellness centers worldwide to curate unique, compelling packages.
As part of the program, SpaFinder is also creating specially-themed packages, such as Royal Wedding-inspired “Royal Treatment” deals including gold facials at La Residencia Spa in Boston or a “Royal Service” package at Paradisus Palma Real in the Dominican Republic. For Mother’s Day, SpaRahRah! has partnered with Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at The Plaza in New York City for a package that includes a facial, massage, manicure, and glass of wine at Caudalie’s French Paradox Wine bar. Upcoming deals will feature sunless tanning specials for Melanoma Awareness Month in May and Father’s Day packages.
“SpaRahRah! provides our partners with an unparalleled opportunity to reach active, savvy customers who trust SpaFinder to introduce them to the best spa and wellness experiences in the world,” said Fraenkel. “By developing exceptional deals that stand out from the usual offerings, we can help produce lasting relationships for our partners with quality customers.”
Named one of the top wellness websites by Travel & Leisure, SpaFinder is the world’s leading spa and wellness resource. According to the May 2010 Coyle Research Report, more consumers turn to SpaFinder.com for spa information than all search engines combined, including Google, Yahoo! and Bing.
About SpaFinder, Inc.
The world’s largest spa media, marketing, and gifting company, SpaFinder, Inc., connects millions of wellness-focused consumers with thousands of spas worldwide. SpaFinder’s media properties include the award-winning SpaFinder.com, the Club Spa e-newsletter and blog, and the annual NewBeauty SpaFinder Guide to Global Spa, Wellness & Beauty. SpaFinder and its spa-beauty gift division, SpaWish, offer gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of over 9,000 spas and salons, and are available at more than 90,000 unique retail outlets in 79 countries. SpaFinder Europe and SpaFinder Japan offer regional spa marketing and gifting programs, including localized, native-language websites. Founded in 1986, the privately held company is headquartered in Manhattan.