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Spafinder.com Deals New Twist to Spa Travel With "Connoisseur Casino Spa" Section


NEW YORK, NY (June 21, 2006) − Spafinder.com, http://www.spafinder.com, the largest spa consumer website, has launched a new invitation-only Connoisseur Casino Spa site section, providing an exclusive showcase for casino hotels that offer superior spa facilities and services. The initial properties invited to join the Connoisseur Casino Spa section offer many of the very best spas available anywhere in a casino hotel setting, including: The Bellagio, The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, and The Canyon Ranch SpaClub (at the Venetian and aboard The Queen Mary 2).

"Access to a premier spa is becoming an essential part of the luxury hotel casino experience," said Spa Finder, Inc. CEO Pete Ellis. "Spa Finder’s Connoisseur Casino Spa section targets our millions of spa travel visitors and is a unique opportunity for casinos with world-class spas to present those prime reservation draws to the prime spa-going audience."

According to Ellis, the new Casino Spas section continues Spafinder.com’s evolution to provide venues for the growing spectrum of "spa-related" businesses to showcase their offerings to the site’s spa-focused consumers - who are also major spenders on travel, health, beauty and luxury lifestyle products and services. To that end, the site has launched a Spa Lifestyle Real Estate section showcasing a new breed of luxury living options with a strong spa component. Other examples include the site’s dynamic spa travel booking tool - which lets visitors book accommodations at hotels featuring spas, along with airfare and car reservations - as well as special site sections for Medical Spas, Cruise Spas, and Hotel Spas.

"We now feature more than 3,700 spa properties worldwide on our sites, and an increasing number of them go beyond the traditional Day, Destination or Resort Spa categories," added Ellis. "Spas, in short, are breaking out of the ’spa industry’. Our goal is to define these new spa genres as they take shape, while offering creative solutions for businesses with spa elements to unlock the marketing power of those assets. Our Connoisseur Casino Spa section is the latest example of that mission."

Spa Finder reached approximately 7 million spa lifestyle consumers in 2005 through Spafinder.com, Luxury SpaFinder Magazine, and its other media/communications outlets. The company recently announced the launch of Spa Finder Europe and Spa Finder Japan and its spa gift certificate and gift card program in Canada.

About Spa Finder, Inc.:

As the world’s largest spa marketing and media company, Spa Finder reaches millions of health conscious consumers via its award-winning website, Spafinder.com. The company publishes Luxury SpaFinder Magazine, the trusted authority on luxury spas and associated lifestyles, as well as its annual Spa Finder Worldwide Directory, the ultimate spa-goers’ resource. Spa Finder also operates the world’s largest spa gift certificate and incentive programs as well as the Spa Distribution Network, the Internet’s first online spa booking program.

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Betsy Isroelit, 212-716-1163, betsy@spafinder.com

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