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Expanding to Two-Day Festival, Spa Experience Aspen to Attract Thousands of Spa Enthusiasts August 9-10, 2008

NEW YORK, NY (April 09, 2008) − Expanding to a two-day festival following the success of last year’s inaugural event, The Spa Experience Aspen will make Aspen the place to be for spa enthusiasts this August.

Presented by SpaFinder, the global spa resource, The Spa Experience Aspen will give thousands of visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in everything the spa lifestyle has to offer – from travel to beauty to wellness. For two days, guests will be able to experience free spa treatments, sample cuisine, and plan and book a spa vacation from more than fifty of the world’s finest spas and spa lifestyle companies. Last year, more than 57 million Americans visited a spa.

Participating spas range from Mexico’s Rancho La Puerta to California’s Cal-a-Vie to Tucson’s Canyon Resort & Spa. Special exhibits will include demonstrations and treatments from presenting sponsors Sphatika Spa & Skincare Line and Pevonia Botanica, as well as wine tastings with spa café sponsor Red Rock Winery.

For the first time, SpaFinder will also be offering VIP Passes and Travel Packages, allowing guests to create the ultimate Aspen spa weekend. VIP Passes ($100/one day, $175/two day) will provide festival-goers with exclusive early admittance to the event and special discounts from exhibitors and local retailers. The Spa Experience Aspen Travel Package offers spa enthusiasts three nights at Aspen’s celebrated Sky Hotel, spa treatments at the Aspen Club & Spa, tickets to the Healthy Gourmet Spa Soiree, VIP Passes, and more. See full details on both programs below.

“Spas are the driving force behind so many of the trends that are reshaping how we live today –rejuvenating travel, wellness, healthy cuisine, and more,” said Sallie Fraenkel, Chief Operating Officer of SpaFinder. "This is an extraordinary opportunity for both spa enthusiasts and beginners alike to learn more about what the spa lifestyle has to offer and discover how to get the most out of their spa experience.”

The Spa Experience Aspen sponsors include Sphatika Spa & Skincare Line, Pevonia Botanica, Red Rock Winery, Aspen Center for Integral Health, Aspen Club & Spa, and Aspen Magazine.

VIP Passes
Price is $100 for a one-day pass, $175 for a two-day pass. Benefits include:

  • Early admittance
  • Exclusive VIP gift bag
  • Special discounts from exhibitors
  • Special discounts from local retailers
  • A copy of 2008 Global SpaFinder: The Definitive Worldwide Directory

Travel Package
Travel Packages can be purchased by calling 1-800-882-2582 and requesting “SpaFinder Spa Experience Package.” Availability is limited, and the deadline for purchase is June 15, 2008. Prices and benefits are as follows:

Price is $1,995 for single occupancy, $1,497.50 per person for double occupancy ($2,995 total). Benefits include:

  • 3-night/4-day package at the Sky Hotel (August 7 – 10)
  • Special welcome from the Sky Hotel
  • One VIP pass to The Spa Experience Aspen
  • One VIP gift bag
  • Wine and cheese reception at The Aspen Club & Spa
  • Two 50-minute spa treatments at The Aspen Club & Spa
  • One personal yoga or pilates class at The Aspen Club & Spa
  • Use of exercise facilities at The Aspen Club & Spa
  • Ticket to the Healthy Gourmet Spa Soiree (evening of August 8)
  • One half-day guided hike in the beautiful mountains of Aspen
  • Complimentary transfers to/from Aspen Airport

Contact: Scott Piro (
Patrick Kowalczyk (
MKPR, 212-627-8098

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, Luxury SpaFinder Interactive and the worldwide spa directory, Global SpaFinder. Spa Finder Gift Certificates and its new gift division, Spa & Salon Wish, offer spa gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of over 5,000+ spas and salons worldwide and are available at thousands of retail outlets. The company’s software division innovates new solutions to help spas build and streamline their businesses, including the popular SpaBooker online booking system. 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.

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