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Steiner Leisure Joins Forces with Spa Finder


NEW YORK, NY (January 07, 2002) − Spa Finder (www.spafinder.com), the number one source for day and stay Spa Gift Certificates, announced today that it has added Steiner Leisure Spas to the roster of premier spas now accepting Spa Finder Gift Certificates.

"We want Spa Finder customers to experience the best spas throughout the world. The addition of Steiner Leisure's properties to our network means that Spa Finder Gift Certificate holders will be able to visit some of the world's finest and most exotic spas," said Pete Ellis, Chairman and CEO of Spa Finder.

Spa Finder Gift Certificates can now be used at choice Steiner's Mandara Spa locations throughout the Caribbean, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Fiji, Micronesia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives-and even in Las Vegas at the Paris Hotel. In addition, the agreement covers the "Spas at Sea" on Norwegian, Orient and Silversea cruises, as well as Steiner's world-famous Greenhouse Spas and C. Spa day spa locations throughout the U.S.

The addition of the Mandara "Spas at Sea" marks the first spa cruise option available to Spa Finder Gift Certificate holders. "We want to be everywhere our customer wants to be," continued Ellis. "By adding the 'Spas at Sea,' we're opening up a whole new world to our clientele - spa-ing and cruising - what could be more relaxing?"

"Spa Finder's huge customer database and its position as a leading influencer of spa-goers make this partnership a natural,"according to Maurice Voce, VP Marketing of the Steiner Day Spa Group. "By joining with Spa Finder, we're able to reach customers we may not have otherwise had access to. We look forward to serving Spa Finder's clientele."

Steiner Leisure Ltd. is the leading provider of spa services to the cruise industry, operating spas and salons on over one hundred cruise ships worldwide. Steiner's recent acquisition of Mandara Spa and the C. Spa and Greenhouse properties has expanded its network to resort and destination spas as well as day spas.

About Spa Finder, Inc.:

As the world's leading spa publisher, spa travel reservation service and spa marketing company, Spa Finder is considered the authority on all things spa-related. In fact, The New York Times recently cited the 1986 founding of Spa Finder as a milestone in the growth of the worldwide spa industry. Having assembled the world's largest and finest network of spas and the world's largest spa consumer database, Spa Finder connects consumers with their ideal spa experiences-whether they are looking to visit a local day spa or to embark on a vacation or retreat at a stay spa. Spa Finder, with offices in New York and San Francisco, publishes Spa Finder Magazine, the leading publication devoted to spa travel. The company operates Spa Finder Travel, which handles requests and reservations for a quarter-million spa vacations annually, Spa Finder Gift Certificates, and www.spafinder.com, the most complete Internet source and free reservation service for the spa experience.

Media Contacts:

RBI Communications, Inc., Cassandra Cavanah, 323.960.1360 ext. 30, cassandra@rbicom.com
RBI Communications, Inc., Betsy Smith Isroelit, 323.960.1360 ext. 17, betsy@rbicom.com

Media Inquiries

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