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October, 2002, Vol. 02, Issue 10

Spa Industry News

By Editorial Staff

In August, Delaware North Parks Services (DNPS) announced the purchase of Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. The acquisition marks DNP's entry into the Canadian spa and resort market.

A major attraction of the resort is its natural hot mineral springs, which supply five swimming pools and a new full-service spa within the complex, Healing Springs Spa.

Architectural elegance and the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf welcome guests to the Royal Spa at the Royal Meridien Hotel and Resort in Bahrain, Dubai. Hydrotherapy, affusion massage, seaweed wraps and salt scrubs are among the many services offered at the spa.

Spa Aldonza opened in August at the La Mancha Private Villas and Spa Resort in Palm Springs, California. The spa offers customized massage therapy, facials, body wraps, pedicures, manicures, and a host of other treatments.

A full menu of spa services are available in private guest accommodations at the Pink Beach Club & Cottages in Tucker's Town, Bermuda. "We have found that our guests enjoy having the spa brought to them, rather than visiting a separate facility," explained Managing Director Michael J. Williams. The facility on Bermuda's south shore, nestled amid rolling hills and lush gardens, was recognized as a "Gold Resort" in Condé Nast Traveler's recent reader's survey. (Editor's note: We reported the results of this survey in the June 2002 issue, available online at

The World Spa by Clinique La Prairie is in full swing on board The World of ResidenSea, the first-ever resort community at sea. The 7,000 square-foot spa includes spa treatment facilities; an aqua spa; gym; exercise room; sauna; and full-service hair and beauty salon. The ship, which offers 110 fully furnished luxury residences and 88 guest suites, continuously circumnavigates the globe, with stops at various international ports of stay.

Spa Finder has partnered with travel website Orbitz to provide online information, real-time availability and reservation capabilities at over 250 resort and destination spas. Orbitz's new spa "mini-site" offers prospective vacationers access to comprehensive spa vacation package listings and online booking.


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