The Palms Aveda Spa Voted “Top Ten for Favorite New Getaway Spas”
The Palms Aveda Spa Voted “Top Ten for Favorite New Getaway Spas” in SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards
The Palms Spa, an Aveda destination spa, wins award in the 2010 SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards for the category of Top Ten Favorite New Getaway Spas. Spa-goers cast a record number of votes in the eighth-annual Awards, which are considered to be the most thorough and independent assessment of spas worldwide.
“Winning a Readers’ Choice Award is a remarkable achievement,” said Susie Ellis, president of SpaFinder, Inc. “Spa-goers are looking for a spa that offers their desired experience and helps them meet their specific goals. There are over 15,000 destination, resort and hotel spas around the world, and to be singled out by our readers is a tremendous honor.”
Throughout the year, spa-goers voted on their favorite spas overall – by continent and country/region – along with their picks for “Favorite Spa” in 31 popular categories, such as “Best Fitness Program,” “Best for Romance,” and “Best for Weight Loss.” Voters were asked to cast ballots only for spas they have personally visited within the past three years. Readers’ Choice Award winners will be featured in the NewBeauty SpaFinder Guide to Global Spa, Wellness & Beauty, which will be on newsstands in November.
The Palms Spa is dedicated to nurturing guests with highly personalized experiences and rituals influenced by ancient Ayurvedic holistic philosophy and enhanced with high performance, natural and botanically derived products in a tranquil atmosphere inspired by nature. Situated in the hotel’s lower lobby, the 5,000-square foot facility features a series of multi-purpose rooms including a couple’s suite with experience snail shower, an indoor/outdoor relaxation area with steam room, poolside treatment cabanas, a beauty salon, an Aveda retail area and a fitness room. The Palms Spa is open 7 days per week from 9:00am to 9:00pm.
About The Palms Hotel & Spa
Just minutes from the heart of South Beach, The Palms Hotel & Spa combines genuine service, laid-back sophistication, and oceanfront serenity into a destination where complete wellness and environmental awareness are at the center of each experience. Privately owned and managed by The Krause family, who also own the boutique-style Circa 39 Hotel and restored Miami Beach’s landmark National Hotel, The Palms recently completed an extensive renovation of its public spaces, including the addition of a luxury Aveda spa, a new signature natural gourmet restaurant and lounge, Essensia, enhanced pool and garden facilities and renovated meeting and event facilities. Included in this impressive $20 million dollar enhancement project is the upgrade of the hotel’s 251 guest rooms, which are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2009. With lush gardens and a tranquil pool area, The Palms sits on its own stretch of beach just 12 miles from Miami International Airport and is also a member of Summit Hotels & Resorts, a collection of the finest independent luxury hotels and resorts around the world. For reservations or further information, please call 800.550.0505 or visit www.thepalmshotel.com
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 thousands of 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.