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DiscoverSpas.com Newsletter
August 10, 2005

Welcome to the long-awaited first edition of the DiscoverSpas.com newsletter! I hope you find lots of useful information.

Wishing you health, happiness and prosperity,
Julie Register

SpaExcellence Award

On July 27, SpaQuality LLC, was delighted to announce Sundara Inn & Spa in Wisconsin Dells, WI as the first spa in the world to achieve certification in The International Standards of SpaExcellenceSM. SpaQuality LLC has created and maintains these quality management standards expressly for the spa industry, provides education in The Standards and quality management techniques, assesses spas for compliance with The Standards and recognizes spas that meet the standards with a an award of Spa SpaExcellenceSM.

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Best Spas

There are lots of top spa lists out there. Find out what spas are on them on DiscoverSpas.com Best Spas pages. Included are Conde Nast Traveler's (US) Readers' Travel Awards 2005, Travel + Leisure's World's Best Spas 2005, Absolute Asia’s Top Ten Spa Experiences, Robb Report 2005 Best of the Best Spas, America's Best Hotel & Resort Three- Four- and Five-Star Spas 2005 from Mobil Travel Guide, and Conde Nast Traveller's (UK) Readers' Travel Awards 2005.

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Spa Store

Love Lavender? Find a large variety of lavender products at DiscoverSpas.com store like this Lavender Living & Bathtime Rituals Gift Basket from SpaFinder.

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New Additions

Some recent additions to DiscoverSpas.com have been: The Spa at The Setai in Miami, FL and Paradise Salon, Spa & Café in Delray Beach, FL; Exhale Gold Coast in Chicago, IL; Bliss San Francisco in the W Hotel and the Retreat Spa & Fitness Centre at the Radisson SAS Hotel & Spa, Cork in Ireland.

Since the DiscoverSpas.com site was launched over a year and a half ago 800 spa listings have been added, bringing the total up to over 9,200 worldwide. I have thousands of spas yet to add. If you know of any spas that are missing from the list, please send an email to me, and I will be happy to prioritize their addition.

US Spa Listings...
Global Spa Listings...

Spa Reviews

Read about my experiences at spas I have recently visited: JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico; The Hilton Cancun Beach & Golf Resort in Cancun, Mexico; EcoTulum Resorts in Tulum, Mexico; Pinehurst in Pinehurst, North Carolina; Cornelia Day Resort in New York City; and The Bellmoor Inn, Spa, Gardens and Conference Center in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

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Spa Contests

Five contests end on August 15 including one worth $66,795. Hurry! Enter today.

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Spa Business Resources

For those of you in the spa industry, the Spa Business Resources area of DiscoverSpas.com has been expanded to include Spa Studies; Spa Conferences and Expo Reports; Spa Manager/Director Education; Massage Equipment, Supplies, and Accessories Suppliers; Spa Software Suppliers; Spa Wear Suppliers; Spa Consultants; Spa Marketing, Communications and PR Firms; a Professional Book Store and Professional Magazine Store.

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In The Grand Spas of Central Europe, historian David Clay Large follows the grand spa story from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present, focusing especially on the years between the French Revolution and World War II, a period in which the major Central European Kurorte (literally, “cure-towns”) reached their peak of influence and then slipped into decline.

Featured Spa Event

Mnaitou Springs, Colorado

in Manitou Springs, CO
September 30 through October 1, 2016

Waterfest will bring together, educators, practitioners, water enthusiasts and local residents for three days to explore the geology, hydrology, health benefits, business, culture and history of mineral water. The recently opened SunWater Spa and Wellness Center offers guests the opportunity to soak in the heated mineral springs water that has made the town a health seekers retreat for more than 150 years.

Presentations and discussions at the Manitou Springs City Hall on Saturday, October 1st

- 10am: Geology & Hydrology: Understanding and Protecting our Mineral Springs Aquifers: vulnerabilities, dangers, and creative approaches
- 11:15am: Culture & History: Explore the history of Manitou Springs and the development of global spa cultures
- 1:45pm: A New Frontier in Medicine: Balneology and a new system of natural therapeutics, evidence and applications.
- 3:00pm: Business & Economics: Interactive Roundtable for Mineral Springs Owners & Operators: Challenges & Opportunities for the 21st Century


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