FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY13, 2012
Spas ofAmerica’s Top 100 Spas of 2011
Country, Destination and Wine spa experiences top list of popular spa searches
(LosAngeles, California) —The spa travel website Spas ofAmerica today announced its annual ranking of theTop 100 Spas of the past year, based on consumer behavior on its popular website.
“Spas offering escape, rejuvenation and wellness in beautiful outdoor settings continue to prove popular with spa consumers,” says Spas ofAmerica president Craig Oliver. “Only three spas in our top 30 were City spa experiences, while consumers were drawn to discover Destination, Country, Wine, Beach and Ocean experiences.”
Topping the list for 2011 is the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge in Ivins, Utah. Set amid the stunning red rocks of southwestern Utah, the Biggest Loser Resort is a “destination spa,” offering an affordable, comprehensive health and fitness experience focusing on exercise, nutrition and education.
Second place, and the most popular Canadian spa, is the 100 Fountain Spa at the Pillar and Post, set in the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Only minutes from Niagara Falls, the 100 Fountain Spa is a year-round destination offering a wide range of cultural, historical and recreational activities.
Virginia’sThe Homestead placed third on the list of top 100 spas. Set in the scenicAllegheny Mountains and built in 1892, the Homestead Spa is one ofAmerica’s most historic luxury spas, still fed by the original hot springs that have attracted travelers since the 1700s.
Fourth place and the most popular Beach spa experience went to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel,Abhasa Spa. Situated on 10 acres of prime Waikiki beachfront on the south shore of Oahu Island, the Royal Hawaiian
is a popular beach spa escape.
Fifth place for 2011, and the most popular spa in the Midwest, is Wisconsin'sAspira Spa atThe Osthoff Resort. Nestled on the shores of a lake considered sacred by NativeAmericans,Aspira Spa offers a holistic treatment philosophy that promises balance, peace and harmony.
The complete list of all 100 spas can be viewed at:
TheTop 100 Spas of 2011 includes 67 spas in the United States, 30 spas in Canada, and one spa each from Mexico, Costa Rica and Italy.
Spas ofAmerica’sTop 100 Spas of 2011 are ranked by unique page views generated by customers visiting the website throughout the year. Spas ofAmerica’s global audience is very targeted: 70% women;
80% United States/Canada; 25 to 65 years; $75k to $250k HHI; leisure and business travelers; and health, wellness and lifestyle oriented. In addition to the US and Canada, Spas ofAmerica draws spa travel consumers from Europe,Asia and SouthAmerica.
About Spas ofAmerica
Launched in 2005, Spas ofAmerica is the largest spa travel website, showcasing over 700 of the best resort, hotel and destination spas around the world. Spas ofAmerica supports the growth of Spa
& Wellness travel by providing consumers with a beautiful, clean, easy-to-use online experience.The website empowers customers to search for spas by map, name, keyword, experience or geographic region. Find Spas ofAmerica online at http://www.spasofamerica.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/spasofamerica.
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