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Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort Named “Best for Mineral Springs” in Prestigious 6th Annual SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards

SpaFinder, Inc., the global spa resource, has announced that Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort has been named among the top-10 best spas in the world for Mineral Springs in its sixth annual SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards. Based on votes submitted by readers of SpaFinder publications, including Spafinder.com, the awards represent the most complete consumer assessment of the global spa market available today. Nearly 250,000 votes—a record for the Reader’s Choice Awards—were cast for favorite spas by continent, country, region and across 25 categories.

“Now in its sixth year, our Readers’ Choice Awards have become the industry’s premier award program – the spa world’s answer to the Academy Awards,” said SpaFinder, Inc. President Susie Ellis. “Now that there are nearly 13,000 hotel, resort and destination spas operating worldwide, for Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort to be singled out by our readers is a significant honor.”

Temple Gardens Mineral Spa is one of kind featuring an indoor/outdoor natural geothermal mineral water pool. The rejuvenating, mineral-rich geo-thermal waters are drawn from the porous rock formation of ancient seabed's more than 1350 meters (4500 ft.) below the earth's surface. Known for its therapeutic attributes the thermal spa and hotel attract guests from all over North America.

To help spa consumers identify the best spas for their unique goals, SpaFinder asked its readers and web visitors to name their picks for the best spas in 25 specific categories – from “best accommodations” and “best cuisine,” to “best for men” and “best urban hotel spa.” New categories this year included “Best Spa Therapist” and “Best Spa Manager.” In all, ballots were cast for more than 1,500 different spa properties worldwide. Voters were asked to only cast ballots for stay spas they’ve personally visited within the past three years.

Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort’s Readers’ Choice Award will be formally presented during an invitation-only gala at the new Spa by Guerlain® in the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel of New York on October 14th, 2008.

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Visit Spafinder.com for a Complete List of 2008 Readers’ Choice Winners A complete listing of Readers’ Choice Award winners will be featured in SpaFinder’s 2009 Global SpaFinder, the definitive worldwide spa directory, and can also be viewed at http://www.spafinder.com/spaguide/readerschoice/2008.jsp

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, SpaFinder Lifestyle webazine, Spa Enthusiast, and the worldwide spa directory, Global SpaFinder. SpaFinder Gift Certificates and its new gift division, Spa & Salon Wish, offer spa gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of over 7,000 spas and salons worldwide and are available at thousands of retail outlets. The company’s software division innovates new solutions that help spas build and streamline their businesses, including the popular Spa Booker online booking system. 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.