Global Beauty Leader, Clarins, Becomes Gold Sponsor of 2010 Global Spa Summit

Spa Software Innovators, SpaBooker and SpaSoft, And High-End Product Companies, Sodashi and [comfort zone], Announced as Silver Partners

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It’s especially gratifying to see these cutting-edge product and technology companies (who can be competitors in the marketplace) come together to mutually support each other and the industry with the common goal of ‘Joining together. Shaping the future’

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2010

The Global Spa Summit (GSS) today announced that Clarins, the global beauty and spa treatment leader, has become a Gold Sponsor of the 2010 Summit being held in Istanbul, Turkey from May 16-19. The GSS also announced a new group of Silver Sponsors, including SpaBooker, a new Internet-based SaaS (software-on-demand) booking and management solution for spas and salons. Also joining is SpaSoft, a well-established spa software company (owned by Par Springer-Miller) with deep relationships in the hospitality industry. Additionally, two widely recognized spa product companies, Sodashi and [comfort zone], are supporting the spa and wellness industry as Silver Partners.

“The Summit has attracted an unprecedented roster of marquis sponsors this year. For instance, the worldwide beauty powerhouse, Clarins, has been innovating skincare, natural products and spa treatments for over five decades,” noted Pete Ellis, Chairman of the Board of the Global Spa Summit. “It’s especially gratifying to see these cutting-edge product and technology companies (who can be competitors in the marketplace) come together to mutually support each other and the industry with the common goal of ‘Joining together. Shaping the future’ – the Global Spa Summit’s stated mission.”

Clarins:
Clarins, the Summit’s Special Events Sponsor, is generously supporting two events: a gala dinner at Turkey’s leading spa/boutique hotel, Les Ottomans, and a Bosphorus Cruise and cocktail party.

The Clarins (http://www.clarins.com) story began 50 years ago in a Parisian Beauty Institute created by Jacques Courtin Clarins, devoted to face and body treatments and products exclusively made from plant extracts. Today the Clarins Group is an international leader in the premium skincare, beauty, spa and fragrance markets, with a global network of 20 subsidiaries and over 6,000 staff worldwide. Additionally, Clarins has its own branded Skin Spas in 60 locations around the world, ‘Spas by Clarins’ partnerships in more than 30 luxury hotels (as far a field as the Seychelles, Mauritius, Mexico, Japan and Dubai), and a Gold Partner program with privately owned day spas and salons worldwide. Clarins’ spa treatments combine plant ingredients with an exclusive 100% manual application technique, and high-performance laboratory knowledge. The company will soon launch a new brand for high-end hotels, “My Blend,” a revolutionary new system based on personal prescription (that will be unveiled in Q2 at the new Raffles Royal Monceau Paris).

“We’re delighted to be contributing to the worldwide development of the industry by participating in the 2010 Global Spa Summit,” said Ghislain Waeyaert, Director of Clarins Spa Activities. “Spa is a cornerstone of Clarins, and prestigious hotels around the world have chosen our expertise to ensure the very best of well-being for their guests. We welcome this unique opportunity to connect with global decision-makers in the industry.”

Sodashi:
Silver Partner, Sodashi (http://www.sodashi.com), acknowledged as one of the purest range of spa treatments in the word, will sponsor multiple networking refreshment breaks on Day One at the Summit. Founded in 1999, and produced in Western Australia, Sodashi’s formulations are 100% natural and chemical-free, and designed to have anti-aging, purifying, hydrating, and balancing properties. Sodashi enjoys widespread international success, supplying luxury spas in 20 countries, including countries across Europe, Asia, the U.S. and the Middle East.

SpaBooker:
Silver Sponsor, SpaBooker (http://www.spa-booker.com), a division of global spa resource SpaFinder, Inc., will host the Summit’s Internet Café. A leading spa management and online booking solution, SpaBooker connects customers from across the Internet directly to a spa's appointment book, allowing spa-goers to view available treatments/times and book live appointments. SpaBooker also powers the mobile booking feature on SpaFinder’s recently unveiled iPhone app. A comprehensive management solution, it’s equipped with a complete point-of-sale (POS) system with integrated credit card processing, cash handling, and inventory management. The company provides custom solutions for small, multi-location, and large corporate spa companies, as well as hotels and resorts, salons, and yoga and fitness facilities.

SpaSoft:
SpaSoft (http://www.springermiller.com), a leading spa management solution for over 15 years, sponsors Summit networking refreshment breaks on Day Two, which includes a visit to the ancient Tarihi Hamam at the Ç1ragan Palace. SpaSoft facilitates comprehensive spa management and is expressly designed for the needs of the spa industry, integrating resource management, activity scheduling, Web booking, group management, yield/revenue management, Club membership, inventory management, PA DSS validated point-of-sale, business and financial reporting, as well as client management and history. The system interfaces with various systems, including property management systems, credit card and gift card processors, back office systems, membership billing, and other PAR Springer-Miller technologies – designed to create a seamless flow of guest-centric information.

[comfort zone]:
[comfort zone] (http://www.comfortzone.it) sponsors a special Summit luncheon where product companies will showcase their offerings. Founded in 1993 in Parma, Italy by the Bollati family, who specialize in chemistry and the development of hair-care and skin-care, the line was created as an innovative project of beauty and wellness. Dedicated to a ‘total’ approach to beauty for all aspects of life, [comfort zone] offers a menu of beauty treatments and rituals, cosmetics, sensory experiences and elements of design. Headquartered in Parma (with branches in New York, Paris and London), their products are distributed in over 45 countries worldwide.

The Summit:
The fourth annual Summit, whose theme is “Bridges Worth Building,” will be held at the historic Ç1ragan Palace Kempinski Hotel in Istanbul. Other key sponsors include Murad, Precor, Thermarium and The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Attended by top industry executives from around the world, 2010’s invitation-only Summit is expected to attract a record number of delegates from a record number of countries.

A preliminary agenda can be accessed at: http://www.globalspasummit.org/index.php/summit-2010/preliminary-agenda

For registration/sponsorship information, contact: info (at) globalspasummit (dot) org or visit http://www.globalspasummit.org

For media information, contact: Beth McGroary, +1 213 300 0107 or +44 (0) 870 121 6066.

About Global Spa Summit:
The Global Spa Summit is an annual event that attracts top-level executives and leaders from around the world with interest in the spa and wellness industry. Delegates from diverse sectors including hospitality, investment, finance, real estate, medicine, manufacturing, technology, consulting, product, and other related industries attend this intimate, high-level gathering focused on advancing the spa and wellness sectors. With increasing attendance by more countries each year, the Global Spa Summit delegation represented 32 different countries from all continents in 2009.

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