2011 Global Spa Summit Offers Delegates Unique Slate of Pre- and Post-Summit Experiences

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Outings, Events and Special Packages Allow Attendees to Immerse Themselves in Bali’s Rich Spa and Wellness Culture

The Global Spa Summit (GSS), the premier annual event for spa and wellness industry leaders, today released a diverse menu of pre- and post-Summit experiences for delegates traveling to the conference in Bali, Indonesia, which will be held May 15-18.

With so many top industry executives traveling long distances to attend the Summit in Indonesia, this slate of outings, events and special packages is specifically designed to immerse attendees in Bali’s traditional and hyper-modern spa and wellness culture. Bali was recently named “the Asian Spa Capital,” and “the Best Island in the World,” and in the days before and after the conference delegates can opt to experience many of the island’s most innovative, extraordinary resort spas and wellness centers. This immersion in the host country’s indigenous spa and cultural scene has become a hallmark of each annual Summit.

Planned Events & Outings:

The Green School: A tour is planned to this world-renowned academic institution that pushes the boundaries for both education and sustainable design, which was founded by famous jewelry designer John Hardy. Powered entirely by clean resources (i.e., solar panels and hydro-powered generators), the extraordinary buildings are comprised entirely of bamboo. Mr. Hardy will also be attending and presenting at the GSS in Nusa Dua from May 15-18.

COMO Shambhala Estate and Uma Ubud: A pre-Summit three-night wellness stay at the exclusive COMO Shambhala Estate or a two-night yoga retreat at sister property Umu Ubud, have been combined with further post-Summit discounts of up to 20% off three-, five- and seven-night wellness packages. The Pre-Summit retreats (nearly sold out) are limited to a set number of delegates, and are expressly designed to extend networking and engagement opportunities beyond the formal conference.

W Retreat & Spa Bali, Seminyak: The 5th-annual GSS will conclude in the afternoon of May 18th with a champagne celebration. A post-Summit excursion to the brand new W Retreat, Bali, located in the nearby trendy enclave of Seminyak will follow. Attendees can explore the new AWAY Spa, while receiving discounts on spa services and cuisine.

Golf Tournament at Bali Golf & Country Club: Delegates can enjoy friendly competition and receive special rates and services at the Bali Golf & Country Club, one of the top ten courses in Asia, which has played host to myriad tournaments including the Dunhill Classic.

Resort/Hotel/Spa Opportunities:

Amanresorts: Special delegate accommodations, spa, and cuisine package rates at the unique Amandari, Amankila, Amanusa and Amanjiwo luxury resort properties, as well as a Jungle Tent experience at Amanwana.

Bulgari Hotels and Resorts, Bali: Special package rates at this sleek, boutique resort on the Bukit peninsula, perched on a promontory overlooking the Indian Ocean.

The Edge: Special offer on the private, cliff-top luxury villa voted “Most Innovative Spa of the Year” by AsiaSpa magazine - offering 24-hour personalized butler service, private pool, spa, wine cellar, theater, gym, etc.

Fivelements: Special rates on this bold, new eco-conscious healing destination deeply rooted in ancient Balinese traditions. Delegates can experience Balinese Healing, Living Foods and Sacred Arts.

Kirana Spa: Award-winning day spa with private villas nestled in the beautiful Ayung River Valley in Ubud. Delegates receive special offers on Kirana’s treatments, experienced in the lush, open-air spa garden.

Spa Village Resort Tembok: Special rates for this award-winning, intimate spa resort in the village of Tembok on the northern part of the island, where the philosophy of wellness extends well beyond spa, into activities, design and cuisine.

Jari Menari Massage and Training Center: Ten minutes from the Summit venue, specials on massage from the male therapist team that has received honors spanning “Spa Therapist of the Year” and “Spa Personality of the Year” from AsiaSpa magazine. (Delegates can experience a 90-minute massage session for $40USD.)

The Private Spa Wellness Center: The collective initiative of GSS delegates, Ian Lyons, world-renowned quantum physicist, and Fabrice Garrigues, spa architect, this cutting-edge spa concept in the heart of Seminyak offers treatments revolving around Bio energy and Zero point therapies.

Summit registration is open, and can be accessed at: http://www.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=7b1d0897-311b-404c-9e4e-cf14c664eb9a

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

For media information contact: Beth McGroarty, beth(at)rbicom(dot)com, +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 an interest in the spa and wellness industries. Delegates from diverse sectors including hospitality, tourism, finance, medicine, real estate, manufacturing, technology, consulting, products and other related industries attend this intimate, high-level gathering focused on advancing the spa and wellness sectors. The Summit has been responsible for some of the most important recent spa industry research, including the landmark Global Spa Economy Report and Spas and the Global Wellness Market: Synergies and Opportunities (both conducted by SRI International). The Summit was honored as the "Spa Event of the Year" for both 2009 and 2010 by AsiaSpa magazine’s awards program. The 2010 conference in Istanbul, Turkey, attracted a record number of delegates (40 different countries, from all continents).

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