“Whether your desire is a lunch-break facial or a vacation-day massage, the last thing anyone needs is stress and hassle when trying to find and book an appointment,” said Sallie Fraenkel, Chief Operating Officer, SpaFinder.
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 26, 2010
Making the world a little more relaxing and stress-free, SpaFinder today launched the first-ever iPhone app that allows users to find nearby spas and deals, check the real-time availability of appointments, and book a reservation instantly. The free SpaFinder app is available from the App Store at http://www.spafinder.com/iphone.
Named the best website for spa travel by Forbes.com and USA Today, SpaFinder is the world’s leading spa and wellness resource.
The free iPhone app allows spa-goers to search SpaFinder’s exhaustive database of more than 5,000 day and destination spas around the world by price, deals, treatments, and online booking availability. Each spa in the database includes an overview, treatment menu, and customer reviews. The app currently allows users to instantly book appointments at more than 1,000 spas in the United States. Future versions will allow instant reservations at spas in additional regions worldwide.
“Whether your desire is a lunch-break facial or a vacation-day massage, the last thing anyone needs is stress and hassle when trying to find and book an appointment,” said Sallie Fraenkel, Chief Operating Officer, SpaFinder. “The SpaFinder app makes it possible to not only find the treatment you’ve been dreaming of, but also to pin down the best deal and book it with the touch of the screen.”
Fraenkel noted that the SpaFinder app is particularly valuable for time-strapped or stressed-out travelers in a new or unfamiliar city. Using the iPhone’s GPS features, the app allows users to quickly and easily find and confirm an appointment at a nearby spa, including providing map and directions.
"Travelers are able to view the real-time availability of spas in their vicinity and immediately book a free, confirmed spa appointment, all without having to research options or making multiple calls to find available appointments,” said Fraenkel.
App users who book reservations via the iPhone app also earn SpaFinder Reward Points, which can be redeemed for SpaFinder Gift Cards. SpaFinder Gift Cards can be used at more than 5,000 spas worldwide.
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, the Club Spa e-newsletter and blog, and the NewBeauty SpaFinder Global Spa, Beauty and Wellness Annual. SpaFinder and its beauty gift division, Salon Wish, offer gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of over 9,000 spas and salons and are available at more than 90,000 unique retail outlets in 77 countries. The company’s technology division innovates new solutions that help spas build and streamline their businesses, including SpaBooker’s patent-pending 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.