Crystal Springs Scores High Marks for New Spa




For Immediate Release:

November 11, 2009



Crystal Mountain?s spa receives national and international recognition.


THOMPSONVILLE, MICH – The readers of Spa Magazine have voted Crystal Spa among their five Favorite Hotel/Resort Spas in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest while SpaFinder has rated it among the Ten Best internationally in the Winter Sports Category.


Crystal Spa is in good company on the Ten Best: Winter Sports Category list joined by Allegra Spa in Beaver Creek, Chakra Spa in Gstaad, Switzerland, and Four Seasons Resort Whistler, among others. Over 360,000 votes were cast in the SpaFinder Readers? Choice Awards. Voters were asked to only cast ballots for spas they?ve personally visited within the past three years. Both Forbes magazine and USA Today regard SpaFinder as the premier online resource for spa travel.


The November/December 2009 issue of Spa Magazine currently features Crystal Spa among its Silver Sage Readers? Choice Awards for Favorite Hotel/Resort Spa: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. More than 100,000 votes were cast in the Silver Sage Readers Choice Awards with Crystal Spa second only to La Prairie at the Ritz Carlton, New York in its category.


?It is an incredible honor to be recognized by such a sophisticated readership as Spa Magazine and SpaFinder,? said Chris MacInnes, chief operating officer of Crystal Mountain. ?To receive these two awards having been open for just nine months is a wonderful reflection of the quality of our spa staff and management.?


The accolades from Spa Magazine and SpaFinder are two of four received by Crystal Mountain this fall. In early September, the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association announced Crystal Mountain as the ?Course of the Year.? Then in early-October, Parents Magazine named Crystal Mountain among the nation?s Ten Best Snow Resorts for Families ? the only resort on that list from the Midwest.


Opened in January 2009, Crystal Spa has quickly established itself as an award-winning destination. It also has the distinction of being the Midwest?s only LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) spa facility and one of just six in the nation. The 18,500 square-foot facility features 12 treatment rooms, including a dual treatment room and Vichy shower, meditation lounge, outdoor meditation garden with hot tub, locker rooms with infrared saunas and steam rooms, and a manicure and pedicure salon. In addition, the building includes a fitness center with the latest cardio- and strength-training equipment, motion studio, and an indoor pool and hot tub.


About SpaFinder:

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, the Spa Enthusiast newsletter and the annual?Global Spa and Wellness Directory. Founded in 1986, the privately held company is headquartered in Manhattan.


About Spa Magazine:

For more than 13 years, Spa magazine has offered readers a personal connection to the beauty, health, and wellness secrets of the world?s hottest spas. Spa publishes six bimonthly editions plus the award-winning Spa Worldwide Guide annual directory. Check out Spa online at


About Crystal Mountain:

Celebrating over 50 years, Crystal is a family-owned, four-season resort with 45 downhill slopes, 40km cross-country trails, 36 holes of championship golf, one of GOLF Magazine?s Top 25 Golf Schools in America, one-acre outdoor water playground, the Crystal Coaster Michigan?s only alpine slide, lodging, dining, skiing, IACC-approved conference facilities and Crystal Spa.




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