Elemis Spa At Mohegan Sun Named “Best Casino Hotel Spa” In Prestigious Seventh-Annual SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards


SpaFinder, Inc., the global spa resource, has announced that Elemis Spa at Mohegan Sun has been named among the top 10 best spas in the world for “Best Casino Hotel Spa” in its seventh-annual SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards. Based on votes submitted by readers of SpaFinder publications, including SpaFinder.com, the awards represent the most comprehensive consumer assessment of the global spa market available today. Over 360,000 votes—a new record for the Readers’ Choice Awards—were cast for favorite spas by continent, country, region and across 27 categories.
“After seven years of enthusiastic consumer participation, our Readers’ Choice Awards have become the industry’s premier award program – the spa world’s answer to the Academy Awards,” said Susie Ellis, President of SpaFinder, Inc.. “Now that there are roughly 15,000 hotel, resort and destination spas operating worldwide, for Elemis Spa at Mohegan Sun to be singled out by our readers is a tremendous honor.”
“We wish to acknowledge Heather Lunny, our Spa Director and her team for continuing to do such an outstanding job,” said Bruce Pine, Senior Vice President of Elemis Spa. “We wish to share this with our friends at Mohegan Sun, without their support this award would not be possible.”
To help consumers identify the very best spas for their specific goals, SpaFinder asked its readers and web visitors to name their top picks for the best spas in 27 unique categories – from “Best for Affordability” and “Best Cuisine” to “Best for Men” and “Best Medical Program.”  More categories were included in 2009 than ever before including new entrants like “Best Environmental Practices” and “Best for Water Sports.” Voters were asked to only cast ballots for stay spas they’ve personally visited within the past three years.
Visit SpaFinder.com For a Complete List of 2009 Winners
A complete listing of Readers’ Choice Award winners will be featured in SpaFinder’s 2010 Global Spa and Wellness Directory, the definitive guide to spa and wellness destinations worldwide – and can also be viewed at: http://www.spafinder.com/ spaguide/readerschoice/2009.jsp
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.
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 Spa Enthusiast newsletter and the annual Global Spa and Wellness Directory. SpaFinder and its new gift division, Salon Wish, offer spa gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of over 9,000 spas and salons worldwide and are available at thousands of retail outlets. The company’s technology division innovates new solutions that help spas build and streamline their businesses, including the popular SpaBooker 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.