[Information Article] The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo Spa & Fitness by ESPA Voted Favorite Spa in Japan


Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo



TOKYO, October 20, 2010 –SpaFinder, Inc., the global spa resource, has announced that The Ritz-Carlton Spa & Fitness by ESPA in Tokyo, has won the prestigious Reader’s Choice Award for Favorite Spa in Japan. Readers cast a record number of votes in the eighth-annual awards, which are considered the most thorough and independent assessment of spas worldwide.


“We are especially thrilled with this recognition,” said Chikako Naito, the Spa Director.  “To be selected as the favorite spa in Japan is an indication that we are not only providing excellent services, but we are also playing a pivotal role in shaping spa trends and furthering the spa business in the country.”


The Ritz-Carlton Spa & Fitness by ESPA was first to introduce ESPA – the British spa brand – to the Japanese market. Encompassing 21,000 square feet, the spa offers guests a luxurious spa, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and equipment, an indoor pool, dry sauna, steam sauna, nine spa treatment rooms, one spa suite, ideal for two people, fitness studio, and the option to purchase a club membership that provides specialized privileges including a private lounge, personal training sessions, and a variety of hotel discounts throughout the year.  For reservations, please contact The Ritz-Carlton Spa & Fitness by ESPA at 03-6434-8813.

“Winning a Reader’s Choice Award is truly a remarkable achievement. There are more spa-goers around the globe than ever before, and competition within the spa industry is at an all-time high. To be recognized by our readers is an extraordinary honor for everyone at The Ritz-Carlton Spa & Fitness by ESPA,” said Susie Ellis, president of SpaFinder, Inc.



Winners Named in 35 Countries/Regions

This year, Readers’ Choice Awards were presented to spas in 35 countries/regions, a record number that included awards for favorite spa in China Mainland and Hong Kong, Turkey, Malaysia, Russia and Central America.  Readers’ Choice Award winners will be featured in the NewBeauty SpaFinder Guide to Global Spa, Wellness & Beauty, which will be on newsstands in November. A complete list of winners can also be viewed at: http://www.spafinder.com/spaguide/readerschoice/2010.htm



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 annual NewBeauty SpaFinder Guide to Global Spa, Wellness & Beauty. SpaFinder and its spa-beauty gift division, SpaWish, offer gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of thousands of spas and salons and are available at more than 90,000 unique retail outlets in 79 countries. 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.


About The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

Located in the heart of Tokyo Midtown, in the city’s tallest building, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo sits at the core of Roppongi, the capital’s entertainment, diplomatic and design-related business hub. Occupying the top nine floors of the 53-story building, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo offers 360-degree panoramic vistas of Tokyo including Tokyo Tower and Mount Fuji. Featuring 248 guest rooms, including 36 suites and Ritz-Carlton Club Level Rooms, the hotel delivers a guest experience like no other and accommodations that offer Frette linens and featherbeds, deep-soaking tubs, rain showers, two Sony BRAVIA televisions, complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, dual-line telephones with voicemail, CD and DVD player and complimentary water at turndown. For pure luxury outside of its guest rooms, the hotel’s Spa and Fitness by ESPA offers guests the ultimate in pampering, while its four Japanese restaurants which includes Hinokizaka, a Michelin star-rated Japanese restaurant, Azure 45, offering French seafood and Towers Grill, a classic American grill – provide pure satisfaction for the palate. The hotel also offers state-of-the-art event facilities, including a dedicated Wedding Chapel.  The Ritz-Carlton is located Tokyo Midtown 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 107-6245 Japan.  For more information, or for reservations, please call +81-3-3423-8000, or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/tokyo.



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