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2012 Spa Finder Awards



Bonnie Crail

For La Quinta Resort & Club

+1 951 244 4524



Spa La Quinta Earns Top Ten Global Ranking Among Golf, Wedding, LGBT and Pet-Friendly Spa-Goers, As Announced In SpaFinder Wellness’ 2012 Readers’ Choice Poll


Prestigious Tenth-Annual Awards Honor Spa Guests’ Favorites Across The Globe


LA QUINTA, Calif.  – October 31, 2012 – Spa La Quinta at La Quinta Resort & Spa and PGA WEST has been named recipient of four category awards in the new SpaFinder® Wellness Readers’ Choice Awards for 2012. The prestigious recognition goes to the top-ten most-voted spas within several key categories, as selected each year by spa-goers from around the world.


Spa La Quinta has been awarded with SpaFinder® 2012 Wellness Readers’ Choice Awards recognitions in the categories of: Best for Golf, Best for LGBT, Best for Weddings, and Best for Pet-Friendly. In 2012, more votes were registered than in any other year in the awards’ history, and voters selected favorite spas by continent, by country/region and across 27 categories, limiting their selections to those spas which they had personally visited within the past three years


“We are honored to be recognized by such knowledgeable and discerning spa-goers,” said Gary Sims, managing director, La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST. “Our Spa Director, Leslie Johnson, and the staff of Spa La Quinta are committed to delivering the highest-quality spa experience, and we are tremendously proud of this richly-deserved achievement.”


A private sanctuary nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the 23,000- square-foot Spa La Quinta features 38 newly renovated treatment rooms. Featured in this acclaimed Southern California spa: six outdoor garden soaking tubs, four signature open-air La Quinta Celestial Showers; men’s and women’s relaxation areas, locker facility and steam rooms. The new full-service salon offers organic and vegan nail and hair care along with mineral make-up. Known for providing advance skin care science such as HydraFacial™, the spa’s unique blend of advance skin care science and innovative bodywork techniques incorporates indigenous and organic elements. Spa La Quinta highlights also includes special treatments for children and young adults along with massage for pets. Whether a guest wishes to enjoy a single signature treatment, customized massage or a day devoted to wellness, the spa’s central Sanctuary Courtyard also offers a tranquil place to unwind before or after a treatment and features the serene sounds of two fountains, a fireplace and cooling mist system. The adjacent 4,000-square-foot fitness center and movement studio is equipped with Life Cycle, Life Step, Life Stride and Paramount ETX equipment.

“Working your way to the top of a spa category with this level of competition is nothing short of an extraordinary feat,” noted Susie Ellis, president of SpaFinder Wellness, Inc. “This Crystal Award salutes the hard work of Spa La Quinta’s owners and staff, who have achieved this honor together by delivering the highest level of services for every client, every day.” 


For information and reservations at Spa La Quinta, visit

or call 760 777 4800. Spa La Quinta and La Quinta Resort & Club are located in La Quinta, California, part of the greater Palm Springs region of Southern California’s popular Coachella Valley.



About La Quinta Resort & Spa and PGA WEST®

La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST is a renowned desert destination in the greater Palm Springs area featuring 796 elegantly-appointed casitas, suite and villas; the 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta®; 41 swimming pools and 53 hot spas; 23 tennis courts and exceptional cuisine at Morgan’s in the desert; TWENTY6; Adobe Grill; Ernie’s at PGA WEST and elsewhere throughout the resort. Known as The Western Home of Golf in America® and named “North America’s Golf Resort of the Year,” it is home to five award-winning public golf courses and four private courses, designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf. The resort is a member of Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. For more information, call 760-564-4111 or visit


About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand’s namesake, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel & resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.



Bonnie Crail
Crail Communications