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The Spa at The Peaks Resort Named Best for Winter Sports

Prestigious Seventh Annual Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards honors Telluride, Colorado Spa

October 8, 2009 (Telluride, CO) – SpaFinder, Inc., the global spa resource, has announced that The Spa at The Peaks Resort has been named among the Top 10 best spas in the world for Best for Winter Sports category 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. More than 360,000 votes – a new record for the Reader’s 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 SpaFinder, Inc. President Susie Ellis. “Now that there are roughly 15,000 hotel, resort and destination spas operating worldwide, for The Spa at The Peaks Resort in Telluride, Colorado to be singled out by our readers is a tremendous honor.”

“This recognition speaks volumes to the dedication of our staff to ensure our continued service and experience is beyond expectation,” said Kristi Dickinson, spa director. “The recent completion of more than $3 million in renovations certainly played a part in this acknowledgment of our exceptional facility.”

Due to the renovations that were completed in the spring, the spa, Colorado’s largest, provides a more holistic guest experience through a blend of function, design and service.

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.

About The Peaks Resort & Spa

The Peaks Resort & Spa is Telluride’s premiere full‐service resort hotel. The property includes 149‐beautifully appointed guest rooms including 32 suites, as well as 14‐penthouse condominiums and 34‐three, four and five bedroom mountainside cabins – all with astounding mountain views. The resort offers slopeside access in the winter and is the home to the Telluride Golf Resort championship course. During a visit to the resort, take a stroll to the Shops at The Peaks. From a revitalizing session at the oxygen inhalation room or Colorado Sun tanning salon to artisan wares at The Apothecary and the best of winter sports at Telluride Sports rental and retail shop, the Shops at The Peaks offer style and distinction for the avid shopper. On site dining includes the Great Room, Palmyra Restaurant, The Lift Café, Legends, Deep End Grill located on the pool deck, as well as in‐room private dining.

The onsite Spa at The Peaks Resort, at 42,000 sq. ft., is the largest spa in Colorado. The Spa features 32 treatment rooms and a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating signature treatments. The Spa also encompasses a full service salon, fully-equipped fitness center including Pilates and yoga studios, certified fitness instructors providing a variety of private and group classes, three-lane lap pool with Telluride's only indoor water slide, indoor climbing wall, gender specific steam rooms, saunas and Roman tubs, and indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tubs. www.thepeaksresort.com/spa


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