Find Serenity at New York's Spas

    ALBANY, N.Y., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- From sacred healing rituals to the
 benefits of natural mineral baths, New York State's many spas and resorts
 offer the latest in spa treatments. And this summer, a brand new spa is
 opening in New York's Hudson Valley region. Whether you are looking for the
 perfect Mother's Day gift, bridal weekend or a just an escape from the daily
 grind, the spas listed below offer packages to fit every schedule and budget:
 
     Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY
     This 19th century castle and 2,200-acre resort is welcoming a new addition
 this summer-the brand new 30,000 square foot Mohonk Spa and Fitness Center.
 The three-level facility includes an indoor swimming pool, fitness rooms,
 motion room (for Pilates, yoga and meditation) as well as a full-service spa.
 Reservations can be made now for those who wish to be among the first to be
 pampered at the luxurious spa. Prior to the grand opening, Mohonk will
 continue to offer guests a full range of massage and facials treatments,
 including the Maple Body Polish. Available through April 30th, this spring
 treatment is a combination of brown sugar and Mohonk's own maple syrup,
 designed to energize and add nutrition to your skin. The 35-minute treatment
 is $77 or can be combined with a full-box half-hour massage for $125.  Call:
 1-800-772-6646 or visit: http://www.mohonk.com.
 
     The New Yorker Bed and Breakfast, Sharon Springs, NY
     Lured by the healing powers of naturally occurring mineral springs, Sharon
 Springs was a mecca for the 19th century social elite. Today, the New Yorker
 Bed and Breakfast continues the region's healing tradition with its new
 Wellness Spa. In addition to traditional treatments, such as facials and
 therapeutic massage, the New Yorker also offers reflexology, Reiki and guided
 meditation. Special packages can be customized for wedding parties and retreat
 groups who stay in the cozy rooms of the 1893 inn. Visit:
 http://www.nyguesthouse.com or call: 518-284-2126.
 
     Catherine Hinds American Skin Care & Spa, Clayton, NY
     In 2000, Catherine Hinds, founder of the first accredited esthetics school
 in the country, sold her New York City and Boston salons and "retired to work"
 in New York State's beautiful Thousand Islands. Take advantage of Hinds' more
 than 40 years of expertise at her waterfront spa, on the St. Lawrence River.
 Through April 30, a special package includes two nights of accommodations for
 two people, two face treatments and express breakfast each morning for $199.
 Hinds' extensive menu of spa treatments includes multiple chemical peels and
 microdermabrasion choices. Call: 1-800-606-4707 or visit:
 http://www.thousandislandsspa.com.
 
     Medbery Inn and Spa, Ballston Spa, NY
     Located just minutes from Saratoga Springs, the Medbery offers the
 region's signature mineral baths. The "Medbery Magic" package is an affordable
 luxury offering guests a relaxing mineral bath followed by a European facial
 for $70. The Medbery's historic San Souci Spring will provide natural spring
 water for you to indulge in one of natures most therapeutic gifts. Private tub
 rooms are filled with soothing aromas, soft music and candle light. The
 Medbery also offers a special golf package with the nearby Ballston Spa
 Country Club. Call 1-800-508-1804 or visit: http://www.medberyinnandspa.com.
 
     The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY
     Situated on Lake George, in the unspoiled Adirondack Mountains, this year-
 round resort and sports paradise includes a European-style spa. Get back to
 nature with the one of the latest treatments, the Sacred Earth Healing Ritual.
 Based on centuries of old native tradition, the treatment uses medicinal
 herbs, aromatic steam and massage. Enjoy deep tissue purification and a
 healing ritual with the stimulating combination of herbs and flower essences.
 After an invigorating exfoliation, luxuriate with an aromatic body steam
 followed by a full body lymph massage. To learn more about this and other spa
 packages, visit: http://www.thesagamore.com/spa or call: 800-358-3585.
 
     Gables Day Spa and Natural Medicines Center, Mayville, NY
     In Western New York, the Gables Day Spa and Natural Medicines Center
 offers a fully-integrated approach to wellness. Located near the picturesque
 Chautauqua Lake, services include massage, facials, Reiki, and reflexology. In
 addition, a licensed acupuncturist and naturopathic doctor providing classical
 Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and homeopathy, while a nutritionist offers
 diet consultations. The Bridal Party Day at the Spa is a popular package that
 includes a continental brunch, massage, facial, and a pedicure or spa
 manicure. Visit: http://www.gables-center.com or call: 716-753-3232.
 
     ABOUT I LOVE NEW YORK
     I LOVE NEW YORK is a campaign administered by Empire State Development,
 Charles A. Gargano, Chairman, through the New York State Division of Tourism.
 First launched in 1977, I LOVE NEW YORK remains one of the most successful
 international tourism campaigns ever created and continues to promote the
 beauty and attractions of New York State's eleven geographic regions:
 Adirondacks, Capital -- Saratoga, Catskills, Central Leatherstocking,
 Chautauqua-Allegheny, Finger Lakes, Greater Niagara, Hudson Valley, Long
 Island, New York City and Thousand Islands Seaway.
     With 168 state parks, 35 state historic sites, major metropolitan centers
 and quaint small towns, New York State offers exciting year-round travel
 possibilities for visitors of all ages. To learn more, or for details on
 upcoming events and lodging, dial (800) CALL-NYS or visit the I LOVE NEW YORK
 Web site at http://www.iloveny.com.
 
      FOR MORE INFORMATION:
      Ron Jury                          Sarah E. Bilofsky
      Empire State Development          Eric Mower and Associates
      212.803.3740                      518.449.3000
      rjury@empire.state.ny.us          sbilofsky@eric.mower.com
 
 

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