SpaFinder, Inc., the global spa and wellness resource, announced the winners of its Readers’ Choice Awards, honoring the most international and diverse group of spas in the history of the awards. Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach took top honors in five categories!

Best Accommodations, The Best in Luxury, Best Interior Design, Favorite Spa Professional– Lori Pavlack, Massage Therapist and Best Brand, The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach.

This year marks the ninth anniversary of the annual awards; SpaFinder is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the company. The 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards drew unparalleled participation worldwide with more votes cast by spa-goers across more countries, regions and categories — offering the most complete and the most useful peer-to-peer recommendations in the global spa market, readers voted for their favorite spas in 32 different “Best For” categories. “SpaFinder was the first to offer people the opportunity to vote for their favorite spas in diverse categories, from cuisine to hiking to golf to romance, providing a fast, accessible way for spa-goers to make decisions based on what’s important to them,” said SpaFinder President Susie Ellis. “They have become a valuable consumer guide, as well as an industry accolade.” Ellis noted that this year there has been a veritable explosion in the kinds of offerings and choices available, as the industry continues its For more information about Eau Spa or to make appointments, please call (561) 540-4960.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach is a Forbes Five Star and 2011 AAA Five Diamond Award property, which completed a more-than $130 million transformation in 2009. The beachfront resort welcomes guests with breathtaking ocean views immediately upon entry and a gorgeous outdoor terrace with evening ambiance and a fire pit. There are 310 spacious guestrooms and luxurious suites – including the 2,755-square-foot Presidential Suite – and 23,000 square feet of indoor meeting space. Dining options include Angle, a contemporary American supper club; Temple Orange for traditional Italian comfort food; Breeze as a chic burger bistro set oceanside; Oceanfront Cabanas for intimate affairs; Eau Spa Café; and Stir Bar in the lobby lounge for light nibbles and refreshments. The Business Lounge and Resort Cabanas cater to travelers who wish to combine work and play. Eau Spa offers a
contemporary take on spa-going and day-long unwinding with a multitude of fanciful treatments, a full-service salon and fitness center. For more information visit www.ritzcarlton.com/resorts/palm_beach.

Eau Spa is a 42,000 sq. ft. spa wonderland located at the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five diamond property The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach. Renowned for elevating the spa experience to an entirely new level, every touch ha been carefully thought out to help the guests engage and enjoy their experience. The Pause, Play and Perfect philosophy is encapsulated in the idea of ‘me time’; taking some well deserved time away from daily worries to spend on yourself. Master skincare specialists present their personalization, immediate results and high touch luxury treatments. Leading skin care authority, Dr. Zein Obagi’s newest product line, ZO Skin Health™, provides individualized skin care products that focus on prevention and maintenance. The specialized Kerastase salon at Eau Spa features six chairs, including a master chair for special occasions and weddings. Work with red carpet stylist and Creative Director Michael Rolland, celebrity Make-up Artist Georgio Fernandez and national Lash Artist Mikela Fernandez. Discover the baroque and beautiful Eau Spa and Salon where primping and personal attention are always in style. To learn more about Eau Spa, please visit www.eauspa.com.

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