From The LA Times: Grand Central Station isn’t exactly known as a temple of tranquility and relaxation. But from Wed., October 31 through Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, the Spa Experience will be coming to the landmark train station in New York City. For these four days, busy commuters and visitors to the city will be able to chill out a little and sample a massage before running for the 5:17 train home to the suburbs.
A total of 50 destination spas and spa beauty companies will have booths at the Spa Experience, from Miraval, Life in Balance, the Tuscon, Ariz., spa, to the CuisinArt Resort & Spa in Anguilla.
Best of all, this event is free, open to the public, and includes:
• 3 hours of spa bliss at Four Seasons Westlake Village
• Shiverylicioius: Places to chill in & around Los Angeles
• Caesars Palace: Qua spa is a Las Vegas oasis
• A dozen places in Los Angeles to feel like a movie star
• Boutique cruise ships ramp up the pampering
A spa retreat center will also offer private areas where visitors can receive a sample beauty treatment or mini-spa treatment for free. There will also be some giveaways and samples, and a number of retailers at Grand Central will be offering tie-in discounts to beauty products, food and other merchandise.
In addition, guests will be able to learn more about the spas, book trips or buy a gift certificate from Spa Finder, redeemable at 3,500 spas worldwide.
If the Grand Central event is successful, “Spa Finder will consider whether to expand to other destinations in 2008 and 2009,” said Patrick Kowalczyk, spokesman for Spa Finder. San Francisco, Chicago, and Dallas are under consideration as possible hosts for other events, he added.
The Spa Experience at Grand Central will take place 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 1 and Nov. 3, 2007.
For more info, visit www.spafinder.com/thespaexperience.com.
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