February 26, 2010
Luxe Life: Book Your Next Spa Appointment Via iPhone
"I think I want a massage rightthisverymoment," you think. If you have an iPhone, you can now fulfill this very desire. A new app, launched today by SpaFinder (yes, those people who bring you the ultra fab Spa Week twice per year), haev launched an iPhone app that allows users to find nearby spas and deals, check the real-time availability of appointments, and book a reservation instantly. The free SpaFinder app is available from the App Store.
The free iPhone app allows spa-goers to search SpaFinder’s database of more than 5,000 day and destination spas around the world by price, deals, treatments, and online booking availability. Each spa in the database includes an overview, treatment menu, and customer reviews. The app currently allows users to instantly book appointments at more than 1,000 spas in the United States. Future versions will allow instant reservations at spas in additional regions worldwide.
“Whether your desire is a lunch-break facial or a vacation-day massage, the last thing anyone needs is stress and hassle when trying to find and book an appointment,” says Sallie Fraenkel, Chief Operating Officer, SpaFinder. “The SpaFinder app makes it possible to not only find the treatment you’ve been dreaming of, but also to pin down the best deal and book it with the touch of the screen.”
Fraenkel noted that the SpaFinder app is particularly valuable for time-strapped or stressed-out travelers in a new or unfamiliar city. Using the iPhone’s GPS features, the app allows users to quickly and easily find and confirm an appointment at a nearby spa, including providing map and directions.
"Travelers are able to view the real-time availability of spas in their vicinity and immediately book a free, confirmed spa appointment, all without having to research options or making multiple calls to find available appointments,” says Fraenkel.
App users who book reservations via the iPhone app also earn SpaFinder Reward Points, which can be redeemed for SpaFinder Gift Cards. SpaFinder Gift Cards can be used at more than 5,000 spas worldwide.