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Precor and Thermarium Announced as Platinum Sponsors of 2011 Global Spa Summit

New York, NY - The Global Spa Summit (GSS) announced today that Precor, a leading designer and manufacturer of premium fitness equipment, and Thermarium, an international spa design, manufacturing and services company, will each be a Platinum Sponsor of the 2011 conference being held in Bali, Indonesia from May 15-18. Both companies have committed to the highest level of Summit sponsorship for multiple years, and both were Platinum-level supporters of last year’s Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. They join the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Indonesia at the premier 2011 sponsorship level.

“Each year we find that companies providing support for the Summit are at the very top of the league in their industries. And their support is a testament to their high-level and high-minded commitment to the growth of our wider, global industry,” said Peter Ellis, Chairman of the Board of the GSS. “Every year the most seasoned industry executives from around the world gather to learn from, teach and network with each other, and they deeply appreciate this generous, ongoing support from Precor and Thermarium.”


Precor: Founded in 1980, U.S.-based Precor is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corp., the world’s largest sports equipment company, and the preferred brand for fitness-minded travelers and guests of the world’s finest hotels, resorts and spas. The company is recognized worldwide for its high-quality, durable cardio, strength and entertainment equipment, and for pioneering equipment that delivers a fluid, natural motion. In 2010, Precor built upon its innovation track record, introducing two new bikes ideal for the hospitality industry: the RBK 815 Recumbent and UBK 815 Upright Bikes, with superior ergonomic design providing comfort and ease-of-use, making them an excellent fit for any fitness center.

“Our sponsorship of the 2011 Global Spa Summit is something we’re thrilled to continue,” said Jeff Kohl, Precor Director of Global Hospitality Sales. “Our strongest desire is to share with the global spa community our passion for delivering the kinds of products and services that help people achieve their fitness goals.”


Thermarium: Founded in 1997, Austria-based Thermarium was one of the first, trend-setting companies to specialize in the design and manufacturing of spa areas, and has since expanded to offer a uniquely comprehensive spa service portfolio, providing everything from consulting, design, engineering and custom-made spa equipment (thermal rooms, water experiences and treatment room equipment, etc.). New products coming in 2011: the first real “snow shower” (launching 9.2011) and a relaxation/therapy room called “Salonge” featuring a special micro-salt climate. The company has worked with hundreds of hospitality brands, including Armani Hotel & Resorts, Banyan Tree, Intercontinental, Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula, Shangri-La, and Swissotel.

“The Global Spa Summit is an utterly special industry event and resource, and it’s given us a powerful opportunity to connect with the top decision-makers,” noted Elmar Nagele, CEO of Thermarium. “We firmly believe in the Summit’s mission to grow, together, our worldwide spa and wellness industries – and in turn, it’s provided us a great platform to grow our own business across the world.”


About Global Spa Summit: The Global Spa Summit is an annual event that attracts top-level executives and leaders from around the world with an interest in the spa and wellness industries. Delegates from diverse sectors including hospitality, tourism, finance, medicine, real estate, manufacturing, technology, consulting, products and other related industries attend this intimate, high-level gathering focused on advancing the spa and wellness sectors. The Summit has been responsible for some of the most important recent spa industry research, including the landmark Global Spa Economy Report and Spas and the Global Wellness Market: Synergies and Opportunities (both conducted by SRI International). The Summit was honored as the "Spa Event of the Year" for both 2009 and 2010 by AsiaSpa magazine’s awards program. The 2010 conference in Istanbul, Turkey, attracted a record number of delegates (40 different countries, from all continents).