SOURCE: Washington Spa Alliance

Washington Spa Alliance

March 02, 2011 09:30 ET

Registration Open for Washington Spa Alliance's First Annual Symposium: New Realities: Redefining the American Spa Experience, March 24, 2011

National Conversation on Spas and Their Impact; Spa Luncheon Will Feature Menu Selections Inspired by Two Esteemed Spas

WASHINGTON, D.C.--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - Registration is open on a first-come basis for Washington Spa Alliance's First Annual Symposium that will be held at the National Press Club here on March 24, 2011. Keynoting the inaugural event is Philippe Bourguignon, vice chairman of Revolution, LLC and CEO of Miraval. Seating is limited.

Titled New Realities: Redefining the American Spa Experience, the Symposium will gather leading minds in the disciplines of health, food, science, beauty, travel and sustainability for a discussion of common issues. The Symposium is the first to acknowledge that the spa industry is the field that envelops all of these areas. The event will illuminate the importance of working together to promote the wellbeing of the nation.

This is a singular time in our nation's history, when Washington is looking closely at how our country can be healthier. Americans increasingly have turned to spas to learn the importance of diet and exercise, the benefits of organic plant-based diets, to redefine ideas of beauty and wellbeing, and to learn techniques of stress-reduction, and preventive medicine.

The luncheon will feature Miraval Executive Chef Chad Luethje and former Canyon Ranch Chef Susan Delbert. The menu will feature selections from Miraval and Rancho La Puerta.

WHO: Washington Spa Alliance

WHAT: First Annual Symposium: New Realities: Defining the American Spa Experience; Registration: $175 Non-members; $100 Members. First come, first served.

WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

WHY: Washington Spa Alliance recognizes that the greater spa industry's pioneering efforts encompass a unique inter-disciplinary approach to fitness, travel, alternative and preventive medicine, and a connection to nature, as well as sustainable practices ranging from economics to agriculture. The group serves as a catalyst for discussion and action geared to building a coalition among individuals and organizations with complementary vision. 

TO REGISTER: For a complete schedule of presenters and topics and to register for the Symposium, log onto Washington Spa Alliance is located at 1010 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Suite 201, Washington, D.C. 20007; 202.530.3931;;

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