Archive for July 20th, 2011
Cool social media news from SpaBooker by GramercyOne. The company has launched a Facebook application for spas that provides online booking for their customers without leaving the spa’s Facebook page. Following a completed booking, customers can share the appointment with friends, sending it viral. “We are recognized in the industry for our continuous product innovation, bringing the latest technology and marketing services to our clients,” says Josh McCarter, CEO of GramercyOne. “We see tremendous excitement in the industry for the SpaBooker Facebook scheduling app and eager anticipation of the new business that will be driven to our clients through this social marketing channel.”
So far, spas are excited about the new service. “SpaBooker’s new Facebook app is great, and our customers are going to love it,” says Kristen Haines, owner of Euphoria Spa (New York City). “To us, it means great service and more business. We love communicating through Facebook and now customers can book right then and there. To be able to capture the power of sharing the booking is awesome – we’re now into viral marketing!”
While you’ve got digital directives on the brain, be sure to tune in to American Spa’s September issue, which will highlight the latest and greatest when it comes to technology.
The Woodstock Inn & Resort (VT) is offering two new packages that promise pampering and relaxation. Available through 2011, the S.O.S. Spoil Our Selves package ($549 per night based on double occupancy) includes one night luxury accommodations, $100 spa credit per person to The Spa at The Woodstock Inn & Resort, a wine amenity in room upon arrival, and dinner for two in the Red Rooster or Richardson’s Tavern restaurants. The Girlfriend Getaway package ($354 per night based on double occupancy) includes one night luxury accommodations, a $50 spa credit per person, and a welcome martini.