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Crowne Plaza Now Providing Temple Spa Luxury Spa-Based Amenities Through Gilchrist & Soames

Friday, January 11, 2013
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The acclaimed U.K.-based Temple Spa skin and hair care brand, an exclusive Gilchrist & Soames amenities partner, is now available in Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts properties across the U.S. and Canada. Temple Spa is known for its high-performance products and exquisite aromatherapy blends that allow users to create a spa wherever they are, and in this case, within the Crowne Plaza guestrooms.

“We are thrilled to work with Gilchrist & Soames to bring Temple Spa’s professional-grade skin and hair care, aromatherapy and Sleep Advantage® treatments to guests at our Crowne Plaza hotels,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, Upscale Brands, IHG. “We conducted rigorous testing to determine which amenities would have the greatest appeal to our target guest, and Temple Spa’s products were the clear winner.”

Temple Spa Founder Liz Warom explains, “Our passion is skin care, body care, aromatherapy and spa treatments that replenish and renew. We’ve always encouraged the approach of a ‘spa wherever you are,’ which means taking time to nurture health, regain energy, and restore peace and calm, not only for skin and body, but for the wellbeing of the soul. Taking time to care for yourself as you travel is the concept behind all of our amenity products.”
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is also introducing a new Sleep Kit featuring three Temple Spa treatment products. The kit includes Quietude Calming Mist, AAAHHH! Soothing Balm for feet and limbs, and Repose Aromatherapy Resting Cream. These products are all part of the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage program that provides a better night’s sleep through premium bedding, designated quiet zones, guaranteed wake up calls and amenities to help guests relax and rejuvenate.

“Our guests spend their days dealing with the stress of business travel, and the Temple Spa products in our Sleep Advantage kit help them unwind and relax at the end of a busy and successful day,” said LaBarre.

“It has been our great pleasure to bring these two outstanding brands together,” said Kathie De Voe, president, Gilchrist & Soames. “Temple Spa is a high-performance spa line that delivers exceptional skin and hair care therapies, and with its witty product names and bit of playful eccentricity, the brand is a perfect fit for Crowne Plaza hotels.”

Temple Spa products do not contain SLS/SLES, DMDM hydantoin, parabens, phthalates, petrol-derived ingredients, mineral oil, urea, DEA, TEA or propylene glycol. The products will begin rolling out at Crowne Plaza hotels in January.


About Temple Spa
Temple Spa is a unique, lifestyle brand. Positioned in the premium niche sector, their award winning skin and bodycare line is found in luxury spas, hotels, resorts and exclusive stores such as Harrods and Selfridges and online at templespa.com. Inspired by The Mediterranean diet and lifestyle, Temple Spa fuses the science of nature with the wisdom of tradition. Feel-good aromas, textures like cashmere, and witty names and descriptions allure those who seek something a bit special and who are into health, wellbeing and self-preservation. The brand serves as a reminder to have some “me time” every day. Products, rituals and therapies are travel oriented and will feel thoughtful and detailed to those who are busy, weary or overstressed. Temple Spa is based in West Sussex, England and is a registered trademark of Rhythm & Blue Inc Ltd. Learn more about Temple Spa at www.templespa.com.


About Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
As part of the IHG global portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is a dynamic hotel brand located in nearly 60 countries around the world in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. As the fourth largest upscale hotel brand in the world, the Crowne Plaza brand was recently recognized by Lodging Hospitality magazine as one of the industry's top-growing brands, and travel buyers rated the Crowne Plaza brand as the top upscale/select-service brand in Business Travel News' 2011 U.S. Hotel Chain survey. Truly international, Crowne Plaza hotels offer premium accommodation, designed for the discerning business and leisure traveler who appreciates simplified elegance combined with the practicality of the latest features, as well as value for money. At Crowne Plaza hotels, guests can enjoy a 24-hour business service, wireless high speed Internet access in the lobby plus fitness and leisure facilities. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit www.crowneplaza.com or call 1-800-2CROWNE. Twitter: www.twitter.com/crowneplaza or Facebook: www.Facebook.com/crowneplaza.

About Gilchrist & Soames
Gilchrist & Soames is a leading provider of cosmetic-grade toiletry collections for world-class hotels, exclusive resorts, and distinguished spas, inns, and bed and breakfasts. Specializing in servicing the luxury hotel market, Gilchrist & Soames’ products can be found in discerning properties throughout the world. The Gilchrist & Soames global headquarters and manufacturing facility is in Indianapolis, Ind., with a European sales and distribution office in Peterborough, London, England. For more information, visit www.gilchristsoames.com.

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