JUST LOOK at the figures: In 1980 only 60 hotels in the United States offered spa programs . During the 1980s, that figure doubled. By 1999, more than 400 hotels had some form of on-site spa facility, according to Spa Finders, a company specializing in booking spa trips. "In recent years, spas have become to hotels and resorts what swimming pools were in the 1960s and golf courses were (and are) in the decades following," says Mary Tabacchi, PhD, professor of nutrition, wellness, and spa ...

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