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Jul 10th, 2005, 01:28 AM
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Bank of the West Classic and IMG Selects Destino Spa Palo Alto As First Exclusive Spa Sponsor of the 2005 Women's Bank of the West Tennis ClassicDestino Spa Palo Alto will convert the Bank of the West Classic Tennis Tournament" Player"s Lounge at Stanford University"s Taube Family Tennis Stadium into an Exclusive On-Site Spa Sanctuary for the Top Female Tennis Players; Serena Williams, Venu...Distribution Source : PRWeb

Date : Friday, July 08, 2005

http://press.arrivenet.com/assets/img/spcr.gifPalo Alto, CA (PRWEB) July 8, 2005 -- Destino Spa Palo Alto will convert the Bank of the West Classic Tennis Tournament" Player"s Lounge at Stanford University"s Taube Family Tennis Stadium into an Exclusive On-Site Spa Sanctuary for the Top Female Tennis Players; Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Ai Sugiyama, Kim Clijsters, Daniela Hantuchova, Patty Schnyder and Lindsay Davenport to name a few.

Destino Spa, Palo Alto announced its involvement in the upcoming Bank of the West Classic held at Stanford University"s Taube Family Tennis Stadium, July 25th through July 31st, 2005. This 2005 Event marks the first ever that the Bank of the West Classic has included a Spa Partner, offering a sanctuary during the Tournament for some of the world"s top female tennis athletes.

Destino Spa was chosen based on its professionalism, connection to the community, and ability to deliver top-notch services to a first class clientele.
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"As a world-class tennis tournament, our goal is to make all aspects of the event first rate. Based upon my knowledge of Destino Spa's services, I feel Destino Spa will fit as a natural partner for the Bank of the West Classic in enhancing what the tournament is able to offer the world"s top players," said Mike Fonseca, Tournament Manager, IMG.

As the exclusive Spa Sponsor, Destino Spa will create its very own Private Spa inspired by ancient Eastern Traditions where players can retreat between matches. The Destino Spa Player"s Lounge will outdo any traditional player lounge with its flowing water fountains, aromatherapy candles, bamboo shades and fresh tropical flowers. Services offered in the Destino Spa Player"s Lounge will include massages for the athletes, customized spa treatments, hair, nails and makeup.

"I'm honored and excited to be part of the Bank of the West Classic and look forward to building a strong relationship with IMG and Bank of the West for many years to come," said Christine Rivera, Spa Director and Founder. "We are proud and excited to work with IMG and Bank of the West to create a memorable event for this group of elite women tennis players and fans." Destino Spa partners, Pevonia Botanica, Bluewick Candles, Pure Fiji, Via Botanica Body Care, ITOEN, Lucy, A Sense of Scents, Okabashi and Pure Inventions, will also participate in this exclusive event by providing spa gifts in the gift bags for all tournament players.

The Bank of the West Classic is the oldest women's only tennis event in the world and 2005 will mark the 35th consecutive year of world-class women's tennis in the Bay Area. In 1997, the event moved to Stanford University's Taube Family Tennis Stadium and established itself as the premier outdoor tennis event in the region.

For more information about the Bank of the West Classic, please visit the tournament website at www.bankofthewestclassic.com (http://www.bankofthewestclassic.com/).

Destino Spa, located in Palo Alto just minutes from Stanford University and Stanford Shopping Center, was voted Best Day Spa, Best Massage, and Best Facial by the readers of Palo Alto Daily News and Best Day Spa by the Silicon Valley Concierge Association. Destino Spa offers guests an unforgettable experience inspired by principles of healing and beauty care from the ancient East to create total relaxation and a sense of inner peace.