Steiner Leisure Limited announces consulting agreement

Steiner Leisure Limited (Nasdaq STNR) today announced that its spa consulting group, Steiner Spa Consulting, has entered into a new agreement to consult and license the Chavana Spa brand for the opening of a spa facility at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Moscow Leningradsky-Riverside hotel, located in Moscow, Russia. The hotel will be managed by Hilton Hotels & Resorts. The hotel and spa are anticipated to commence operations in the second quarter of 2014.

This spa will feature unique signature treatments by Chavana Spa, with a variety of both local and Balinese offerings. The spa design includes a dedicated reception and retail area, six treatment rooms, including rain showers, and one double treatment room with a Jacuzzi tub and steam shower. The spa will also offer changing rooms, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi and a relaxation area.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Moscow Leningradsky-Riverside offers 270 guest rooms, located in the northwest of Moscow on the Leningradskoe Shosse between the city center and the airport. A yacht club and marina is located next to the hotel site, providing visitors the option to travel by water to reach downtown Moscow, as well as the Black and Baltic seas. The hotel will feature a full-service restaurant and bar, as well as a dedicated fitness center, complete with an indoor swimming pool. A total of 1,200-square meters of meeting space and ballroom is complemented by a state-of-theart business center and wireless internet access throughout the hotel. DoubleTree by Hilton, Moscow Leningradsky-Riverside will be operated under a franchise agreement with Autoconcept Co LLC.

Jeff Matthews, co-President of Steiner Spa Consulting, said, "We are looking forward to opening our first Chavana Spa in Moscow, Russia with the Hilton group and the opportunity to synergise both our brands to bring exceptional services to our guests.”

Steiner Spa Consulting (SSC) has a global team of 40 full-time employees with proficiency in business, education and spa operations, drawing from experience in developing and managing over 200 award-winning and successful spas.

Steiner Leisure Limited is a worldwide provider and innovator in the fields of beauty, wellness and education. We are dedicated to maintaining the highest quality standards and continually evolving to include and anticipate new developments within our industry. We aim to maintain and expand our existing diverse portfolio of services, products and brands, as well as to seek out new opportunities to complement our business.

Our services include traditional and alternative massage, body and skin treatment options, fitness, acupuncture, herbal medicine, medi-spa treatments and laser hair removal. We are committed to providing our customers with a wide-ranging assortment of beauty products, including premium quality options developed by us under our own brands, as well as those purchased from third parties.

Our distribution channels include our shipboard and land-based spas and salons, destination spas, health clubs, department stores and third party retail outlets and distributors. We also sell our products on certain British Airways flights, on QVC, by catalog, and online through our websites.

Our post secondary schools offer programs in massage therapy and skin care, among others, and, along with our recruiting and training operations, prepare spa professionals for careers in the health and wellness industry, including within the Steiner family of companies.

Our cruise line operations are conducted in spas onboard 159 ships, including Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Lines, Silversea Cruises, Thomson Cruises and Windstar Cruises.

Our land-based spa operations are carried out under our Elemis®, Mandara®, Chavana®, Bliss® and Remède® brands and take place in 67 locations, including resort spas, urban hotel spas and day spas. In addition, a total of 28 resort and hotel spas are operated under our brands by third parties pursuant to license agreements with the company. Our land-based customers include Caesar's Entertainment, Hilton Hotels, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Kerzner International, Loews Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Nikko Hotels, Planet Hollywood, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, St. Regis Hotels, W Hotels and Resorts and Westin Hotels and Resorts.

Our Ideal Image customized laser hair removal services are provided by highly trained, experienced practitioners through a nationwide network of 122 treatment centers (17 of which are operated by franchisees) across 31 states.

We develop and sell a variety of high quality beauty products under our Elemis, La Thérapie™, Bliss, Remède, Laboratoire Remède® and Jou® brands.

Our schools operations consist of 12 post-secondary schools (comprised of a total of 31 campuses) located in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Westminster and Aurora, Colorado; Groton, Newington and Westport, Connecticut; Miami, Orlando, Pompano Beach, Sarasota and Tampa/St. Pete, Florida; Chicago, Crystal Lake and Woodridge, Illinois; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Las Vegas, Nevada; Hoboken and Wall, New Jersey; King of Prussia and York, Pennsylvania; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Salt Lake City and Lindon, Utah; Charlottesville, Virginia; and Federal Way and Seattle, Washington. Offering programs in massage therapy and, in some cases, skin care, these schools train and qualify spa professionals for health and beauty positions within the industry, including our own operations.

As part of our employee recruitment operations for our shipboard spas, we provide education to our shipboard employees through our rigorous training programs, at our primary training facilities near London, England or one of our satellite training centers in South Africa and the Philippines. These employees are sourced primarily from the British Isles, Australia, South Africa, Southeast Asia, Canada, the Caribbean and continental Europe.

Forward-Looking Statements

Our statement with respect to the anticipated commencement of operations of the Chavana Spa at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Moscow Leningradsky-Riverside hotel and spa may be deemed to be a forward-looking statement within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statement does not guarantee the commencement of operations as scheduled, since known and unknown risks and other factors may preclude results that match this statement. Such risks and factors include uncertainties beyond our control that could adversely affect the commencement of operations at facilities such as at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Moscow Leningradsky- Riverside hotel, including, among other things, our lack of control over the construction work and possible weather-related delays. Other risks are described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2012. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any of such forward-looking statements.

 

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