The Gideon Putnam’s iconic Saratoga Springs Spa, owned and operated by Delaware North parks and resorts, invites guests to commemorate eight decades of service to the local community and beyond
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (June 2015) – Roosevelt Baths & Spa at The Gideon Putnam will host the Know Your Spa 80th Anniversary Celebration on July 22 on-site in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Delaware North parks and resorts, along with The Gideon Putnam and Roosevelt Baths & Spa, invite guests to enjoy an evening of relaxing and celebration, in honor of their 80th year as one of the most authentic spa experiences in the country.

Roosevelt Baths & Spa was established in 1935 thanks to President Franklin Roosevelt’s visionary act to preserve Saratoga Springs. Today, the Roosevelt Baths & Spa offers a transforming hydrotherapy spa experience with naturally healing treatments, performed by an experienced staff known for caring and quality of service.

“We are delighted to be celebrating this major milestone,” said Spa Director Kim Rossi. “The Roosevelt Baths & Spa have and continue to promote a getting back to basics, natural approach to health and wellbeing. We continue to be proud to share this significant and special natural wonder with our local community as well as visitors from around the world.”

The event will kick off at 4:45 p.m. on July 22 with a Walk, Talk and Taste tour featuring Roosevelt’s new Water Wellness Expert, Trent Millet, an authority on the history and benefits of mineral water, especially the waters of Saratoga Springs. A garden soiree will take place at 5:30pm in the spa courtyard under a tent of twinkling lights with delicious passed hors d’oeuvres, desserts and 1930’s inspired cocktails.

The soirée will transport guests back to the era in which the property was established, with original images of the spa projected onto a giant movie screen, while a Jazz band delights listeners with 1930s favorite tunes. A speech will be made by New York Parks Commissioner and local historian, Robert Barry, educating guests on the geology of Saratoga Springs as well as presenting an exact replica of the properties’ original layout. The evening will conclude with a magnificent fireworks display people will not want to miss.

Know Your Spa 80th Anniversary Celebration is open to the public and will take place at The Gideon Putnam Resort - 24 Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866. RSVPs can be sent to Krossi@delawarenorth.com

 About The Gideon Putnam 
The Gideon Putnam is a historic property located in the beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park, combining the town’s old-world charm with exceptional amenities and spa services. Less than four hours’ drive from Manhattan and Boston and 45 minutes north of Albany, The Gideon Putnam provides the ultimate combination of rest, relaxation all in a beautiful rural settings with conveniences including a free shuttle to-and-from downtown Saratoga. Just steps from the resort, the effervescent Roosevelt Baths & Spa – which opened in 1935 as a bathhouse – is one of the only places on Earth where you can experience the natural healing mineral water of the Lincoln mineral spring. In addition to offering its acclaimed wellness and mineral water treatments, Roosevelt Baths & Spa also offers luxurious body therapies, soothing facials and a host of salon services. For more information please visit www.gideonputnam.com  
About Delaware North's Parks and Resorts Business 
Delaware North is a global leader in the hospitality industry, operating lodging, recreational activities, food and beverage services, retail and educational programming at destinations throughout North America, Australia and Asia. Delaware North operates in many of the country’s iconic national and state parks, including Yosemite National Park and Niagara Falls State Park, as well as at cultural attractions such as Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex. Its portfolio also includes five luxury resorts in Australia. To learn more about Delaware North’s hospitality management expertise, visit: http://www.delawarenorth.com/parks-and-resorts-home.aspx


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