Resorts World Catskills Debuts Crystal Life Spa

Luxury casino resort destination celebrated the opening of first ever land based Crystal Life Spa with celebrity facialist Ling Chan

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (August 17, 2018) – Resorts World Catskills, New York’s newest and closest casino resort to Manhattan, celebrated the opening of its Crystal Life Spa, offering guests a unique opportunity to experience serenity at New York’s largest integrated casino resort destination nestled in the picturesque Catskill Mountains. The casino resort is the first to bring the Crystal Life Spa, the only Feng Shui-inspired spa at sea, to land.

“We’re excited to be the first property to bring the luxurious Crystal Life Spa to land and to North America,” said Ryan Eller, Chief Executive Officer of Empire Resorts. “Crystal Life Spa consistently ranks among the world’s top spa experiences and we are proud to be able to offer this luxury brand experience to our patrons to enjoy.”

Crystal Spa, a Reader’s Choice Award winner by Spa Finder and Condé Nast Traveler, is designed with the principles of Feng Shui, the ancient practice of balance and harmony, creating a tranquil environment for guests to enjoy. Dream Cruises, the luxury cruise brand of Genting Cruise Lines, launched the spa experience on its Genting Dream cruise ship in October 2017.

The Crystal Life Spa at Resorts World Catskills features the best in skin, hair, and beauty products, including the premier line from aesthetician Ling Chan, a renowned facialist who has worked with celebrities including Naomi Campbell, Barbara Streisand, Renee Zellweger, Mariah Carey and Madonna. Ling’s products are developed with a holistic philosophy, merging traditional Asian beauty principles with state-of-the-art ingredients.

To mark the official grand opening of the first on-land Crystal Life Spa, Resorts World Catskills kicked off the day with a ribbon cutting ceremony with remarks from Ryan Eller, CEO of Resorts World Catskills. The full day of serenity away from the city included yoga and meditation led by Elisa Piscitelli, E-RYT, a clean eating lunch at Butterfly Beach Pool Bar, and complimentary spa treatments. The day concluded with a special speaking engagement from the celebrated skincare and holistic wellness expert Ling Chan. Ling shared her secrets of anti-aging in skincare, along with her best tips on the foundation and principles for healthy skin.

The luxury casino resort’s 8,000 square foot Crystal Life Spa features six treatment rooms as well as a wide array of eastern and western treatments. Curated treatments include massages, facials, and body treatments including scrubs and a clay-detoxifying wrap. The spa’s state of the art equipment provides guests the best in cutting edge holistic wellness treatments, including the Spa Wave by Gharieni, an award winning sound and massage system.  Guests can also enjoy manicures, pedicures, hair treatments, and eyebrow shaping. Services start at $50.

To continue the celebration of the official opening and National Wellness Month, the Crystal Life Spa will be providing a mid-week relaxation special. The promotion will include 15% off all treatments and will be valid Monday through Thursday through the end of August, providing guests staying during the week the chance to experience the only Feng Shui-inspired spa on land. For more information on the Crystal Life Spa at Resorts World Catskills or to make an appointment, please visit the spa, located on the third floor of the casino resort, call 845.428.7200 ext. 2131 or visit

In addition to its new spa, Resorts World Catskills is offering guests the opportunity to win luxurious experiences through its summer promotions. The casino resort’s “Imagine a Million” promotion runs through Sept. 15, 2018 and gives guests the chance to win their share of millions of dollars in prizes, including luxurious VIP experience packages such as a 7-night Crystal Cruise, a personalized culinary experience with celebrity chef Scott Conant, and a VIP personalized experience at a New York professional football or baseball game. One lucky winner will receive the ultimate prize on Sept. 15 and take home $1 million, guaranteed!

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About Resorts World Catskills 
Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino resort includes an 18-story all-suite hotel and a casino and entertainment complex featuring 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 2,150 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room and private gaming salons. The casino resort destination also offers more than 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars and lounges. Upon completion, the hotel will feature 332 luxury suites, including 27 premium accommodations consisting of garden suites, penthouse suites and two-story villas. Additional hotel amenities include the Crystal Life Spa, two indoor pools, and two fitness centers.

The destination resort in which Resorts World Catskills is located will also include an entertainment project providing additional entertainment, food and accommodations. In early 2019, a Rees Jones-redesigned golf course and The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark will also be added to this destination resort.


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Executive Vice President

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