Revolutionary partnership between The Hamister Group Inc. and Spa-Nique offers full menu of spa services directly in hotel, plus in-room treatments

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – The Hamister Group Inc., a national leader in hospitality management, has partnered with mobile spa company Spa-Nique, to offer a complete line of spa services to locals and hotel travelers at the Residence Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry Township. This project is the first of its kind.

Since the partnership began April 19, spa services are available both in-room and at a dedicated spa unit within the hotel. The menu offers a wide-array of massage options, including deep tissue, “4 Hands,” sports and features a couple’s massage complete with a bedtime hand and foot sugar scrub and a head-to-toe hot oil massage. The hotel will also offer a “Thai Spa Body Polish,” an aromatherapy peppermint foot scrub and organic airbrush tanning services for a virtually chemical-free, customized tan.

Over the next six months, The Hamister Group Inc. plans to construct spa facilities in each of their other eight hotel properties in the Pittsburgh and Tennessee/Kentucky areas (see complete list at end).

“I am extremely proud of the growth and success we have achieved in our hospitality businesses,” said Mark E. Hamister, chairman and CEO, The Hamister Group Inc. “Partnering with Spa-Nique positions us as an industry innovator and makes us increasingly attractive as we continue to grow and secure additional properties.”

The Residence Inn also plans to offer themed spa packages in the near future, similar to the popular “Ladies Night Out” invite–only client appreciation event the hotel has hosted each year since 2005. The “Ladies Night Out” package includes free wine tastings, food and hair stylists all supplied from area businesses.

“We’re pioneering this concept and know it will increase hotel accommodations by differentiating us from our competition,” says Bonnie Weyman, general manager, Residence Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry Township. “We’ll have on-location, free chair massages at peak check-in times and all new clients will receive a free bag of five facial products from Avalla (Spa-Nique partner).”

Weyman adds “offering these services will improve our guest satisfaction and create a great selling point for our sales team, especially when we introduce our customized bridal, couples, etc. packages and begin offering spa discounts for frequent travelers.”

Spa-Nique is no stranger to the hospitality industry, currently operating with nearly 100 Pittsburgh-area hotels and a number of local businesses to offer corporate/workplace massage and other services. In addition, its customized, luxurious, 38-foot RV has all the comforts of a private suite and it is used to host bridal parties, birthdays, anniversaries and private appointments— brought to your front door.

“We have been building partnerships within the hospitality industry for years now, and are so pleased to be offering services out of the Residence Inn Cranberry Township,” said Reed Tripp, CEO and founder of Spa-Nique. “The advantages of offering our services directly in the facility are countless and mutually beneficial. The Inn realized with nominal investment and nearly immediate ROI, Spa-Nique would give them an advantage over the competition. Spa-Nique is fully insured and offers liability protection at no charge, which is a huge plus for both parties,” added Tripp. “There are definite advantages over the typical brick and mortar spa.”

The Hamister Group, Inc. properties to launch Spa-Nique partnerships:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area

  • Residence Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry Township
  • Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Airport
  • Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh Cranberry Township
  • Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Greentree
  • Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry Township

Tennessee/Kentucky area

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Smyrna (TN)
  • MainStay Suites Knoxville (TN)
  • Sleep Inn & Suites Lebanon (TN)
  • Sleep Inn & Suites Louisville (KY)
  • Sleep Inn & Suites Smyrna (TN)

The Hamister Group Inc. has more than 32 years experience in hotel operations and has a solid management portfolio in the eastern U.S. In 2009, The Hamister Group Inc. earned a spot on the annual Inc. 5000 index, as named one of the top 100 Hotel Management Companies in the U.S. and was recognized as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Western New York. The company employs nearly 1,000 co-workers at its facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Kentucky. The hotels and health care businesses managed by The Hamister Group Inc. consistently achieve the highest honors in guest satisfaction and operations excellence. For more information, visit

Spa-Nique has exclusive agreements nearly 100 hotels in the Pittsburgh area, has offered services at major sporting events, works with a number of Pittsburgh-area businesses and is in the process of expanding nationally. It is the vision of Reed Tripp, Founder of Spa-Nique, to make this affordable luxury available in communities, businesses, hotels and events where normal spa services are not available. For more information, visit