Saskatoon hotel spa celebrates grand opening

Published: Dec 7, 2011

Opening of Damara Day Spa marks first hotel spa in Saskatoon

SASKATOON, SK – There is a new sense of calm in the lobby of Saskatoon's Delta Bessborough Hotel.

Damara Day Spa and Esthetics is celebrating its grand opening today in a historic downtown hotel. The Delta Bessborough is the first hotel in the city to have a spa located under its roof, and Tourism Saskatoon recognizes this as a valuable move for tourism.

"Saskatoon hotels pride themselves on providing exceptional services to their guests," says Todd Brandt, President and CEO of Tourism Saskatoon. "The opening of Damara Day Spa is another example of our hotels meeting the demand. We commend the Delta Bessborough and Damara for teaming up to enhance visitor amenities."

Located in the main lobby of the Delta Bessborough, the spa will be available to hotel guests, as well as other visitors to the city and local residents.

"I'm excited about the opening - not only that we opened in Saskatoon, but that we opened in the Delta Bessborough," says Lindsay Thiessen, manager of Damara Day Spa and Esthetics in Saskatoon. "An iconic landmark, the Bessborough is a great location for the first hotel spa in the city. When people think of visiting Saskatoon, they think of the Bessborough, and we're thrilled to be connected with that."

The spa offers hot stone and therapeutic massage, body treatments, teeth whitening, exclusive anti-aging treatments, and all esthetics. In addition to services for women, the spa features several options for men and children.

"The addition of the Damara Day Spa will add a positive new dimension to the guest experience at the Delta Bessborough," says Andrew Turnbull, general manager of the Delta Bessborough Hotel.

The spa uses top-of-the-line products including Vivescence - a Swiss skincare line that promises to deliver amazing, age-defying results - and Comfort Zone products from Italy, which are described as gentle, yet very effective. Damara also carries Dermalogica and Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup, two other popular product lines.

Damara is a Regina-based company, now with two locations in Saskatchewan. The Saskatoon franchise is owned by Emerald Development Group. For more information about the spa, go to or

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About Tourism Saskatoon
Tourism Saskatoon is a membership-based, non-profit visitor and convention bureau marketing Saskatoon and region as a destination of choice for leisure and business travel. Services include convention and events attraction, media relations, and membership services and advocacy. One of a few destinations in Canada, Tourism Saskatoon holds Destination Marketing Accreditation by Destination Marketing Association International. Nicknamed "the hub city" for its numerous domestic and international transportation connections, Saskatoon is known for its expansive parklands and admired for its arts and culture scene, festivals and major sporting events. For more information, visit


Media contacts:
Kelly Bertoncini
Director of Media
Tourism Saskatoon
Direct: 306-931-7585

Andrew Turnbull
General Manager
Delta Bessborough Hotel
Direct: 306-683-6911

Lindsay Thiessen
Damara Day Spa and Esthetics
Delta Bessborough Hotel
Phone: 306-649-2511

101-202 Fourth Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1
Phone: (306) 242-1206 | Fax: (306) 242-1955 | 1-800-567-2444