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Skana: Spa Named #1 Spa in North America on Spas of America Top 100 List of 2021

Turning Stone’s Skana: spa has been named the No. 1 Spa in all of North America for 2021 by Spas of America, one of the largest and most authoritative spa and wellness travel publications in the United States. Spas of America’s annual Top 100 Spas provides a definitive ranking of travelers’ favorite spas of the year across 38 states, Canada. The award comes following an historic year of recognition for Turning Stone, including four prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award, Conde Nast Johansens’ Award of Excellence, #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort by Casino Player Magazine and more.

Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (January 12, 2022) –– Turning Stone Resort Casino is proud to announce that Skana Spa has been named the No. 1 Spa in North America for 2021 by Spas of America, one of the most-trusted spa and wellness sources for travelers across the nation.

Spas of America’s annual Top 100 Spas provides a definitive ranking of travelers’ favorite spas of the year. For the 2021 awards, spas across 38 states, Canada, and Mexico were ranked — with Skana placing as travelers’ No. 1 choice in all of North America. Despite the challenges of the last year, including ever-changing travel guidelines and increased safety procedures, Skana continued to provide strong, dedicated service to help guests relax and embrace self-care more than ever.

“These unprecedented times have elevated the importance of self-care, and Skana: has provided a safe and tranquil place for our guests when they needed it most,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO. “While navigating evolving health and safety protocols, our talented spa team continued to provide an exceptional guest experience, which makes this recognition all that more meaningful.”

Skana: offers a completely unique experience that has redefined the spa experience in Upstate New York. Skana was the first Native American inspired spa in the Northeast and pays homage to Oneida and American Indian culture through décor, ambiance, treatments and gracious hospitality. Many of the services incorporate ingredients essential in the Oneida culture, including strawberries, sage and white pine. This award-winning spa is the ultimate destination for tranquility and relaxation, with a variety of treatments for men and women ranging from massages, facials, full-body services, to salon amenities and manicures and pedicures. An essential part of the award-winning experience at Skana, the spa team has decades of expertise and continuously receive high-praise and accolades from guests.

“Skana is the perfect refuge from the excitement, entertainment, and activities of Turning Stone Resort Casino,” said Spas of America president Craig Oliver. “Skana has consistently been one of the leading spa and wellness destinations with our audience, providing guests with an incomparable guest experience, amazing facilities, and leading and evolving spa therapies and treatments. Skana story is unique and authentic and it resonates with people."

This latest award follows an historic year of recognition for Turning Stone Resort Casino by the most prestigious and trusted names in hospitality and gaming. Upstate New York’s most awarded resort was recognized by Forbes Travel Guide with four esteemed Forbes Four-Star Awards, voted #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York and #1 Best Overall Dining by Casino Player Magazine, named by Golf Digest as one of the Best Golf Resorts in the Americas with its Editors’ Choice Awards, and earned accolades from AAA with three Four Diamond Awards. Additionally, Conde Nast Johansens honored Turning Stone with its elite Award of Excellence, Turning Stone was ranked as one of USA Today’s Best 10 Casino Hotels and Golf Advisor named all three of Turning Stone’s 18-hole courses as the Top 3 Courses in New York.


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