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August 13, 2007, 2008 08:30 AM Eastern Time

Steiner Leisure Limited Announces Five Year Agreement with British Airways to Operate Elemis Spas in London and New York Air Terminals and to Provide Elemis Onboard Amenities

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NASSAU, The Bahamas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Steiner Leisure Limited (NASDAQ:STNR) today announced that its luxury British spa and skincare brand, Elemis, has entered into a five year agreement to operate spa facilities at British Airways terminal lounges at Heathrow Airport in London and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. The services at these spa facilities will be provided to British Airways passengers on a complimentary basis.

In addition, Elemis is scheduled, commencing in October 2007, to provide Elemis brand amenities onboard British Airways long-haul business class cabin, Club World. These in-flight skincare products for British Airways customers are aimed at renewing, reviving and rehydrating the skin.

Elemis anticipates commencing its British Airways terminal spa operations in October 2007 at five existing British Airways terminal lounge travel spas (a total of four at arrival and departure lounges at two Heathrow terminals and one at the JFK departure lounge).

Elemis also anticipates that, in March 2008, three new luxury travel spa facilities (two in departure lounges and one in an arrivals lounge) will open in British Airways new home at London Heathrow, Terminal 5. These new spa facilities will provide a unique retreat, offering customers the opportunity to experience treatments from the exclusively designed spas. The spas feature a calming environment through the use of controlled lighting, natural materials such as limestone and slate and a warm soothing colour palette to create a relaxing atmosphere. Layers of fabrics will create depth and privacy around the treatment areas, while permitting a discreet glimpse inside, in contrast to the other finishes and materials.

Elemis has designed exclusive British Airways treatments for men and women, creating a two-tiered menu. A departure treatment aids sleep and relaxation, calming the passenger so that the on-board experience is enhanced, and an arrivals treatment re-awakens, energizes and uplifts the customers after their flight.

Leonard Fluxman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Steiner Leisure, said: "It gives us great pleasure to be aligning with British Airways, whose ethos and brand values mirror those of our own. British Airways delivers top quality global service and this exciting collaboration will provide us with the opportunity to introduce an exceptional new spa concept in airport environments. The treatments are designed to meet the needs of the international traveler as well as introducing us to the clientele of this respected airline."

Sean Harrington, Managing Director of Elemis, said: Elemis is exceptionally proud to be working with British Airways. The synergy of the two British brands is exceptional, providing high standards of product offering, service and customer care in a therapeutic environment, whether onboard, or in the airport lounges. We are excited to have developed a totally unique spa travel offering that will ensure that, in the potentially stressful environment of international travel, there is still a little time to relax and de-stress.

Finola Lehane, British Airways brand and service development manager, said: Were delighted to welcome Elemis as our spa provider. Our customers will benefit from Elemis extensive experience in producing top-quality skincare, both through treatments in the British Airways lounges and onboard, via the amenities. Our two brands are synonymous with quality and luxury and we anticipate that our customers will be delighted with new spa and amenity kit products.

Steiner Leisure Limited is a worldwide provider of spa services. The Company's operations include spas and salons on 130 cruise ships and in 52 resort spas and two luxury day spas. Our cruise line and land-based resort customers include Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard/Seabourn Cruise Lines, Harrahs Entertainment, Hilton Hotels, Holland America Line, Kerzner International, Loews Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises. Our Elemis Limited subsidiary manufactures its Elemis(R) brand products for use in our cruise ship and land-based spas. This top quality European line of beauty products is also distributed worldwide to exclusive hotels, salons, department stores, health clubs and destination spas. Elemis(R), as well as other Steiner products, including La Therapie(R), Ionithermie, and Steiner Hair Care, are available at

Steiner Leisure owns and operates four post secondary schools (comprised of a total of 14 campuses) located in Miami, Orlando, Pompano Beach and Sarasota, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; Charlottesville, Virginia; York, Pennsylvania; Salt Lake City and Lindon, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Tempe and Phoenix, Arizona; and Westminster and Aurora, Colorado. Offering degree and non-degree programs in massage therapy and, in some cases, skin care, these schools train and qualify spa professionals for health and beauty positions within the Steiner family of companies or other industry entities.

Forward-Looking Statements

Our statements with respect to the proposed services and products in connection with, and the estimated commencement date of, our operations related to British Airways may be deemed to be forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. Such statements do not guarantee the timely construction or final characteristics of the spa facilities, or the initiation (timely or otherwise) of the onboard Elemis amenities program, as known and unknown risks and other factors may preclude results that match these statements. Such risks and factors include uncertainties beyond our control that could adversely affect the (i) timely construction and final characteristics of spa facilities such as at the airport terminals referenced above, including our lack of control over the construction and the venue where the spas will be located and (ii) manufacture or distribution of the Elemis amenity products, including delays by British Airways in getting the products onto the aircraft, over which we have no control. Other risks are described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2006.

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