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September 18, 2007 08:00 AM Eastern Time

Steiner Leisure Limited Announces Agreement to Operate a New Spa at Alila Villas Hadahaa Resort in the Maldives

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NASSAU, The Bahamas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Steiner Leisure Limited (NASDAQ:STNR) announced today that its premier luxury spa division, Mandara Spa, has entered into an agreement to operate a luxury spa facility at the Alila Villas Hadahaa Resort on Hadahaa Island in North Huvadhoo Atoll in the Maldives. The term of the lease is for twelve years.

The spa will feature five double spa villas, with an outdoor pavilion for relaxation, a private changing room, shower and an outdoor bath. Other unique features include a reflection pool, lap pool, outdoor Jacuzzi and a lounge offering gourmet spa cuisine. The entire spa area is separated from the rest of the resort by lush landscaping, providing a feel of a spa village, complete with Maldivian thatching for villas and reception area. The treatment menu will feature a wide array of massages, scrubs, baths and herbal therapies. Steiner Leisure Limited will be required to expend $500,000 to build out and open this new spa facility.

The Alila Villas Hadahaa Resort is set on a tropical island in the North Huvadhoo Atoll. This island resort provides an experience of turquoise and azure waters and fine white beaches, complemented by tranquil settings. The resorts 50 beach and water villas, some with private pools, reflect the Maldivian sense of space, with panoramic views stretching to the Horizon.

Mandara estimates that the new spa will open in July of 2008.

Jeff Matthews, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mandara Spa Asia Limited said, We have had a long relationship with Alila Hotels and Resorts in Bali, Indonesia and are proud to announce our second Alila Villas project in the Maldives. We are excited to create The Spa by Mandara brand for use at this resort which will incorporate Spa and wellness with interactive guest programs unique to the facilities.

Corporate Overview

Steiner Leisure Limited is a worldwide provider of spa services. The Company's operations include spas and salons on over 131 cruise ships, and in 52 resort spas and two luxury day spas. Our cruise line and land-based resort customers include Carnival Cruise Lines, Caesars Entertainment, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard/Seabourn Cruise Lines, Hilton Hotels, Holland America Line, Kerzner International, Marriott Hotels, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Silversea Cruises. Our Elemis Limited subsidiary manufactures its Elemis® 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, health clubs and destination spas. Elemis®, as well as other Steiner products, including La Therapie®, 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

Steiner Leisures statements with respect to the proposed facilities and services and the estimated opening date of its operations at the above resort may be deemed to be forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements do not guarantee the timely construction or final characteristics of this new spa, 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 timely construction and final characteristics of land based resort spas such as at the Alila Villas Hadahaa Resort, including Steiner Leisures lack of control over the spa construction work and possible weather-related, or other delays. Other risks are described in the Companys filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2006. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any of such forward-looking statements.

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