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'Pure' baths return to Roosevelt Spa

The famed baths of Saratoga are well known. Since the mid-1800s, people have believed Saratoga Spring's natural mineral water has healing powers, and is effective as a preventive health treatment. Gideon Putnam Resort has been offering mineral baths since 1935.

"We are happy to be able to work with the OPRHP to bring 100-percent mineral bathwater to our spa," said Michael Barnes, general manager for Delaware North Companies at Gideon Putnam Resort. "For years, Gideon Putnam has been sharing the region's natural resources by offering fresh mineral baths, and this new option will only further enhance our customers' experience and connection to the story of Saratoga Spa State Park."

In its bid for the management contract at Gideon Putnam Resort, Delaware North emphasized the importance of restoring and maintaining the resort's obvious historic and geographic charm, and sharing the property's many stories with guests.

"In addition to the conversion of the baths, we are adding graphic panels in the relaxation rooms that tell the story of the springs and help guests connect with the place they are visiting," said Barnes.

A plan is in place to upgrade treatment rooms and lobby dEcor; add design enhancements, and new coffee, tea and lunch services; and create a solitary relaxation room that will include a calming water feature. Delaware North also plans to fund a multi-million-dollar remodel of the hotel and conference center that will focus on the lobby, dining facilities and guestrooms.""

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