H2O Plus and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Extend and Expand Alliance Relationship


    CHICAGO, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As the primary in-room amenities provider for Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club properties, H2O Plus is pleased to announce the expansion of a multi-year strategic alliance agreement that will extend the H2O Plus presence internationally. Through the new deal, H2O Plus products will now also be available at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris and Aulani, a Disney Resort& Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii. In addition, H2O Plus will sponsor five runDisney races at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.

    “We've enjoyed a wonderful, long-standing relationship with Disney and we are pleased with the opportunity to further collaborate with one of the most beloved companies in the world” said H2O Plus CEO, Rick Ruffolo. “This expanded agreement will enable us to provide H2O Plus to an even broader Disney audience who can now enjoy the best in marine-based skincare products.”

    H2O Plus will offer a variety of hair and skin care products at various locations during runDisney race weekends including the health& fitness expos, race retreats and VIP lounges. In addition to the in-room amenities and event sponsorship, H20 Plus has extended its offerings through robust retail programs and additional co-branded products lines available at select resort retail locations. Featured items include the H2O Plus premium Sea Salt and Sea Marine SPA lines, signature blue Bath Aquatics collection, and bath and body care products in Blushing Orange and Grapefruit Bergamot scents. H2O Plus products will also be available through an in-room resort catalog and online at Disneystore.com.

    “Since 2006, Disney has teamed with H2O Plus to provide our guests with high-quality, in-room amenities such as shampoos, conditioners and body lotions,” said Michael Cohen, vice president, Disney Corporate Alliances. “We're excited to expand upon this relationship and look forward to introducing H2O Plus products to Disney guests around the globe.”

    About H2O Plus, LLC

    H2O Plus, LLC is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of prestige, marine-based skincare products for the face and body. Their parent company, Pola Orbis, is the fourth leading beauty care company in Japan.

    H2O Plus' unique concept combines natural marine ingredients and state-of–the-art technology to improve and maintain healthy and youthful skin. H2O Plus has a large and expanding global presence in more than 2,400 prestige retail points of distribution in 31 countries. For more information on H2O Plus, please visit www.h2oplus.com.

    About Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

    More than 50 years ago, Walt Disney created a new kind of entertainment families could experience together, immersed in detailed atmospheres and vibrant storytelling. His vision now includes a collection of five of the world's leading family vacation destinations — Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallee, France; and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, located on Lantau Island. A sixth resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, is currently under construction in Pudong New District, Shanghai. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts includes the world-class Disney Cruise Line; Disney Vacation Club; Adventures by Disney, a guided group vacation experience to some of the world's most popular destinations; and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates and designs all Disney parks, resorts, cruise ships, entertainment and attractions.

    SOURCE H2O Plus

    CONTACT: Heather Braasch, [email protected], or Ali Leventhal, [email protected], both of Behrman Communications, 212.986.7000

    Web site: http://www.h2oplus.com