Co-Founder & President
Chris Manning is a co-founder and the president of the Travaasa® Experiential Resorts brand and management company, which currently includes two properties: Travaasa® Austin and Travaasa® Hana, Maui, formerly the legendary Hotel Hana-Maui.
In his role as president, Manning leads a team of industry professionals that manage day-to-day operations at the properties. Manning also leads the Travaasa® Experiential Resorts brand team, which is transforming the properties to create a unique experiential travel offering in the destination resort market.
Prior to starting Travaasa, Manning was a real estate developer where he entitled, designed, built and sold urban infill projects in downtown Denver. Manning began his career with a seven year stint in strategy consulting, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies and start-ups in the areas of business planning, marketing strategy, pricing, inventory management and sales operations.
Manning holds a B.S. from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.