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Travaasa Hana, Maui Unveils Elopement Package

HANA, MAUI, HAWAII (February 8, 2013) – Elope to heavenly Hana for a secluded wedding (or civil union) and honeymoon. Travaasa Hana, Maui’s special elopement package features an inclusive stay, complete with gourmet meals, spa treatments, and activities, and the personal services of a wedding specialist. Located at the end of the famous Road to Hana on Maui’s picturesque eastern shore, Travaasa Hana is a quiet retreat made up of 70 cottages and suites, surrounded by natural beauty and known for its Hawaiian cultural heritage and small town charm. Lush vegetation and black lava rock bluffs hugging the edge of the sparkling Pacific Ocean provide a dramatic setting for an intimate wedding.

“Travaasa Hana is the ideal destination for romantic elopements. When couples dream of an island getaway, or what ‘Hawaii’ looks and feels like, it’s here,” said Danny Mynar, general manager of Travaasa Hana. “Our dedicated staff will make guests’ wedding day effortless and fill it with the genuine aloha spirit Hana is known for.”

Travaasa Hana’s elopement package includes:

  • Two night stay in an ocean view Sea Ranch Cottage with private hot tub
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner for two
  • Choice of one premium activity (such as coastal horseback ride) for two
  • Daily spa treatments for two (four treatments total)
  • Bottle of champagne upon arrival
  • Personal services of Travaasa Hana wedding specialist
  • Arrangement of marriage license or civil union appointment
  • Non-denominational officiant to preside over ceremony
  • Traditional wedding lei for bride and groom, bride and bride, or groom and groom
  • 500 count fresh flower scatter at ceremony site
  • Special wedding gift from Travaasa Hana
  • Steaming of couple’s wedding attire
  • Private transportation to and from the ceremony site
  • Witness if needed
  • Fresh flowers scattered in room upon return from the ceremony

The elopement package is priced at $5,000, not including tax and service charge. The Sea Ranch Cottages are exclusive to ages 16 and up. For more information, visit www.travaasa.com/elopement.

While in Hana, guests can experience how authentic Hawaiian traditions are a way of life.  Travaasa Hana activities include throw net fishing, hula and ukulele lessons, bicycle rides, ti-leaf or plumeria lei making, frolicking at world-famous Hamoa Beach, or just relaxing at the infinity pool or laying in a hammock.

Nearby points of interest and attractions include Kaeleku Caverns, Waianapanapa State Park (Black Sand Beach), Kahanu Botanical Garden, Pools of Oheo (aka Seven Sacred Pools), Charles Lindbergh’s grave, the 400’ Waimoku Falls, Hana Cultural Center, Fagan’s Cross, and Haleakala National Park.

The AAA Four Diamond Hotel was rated the No. 1 resort in Hawaii in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Poll, while The Spa at Travaasa Hana was named the No. 1 Resort Spa in Hawaii. Formerly the Hotel Hana-Maui, the original property opened in 1946 and became a favorite retreat for generations of travelers seeking barefoot elegance, unspoiled natural beauty and a Hawaiian sense of place. New twice-daily flights on Mokulele Airlines from Kahului to Hana make it easier than ever to get to Hana.

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Travaasa® Austin Appoints Adam Cormany As Director Of Food & Beverage

AUSTIN, TX (January 23, 2013) – Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, a growing collection of destination resorts and spas, proudly announces the appointment of Adam Cormany as Director of Food & Beverage at Travaasa® Austin. Specializing in locally infused, experiential travel, the brand’s portfolio currently includes two properties: Travaasa® Austin, opened in May 2011, and Travaasa® Hana, Maui, opened June 2011.

As Director of Food & Beverage, Cormany will oversee Travaasa® Austin’s well-rounded culinary program, which takes a farm-to-table approach to dining, using quality, seasonal ingredients with a focus on supporting regional growers. He will also oversee Travaasa® Austin’s beverage program, featuring organic, biodynamic and sustainable wines made by boutique producers, wines from some of Texas’ finest wine producers, beers from some of Texas’ great craft brewers, and imported organic brews.

“We are thrilled to welcome Adam to our team,” says Chris Manning, President of Travaasa® Experiential Resorts. “Given his extensive experience in the food & beverage and hospitality industry, we are confident Adam will ensure that guests have memorable culinary experiences and depart Travaasa® Austin nourished and renewed.”

Cormany brings 12 years of food & beverage and hospitality experience to his new role at Travaasa® Austin. Prior to his experience at Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, Cormany served as Food & Beverage Outlets Manager for Lakeway Resort and Spa, located in Austin, Texas, where he oversaw the operation of five dining outlets. Cormany also served as Outlets Manager for DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin, where he oversaw all food & beverage directorial duties involving outlet operations. Cormany attended the University of Alaska and resides in Austin, Texas.

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Travaasa® Austin Announces Kristine Huffman As General Manager

Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, a growing collection of destination resorts and spas, proudly announces the appointment of Kristine Huffman as General Manager of Travaasa® Austin. In addition to her new role, Huffman also serves as the Brand Experience Director for Travaasa® Experiential Resorts. Specializing in locally infused, experiential travel, the brand’s portfolio currently includes two properties: Travaasa® Austin, opened in May 2011, and Travaasa® Hana, Maui, opened June 2011.

As General Manager of Travaasa® Austin, Huffman will play a key role in managing guest services for rapidly expanding Travaasa® Experiential Resorts as well as oversee all Austin property operations. As Travaasa® Brand Experience Director, Huffman supervises the development and implementation of each property’s diverse activity offerings, which echo the brand’s five pillars: adventure, culinary, culture, fitness and wellness. In her combined role of Travaasa® brand and property management, Huffman will ensure guests have an extraordinary stay at Travaasa® Austin and continue delivering unique programming that leaves guests feeling both inspired and refreshed.

“Appointing Kristine as the Austin General Manager was a natural fit for the property,” said Chris Manning, Founder and CEO of Travaasa® Experiential Resorts. “Her passion for the brand and culture of the Austin lifestyle have been an integral part of the property’s success in the last year and we’re excited to see what the future holds,” he continued.

Prior to her role with Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, Huffman founded The Peak Performance Practice, providing consulting to hospitality and health care organizations such as Miraval Resorts and Maine General Health Systems. She also served as Executive Director of Health and Healing at Canyon Ranch Resort where she assisted with the development of the wellness program at Canyon Ranch: Lenox. Her extensive expertise in hospitality consulting ranges from wellness-based spa developments to sales training and operational growth of facilities.

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