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Travaasa Experiential Resorts Launches #HolidayProblems, A Collective Resource of Tips and Tricks For Staying Healthy During the Holiday Season

Is mall walking an actual workout? How much pie is too much? I think I’m addicted to pumpkin spice lattes, what should I do? Health enthusiasts fear not. Help is on the way. This holiday season, Travaasa Experiential Resorts, a leading destination resort and spa brand, is helping to answer common holiday questions and concerns with the launch of #HolidayProblems, a collective resource of tips and tricks designed to celebrate healthy living. Travaasa Experiential Resorts will tap into its extensive pool of on-site experts including fitness gurus, yogis, meditation experts, spa therapists and an esteemed culinary team to enlist advice for those seeking quick and easy ideas for staying fit and stress free this season.

The daily tips, workouts and recipes will be shared via the brand’s blog, Facebook and Twitter (@Travaasa).
“We have an outstanding team of health, wellness and culinary professionals at each of our Travaasa properties with extensive knowledge in each of their disciplines,” says Kristine Huffman, director of brand experiences. “They are great at coming up with fun, creative solutions that make it easy for people to live a healthy lifestyle and we’re excited to be able to share them.”

Holiday over-imbibers will also have the opportunity to win a weekend escape to Travaasa Austin in January 2013 to kick-off the New Year right. The grand prize winner will receive an all-inclusive, two-night stay for two including access to all of the property’s exciting “Vitality Month” signature programming and a $250 stipend to use toward airfare and other travel expenses. All participants have to do is submit their holiday problem or provide a piece of advice on overcoming holiday health challenges. To participate in the contest visit, www.facebook.com/travaasa

Launched May 5, 2011, Travaasa Experiential Resorts was created to provide travelers with a new breed of destination resorts and spas by immersing guests into the local culture of each property, connecting them to the people, traditions, foods and experiences that make each region unique. Travaasa Experiential Resorts strive to bring back the magic of travel through signature programming focused on five core pillars: Adventure, Culinary, Culture, Fitness and Wellness. The current portfolio features the brand’s first property, Travaasa Austin, which is located on 210 acres of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve overlooking beautiful Lake Travis, only 30 minutes from downtown Austin. The second property, Travaasa Hana, Maui (formerly the iconic Hotel Hana-Maui), is located along 69 acres of Maui’s lush eastern coastline, offering dramatic ocean and mountain views.

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About Travaasa® Experiential Resorts: Travaasa® Experiential Resorts is a collection of destination resorts and spas, uniting a variety of customizable experiences with spectacular natural locations. Extensive, diverse programming is developed around the brand’s five pillars: adventure, culinary, culture, fitness and wellness. Travaasa strives to educate and inspire by incorporating local and regional elements from each destination to create an authentic experience. The Travaasa portfolio currently includes two properties: Travaasa Austin, a top ranked Austin, Texas hotel which opened in May 2011 in Texas Hill Country and Travaasa Hana, Maui, a Maui resort that opened in June 2011, with plans for additional properties to be added in the future.

For more information visit www.travaasa.com
Twitter: @Travaasa
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Travaasa

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Travaasa® Experiential Resorts Partners with Mokulele Airlines to Provide Twice-Daily Service from Kahului to Hana on the Island of Maui, Hawaii

DENVER, CO – (September 5, 2012) – Today, Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, a new brand of destination resorts and spas, announces an exciting partnership with Mokulele Airlines to provide travelers easy access to its Travaasa® Hana, Maui Resort located in the picturesque community of Hana on Maui’s secluded eastern shoreline.

Beginning October 1, 2012, Mokulele Airlines will operate twice-daily flight service from Maui’s Kahului Airport to Hana Airport. Passengers will fly aboard a nine-seat Cessna Grand Caravan 208B and enjoy spectacular views during the 20-minute flight. Ticket prices start at $59 each way and travelers can book their flight beginning today by visiting www.mokuleleairlines.com. Travaasa® Hana, Maui is also offering complimentary flights for guests who book a three-night, all-inclusive Total Travaasa package. Visit www.travaasa.com for more details.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer the town of Hana and our hotel guests a quick and affordable option for traveling to the eastern coast of Maui,” says Chris Manning, president of Travaasa® Experiential Resorts. “Our quiet location is one of the many features that make our property so unforgettable. Now, guests have a choice of experiencing the adventure and beauty of the Road to Hana by car or flying into Hana in minutes and enjoying the coastline from aloft via Mokulele Airlines. For the town, these flights give residents, government workers, and business people an efficient option to get to and from Hana.”

“We’re pleased to team up with Travaasa® Hana, Maui in introducing scheduled air service into the beautiful Hana community,” said Ron Hansen, CEO of Mokulele Airlines. “Our departures from Kahului Airport will be an easy connect for visitors flying direct into Maui, or arriving on Maui via Honolulu International Airport. We encourage early bookings to ensure a seat.”
The morning flight will depart Kahului Airport at 11:19 a.m. and arrive at Hana Airport at 11:40 a.m. It departs Hana at 12:00 p.m. returning to Kahului at 12:21 p.m. The afternoon flight departs Kahului at 4:14 p.m. arriving in Hana at 4:35 p.m. It leaves Hana at 4:55 p.m. and arrives back in Kahului at 5:16 p.m. A restored Packard jitney operated by Travaasa® Hana, Maui will meet both flights and shuttle passengers a short four-mile drive to the hotel.
Travaasa® Hana, Maui is a destination resort and spa located at the end of the famous Road to Hana. This oceanfront retreat, formerly the legendary Hotel Hana-Maui, offers a robust series of programs, many of which highlight Hawaii’s rich cultural heritage. Guests enjoy activities such as throw net fishing, hula and ukulele lessons, stand-up paddle boarding, coastal horseback rides, coconut husking, morning yoga, and more. The property is a favorite retreat for travelers seeking barefoot elegance, unspoiled natural beauty and a Hawaiian sense of place.

Accommodations at Travaasa® Hana, Maui consist of 47 plantation-style Sea Ranch Cottages, 23 low-rise Garden View Suites and four condos. All guestrooms feature organic linens and pampering amenities. To enjoy the comforting sounds of nature, the rooms are free from radios, clocks, Internet, and televisions. The property also includes an award-winning spa with a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor wellness center, and delicious dining at Kauiki Restaurant.

The AAA Four Diamond hotel was recently rated the No. 1 Hawaii hotel and No. 58 in the world in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Poll. The Spa at Travaasa® Hana, Maui was named the No. 1 Resort Spa in Hawaii by Condé Nast Traveler in 2012.

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About Travaasa® Experiential Resorts: Travaasa® Experiential Resorts is a collection of destination resorts and spas, uniting a variety of customizable experiences with spectacular natural locations. Extensive, diverse programming is developed around the brand’s five pillars: adventure, culinary, culture, fitness and wellness. Travaasa® strives to educate and inspire by incorporating local and regional elements from each destination to create an authentic experience. The Travaasa® portfolio currently includes two properties: Travaasa® Austin, a top ranked Austin, Texas hotel which opened in May 2011 in Texas Hill Country and Travaasa® Hana, Maui, a Maui resort that opened in June 2011, with plans for additional properties to be added in the future.

For more information visit www.travaasa.com
Twitter: @Travaasa
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Travaasa

About Mokulele Flight Service: Mokulele Flight Service, flying the skies of Hawaii since 1994, was purchased by TransPac Aviation, Inc. last year. Mokulele offers more than 60 flights a day connecting Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and the Big Island with their fleet of 9 passenger turbine powered Cessna Grand Caravans. The company is headquartered in Kailua-Kona. For reservations & information, visit mokuleleairlines.com, facebook.com/mokulele, visit your favorite travel agent, or call 866-260-7070.

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Travaasa® Hana, Maui Offers Hana Relay Teams a “Winning” Race Weekend

At the end of the 52-mile race path along Maui’s famed Hana Highway, Hana Relay teams crossing the finish line can go for the gold at Travaasa® Hana, Maui, where the ultimate spa retreat awaits. To celebrate this year’s annual Hana Relay, taking place on Sept. 8, Travaasa® Hana, Maui is offering 25 percent off the “Your Travaasa®” room rate for any stays taking place between Sept. 7-9, along with one $25 spa credit per booking.

“We’re pleased to welcome Hana Relay teams to Travaasa® Hana, Maui,” said general manager Danny Mynar. “Our tranquil surroundings and friendly staff will provide competitors with a winning race weekend experience.”

Weary finishers can unwind at The Spa at Travaasa® Hana, Maui, overlooking Hana Bay and historic Kauiki Hill. The one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor wellness center comprises of a lava rock whirlpool, relaxation room, private garden area, steam room, and cold plunge pool. The Spa at Travaasa® Hana, Maui was voted Hawaii’s #1 resort spa in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Hana Relay room rates start at $300 per night, based on double occupancy. To book the Hana Relay special offer, call 855-TO-TRAVAASA (855-868-7282) and mention code EDHGJ and Hana Relay. Offer not available online.
Travaasa® Hana, Maui is a sponsor and the official hotel of the 2012 Hana Relay.

For more information about Travaasa® Hana, Maui, visit www.travaasa.com/hana. Follow Travaasa® Hana, Maui at twitter.com/travaasa_hana and facebook.com/travaasa.hana.

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