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Travaasa® Hana, Maui Ranked #1 Resort Service on Maui in Travel + Leisure’s 2012 World’s Best Awards Survey

Travaasa® Hana, Maui has been honored for its premium service by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards survey, which awarded the oceanfront resort #1 best resort service on the island of Maui and #2 in the Hawaiian Islands for 2012, with a score of 95.29.

“We are thrilled to receive this great recognition, especially since it is based on the opinions of the magazine’s readers who are distinguished travelers with high expectations,” said Danny Mynar, general manager of Travaasa® Hana, Maui. “We share this honor with our employees who are the backbone of our resort and a true testament to service with aloha.”

Located in the charming small town of Hana on the eastern tip of Maui, Travaasa® Hana, Maui is the first resort on the island to greet the rising sun. Set amid rolling grass fields and palm trees above Kaihalulu Bay, Travaasa® Hana, Maui immerses guests in the real Hawaii: culinary classes on regional cuisine, locally inspired spa treatments, Hawaiian throw net fishing with a local guide, and much more.

The AAA Four Diamond Hotel was recently rated the #1 Hawaii hotel in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Poll and the #1 resort spa in the Hawaiian Islands in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 spa poll. The property is a legendary retreat for generations of travelers seeking barefoot elegance, unspoiled natural beauty and a Hawaiian sense of place. Travaasa® Experiential Resorts’ philosophy is to provide an escape for those looking to experience something new, enrich their lives and immerse themselves in local traditions, which mimics the hotel’s original intention.

For more information about Travaasa® Hana, Maui, visit www.travaasa.com/hana or call (855) TO-TRAVAASA. Follow Travaasa® Hana, Maui at twitter.com/travaasa_hana and facebook.com/travaasa.hana.

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The Spa at Travaasa® Hana, Maui Named No. 1 Resort Spa in Hawaii in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Spa Poll

The Spa at Travaasa® Hana, Maui massaged its way to the top spot of Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 spa poll, earning the ranking of #1 resort spa in the Hawaiian Islands for the second year in a row. The Spa at Travaasa® Hana, Maui earned an overall score of 98.5, with perfect 100 scores in treatments and facilities. The 2012 spa poll results were compiled from Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Readers’ Choice survey.

“With so many wonderful spas in the Hawaiian Islands, we are tremendously proud to be at the top of these rankings and we’re grateful to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler for their high praise,” said Danny Mynar, general manager of Travaasa® Hana, Maui. “This recognition is a testament to our distinct spa and wellness services, hard work of our spa employees, and the timeless healing energy of Hana.”

Overlooking Hana Bay and historic Kauiki Hill, The Spa at Travaasa® Hana, Maui is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor wellness center comprising of a lava rock whirlpool, relaxation room, private garden area, steam room, and cold plunge pool. Nine treatment rooms feature Hawaiian-style décor and florals, and utilize locally made and organic products. Services infuse therapeutic Native Hawaiian treatments with exercise as part of a holistic approach to relaxation and wellness. Massages, body treatments, facials, and energy balancing using the organic skin care line Amala, along with fitness offerings focusing on balance, posture, core strength, and flexibility, are offered.

The AAA Four Diamond Hotel was recently rated the #1 Hawaii hotel in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Poll. Located at the end of the famous Road to Hana, the original property opened in 1947 and became a favorite retreat for generations of travelers seeking barefoot elegance, unspoiled natural beauty and a Hawaiian sense of place. Travaasa® Experiential Resorts’ philosophy is to provide an escape for those looking to experience something new, enrich their lives and immerse themselves in local traditions, which mimics the hotel’s original intention.

For more information about Travaasa® Hana, Maui, visit www.travaasa.com/hana or call (855) TO-TRAVAASA.

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Danny Mynar Named General Manager of Travaasa® Hana, Maui

 

HANA, MAUI, HAWAII (April 9, 2012) Travaasa® Experiential Resorts has announced the appointment of Danny Mynar, a third generation Hana resident, to general manager of the 70-room Travaasa® Hana, Maui, the AAA Four Diamond hotel on Maui’s secluded eastern shore. He succeeds Mark Stebbings, who is being promoted to managing director and will move to Travaasa ’s corporate office in Denver. The appointments are effective April 9, 2012.

“This is a dream come true for me,” said Mynar. “I’m proud and privileged to have the honor of managing this iconic hotel that has been at the heart of the Hana community and my family for generations. As a boy, I would come here to watch my mom sing and entertain guests, so this hotel has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.”

Mynar was most recently assistant general manager at Travaasa® Hana, Maui. He joined the property in 2002 as housekeeping manager and was later promoted to rooms manager.

He spent the early part of his childhood growing up in the old plantation camp, now the site of the hotel’s Sea Ranch Cottages. His grandfather worked on the old sugar plantation and later transferred to the hotel as groundskeeper. His grandmother, a native Hawaiian, worked as a housekeeper at the hotel, and his mother entertained guests and served in the food and beverage department for 29 years.

“Mark Stebbings has been a great leader and mentor to me and I look forward to continuing our rapport in his new position,” said Mynar. “As general manager, I plan to use my local knowledge and relationships to further enhance the Travaasa® experience for guests, employees and the community.”

Mynar has extensive experience working at luxury resorts on Maui, including management positions at the Grand Wailea, Hyatt Regency Maui, and Fairmont Kea Lani. Prior to working in the hospitality industry, he served in the U.S. Army as a field artillery officer.

Mynar attended Hana High School and earned a B.A. in Business from New Mexico State University. He currently serves on the board for Hana Maui Trust, and volunteers with Feed My Sheep, a partner agency of Maui United Way. In his leisure time, he enjoys fishing and other outdoor pursuits. He and his wife, Joyce, reside in Hana with their 11-year-old son, Darius.

During his three years as general manager, Mark Stebbings successfully oversaw the transition of the property from Hotel Hana-Maui to Travaasa® Hana, Maui.

Travaasa® Hana, Maui is located at the end of the famous Road to Hana. The original property opened in 1947 and became a favorite retreat for generations of travelers seeking barefoot elegance, unspoiled natural beauty and a Hawaiian sense of place. Travaasa® Experiential Resorts’ philosophy is to provide an escape for those looking to experience something new, enrich their lives and immerse themselves in local traditions, which pays tribute to the hotel’s original intention.

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 2011.

 

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