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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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Travaasa® Austin Introduces Watsu® Spa Program

AUSTIN, Texas (April 13, 2012) – The award-winning Spa at Travaasa® Austin is proud to announce the introduction of a Watsu® program to the destination resort and spa’s existing menu of innovative treatments. This unique form of bodywork is performed in a specialized, private pool heated to body temperature (96 degrees). The water allows the practitioner to use the warmth and the buoyancy of the water to improve the body’s well-being. Dedicated to health and wellness, The Spa at Travaasa® Austin will offer 60 minute Watsu® sessions as well as 60 minute Waterdance® sessions in a traditional Watsu® pool. Treatments are tailored to each individual’s specific needs, and can be effective for improving circulation, help lessen everyday stress, arthritis, anxiety, chronic pain and relieve pressure to nerves, joints and muscles.

Watsu® treatments offered at The Spa at Travaasa® Austin include:

o Watsu® Sessions – A combination of unique stretches and natural movements of the body in a private, secluded pool is designed to help to free the spine and open energy pathways for improved physical mobility. (60 minutes)

o Waterdance® Sessions – An expansion on the Watsu® treatment, this practice slowly introduces stretches and movements that completely submerge the entire body underwater. The dynamic experience allows the body to move limitlessly, and is profoundly meditative and effective for deepening emotional awareness. (60 minutes)

Joining the Travaasa® Austin team, Laura Srygley is a Certified Watsu® practioner and a member of the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association, Association of Bodywork Professionals and is nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. In addition to traditional Watsu®, Srygley is also trained in an adaption for special needs clients, Waterdance and Healing Dance.

The Spa at Travaasa® Austin focuses on the use of authentic elements and a holistic approach to relaxation and wellness, while incorporating local Austin flair into its signature treatments. Deeply relaxing spa services, alternative therapies and healing rituals are threaded with exercise, nutrition and self awareness for the ultimate spa and wellness experience. All overnight-guests of Travaasa® Austin are provided with a daily $125 credit that can be used toward any spa service. Day spa packages are also available.

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