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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,

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.


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.

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The Spa at Travaasa Austin named Holistic Wellness Center of the Year by Green Spa Network

The Green Spa Network’s (GSN) First Annual Sustainability Awards took place on October 2, 2012 at the non-profit organization’s sixth annual congress, announcing The Spa at Travaasa Austin the Holistic Wellness Center of the Year.

Winners were chosen from categories including green building, eco healthy culinary program, organic face & body products, sustainable resort & day spas and sustainability leadership from individuals. GSN elected a panel of industry experts, including Julie Keller, Editor in Chief of American Spa Magazine, Mary Bemis, co-founder of Organic Spa Magazine and Sallie Fraenkel, Vice President of SpaFinders to determine the winners.

The Spa at Travaasa Austin features 11 treatment rooms, including a couple’s room, as well as a hot tub and dry sauna. The facility is located near the property’s remarkable infinity pool, overlooking the serene hill country landscape. Utilizing only organic and bioenergetic products, serves are designed to naturally treat, heal and revitalize the body and soul.

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Hands-On Cooking with Chef Ben Baker

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, learning is always something on the menu with Travaasa® Austin’s hands-on culinary classes. Guests can get acquainted with basic knife skills or refine more advanced techniques with instruction from Executive Chef Ben Baker. A sample of the culinary experiences include:

Appetizer 101: A fantastic opportunity to learn different appetizer recipes while incorporating knife skill techniques. This class offers tips to help take the stress out of party prep and makes hosting your next get together fun, easy and impressive!

Fish 101: Welcomes guests into our industrial kitchen to learn different fish cooking techniques and recipes. This class makes the often-intimidating fish preparation a simple process. After the class is complete, participants dine on their catch on the Mesquite Patio.

Once you master the cooking portion, take your gourmand training to the next level with our wine pairing classes. For more information on Travaasa® Austin’s Culinary experiences, visit our cooking demonstration page.

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