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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 by principals Joy Berry and Chris Manning 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.
For more information visit www.travaasa.com
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.
We’re proud to share some of the highlights:
- JustLuxe.com journalist, Lena Katz, was inspired by the Travaasa® Experiential Resorts philosophy on a recent visit to Travaasa® Austin. In this piece, Lena profiles our very own Co-Founder, Joy Berry: “Emerging Hoteliers Out to Change the Lodging Game – Joy Berry of Travaasa”
- Glamour.com loved our mechanical bull fitness class included it in in a post for the outlet’s daily health and workout blog, Vitamin G: “Yee Haw! Would You Work Out on a… Mechanical Bull?”
- MSN’s fitness outlet, Fitbie.com was inspired by the unique Travaasa® activities and programming and interviewed Kristine Huffman, Director of Programming for this piece on inspired workouts. “Old-World Calorie Burners – Get fit with these Game of Thrones-inspired workouts”
- TravelandLeisure.com included Travaasa® Hana, Maui in the publication’s list of “Best Hotels in Hawaii” highlighting the top properties throughout the islands.
- The publication also included Travaasa® Austin in its list of “America’s Best All-Inclusive Resorts” highlighting the top hassle free vacations in the country.
Thank you to all of our guests that have become our fans and supporters!