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AUSTIN, TX (January 23, 2013) – Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, a growing collection of destination resorts and spas, proudly announces the appointment of Adam Cormany as Director of Food & Beverage at Travaasa® Austin. Specializing in locally infused, experiential travel, the brand’s portfolio currently includes two properties: Travaasa® Austin, opened in May 2011, and Travaasa® Hana, Maui, opened June 2011.
As Director of Food & Beverage, Cormany will oversee Travaasa® Austin’s well-rounded culinary program, which takes a farm-to-table approach to dining, using quality, seasonal ingredients with a focus on supporting regional growers. He will also oversee Travaasa® Austin’s beverage program, featuring organic, biodynamic and sustainable wines made by boutique producers, wines from some of Texas’ finest wine producers, beers from some of Texas’ great craft brewers, and imported organic brews.
“We are thrilled to welcome Adam to our team,” says Chris Manning, Co-Founder and President of Travaasa® Experiential Resorts. “Given his extensive experience in the food & beverage and hospitality industry, we are confident Adam will ensure that guests have memorable culinary experiences and depart Travaasa® Austin nourished and renewed.”
Cormany brings 12 years of food & beverage and hospitality experience to his new role at Travaasa® Austin. Prior to his experience at Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, Cormany served as Food & Beverage Outlets Manager for Lakeway Resort and Spa, located in Austin, Texas, where he oversaw the operation of five dining outlets. Cormany also served as Outlets Manager for DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin, where he oversaw all food & beverage directorial duties involving outlet operations. Cormany attended the University of Alaska and resides in Austin, Texas.
Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, a growing collection of destination resorts and spas, proudly announces the appointment of Kristine Huffman as General Manager of Travaasa® Austin. In addition to her new role, Huffman also serves as the Brand Experience Director for Travaasa® Experiential Resorts. Specializing in locally infused, experiential travel, the brand’s portfolio currently includes two properties: Travaasa® Austin, opened in May 2011, and Travaasa® Hana, Maui, opened June 2011.
As General Manager of Travaasa® Austin, Huffman will play a key role in managing guest services for rapidly expanding Travaasa® Experiential Resorts as well as oversee all Austin property operations. As Travaasa® Brand Experience Director, Huffman supervises the development and implementation of each property’s diverse activity offerings, which echo the brand’s five pillars: adventure, culinary, culture, fitness and wellness. In her combined role of Travaasa® brand and property management, Huffman will ensure guests have an extraordinary stay at Travaasa® Austin and continue delivering unique programming that leaves guests feeling both inspired and refreshed.
“Appointing Kristine as the Austin General Manager was a natural fit for the property,” said Chris Manning, Founder and CEO of Travaasa® Experiential Resorts. “Her passion for the brand and culture of the Austin lifestyle have been an integral part of the property’s success in the last year and we’re excited to see what the future holds,” he continued.
Prior to her role with Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, Huffman founded The Peak Performance Practice, providing consulting to hospitality and health care organizations such as Miraval Resorts and Maine General Health Systems. She also served as Executive Director of Health and Healing at Canyon Ranch Resort where she assisted with the development of the wellness program at Canyon Ranch: Lenox. Her extensive expertise in hospitality consulting ranges from wellness-based spa developments to sales training and operational growth of facilities.
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