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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® Experiential Resorts Appoints Mark Stebbings as Managing Director

Travaasa® Experiential Resorts announces the appointment of Mark Stebbings to Managing Director of the brand’s growing portfolio of destination resorts and spas. Stebbings recently served as general manager at Travaasa® Hāna, Maui where he oversaw the transition of the property from the Hotel Hāna-Maui to a Travaasa® resort. With properties in Austin and on Maui, Travaasa® Experiential Resorts provide guests with locally-infused, authentic travel experiences focused on five pillars of activities.

As managing director, Stebbings will oversee brand consistency and synergy for both current and future Travaasa® properties. He will also ensure guests receive the same extraordinary service at each destination by overseeing the basic operations including front desk, housekeeping and facilities.

Prior to his role with Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, Stebbings served as general manager of The Point, an intimate, award-winning luxury retreat in upstate New York. Before moving to the position of general manager, he worked in various capacities at The Point’s sister properties; Lake Placid Lodge and The Wilcox in Aiken, South Carolina. He began his career in the hospitality industry working with legendary French Chef Albert Roux at Bertie’s in the Hotel Biltmore, Paris, and then working in Switzerland’s Hotel Angleterre.

Stebbings received his degree in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management in Bournemouth, England.

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