TRAVAASA® HĀNA, MAUI NAMED TOP HOTEL IN HAWAI’I IN CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2011 READER’S CHOICE AWARDS

MAUI, HI (October 12, 2011) – Opened in June 2011, the new Travaasa® Hāna, Maui (formerly the legendary Hotel Hana-Maui) was voted the top resort in Hawai‘i and one of the best hotels in the world in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards. The property garnered the number one spot on the list of Hawai‘i’s Top 20 Resorts and was also listed among the top 100 hotels worldwide. In addition, Maui was ranked number one in the top 10 U.S. islands category.

“Having earned the titled of best resort in Hawai‘i showcases how the new Travaasa® Experiential Resorts brand has not only continued to deliver the high-quality service expectations that the Hotel Hāna-Maui was known for, but has exceeded those standards and provided guests an authentic Hawaiian experience,” said Mark Stebbings, General Manager of Travaasa® Hāna, Maui. “We continue to enhance our guest experience and look forward to introducing both former and new guests to Travaasa® Hāna, Maui.”

Travaasa® Hāna, Maui is located in a picturesque oceanfront setting in the small rural community of Hāna on Maui’s secluded eastern shore. Located at the end of the famous Road to Hāna, 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. Today, Travaasa® Hāna, Maui incorporates local and regional elements while encompassing the brand’s five pillars: adventure, culinary, culture, fitness and spa/wellness. Travaasa® Hāna, Maui features 70 cottages and suites, a wellness spa, locally-sourced dining and extensive programming highlighting Hawai‘i’s rich cultural heritage.

About Travaasa® Experiential Resorts

Travaasa® Experiential Resorts is a collection of destination hotels, uniting a variety of customizable experiences with spectacular natural locations. Extensive, diverse programming is offered around the brand’s five pillars: adventure, culinary, culture, fitness and spa/wellness. Travaasa® Experiential Resorts strives to educate and inspire by incorporating local and regional elements from each destination to create an authentic experience. Package pricing is per person and includes daily spa services, gourmet meals and snacks, as well as full access to all experiences and accommodations. The Travaasa® Experiential Resorts portfolio currently includes two properties: Travaasa® Austin, opened in April 2011 and Travaasa® Hana, Maui, opened in June 2011, with plans for additional properties to be added in the future. www.travaasa.com

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