Welcome To The Travaasa® Experiential Resorts Press Room

Welcome to the Travaasa Experiential Resorts® Media Center. The Travaasa communications team is available to assist journalists with current press material, research, organization of activities and coordination of media visits. Any questions or additional media inquiries can be directed to the brand’s national public relations team:

Ashley Cothranashley.cothran@turnerpr.com

of Turner Public Relations — (303) 333-1402.

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Travaasa Rewards Hana Relay Teams with Room and Spa Offers

HANA, MAUI, HAWAII (July 24, 2013) – At the end of the 52-mile race path along Maui’s famed Hana Highway, Hana Relay teams crossing the finish line can recuperate and unwind at Travaasa Hana, where the ultimate spa retreat awaits.

To celebrate this year’s annual Hana Relay, taking place on Sept. 14, Travaasa Hana is offering relay participants 25 percent off stays in any room category. The hotel is also offering day spa passes and discounted 60-minute massages to soothe tired muscles after the run.

“We’re always pleased to welcome Hana Relay teams to Travaasa,” said general manager Danny Mynar. “There’s no better place on the island to rejuvenate after a competitive race than right here in Hana.”

Runners can unwind at The Spa at Travaasa Hana, overlooking Hana Bay and historic Kauiki Hill, with two offers:
• A day spa pass which includes access to the outdoor lava rock whirlpool, steam room, cold plunge pool, and indoor and outdoor showers. Cost: $50 plus tax.
• A 60-minute massage (choice between lomilomi, Swedish or hot stone) and use of spa facilities. Cost: $120 plus tax and gratuity.

To qualify for the offers, reference Hana Relay or bring your race bib in to The Spa. The Spa at Travaasa Hana was named Hawaii’s #1 resort spa in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. Travaasa Hana is a sponsor and the official hotel of the 2013 Hana Relay.

To book room or spa offers, call 808-248-8211 and reference Hana Relay.

For more information, visit www.travaasa.com/hana. Find Travaasa Hana on Twitter: @Travaasa_Hana and on Facebook: facebook.com/Travaasa.Hana.

Travaasa® Experiential Resorts is a collection of experiential 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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Travaasa Experiential Resorts and Enterprise Rent-A-Car Announce New Rental Car Partnership Serving Hana, Maui

Travaasa Experiential Resorts is proud to announce a partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to provide the convenience of rental car services in the charming seaside town of Hana, Maui. This exciting partnership makes it possible for travelers to drive the famous Road to Hana and fly back to Kahului Airport, or vice versa.

Travelers may choose between two types of vehicles: a Chevy Malibu or a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. To take advantage of the new twice-daily flight service from Kahului to Hana, one-way drop offs at Kahului Airport and Travaasa Hana are available for an additional fee. Vehicles may be booked exclusively through Travaasa Hana by calling (808) 248-8211, and services are also available to non-hotel guests.

“We’re pleased to offer our guests a new option for experiencing the adventure and beauty of Hana and thank Enterprise Rent-A-Car for this partnership,” said Chris Manning, President of Travaasa Experiential Resorts. “Our guests will appreciate the convenience of renting a vehicle right on property for any day trips they’d like to take in and around Hana. Or, they can do a fly and drive combination on the Road to Hana. With our recently introduced flights from Kahului to Hana, this is the perfect addition to Travaasa Hana’s offerings.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Travaasa Hana and introduce rental car operations for visitors of Hana,” said John Foy, area sales manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. “This area is an increasingly popular destination and we anticipate this will be a welcome new service.”

Located at the end of the famous Road to Hana on Maui’s picturesque eastern shore, Travaasa Hana is a boutique resort made up of 70 cottages and suites, surrounded by natural beauty and known for its Hawaiian cultural heritage and small town charm. Guests enjoy activities such as throw net fishing, hula and ukulele lessons, stand-up paddle boarding, coastal horseback rides, coconut husking, morning yoga, and more.

The AAA Four Diamond Hotel was rated the No. 1 resort in Hawaii in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Poll, while The Spa at Travaasa Hana was named the No. 1 Resort Spa in Hawaii.

For more information, call 1-877-713-4895 or visit www.travaasa.com/hana. Find Travaasa Hana on Twitter: @Travaasa_Hana and on Facebook: facebook.com/Travaasa.Hana.

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Travaasa Austin’s BBQ Bash Features Snow’s BBQ, The Granary, Pecan Lodge, Killen’s BBQ, The Salt Lick and More

Travaasa Austin is proud to announce the Travaasa Austin BBQ Bash, happening on Saturday, June 15 from 5-9 pm. The event marks the official launch of the highly anticipated Farm at Travaasa Austin, a 10-acre farm, with 3.5 acres developed for row crops, located across from the property on the edge of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve.

Tickets are on sale now for this event featuring some of the best BBQ purveyors from around Texas – including three restaurants included in Texas Monthly’s recent list of the state’s top 50 barbecue places – and tastings from the State’s favorite breweries along with live entertainment from Marshall Ford Swing Band. The event benefits Foodways Texas, an organization founded to preserve, promote and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas.

Hosted by Travaasa’s Executive Chef Ben Baker at the Farm at Travaasa Austin, the event will feature delicious Texas BBQ, beer tastings and cocktails from:

The Granary (San Antonio)
Snow’s BBQ (Lexington)
Pecan Lodge (Dallas)
• Killen’s BBQ (Houston)
The Salt Lick (Austin)
Hops & Grain (Austin)
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company (Ft. Worth)
Saint Arnolds Brewing Company (Houston)
Deep Eddy’s Ruby Red Vodka (Austin)

“Guests will enjoy an unforgettable night at Farm at Travaasa Austin,” says Baker. “We have pulled together an amazing list of vendors for this event, including Pecan Lodge and Snow’s BBQ, both of which were ranked as one of the top 4 best barbecue places in the state in Texas Monthly’s famous Top 50 Texas BBQ list.”

This event marks the official launch of the Farm at Travaasa Austin, an exciting project that has allowed Travaasa to take the “farm-to-table” concept to heart by cultivating a 10-acre farm, with 3.5 acres developed for row crops. Located across from the property on the edge of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, the farm features more than 80 varieties of vegetable crops, perennial fruit orchards, native pecans, edible flowers, and culinary and medical herbs, all of which are used extensively in the resorts food and beverage offerings as well as in treatments at the award winning spa. Additionally, the farm includes a 360-square foot greenhouse, a 2,300-square foot activity garden for hands-on growing classes, and a 680-square foot chicken coop with more than 100 laying hens of five different breeds and two roosters, as well as the property’s new equine center which is home to seven horses and the resort’s Equine Encounter program.

Individual tickets and room packages are available now with proceeds supporting Foodways Texas.
Tickets cost $100 and can be booked by visiting: http://travaasabbqbash.com.

For more information on Travaasa Austin, visit www.travaasa.com/austin or call 855.TO.TRAVAASA (855.868.7282).

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