Maui Open Studios Comes to Travaasa® Hana, Maui Feb. 24-25

HANA, MAUI, HAWAII – Artists from East Maui and author Patricia Jennings will take a turn in the spotlight when Travaasa® Hana, Maui hosts the final weekend of the Maui Open Studios Event 2012. During the second annual event, local artists open up their studios and workspaces and offer live demonstrations, tours, entertainment, and more. The following two events take place at Travaasa® Hana, Maui:

East Maui Artists’ Reception

Friday, Feb. 24, 5-7 p.m.

Hana Coast Gallery at Travaasa® Hana, Maui, 5301 Hana Hwy.

 

The final weekend of Maui Open Studios 2012 kicks off at Travaasa® Hana, Maui with a pau hana meet and greet with the featured artists of Hana and East Maui, including Linda Harrison, Robin Riley Rayner, Sigal Choucroum, Rich Chalfant, Dean Wariner, Hilary Harts, Karen Davidson, and artists from the Interactive Arts Foundation. Admission is free and open to the public.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i – A Talk by Patricia Jennings

Saturday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m.

Plantation Guest House at Travaasa® Hana, Maui, 5301 Hana Hwy.

Meet popular author Patricia Jennings when she shares stories about her time spent with famous American painter Georgia O’Keeffe. Jennings will read excerpts from Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i and sign books. In 1939, then 12-year-old Jennings guided O’Keeffe around Maui while the artist stayed at her family’s home in Hana. Together, the unlikely duo explored the caves and black sand beach of Waianapanapa, swam at the pools of Oheo Gulch and Hamoa Beach, and visited the Piilanihale heiau. During these adventures, a strong friendship and lifelong connection was formed – and O’Keeffe found her greatest inspiration. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information about Travaasa® Hana, Maui, visit www.travaasa.com/hana. For more information about Maui Open Studios, visit www.mauiopenstudios.com.

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TRAVAASA® HANA, MAUI RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AAA FOUR DIAMOND AWARD

MAUI, HI (January 25, 2012) – In less than one year in operation, TRAVAASA® Hāna, Maui (formerly the Hotel Hāna-Maui) has received a Four Diamond Rating by the American Automobile Association (AAA). TRAVAASA® Hāna, Maui was one of only 16 hotels in Hawaii to receive the honor.  AAA’s sought after award is based on hospitality, ambiance and service, as well as other criteria.

“Receiving the AAA Four Diamond Award is a testament to our outstanding staff and their continuous commitment to delivering the high-quality service and an authentic Hawaii experience, for which TRAVAASA® Hāna, Maui is now known,” said Mark Stebbings, General Manager of TRAVAASA® Hāna, Maui. “We continue to enhance our guest experience with exciting new programming 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.

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“Fall in Love with Hana, Maui” Package included in the New Jersey Record’s Travel Section

Travaasa® Hana, Maui’s “Fall in Love with Hana” autumn package was included in the New Jersey Record. To read the article, click here.

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