2012 “Heart of Hana” Holiday Event December 16th at Travaasa Hana, Maui

With the holidays in full swing, Travaasa Hana, Maui is getting in the festive spirited by hosting the “Heart of Hana” Holiday Event at the Plantation Guest House on Sunday, December 16th. East Maui musicians and hula dancers will gather to celebrate the release of a new CD by Hana’s own CJ Helekahi and premiere falsetto recording artist Leokane Pryor.  The new CD, titled “No Ka Pueo”, is a collection of Hawaiian and English classic and original songs by two of Hana’s favorite musicians. Performing at the event along with CJ and Leokane will be many generations of Hana’s most talented singers, musicians and hula dancers in an uplifting evening showcasing Hana’s rich musical traditions. This historic event will include holiday performances by Joyce Mynar, Stephen Henderson, Lee-ann Paman, the Tolentino ‘ohana and other special guests.

This very special musical event is a rare opportunity to experience the magic of Hana and the gracious spirit of the community during the holiday season.

Admission to the event itself is free and pupus will be available for purchase (no coolers please). Holiday attire is encouraged. Seating will be limited, so we recommend bringing a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the evening on the tented lawn. CDs can be preordered signed and gift wrapped by calling 808-248-8262, emailing hanaguyproductions@gmail.com or visiting www.leokane.com.

For this special event we are offering 40% off stays during December 14th-17th. Make your room reservations today by calling 855-TO-TRAVAASA and referring to the “Heart of Hana” event.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Travaasa Hana, Maui

Guests visiting Travaasa Hana on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, for New Year’s Eve will not only have a jump start on their resolutions but will also join the celebration! The evening includes wonderful views, live entertainment and a Hana tradition of a spectacular fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. It’s the perfect beginning to a whole new year.

Whether your resolution is eating healthy, learning something new or getting in shape, Travaasa makes it easy with activities like our juicing class, hula dancing lessons, yoga and horseback riding.

Leave the ball-drop behind, and discover a whole new way to start 2013.

For more information on the New Year’s Eve events at Travaasa Hana, Maui please visit www.Travaasa.com/Hana. To make a donation to The Hana Business Council’s firework display, please visit their GoFundMe page.


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Travaasa® Austin Announces Kristine Huffman As General Manager

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.

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