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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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Travaasa® Experiential Resorts Partners with Mokulele Airlines to Provide Twice-Daily Service from Kahului to Hana on the Island of Maui, Hawaii

DENVER, CO – (September 5, 2012) – Today, Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, a new brand of destination resorts and spas, announces an exciting partnership with Mokulele Airlines to provide travelers easy access to its Travaasa® Hana, Maui Resort located in the picturesque community of Hana on Maui’s secluded eastern shoreline.

Beginning October 1, 2012, Mokulele Airlines will operate twice-daily flight service from Maui’s Kahului Airport to Hana Airport. Passengers will fly aboard a nine-seat Cessna Grand Caravan 208B and enjoy spectacular views during the 20-minute flight. Ticket prices start at $59 each way and travelers can book their flight beginning today by visiting www.mokuleleairlines.com. Travaasa® Hana, Maui is also offering complimentary flights for guests who book a three-night, all-inclusive Total Travaasa package. Visit www.travaasa.com for more details.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer the town of Hana and our hotel guests a quick and affordable option for traveling to the eastern coast of Maui,” says Chris Manning, president of Travaasa® Experiential Resorts. “Our quiet location is one of the many features that make our property so unforgettable. Now, guests have a choice of experiencing the adventure and beauty of the Road to Hana by car or flying into Hana in minutes and enjoying the coastline from aloft via Mokulele Airlines. For the town, these flights give residents, government workers, and business people an efficient option to get to and from Hana.”

“We’re pleased to team up with Travaasa® Hana, Maui in introducing scheduled air service into the beautiful Hana community,” said Ron Hansen, CEO of Mokulele Airlines. “Our departures from Kahului Airport will be an easy connect for visitors flying direct into Maui, or arriving on Maui via Honolulu International Airport. We encourage early bookings to ensure a seat.”
The morning flight will depart Kahului Airport at 11:19 a.m. and arrive at Hana Airport at 11:40 a.m. It departs Hana at 12:00 p.m. returning to Kahului at 12:21 p.m. The afternoon flight departs Kahului at 4:14 p.m. arriving in Hana at 4:35 p.m. It leaves Hana at 4:55 p.m. and arrives back in Kahului at 5:16 p.m. A restored Packard jitney operated by Travaasa® Hana, Maui will meet both flights and shuttle passengers a short four-mile drive to the hotel.
Travaasa® Hana, Maui is a destination resort and spa located at the end of the famous Road to Hana. This oceanfront retreat, formerly the legendary Hotel Hana-Maui, offers a robust series of programs, many of which highlight Hawaii’s rich cultural heritage. 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 property is a favorite retreat for travelers seeking barefoot elegance, unspoiled natural beauty and a Hawaiian sense of place.

Accommodations at Travaasa® Hana, Maui consist of 47 plantation-style Sea Ranch Cottages, 23 low-rise Garden View Suites and four condos. All guestrooms feature organic linens and pampering amenities. To enjoy the comforting sounds of nature, the rooms are free from radios, clocks, Internet, and televisions. The property also includes an award-winning spa with a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor wellness center, and delicious dining at Kauiki Restaurant.

The AAA Four Diamond hotel was recently rated the No. 1 Hawaii hotel and No. 58 in the world in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Poll. The Spa at Travaasa® Hana, Maui was named the No. 1 Resort Spa in Hawaii by Condé Nast Traveler in 2012.


About Travaasa® Experiential Resorts: Travaasa® Experiential Resorts is a collection of destination 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.

For more information visit www.travaasa.com
Twitter: @Travaasa
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About Mokulele Flight Service: Mokulele Flight Service, flying the skies of Hawaii since 1994, was purchased by TransPac Aviation, Inc. last year. Mokulele offers more than 60 flights a day connecting Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and the Big Island with their fleet of 9 passenger turbine powered Cessna Grand Caravans. The company is headquartered in Kailua-Kona. For reservations & information, visit mokuleleairlines.com, facebook.com/mokulele, visit your favorite travel agent, or call 866-260-7070.

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Danny Mynar Named General Manager of Travaasa® Hana, Maui


HANA, MAUI, HAWAII (April 9, 2012) Travaasa® Experiential Resorts has announced the appointment of Danny Mynar, a third generation Hana resident, to general manager of the 70-room Travaasa® Hana, Maui, the AAA Four Diamond hotel on Maui’s secluded eastern shore. He succeeds Mark Stebbings, who is being promoted to managing director and will move to Travaasa ’s corporate office in Denver. The appointments are effective April 9, 2012.

“This is a dream come true for me,” said Mynar. “I’m proud and privileged to have the honor of managing this iconic hotel that has been at the heart of the Hana community and my family for generations. As a boy, I would come here to watch my mom sing and entertain guests, so this hotel has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.”

Mynar was most recently assistant general manager at Travaasa® Hana, Maui. He joined the property in 2002 as housekeeping manager and was later promoted to rooms manager.

He spent the early part of his childhood growing up in the old plantation camp, now the site of the hotel’s Sea Ranch Cottages. His grandfather worked on the old sugar plantation and later transferred to the hotel as groundskeeper. His grandmother, a native Hawaiian, worked as a housekeeper at the hotel, and his mother entertained guests and served in the food and beverage department for 29 years.

“Mark Stebbings has been a great leader and mentor to me and I look forward to continuing our rapport in his new position,” said Mynar. “As general manager, I plan to use my local knowledge and relationships to further enhance the Travaasa® experience for guests, employees and the community.”

Mynar has extensive experience working at luxury resorts on Maui, including management positions at the Grand Wailea, Hyatt Regency Maui, and Fairmont Kea Lani. Prior to working in the hospitality industry, he served in the U.S. Army as a field artillery officer.

Mynar attended Hana High School and earned a B.A. in Business from New Mexico State University. He currently serves on the board for Hana Maui Trust, and volunteers with Feed My Sheep, a partner agency of Maui United Way. In his leisure time, he enjoys fishing and other outdoor pursuits. He and his wife, Joyce, reside in Hana with their 11-year-old son, Darius.

During his three years as general manager, Mark Stebbings successfully oversaw the transition of the property from Hotel Hana-Maui to Travaasa® Hana, Maui.

Travaasa® Hana, Maui is 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 pays tribute to the hotel’s original intention.

The AAA Four Diamond hotel was recently rated the No. 1 Hawaii Hotel and No. 58 in the world in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Poll. The Spa at Travaasa® Hana, Maui was named the No. 1 Resort Spa in Hawaii by Condé Nast Traveler in 2011.


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