New Travaasa Hotel Opens in Maui

Travaasa Destinations, a new collection of experiential hotels, has announced the opening of the newest hotel in its growing portfolio, Travaasa Hana in Maui, Hawaii. Set amid the oceanfront community of "Heavenly Hana" on Maui's secluded eastern shore, the property, formerly known as Hotel Hana-Maui, has 70 cottages and suites, a wellness spa, locally-sourced dining, and extensive programming highlighting Hawaii's rich cultural heritage. Guests can choose from two different offerings: an all-inclusive program which includes meals, a daily spa credit and as many activities as they wish, or an a la carte stay.  The brand's first property, Travaasa Austin, opened in Texas's Hill Country in April, 2011.

Accommodations at Travaasa Hana consist of 47 plantation-style Sea Ranch Cottages and 23 low-rise bungalow Garden View Suites. The guest rooms have organic linens, but do not have radios, clocks and televisions (the better to appreciate the sound of wind through the trees).

The Sea Ranch Cottages have high wood-beamed ceilings, interior ceiling fans and cooling tropical trade winds. All feature private lanais, many with private hot tubs. The minimum age requirement for Sea Ranch Cottage guests is 16 years old.

Activities include throw net fishing demonstrations, hula and ukulele lessons, lei making, coconut husking, guided coastal and garden walks, bicycle tours, stand-up paddle boarding, outrigger canoe paddling, costal workouts, and digital photography classes.

The Spa at Travaasa Hana blends therapeutic native Hawaiian treatments with exercise as part of its holistic approach to relaxation and wellness and utilizes locally made and organic products. The Kauiki dining room showcases ocean-to-table cuisine and fresh organic fare by Executive Chef Barry Villiarimo, who was born and raised in Hana, and uses ingredients like taro, breadfruit, sweet potatoes, coconut milk and fern shoots.

All-inclusive rates at the Sea Ranch Cottages start at $499 per person, per night based on double occupancy, excluding taxes and service charges. Rates include adults-only accommodations, three meals per day plus snacks, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, daily spa treatments, all resort activities, use of sports equipment, wellness classes, and use of The Spa facilities.

Rates at the Garden View Suites start at $399 per night, double occupancy. Garden View Suites are offered as packages or are charged as hotel rooms alone, allowing activities and meals to be booked a la carte.

For more information on Travaasa Destinations, visit www.travaasa.com.

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