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Travaasa Hana is now Hana-Maui Resort

New owners ink management pact with Hyatt affiliate

The Maui News

The 75-room Travaasa Hana will be rebranded Hana-Maui Resort under the management of Hyatt’s Destination Hotels brand, Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced Tuesday.

The Hyatt affiliate entered into a management agreement with Mani Brothers Real Estate Group, which announced the purchase of the 72-acre resort from Green Tea LLC on Sept. 27. Mani Brothers entities purchased the properties for about $27 million, county property tax records show.

Mani Brothers, based in Southern California, is a commercial property firm that owns and operates one-of-a-kind landmark properties, the Hyatt news release said.

The Hana-Maui Resort features 75 guest rooms, suites, bungalows and family residences. Additional amenities include two dining options, such as Hana Ranch Restaurant, an indoor-outdoor spa and wellness center, two pools, a yoga pavilion and adventure-driven and cultural experiences.

The resort will offer transportation options for guests with both a private helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft to Hana in the near future, the news release said.

In light of COVID-19 travel restrictions, Hana-Maui Resort has suspended operations and anticipates resuming business Oct. 1, in accordance with the state guidelines, the news release said. The resort plans to remain open through a two-year phased renovation, which includes enhancements of all accommodations, arrival areas, dining outlets and pools.

The Hana-Maui Resort is the largest single employer in Hana with about 185 on staff.

“Hyatt is excited to welcome Hana-Maui Resort to the Destination Hotels brand and Hyatt’s robust Hawaii portfolio,” said Katie Johnson, director of global independent brands for Hyatt. “With more than 40 years of operations in Hawaii, we are pleased to expand our footprint on the beautiful island of Maui.”

Hana-Maui Resort also joins the World of Hyatt program, providing members with opportunities to enjoy loyalty benefits on qualifying hotel stays, dining and spa services, meetings and events.

Paul Fagan of Hana Ranch originally opened the hotel as Ka’uiki Inn in 1946, according to the Hana Ranch website. The ranch and hotel, initially part of the same property, were sold to the Rosewood Corp. in 1984, then to the Keola Hana-Maui investment group in 1989 and Passport Resorts in 2000. Passport split the two properties in 2001 and in 2010 sold the hotel to Green Tea LLC, which renamed it Hotel Travaasa Hana, the website said.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit hanamauiresort.com or or call 359-2401.

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