It’s not the first time the hotel has been renamed, but this latest name change is sure to be the most publicized in the history of the Hotel Hana-Maui.
On June 30th, 2011, the Hotel Hana-Maui will change its name to the Travaasa Hana. Travaasa, which combines the words “travel” and “pravaasa” (a Sanskrit word meaning memorable journey), is a new hotel brand that debuted in April 2011 with the Travaasa Austin in Texas.
The 70-room Hawaii hotel was sold in early 2010 to the real estate investment firm Amstar Group. Opened in 1946 by San Francisco entrepreneur Paul Fagan, the six-room hotel was originally called the Ka’uiki Inn. Later renamed the Hana Ranch Hotel, the luxury property slowly expanded over the past couple decades into its current incarnation.
Hotel Hana-Maui has enjoyed a reputation as a secluded luxury retreat. Set at the end of the famous Road to Hana, the resort has won multiple awards from Travel + Leisure Magazine and other reputable publications. Hana is known as one of the few remaining places that continue to exude the spirit of old-time Hawaii. And as any Maui travel guide can tell you, a trip to Hawaii is not complete without a tour of Hana!