|HANA, Hawaii - Aug. 15, 2001--The Hotel Hana-Maui
has been acquired today by a team of investors led by the managing partners
and principal owners of Post Ranch Inn, an award-winning exclusive resort
in Big Sur, Calif.
In addition to its planned affiliation to the Post Ranch Inn, the Hotel Hana-Maui currently is a member of "Small Luxury Hotels of the World," a distinction given to a select group of hotels and resorts based on their unique character and individual appeal.
The Hotel Hana-Maui continues to be the only resort in Hana that enables visitors to enjoy a secluded, tranquil vacation free of crowds and noise. Travelers can easily and affordably get to the resort via a 15-minute flight from the Kahului airport in Maui to the Hana airport or by flying directly from Honolulu.
"Just as Post Ranch preserves the history and spirit of California in the late 1800s, the Hotel Hana-Maui offers guests the chance to experience Hawaii as it was a hundred years ago in its natural, authentic state," said Michael Freed, another of Post Ranch Inn's managing partners and principal owners. "We expect the experience of the Hotel Hana-Maui to equal that of Post Ranch Inn as we
fine-tune the amenities and add new ones."
The Hotel Hana-Maui will be managed by Passport Resorts LLC, a hotel management company owned and operated by Michael Freed and Peter Heinemann, two of the principal owners of Post Ranch Inn. Freed and Heinemann are also affiliated with the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, which was recently listed as the number one resort in Fiji by the Travel & Leisure 2001 Reader's Poll.
The Hotel Hana-Maui is situated on 30 acres of land that stretches along
the eastern coast of the island of Maui. The resort grounds, once the home
of a successful sugar plantation, lie nestled between the lush Hawaiian
countryside and the Pacific Ocean. It has received numerous acclamations
and awards, including being named "Most Romantic Resort in the World" by
Romantic Hideaway and "One of the Ten Best Hotels in the World" by Lifestyles
of the Rich and Famous. The Hotel Hana-Maui also appeared on Hideaway Report's
list of "Top Ten Resorts in the U.S." and was featured as one of the "Top
Ten Tropical Resorts in the U.S." by readers of Conde Nast Traveler. It
has also received the Kahili Award `Certificate of Merit' by the Hawaii
|Graham & Associates
Carl Schick, 415/957-1705
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