Hana Hotel Travaasa Sold To Luxury Developers

Mani Brothers Real Estate Group based out of West Hollywood, California are the new owners of Travaasa Hana resort. The Mani Brothers was founded in 1994 and currently owns, manages and leases 1.3 million square feet of various luxury commercial properties.

Travaasa is the largest employer in Hana. Currently the hotel staffs 185 people. So far the Mani Brothers have made a favorable impression. They have been taking the time to get to know the hotel staff and surrounding community. There are no imminent plans for making changes. Their hope is to incorporate new resources while keeping what works for the hotel and hire locally.

We look forward to seeing the what the Mani Brothers bring to the Travaasa resort and to the community of Hana.

Starry Night Cinema Featuring Aladdin

This Friday, October 18th Maui Arts & Cultural Center will be having Starry Night Cinema featuring the movie Aladdin starring Will Smith!

Gates will open at 5:00 pm. Pre-show entertainment and art activities will be taking place before the show. Movie showtime is 6:30 pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase onsite. Outside food and coolers are not allowed.

This event is a free viewing! Come enjoy!

Maui Fair Begins Today

The 97th Annual Maui Fair starts today and runs through Sunday. The fair is held at the War Memoral Complex fairgrounds.

The fair will kick off with a parade that is scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm. Check for local road closures and bus route changes. Fair hours are today 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Friday 5:00 pm to midnight, Saturday 10:00 am to midnight, and Sunday 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.

This years fair includes photography, rides and games, exhibits including livestock and horticulture, live entertainment, plus a street party and lots of other activities. Admission prices are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 5-11 years old, and free for children 4 and under. First 2,000 people on Sunday will get free admission!

Art Festival

Starting this Saturday, October 5th and running through December 29th each weekend is the Arts Festival Lahaina. Hours of operation are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The Art Festival is held at the Lahaina Arts Society at Lahaina Cannery Mall. Here you can view all local Maui artists works. Artwork presented includes photography, painting, pottery and jewelry. Shoppers will be able to talk with these local artists while they shop. Tents will be set up on the lawn by Starbucks. It’s a great time to look for that unique gift for someone special!

 

 

Music Festival Happening This Weekend

The Republik Music Festival will be happening this weekend on both Friday and Saturday night. Gates at the A&B Amphitheater will open at 5:00 pm with the show starting at 6:00 pm.

The line up for Friday night includes Steel Pulse, Trevor Hall, and the Original Wailers. Saturday the lineup includes Tribal Seeds, Matisyahu, and Groundation.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase on both nights. Tickets vary in price. A discount may be available if purchasing tickets for both nights.