LANA`I, Hawaii — Four Seasons Resort Lāna‛i, located on a 90,000 acre secluded island just nine miles from Maui, is celebrating its grand opening following an extensive renovation.
In a Hawaiian blessing ceremony, Lawrence Ellison, owner, Four Seasons Resorts Lāna‛i and Isadore Sharp, Founder and Chairman, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts were joined by Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, local dignitaries, community members and employees to untie the sacred, mana-filled lei and officially open the Resort. Ellison is one of the world’s richest men and is a founder of Oracle Corp. He owns almost the entire island of Lana’i.
The new Four Seasons Resort features 217 guestrooms including 51 suites, lobbies and seating areas for contemplation, multiple dining experiences such as the signature ONE FORTY, NOBU LĀNA‛I, VIEWS at Manele Golf and Sports Bar, an immersive spa and wellness program, luxury retail boutiques featuring Missoni, Jimmy Choo and the Lāna‛i Collection combined with the 18-hole ocean-view Jack Nicklaus Signature Manele Golf Course.
Room rates start from $1,125 to over $5,000 per night.
Sophisticated Design Meets Beachside Innovation
Inspired by Hawaiʻi’s diverse and storied influences, the interiors showcase walls of teak and zebra wood edging artisan-produced Nepalese Lokta paper and floors of mahogany laid with wool hand-woven area rugs. Fully integrated and intuitive lighting, temperature, service, and privacy controls offer a highly responsive in-room technology experience featuring a 75 inch, platinum bezel LED television panel along with wearable key wristbands to allow maximum flexibility during activities on island, in-room iPad Airs and more.
Lush Hawaiian Landscaping Showcases New Pool Experiences
Verdant botanical gardens and waterways reveal both intimate enclaves as well as spectacular vistas to the Pacific Ocean and serve as a beautiful backdrop for commissioned works of outdoor art and sculpture. A lagoon-style, free-form central pool features a cascading waterfall and two spas. Set apart is the adults-only Retreat, whose waterfalls and lava rock grottos echo Lāna‛i’s iconic cliffs and offer stunning views of Hulopoʻe Bay, where resident dolphins are a frequent sight. Delve further into the garden to find sublime sanctuaries, perfect for relaxing on a collection of secluded chaises and daybeds.
“We are delighted to share a unique destination experience with rich culture, diverse landscapes and limitless options for relaxation and adventure here on Lāna‛i,” said Tom Roelens, General Manager, Four Seasons Resorts Lāna‛i. “As a first, we offer guests the opportunity to experience Lānaʻi by Four Seasons through a number of activities curated by the Resort, in true Four Seasons style.
Lāna’i’s diverse topography creates an island of unique contrasts, with myriad activities for all. Guests can choose from hiking and horseback riding in the green upcountry lands or go off-roading in a Polaris UTV across red dirt roads, colored from volcanic rock. Play championship golf. Snorkel in a marine sanctuary teeming with colorful fish, set sail to see whale and dolphins or charter a luxury sailing yacht for the ultimate ocean experience. Explore the Hawaiian Islands from above or take control and learn to fly with exciting helicopter adventures. Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture through activities with our kupuna (elders) or simply relax on a deserted beach accessible only by a 4×4 vehicle.
Experience Lāna’i by Four Seasons: In celebration, the Resort is offering a Stay Longer – Fourth Night Free to discover how Hawaiʻi was meant to be enjoyed.
Celebrate at Four Seasons: Unforgettable Special Events
With flexible indoor and outdoor space accommodating parties up to 500, including a newly refurbished Conference Center, the private-island feel of Lāna’i is an exciting backdrop for spectacular conferences, incentives and social occasions such as weddings and birthday parties. Take gardens and beautiful ocean vistas, add whimsical sparklers, fireworks, private yachts, helicopters and bubbles along with the mastery of Four Seasons staff for a truly unforgettable event.