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Published on : Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Four Seasons Resort Lanai, on a 90,000 acre secluded island just nine miles from Maui, is now celebrating its grand opening.In a Hawaiian blessing ceremony, Lawrence J. Ellison, owner, Four Seasons Resorts Lanai, and Isadore Sharp, Founder and Chairman of 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.
The new Resort features 217 guestrooms including 51 suites, lobbies and seating areas for contemplation; multiple dining experiences such as the signature ONE FORTY, NOBU LANAI, VIEWS at Manele Golf and Sports Bar; an immersive spa and wellness program; luxury retail boutiques featuring Missoni, Jimmy Choo and the Lanai Collection; and the 18-hole ocean-view Jack Nicklaus Signature Manele Golf Course.
Sophisticated Design Meets Beachside Innovation
Inspired by Hawaii’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, 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 Lanai’s dramatic cliffs and offer stunning views of Hulopoe 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 lounge chairs 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 Lanai,” says Tom Roelens, General Manager, Four Seasons Resorts Lanai. “As a first, we offer guests the opportunity to experience Lanai by Four Seasons through a number of activities curated by the Resort, in true Four Seasons style.”
Lanai’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, coloured from volcanic rock. Play championship golf. Snorkel in a marine sanctuary teeming with colourful fish, set sail to see whales 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 in Hawaiian culture through activities with Lanai’s kupuna (elders) or simply relax on a deserted beach accessible only by a 4×4 vehicle.