The Four Seasons Resort Lanai, formerly known as the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay, has reopened on Lanai, the 140-square-mile island nine miles off the coast of Maui.
Resort owner Larry Ellison remodeled the property during a two-year renovation, spending about $75 million, according to local reports.
The resort’s 217 guestrooms are finished with walls of teak, zebra wood and handmade Nepalese lokta paper. Mahogany floors are topped with wool hand-woven area rugs.
The resort’s technological features include wristband room keys; intuitive lighting, temperature, service and privacy controls; a 75-inch LED television; and in-room iPad Airs.
There are three restaurants and lounges, including a Nobu outlet and the signature One Forty. An indoor/outdoor space can accommodate as many as 500 people.
The hotel has a lagoon-style pool with a waterfall, and an adults-only area with lava-rock grottos.
Hotel guests will have access to activities such as off-roading on Polaris all-terrain vehicles, snorkeling and helicopter excursions, and golf at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Manele Golf Course.
Ellison, who owns 98% of Lanai (the state of Hawaii owns the other 2%), started renovations in February 2014, although he didn’t close the resort until four months later.
Ellison also owns the 102-room Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele. That property closed last March to house construction workers. It is slated to undergo a renovation and reopen by the end of the year.