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Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay debuts redesigned guest rooms

Bespoke furnishings and commissioned art enhance luxury Hawaiian resort.

LANAI, HAWAII – In the continued re-imagining of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay, the luxury property unveils another phase in its multi-million dollar transformation with the debut of newly redesigned guestrooms and suites this fall featuring never-before-seen bespoke furnishings and commissioned works.

The overall re-envisioning of the resort is led by Todd Avery-Lenahan, of TAL Studio, an internationally recognized interior designer who demonstrates a passion for incorporating the spirit of a destination into his work.

Perched along gently sloping hillsides that roll to the shores of Hulopoe Bay, accommodations are arrived at through verdant tropical gardens and waterways that reveal both lush intimate enclaves as well as spectacular vistas to the Pacific Ocean, many of which are framed by Lanai’s iconic cliffs and dramatic geologic formations. By day, the landscape is a journey through a paradise of color and fragrance serving as a backdrop for commissioned works of outdoor art & sculpture. At night, tree-tops and slate paths lit by the glow of tiki torches lead the way to entirely new rooms that reveal special qualities even before entering.

Also newly refreshed is the Lower Lobby, whose contemporary decor reflects the tones and textures of the island and adds a Hawaiian aesthetic, featuring rich colors from the earth, sand and brush as well as thoughtfully curated artwork from across Polynesia, Micronesia and of course Hawaii. Pieces include a mid-20th century billum feather bag and vintage Hawaiian ivory pikake blossoms lei as well as 19th century Micronesian Gilbert Island shark tooth swords and various prints. The various design elements are layered throughout to provide a setting that celebrates a sense of place while being fashionable and relevant to today’s luxury traveler.

Each room greets guests with a richly finished teak and stone entryway that frames the arrival experience into accommodations that are highly crafted and culturally contextual. Inspired by Hawaii’s diverse and storied Polynesian influences, the interiors are comprised of an extraordinary material and details palette. With walls of teak and zebra wood edging artisan-produced Nepalese Lokta paper and floors of mahogany laid with wool hand-woven area rugs, the rooms and suites are rich in finish yet thoroughly relaxed and organic in ambiance. Furnishings are of rosewood, leather, iron, and linen, with contemporary and historic influences combined for a stunning effect that will prove timeless and enduring.

The distinctive wine and champagne bar is a new in-room concept featuring high end, local and classic refreshments, wines and spirits as well as Nespresso coffee makers for full-service enjoyment. Discerning guests from around the world are anticipated with a generosity of appointments and amenities such as highly finished closets and furnishings for apparel storage and the new Four Seasons Bed – the first fully customizable hotel bed, offering travelers the opportunity to effectively choose their own bed and personalize their sleep during their stay. As well, state-of-the-art, fully integrated and intuitive lighting, temperature, service, and privacy controls offer a highly responsive in-room technology experience that presents a 75″, platinum bezel LED television panel for unparalleled in-room entertainment.

Bathrooms are a striking complement to the guest room and are enveloped in slate floors, teak paneled walls, and artisan tiles, featuring double-wide rain showers or deep soaking bathtubs.  Vanity consoles with leathered and carved stone tops are fitted with custom fixtures, dimmable lighting and in-mirror televisions to deliver an opulently stylish bath.

An exciting addition to the resort is a new high-end retail experience. Located just off the reception lobby will be one-of-a-kind luxury boutiques designed and curated by Seaside Luxe, a company comprised of experienced professionals who conceive, – design, develop and operate incomparable retail environments within five star resorts. The aesthetic of the boutiques will complement the extraordinary beauty of Lanai while incorporating of-the-moment women’s, men’s, children’s and home decor items with a wide range of fashion, accessories, jewelry and home selections hand-picked from seasonal, global markets. Featured designers will include luxury brands such as Missoni, Jimmy Choo, Eres and Kimberly McDonald, while lines from James Perse, Diane Von Furstenberg, Joie, Vince, Vilebrequin and Oliver Peoples embrace elegance and comfort. A new sundries store offers children’s selections, beach and holiday essentials and more.

Rates for the newly designed rooms will begin at $650 per night (excluding taxes) for double occupancy through December 18, 2014. The exquisitely crafted accommodations complement public space enhancements undertaken over the past 18 months including an exclusive airport lounge, refurbished spa, a new transportation fleet featuring Mercedes Sprinters and newly added restaurants such as NOBU Lanai.

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai, located on a pristine island a few miles west of Maui reflecting a simpler pace of life and the spirit of old Hawaii, features Manele Bay and The Lodge at Koele. Guests can enjoy two exceptional experiences on one island – a quintessential beach resort and a charming upcountry lodge offering unique cultural adventures, myriad water and land activities and world-class tennis and golf.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.