Castle & Cooke Spending $50-million to Renovate and
Rebrand The Lodge at Koele
to Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele
Also Adding $10 million in Meeting Space to the
Four Seasons Resort Lana`i at Manele Bay
|July 27, 2006 - Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Castle & Cooke,
LLC have announced a $50-million enhancement and rebranding for The Lodge
at Koele, sister property of Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay.
The project represents over $100 million invested by Castle & Cooke
and its chairman David Murdock, in the two exclusive properties as part
of their rebranding by Four Seasons. The renovation, which will commence
in late August 2006 is scheduled to be completed by mid-November 2006.
Upon completion, the property will become Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The
Lodge at Koele.
"The Lodge has always had a great base of loyal guests, and with the upcoming enhancement and rebranding, our guests will have even more to enjoy," said Mark Hellrung, general manager of Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i. "The upcountry charm will remain, with a new level of comfort and service added by Four Seasons," added Hellrung.
The enhancement will include renovation of all 102 guest rooms and suites (including signature Four Seasons beds, 42" LCD flat-screen televisions, furniture, fabrics, carpeting, glass bath partitions, high-speed Internet access, coffee makers, air conditioning and heating.) Additional enhancements will be made in the Lodge's public areas, including the Great Hall, which will be refreshed with new furniture and fabrics, maintaining the charming upcountry feel of The Lodge. A Games Room will be added, and a Pagoda imported from China will be constructed on the Resort's sprawling grounds. Additional enhancements will include new exterior paint, as well as new furniture and fabrics in the restaurants and bar.
Following the completion of enhancements and the rebranding of the property, construction will begin on a destination spa and wellness center, in a spectacular garden setting. The Spa and Wellness Center are anticipated to open in 2008.
The Lodge at Koele was originally opened in 1991, and quickly became a favorite of travelers seeking a "private Hawaii" experience. The cool upcountry setting and meticulous sprawling gardens are warmly complemented by the natural colors, interiors and fireplaces of the Great Hall. With the enhancements and rebranding, Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele is expected to become a favorite of those seeking "Hawaii the way it should be."
Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay is the sister property of Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele. The beachfront property just completed a $50+-million enhancement, and boasts beautiful vistas of the Island's coastline from many of its 215 guest rooms and 21 suites. Guestrooms uniquely express tropical island accents and East Asian influences.
Developed by Castle & Cooke, LLC and now managed by Four Seasons,
Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i offer the experience of a truly "private Hawaii"
experience with two unique Four Seasons properties. Guests are now able
to combine a classic beach vacation with a peaceful upcountry Lodge vacation
all in one. Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay and Four Seasons Resort
Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele offer travelers the secluded pleasures and authentic
beauty of Hawaii, all set on the charming island of Lana'i.
|Also See:||Castle & Cooke Resorts, LLC, Initiates the Re-branding of the Manele Bay Hotel and The Lodge at Koele to the Four Seasons Brand / February 2004|
|Lodge at Koele and the Manele Bay Hotel Now Privately Owned by David H. Murdock; Castle & Cooke, Inc. ceases as a public company / Sept 2000|