Sensei Lānaʻi, A Four Seasons Resort Re-Debuts

Four Seasons Hotel Lanai at Koele, A Sensei Retreat
(Photo by Four Seasons)

Sensei Lānaʻi, A Four Seasons Resort reopened its doors to Hawaii residents on July 1, with a full opening as the islands ease quarantine restrictions on trans-Pacific travelers, currently expected on September 1. Located on the island of Lanai, the luxury resort unites the wellness expertise of Sensei with Four Seasons hospitality.  

At the heart of Sensei’s wellness experience is the Sensei Way, which distills preventive health science, data and research into three paths for everyday living: Move, nourish and rest. Sensei further enables self-discovery with an educational, enriching environment enhanced by the seamless integration of technology.

The fully curated Guided Sensei Experience includes a Four Seasons hotel room, personal Sensei Guide to assist guests beginning with pre-arrival and throughout their stay, and $1200 in daily wellness credits to use toward spa services, one-on-one wellness and fitness consultations, and sport and island activities. A new Select-Choice Experience includes overnight accommodations and à la carte options from the Experiences Menu. Both options, which can be combined throughout one’s stay for greater flexibility, include access to up to 12 complimentary wellbeing classes each day that range from exploration of the surroundings with a small group and instructor-led hikes to yoga, fitness, meditation and more.

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The choices available in the Experience Menu include treatments in a private spa hale; fitness, yoga and meditation instruction by experienced practitioners; nutrition and mindfulness sessions; exploration of the surrounding tropical grounds by UTV, ocean sports, oceanfront golf, tennis, archery, ropes course, horseback riding, sunset cruises and more. Additionally, all guests enjoy transport to the resort’s sister beach property (Four Seasons Resort Lanai) and semi-private inter-island transport on Lānaʻi Air from Honolulu. 

There are 96 accommodations located withing Cook pine forests and palm trees. All dining is done by Sensei by Nobu, highlighting sustainable ingredients from nearby Sensei Farms, with plenty of seating and outdoor dining spaces. 

Previously known as Four Seasons Hotel Lanai at Koele, A Sensei Retreat, the resort is now Sensei Lāna’i, A Four Seasons Resort. With two Four Seasons flagged resorts on the island of Lāna’i, the change clarified that the two are separate entities and emphasizes the Sensei wellbeing focus and programming. 

Ahead of its reopening, Sensei leveraged the knowledge and expertise of co-founder, Dr. David Agus, a world-leading physician and scientist, the Four Seasons “Lead with Care” program to create stringent sanitation protocols and social distancing measures. These include hourly cleanings of high-touch public areas, daily disinfecting of guest rooms, personal sanitization kits in guestrooms and contact-free dining options.

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