Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has partnered with wellbeing company Sensei to create Four Seasons Hotel Lanai at Koele, A Sensei Retreat, which opens November 1, 2019.
The all-inclusive hotel will focus exclusively on wellness retreats, and offer a comprehensive and fully customizable program tailored to the needs of individual guests. The concept is unique to the Hawaiian market and a Four Seasons first.
“Four Seasons’ partnership with Sensei signals our deep understanding of what today’s luxury traveller wants: an exclusive and differentiated wellness travel experience, perfectly pairing Sensei’s evidence-based approach to healthy living with Four Seasons renowned and legendary service,” says Christian Clerc, President, Global Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, in a media release. “Set against the backdrop of the uniquely breathtaking Lanai landscape, this new offering combines unmatched hospitality, nutritious upscale dining and reputable experts to offer a luxury wellness experience found nowhere else in the world.”
The retreat sits on 90,000 acres of land in a picturesque setting with a backdrop of towering Cook pines and banyan trees on the island of Lanai, which is also home to the beachfront Four Seasons Resort Lanai. The Hotel includes a Great Room, Sensei by Nobu restaurant, spa and wellness facilities including 10 private spa hale (“houses” or “buildings”), and 96 guest rooms and suites.
Four seasons and Sensei have enlisted a handpicked team of wellness experts, nutritionists, chefs, fitness experts, spa therapists and hospitality professionals to bring the wellness concept into being. Upon booking a retreat, each guest is matched with their own Sensei Guide to help customize their itinerary in advance. During each stay, the Sensei Guide adjusts the guest’s program according to that person’s needs.
“Whether that’s targeting a specific health goal or simply unwinding from the stresses of everyday life, each itinerary is designed to be fluid and adaptable throughout their wellness-oriented vacation.”
Sensei was co-founded by Larry Ellison, co-founder and CTO of Oracle Corporation, and Dr. David Agus. Agus is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering and the founding director of USC’s Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine. He is the author of best-selling books on data-driven approaches to a longer life,
Agus said in a statement, “Our goal is to create experiences, products and services that help people address the gap between their wellness intentions and daily practices. Our retreat provides a great environment to work towards balance, health and well-being with the support of a dedicated, data-driven wellness team.”
Activities on offer include one-on-one training sessions and group classes, lectures, philanthropic activities, immersive spa treatments, island excursions, horseback riding, sports, and more.
The retreat features a 24-hour fitness facility, two movement studios, yoga pavilion and outdoor yoga spaces, salon, onsen baths, outdoor pool with lap lanes, 18-hole short golf course with Scotty Cameron putters, an Adventure Park with ziplines and rope challenge courses, and an outdoor sculpture garden featuring works of contemporary artists.
A new dining concept, Sensei by Nobu, incorporates ingredients harvested from Sensei’s on-island sustainable farm.
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