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Hotel expansion on Lanai envisioned by island's new owner

By Andrew Gomes

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LAST UPDATED: 01:48 p.m. HST, Jan 25, 2013


A new hotel on Lanai is part of the vision of the island's new owner, billionaire Larry Ellison.

Representatives of Ellison's Lanai Resorts LLC shared the plans with community members at a meeting today, according to one person who had a representative at the meeting.

The hotel would be small but very high end on an oceanfront site once occupied by a day-trip activity operation known as Club Lanai.

Other parts of Ellison's vision include expanding solar energy production, a possible desalinization plant, increased farming and an expanded airport runway.

Lanai Resorts officials could not be reached for immediate comment.







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gobows wrote:
Lets get this done!
on January 25,2013 | 11:41AM
RodPCV wrote:
Build it and they will come....................Here comes another Waikiki or Lahaina with an H4 Freeway.
on January 25,2013 | 11:58AM
Sunny wrote:
The hotel is for his rich friends. He's going to turn Lanai into an exclusive resort for the rich and famous.
on January 25,2013 | 12:14PM
Bdpapa wrote:
We can't afford it now. So, what's the difference?
on January 25,2013 | 01:15PM
loquaciousone wrote:
De plane De plane De plane
on January 25,2013 | 01:16PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
OK, I got off the plane. Now what?
on January 25,2013 | 04:11PM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Casino anyone?
on January 25,2013 | 12:54PM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
Anything to improve that island's economy. I love Lanai and go there a lot, but honestly, I don't think visitors could support another hotel. Unless Ellison will eat the losses.
on January 25,2013 | 01:22PM
islandsun wrote:
Of course he was going to expand, its like a private island because he owns so much. What are the politicians going to do? Tell him no? He already bought them off.
on January 25,2013 | 01:59PM
entrkn wrote:
I used to go over to Club Lanai some and I always thought it could be one of most beautiful places in Hawaii...
on January 25,2013 | 02:17PM
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