comscore High-end luxury hospitality spurs Pineapple Isle unease
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High-end luxury hospitality spurs Pineapple Isle unease

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    Renovation work on Lanai’s oceanfront hotel is nearing completion, at which point new life is expected to fill the island’s tourism industry. Kurt Matsumoto, the top localexecutive representing the island’s billionaire owner, Larry Ellison, watches as the pool at the hotel is remade.

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    Lanai’s historic theater was restored by Larry Ellison and is one of several community enhancements realized during a painful economic time.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Lanai’s historic theater was restored by Larry Ellison and is one of several community enhancements realized during a painful economic time.

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    Mike Donoho, a Pulama Lanai vice president, would like to see tourists learn about and help protect endangered plants, such as the kooloaula shown here.

Imagine a helicopter bypassing Lanai’s airport and landing hotel guests on the doorstep of the island’s premier resort fronting Hulopoe Bay, where Four Seasons ambassadorsescort visitors directly to their rooms or suites and where nightly rates range from $950 to $21,200. Read more

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