Related: Four Seasons Lanai
The best way to get special offers, free benefits and ultimately the cheapest rate at any Four Seasons hotel or resort including the Four Seasons Lanai is to book your next Four Seasons stay via our luxury travel concierge and we can give you FREE loyalty-style benefits, room upgrades and perks, at the cheapest rates.
Our Special Offer
You will benefit from the following perks at every Four Seasons Hotel including the Four Seasons Lanai if you book with luxury travel concierge:
Breakfast for two people per bedroom.
Food and beverage credit or spa credit of USD100 per stay (where you can spend your credit depends on the hotel but the value is always $100).
Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (this usually excludes suites).
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability.
Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms.
Complimentary welcome gift.
Get Priority Upgrades
The Four Seasons hotel benefits that our luxury travel concierge offers are prioritised because we are an exclusive and official Four Seasons agent. What does this mean? Put simply, a room booked by us will get priority upgrades over those who book any other way (including booking via the website direct). Book with us to get a free upgrade. If there is only one room available at the hotel, which is the category above yours, we put you at the front of the line. You will be prioritised to get this upgrade!
Special Offers & Discounted Rates Online
The great thing about booking with our luxury travel concierge is that you can get these free benefits whilst taking advantage of Four Seasons hotel special offers. Each individual hotel has it’s unique special offers page which offers discounted packages. Here the links to the Hawaiian Four Seasons offers pages including the offers you will find at the Four Seasons Lanai:
Booking with our luxury travel concierge and all the discounts and deals outlined above can also be combined with our own additional Four Seasons perks.
Why Four Seasons Lanai?
The thing the Four Seasons hotels do so well, is to provide a guarantee of room quality, service and of a resort of an extremely high standard. Wherever you go in the world, the rooms will be large and luxurious, the bathrooms, in particular, are always enormous, even in the base rooms. Their cheapest rooms are still of an excellent size, standard and quality. In fact, they are usually identical to the rooms with a larger price tag and are often only differentiated from each other by the view.
The Four Seasons Lanai has 168 guest rooms and 45 suites reached via tranquil, open hallways that criss-cross the botanical gardens. Rooms feature a heavenly king-sized bed, a giant 75-inch LED tv, two desks, a sofa and a private lanai (or balcony). We stayed in a partial ocean view which looked out towards the golf course and some wildland with a glimpse of the sea in the distance.
The room’s interiors have an Asian feel with walls of teak and zebra wood, artisan-made Nepalese lokta wallpaper and mahogany flooring laid with hand-woven area rugs. The large, zen-like bathroom has teak-panelled walls, and artisan tiles, and features two sinks, a deep soaking bath, seperate shower, and a bidet toilet.
Of course, the Garden View suite at this hotel in Lanai is undoubtedly the best deal as you get to enjoy all the benefits of the resort at the cheapest possible price. The consistent level of quality offered by Four Seasons guarantees you an enjoyable, whatever room you book. The best rooms are those on the Ocean Front (of course!).
Get To Lanai
Fly to Four Seasons Resort Lanai from Honolulu (by plane) or by boat from Maui. Ohana by Hawaiian Airlines offers a number of flights daily from Honolulu International Airport (HNL) to Lanai Airport (LNY). Flights take 20 minutes, after which guests are transferred to the resort by complimentary shared luxury shuttle service. Guests have access to the resort’s private lounge at Honolulu airport.
The Expeditions passenger ferry offers daily services between Lahaina, Maui and the Manele Small Boat Harbor on Lanai, just a three-minute complimentary drive from the resort. The scenic ferry ride is 45 minutes, and there are five round-trip ferries throughout the day. Reservations at least 24 hours prior to departure are required and can be booked online.
Best Time To Visit
Visit in Hawaii’s off-season, when the rates are cheaper along with three for two-night deals being available and the islands are less crowded. Ideally, travel is spring (April to June) and fall (September to November). Winter in Hawaii can be cloudy and wet from December to March but it is a popular time to travel so expensive simply because the rest of the Northern hemisphere is so miserable and cold. As Lanai is one of the driest and sunniest islands in the archipelago, it is a great hotel to book, whatever the time of year.
The Best Things About Four Seasons Lanai
Whatever deal or discount you manage to book, the Four Seasons Lanai is brilliant for a number of reasons:
Firstly, its location is brilliant on Hawaii’s most exclusive island. It can be found on the southeastern shores of Hawaii’s last unspoiled island. Lanai offers a mix of lunar landscapes, mist-shrouded forests in the mountains, red lava coastal cliffs, and miles and miles of empty beaches. Lanai was also known as the Pineapple Island because the island’s pineapple plantations which once produced up to 75% of the world’s pineapples. In 2012, Silicon Valley billionaire Larry Ellison bought a 97% share in the island for $300 million USD and also became owner of the Four Seasons Lanai.
This ultraluxe resort reopened in 2016 after undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation and offers dazzling views over Hulopo’es golden Beach and the clear waters of a protected marine preserve.
The interiors have teak and zebra wood walls and mahogany laid floors with hand-woven area rugs. Botanical gardens, two lagoon-style pools and cascading waterfalls serve as a beautiful backdrop for outdoor art.
Four Seasons Lanai has 213 stunning guest rooms & suites, each with a private lanai, a full-service spa, and two legendary golf courses. It’s sister resort, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai is The Lodge at Koele.
The two pools are open day and night. A lagoon-style, free-form family pool, comes with whirlpools and is located below the lobby and features a cascading waterfall. An adults-only pool is located in a quiet corner of the resort (the so-called ‘adults-only retreat’). It has amazing waterfalls and lava rock grottos mimicking Lanai’s dramatic cliffs.
The beach at the Four Seasons Lanai is spectacular. The resort sits on a red-lava bluff with views over Hulopoe Bay and its pristine beach. This stunning beach is a 5 minute stroll from the hotel’s lobby via meandering pathways.
Hulopoe Bay is a protected marine reserve, and while we were there we saw plenty of spinner dolphins jumping about in the water. They can usually be spotted in the summer. In the winter you are likely to spot humpback whales which come quite close to shore.
The beach is public (but usually pretty empty except for Four Seasons guests), and the Four Seasons has its own section offering beach services including complimentary use of snorkelling equipment, showers, lounge chairs and towels (from sunrise to sunset).
Beyond Hulopoe Bay tide pools (or rock pools as we call them here in England!) can be found at the far end of the beach as well as one of Lanai’s most famous natural landmarks, Puu Pehe or Sweetheart Rock.
The resort has four restaurants which aren’t cheap but are very good. Nobu Lanai is the hotel’s signature restaurant and the first Nobu outpost in the Four Seasons chain. Offering teppanyaki (where food is cooked tableside) as well as an intimate sushi counter, this restaurant serves Japanese-Peruvian cuisine of world-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
Across the lobby is the property’s second all-day dining restaurant, One Forty, which specializes in steak and seafood including prime and Wagyu beef, as well as seasonal Hawaiian fish.
On the lobby’s top level, the Sport’s Bar & Grill offers a selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, dishes from the grill. The Malibu Farm is a poolside outlet which serves delicious organic salads, sandwiches at lunch.
A fantastic breakfast buffet is served at One Forty restaurant from 6 to 11 am. It is undoubtedly the best breakfast buffet on the Hawaiian islands including the usual egg and a la carte options etc as well as a large selection of Japanese and Korean delicacies
Surely a highlight of this island the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course is not only Lanai’s premier 18-hole layout but also the only golf course in Hawaii that affords breathtaking ocean views at every hole. The golf course is usually pretty empty and offers an excellent restaurant too.
Built on lava outcroppings along the rugged oceanside cliffs, its par-3 12th hole is scenic and considered one of the most beautiful holes in the world; Bill Gates married his wife Melinda here in 1994 (and the Gates couple returned to Lanai in 2015 to celebrate their 20th anniversary).
The Hawanawana Spa at Four Seasons Resort Lanai offers treatments inspired by the healing powers of the ocean. The spa features 8 treatment rooms, plus 4 couples’ suites. The spa’s signature treatment is the Ocean Ritual, which incorporates wild seaweed and undaria algae oil.
Take a catamaran sunset sail or spend the day off-roading in a 4×4 made for off-the-beaten-path adventure or the complimentary shuttle service to Lanai City, where you can explore the shops and art galleries that surround Dole Park.
Most resorts in Hawaii charge a resort fee, even if you are paying on points. Book the Marriott in Wailea and you get your room rate for “free” (on points) but you are still charged an additional resort fee which makes a point booking here quite a bad deal. Unlike the nickel-and-diming resorts across these islands, Four Seasons Lanai does not charge a resort fee.
Reward Style Benefits At Four Seasons Hotels
There ARE ways to take advantage of loyalty style benefits, much like those that you would be gifted if you were top tier of one of the big chain loyalty programs. In fact, you can take advantage of these loyalty style benefits from your very first stay. And Four Seasons is not alone in this luxury offering. Most luxury hotels have hidden travel agent loyalty programs which give you free benefits if you book with the right “Virtuoso” or hotel partner agent. I have outlined the best luxury hotel loyalty programs which give you upgrades and free breakfast.
Will There Ever Be A Four Seasons Loyalty Program?
There have been rumours wafting about regarding a consumer Four Seasons loyalty program for years. The truth is that none of these rumours have come to fruition. At least not yet! The only way to get loyalty style benefits is to book through a high-end travel agency like our own luxury travel concierge.
As for rewards, forget it. You won’t be able to collect for free nights. Your best bet is to book a 3-4-2 free night offer or to book out of the main season when they discount some of their hotels quite heavily (like Four Seasons Grand Hotel Du Cap Ferrat in November, just before it closes). You can’t take advantage of the sun and heat in the same way in the low season, but a stay at a Four Seasons hotel is always fantastic, even in the rain!
Why Is There No Four Seasons Rewards Program?
Why doesn’t Four Seasons reward loyal consumers who book directly via the company’s official website? Apparently because of “customer feedback”, but if you book with our agency this doesn’t need to be a concern, as you get loyalty style benefits for free.
The lack of a loyalty program was explained by Four Seasons’s CEO Allen Smith as a decision based on customer feedback that showed that “Four Seasons guests are far less concerned about accumulating points to be redeemed for rewards as they are being in a position where they’re recognized and we understand their preferences and can serve them in that highly personalized way they’ve come to expect”.
How About Corporate Promo Codes?
There ARE special corporate promo codes, so if you are an employee of a company like Goldman Sachs, Bank Of America, IBM or the government, you might be able to take advantage of these discounts, but these codes are not widely available to the general public. Even though there is a Four Seasons promo code box on the homepage of their website, I have yet to find anyone who have access to a discount code that can be pasted into this promo code box! In addition, the discount is unlikely to be as good as the free benefits offered by our luxury travel concierge. We suggest asking for a free quote so you can compare prices and benefits and get the full picture before booking.
You do get a discount if you are a Four Seasons resident. In this case, if you own a Four Seasons residence, you will be able to book into other Four Seasons resorts at a discounted price. Again, this may not be worth as much as the benefits offered by our luxury travel concierge. Again, we suggest asking for a free quote before making your final decision.
Early booking discount rates, special promotional packages, rates with promo codes, friends and family rates, corporate rates, group rates, and other discounted rates usually also qualify for the perks which you get by booking with our luxury travel concierge, but it is always worth checking with our travel experts to be sure.
Why I Love A Four Seasons Hotel
I love Four Seasons hotels, not least because they are so lovely to my own child. They seem to be designed for families while remaining a great choice for couples too. Just look at the twi pools at the Four Seasons Lanai, one allows children but the other is a serene peaceful place. My little boy who is growing up too fast but is still welcomed with open arms across all Four Seasons hotels. I have never felt uncomfortable taking him out in the evening, or fearful when I see other families at Four Seasons hotels as I have never seen a badly behaved child at a Four Seasons on all my travels – they must be worn out from having too much fun!
And when you are tired and in an unfamiliar part of the world that is far from home, a Four Seasons hotel will make you and your family feel cossetted and safe. The staff will know where the nearest pharmacy or doctor is, they will have a supply of any toiletries that you forgot, they will cater for your child who refuses to eat egg because “there are black bits in it” (pepper) even if that means redelivering a different version of the same meal twice. They will even entertain your children at one of their many wonderful kids clubs so it is a real vacation for you as well as the kids.
Four Seasons will satisfy the needs and tastes of any discerning traveller and is without a doubt one of the world’s best and most well-known luxury hotel brands. They will have thought of everything, and even though their environment may be slightly sanitised and have more of a Four Seasons personality than the personality of the local area, I am a major fan.
Is It Worth Booking Your Four Seasons room Via Your Credit Card?
Credit cards sometimes offer deals at Luxury Hotels but if you book through our own luxury travel concierge your benefits are prioritised over Amex bookings. By all means pay for your room using a credit card, but by using your credit card supplier to book your rooms you will not get the best discount or deal.
Four Seasons Lanai is a brilliant hotel for couple and families. To get the best possible discount and offers as well as free perks, book via our luxury travel concierge.
Have a read of our reviews of the Four Seasons hotels in Hawaii below:
Find out which hotels I consider to be the best Four Seasons hotels in the world.
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