American Pineappple King as in “Dole Pineapple.”
Chief executive officer of Castle & Cooke.
Private Island of Lanai:
Formerly owned by James Dole, recently purchased and developed by magnate, David Murdock.
With 141 square miles of rugged beauty - from highlands to mountainous rain forests, rolling plains and deserted beaches along the arid coast, this luxurious escape is often referred to as “Fantasy Island” due to the perfection of every awe-inspiring feature.
This fantasy was the vision of David Murdock , and has won nearly every conceivable award, including #1 of the Top 50 Tropical Resorts in the World by Conde Nast Traveler in 1994. A real Celebrity haven with a guest book that reads like “Who’s Who” of the planet.
Two very special hotels with a grand total of only 352 guest rooms and suites.
(1) The Bay Resort: 250 guest rooms, and 26 suites in the hotel - a breezy Mediterranean villa nestled in the cliffs above the beach with luxuriant, multi-level gardens, waterfalls, ponds, and an infinite variety of exotic plants and flowers.
Guest rooms reflect Mediterranean and exotic Asian influences. The art and artifacts throughout the dining rooms, terraces, parlors and gardens exude the various cultural influences that are so much a part of Hawaii. Room service. Some suites include butler service.
(2) The Lodge: 102 guest rooms and suites located high amidst the majestic island pines combines the charm and atmosphere of a traditional English country manor with the allure of lush, island hillside gardens, unusual sculptures and secluded gazebos. This exclusive resort’s focal point is its Great Hall, showcasing high-beamed ceilings, a magnificent twin stone fireplace, and a rare art collection.
Guest rooms are reminiscent of an early exquisite Hawaiian plantation house complete with carved four poster beds, quilted pillows, and colorful paintings by local artists. Inquire about reserving Mr. Murdock’s opulent suite. Room service.
Combined attractions include two championship 18 hotel golf courses, one designed by Jack Nicklaus, the other by golf’s golden boy, Greg Norman.
Tennis, pool with Jacuzzi, a health spa and all water sports including scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and boating. Croquet, lawn bowling, and horseback riding. 4 - wheel drive available for exploring.
Retreat to Lanai’s primeval Garden of the Gods. Attend the visiting artists' program with Celebrity authors, musicians, and chefs throughout the year. Formal meeting rooms for up to 299. Choose from elegant dining rooms, an English tea room, poolside dining, clubhouse, bar, or Terrace Restaurant. Super deluxe amenities.
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