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Hillsdale, New Jersey
August 2, 2005
This hotel is ranked number 2 on Conde Nast Traveler's "Gold List". As well it should be. The tropical resort has panoramic views of the Pacific and one of the world's most beautiful beaches. The hotel is perched on top of a red lava cliff with intimate courtyards, formal gardens, koi ponds, hand painted murals and some wonderful oriental antiques on display. The following activities are available weekly: Artist Showcases where you can met the local artists and purchase their artwork, arts and crafts workshops, blue water mammal watches, coastal fitness hike, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, guided garden tours, horseback riding, aquatic classes, Keiki hula children's show, pine sporting clays, Jeep road tours, tennis, snorkeling, sailing, and yoga classes.
Pampering begins the minute you arrive with a lei of beautiful fresh flowers and being escorted to one of their 249 suites or rooms. The average size of a room is 700 square feet. Exclusive suites have butler service, in the English tradition, but in every room at turn-down service, you will find a fresh orchid on your pillow.
The Presidential Suite is three corners for $3,500 per night and is 1,521 square feet in size. It consists of a separate bedroom, living room, and dining room, with a service pantry for the butler. It has one and a half baths, a king-size bed, and unmatched views off the private balcony.
The Mahai Corner Suite is $2,500 per night and is 2,521 square feet in size. It consists of one bedroom, a corner lanai with a view of the ocean, and a parlor with a sofa bed. This suite also has a king-size bed and a large bath.
From journal Island of Lanai
by Maui Jon
Farmington Hills, Michigan
September 29, 2000
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