Hawaii Four Seasons Resort Lanai renovation leads to AAA Five Diamond ranking By Shane Nelson / May 13, 2016 Share 1 -- The oceanfront Four Seasons Resort Lanai, which reopened after a major renovation this February, has been awarded AAA’s Five Diamond designation. Known previously as the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay, the property was closed for four months as work on a dramatic overhaul to the pool area was completed last fall and winter. Work on renovations to each of the property’s 217 guestrooms and public spaces began in 2014. “We are humbled and honored to receive this designation and strong vote of confidence while establishing a loyal following of guests for this exciting destination,” Tom Roelens, the property’s general manager, said in a statement. “The AAA Five Diamond Award is a true testament not only to the incredible amenities our resort and the island of Lanai offer, but to our first-rate team of employees.” Oracle founder Larry Ellison purchased 98% of the island of Lanai, and its two Four Seasons Resort properties, in 2012 for a reported $300 million.