My extended family (8) and I stayed at the Lodge in April, 2012 and came back again for 12 days in December, 2012. In the time between our stays, Mr. Ellison bought Lanai island, and the Four Seasons properties. The changes (they like to call them "enhancements") are everywhere: the golf courses are being maintained at a high level, the hotel grounds were as gorgeous as ever, and the new restaurants at Manele Bay (particularly Nobu) are fantastic. Lanai continues to be a hidden gem. It may not be as perfect as Hualalai, Four Seasons, but at 1/2 the cost it is excellent. Aloha!