See inside Larry Ellison's Hawaiian island wellness retreat, a $1,200-per-night luxury spa where guests track their health data and learn how to live longer lives
Avery HartmansFeb 21, 2021, 19:22 IST
In 2012, Ellison bought 98% of the island of Lanai for an estimated $300 million.
Sensei built two 20,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouses, known as Sensei Farms. The greenhouses are powered by 1,600 Tesla solar panels (Ellison sits on Tesla's board) and the heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers grown at Sensei Farms are used at Sensei Retreat's in-house Nobu restaurant.
The resort is located in the central part of the island, known as Lanai City. Guests who visit Sensei Retreat are offered a customizable experience: They set physical and mental goals for their stay and the spa tracks their sleep, nutrition, and blood flow.
The new partnership with Whoop, called the Optimal Wellbeing Program, is a data-driven program that allows guests to track their metrics using a customized, Sensei version of Whoop's fitness bands.
Before guests arrive, they'll go through an orientation and build an itinerary for their stay. The rate includes sessions with a specialist known as a Sensei Guide, who will help guests set wellness goals.
Once they arrive, guests will experience a "thermal body mapping" experience or 120-minute massage, a blood biomarker test, and private sessions to help improve movement, nutrition, and mindfulness.
There are also free yoga and meditation classes as part of the program, and guests will get a $500 credit that can be used for various activities, including spa treatments or the Lanai Adventure Park, an Ellison-owned ropes and zipline park located on a former golf course.
The program, which mandates a minimum stay of five nights, costs between $1,185 and $1,715 per night.