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97% of Hawaiian Island's Hotel Rooms Are Shut Down

Lanai lodgings getting a green overhaul

(Newser) - How's this for exclusive: In the second half of the year, a slim 11 hotel rooms—that's 3% of the normal volume—will be open for guests on the Hawaiian island of Lanai. That's thanks to Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison, who bought 98% of Lanai for $300... More »

Tech Billionaire Buys Most of Hawaiian Island

Larry Ellison buys sixth-largest island for undisclosed sum

(Newser) - Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has picked up a sweet vacation spot: 98% of the Hawaiian island of Lanai. It's not clear what he paid for the 141-square-mile isle, but it was offered for sale for up to $600 million by Castle & Cooke, a company owned by billionaire David... More »

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