Starting April 10, the Xiamen-Shenzhen high-speed railway operates now at speeds up to 250km/h, making the journey 2.5 hours in total. For Shenzheners, Xiamen may become the next popular city to travel to regularly.
A popular destination in southeastern China, Xiamen has a pleasant climate all season, a wide range of seafood and lots of folk culture. It’s known for Gulangyu, a pedestrian-only island which is also a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
In the Wuyuan Bay of this coastal city, there is a unique North Coast accomodation - Lohkah Hotel & Spa, which carries the essence of rich local culture of Southern Fujian. Lohkah Hotel is a chic, resort-style hotel, perfect for relaxation and indulgence.
The was designed by an internationally renowned top design team, and also won the iF German Interior Design Award in 2020. Its architecture is inspired by traditional Fujian mansions, with natural elements of incorporated in every corner. It is sought after by design enthusiasts and aesthetic lifestyle vacationers.
Nestled on Xiamen’s magnificent oceanfront and minutes away from the city’s most vibrant business district, Lohkah Hotel & Spa draws its inspiration from the Sanskrit word Loka – which means ‘world, universe cosmos, dimensions, or plane of existence’. Architecturally rooted in the rich heritage of the province, the hotel welcomes guests into its 188 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, designed with contemporary décor and modern minimalist finishes – set against unprecedented landscape views of the ocean. Two restaurants, bar and lounge, meeting spaces for up to 500 guests, and a comprehensive wellness offering at The Spa at Lohkah redefine the standards of luxury hospitality in the region and beyond.
The stylish hotel was designed by Australian architects Layan Design Group and lighting firm The Flaming Beacon. A balance of traditional Chinese design principles and craftsmanship perfects the guests’ interaction with the natural landscape which are integral to the ambience of gentle luxury. Inspirations from the finest hardscape material palette, cradled in history and relevant to our times, have been kept simple. The interplay of shadows and finely crafted surfaces run from inside to outside with only a change of texture, seamlessly integrating the indoor modernist space and outdoor nature.
Lohkah Hotel & Spa features 188 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites offering breathtaking views of the city’s famed sapphire-hued marina. The spacious rooms range from studios (65 square meters) to suites (up to 650 square meters), all equipped with a sun-drenched balcony.
The Spa at Lohkah pays homage to the ancient royal bathing rituals and art of healing by reinventing an unprecedented hydrothermal experience consisting of Kneipp foot circuits, vitality pools, various botanical, mineral and salt bathing experiences, steam, sauna and contrast therapies. The Spa facilitates self-love by implementing wellness initiatives to discover a better you. Expect a tailored experience through selections of prescriptive hydrotherapy journeys, fitness and movement activities, mindful services; meditation, sound healing, botanical and organic ranges to detox, nourish and protect. Traditional healing art, Chinese medicine and Ayurveda to support your experience along with advanced technology and holistic offerings to build resilience in a healthy and intuitive way.
Set on an impressive 2,888 square meters, The Spa features eight single treatment pods, three couple’s suites (including an Ayurvedic treatment suite) and two aesthetic treatment rooms. Guests can also check out a state-of-the-art gym powered by TechnoGym technology, a movement studio, a relaxation room with warmed stone loungers, an exclusive hair salon and an outdoor Olympic-sized swimming pool with a jacuzzi and panoramic views of the marina.
Lohkah Hotel & Spa is a desired dining place for sophisticated guests looking for innovative culinary and drink offerings from the east and west.
Located on the first and second floors, XIA Fine Chinese Cuisine invites diners on a journey through China’s enduring culinary heritage. Curated with dishes from across Canton, Fujian, Sichuan, among other provinces, the restaurant interprets sumptuous flavours and beloved classics to present the finest there is in Chinese cuisine, weaving artistry into every bite. XIA Fine Chinese Cuisine sources local farm-to-table ingredients and seasonal produce, transforming unparalleled freshness into exceptional taste. Guests who wish to dine in privacy may book any of the restaurant’s 12 dining rooms.
Located on the first floor, AMOY Eatery & Bar is a tribute to authentic Mediterranean cuisine in seaside Xiamen, celebrating the best there is in local seafood and infusing it with the bright flavours and tastes of southern Europe. The menu, crafted in simple preparations with only the finest local ingredients, invites sharing as guests take in the breathtaking views from across the bay. AMOY Eatery & Bar also offers an extensive beverage list comprising inventive cocktails and beers, perfect for either a refreshing drink in the sun or a nightcap beneath the glittering stars.
Lohkah Hotel & Spa offers a variety of solutions for both corporate meetings and social gatherings – from expansive and versatile indoor spaces to outdoor terraces that overlook Xiamen’s spectacular marina. The property provides two distinctive arrival lobbies to its meeting facilities, allowing guests to enter event rooms either through the hotel or via a separate access for added privacy. There are two pillar-free ballrooms with designated terraces overlooking the ocean as well as numerous day-lit meeting and board rooms, all technologically equipped, making Lohkah Hotel & Spa the venue of choice for any social or corporate event.
277 Penang Dadao, Huli District, Xiamen, Fujian Province 福建省厦门市湖里区槟城道277号
[All images courtesy of Lohkah Hotel & Spa]