Planning a visit to Okinawa? Here are a handful of reasons to choose Loisir Hotel & Spa Tower Naha as your luxurious base for rest and relaxation.
Whether you’re heading to the islands to discover more about Okinawa’s secrets to longevity, to shop for local ceramics, or perhaps even to take a karate lesson with Master Masaaki Ikemiyagi, you can turn your break into a grand getaway by booking a few nights at Loisir Hotel & Spa Tower Naha, located just a seven-minute drive from Naha Airport and overlooking the bright blue ocean. Here are just some of the hotel’s highlights…
Churaspa Is an Award-Winning Healing Oasis Inspired by Smart Ayurveda
In 2016, the hotel’s CHURASPA won a coveted World Luxury Spa Award, which is the pinnacle of achievement for luxury spas worldwide. The award acknowledges establishments that go above and beyond the norms of customer service, which is something CHURASPA prides itself on. From the inviting, softly lit ambience to the careful combination of treatments, every detail is perfectly planned.
Besides feeling like a mini paradise, the spa is also a place for rejuvenation. Inspired by Indian Ayurveda as well as Ryukyu traditions, the treatments speak to all five senses. Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest whole-body healing systems, and helps to bring mind, body and spirit into balance. CHURASPA incorporates this science into its treatments through the use of herbs, essential oils, and massage techniques, while also integrating local knowledge of Okinawan herbs and treatments, providing a holistic experience that will appeal to those looking for more than just your everyday beauty therapy.
The Hot Spring Comes from Fossil Sea Water
To round off your relaxation, be sure to take a dip in the hotel’s natural hot spring, which boasts revitalizing water sourced from fossil sea water that gushes out from 800 meters under ground. This “gift from the sea” is the only open-air, free-flowing natural hot spring in Naha, and its mineral contents – which cause the water to be salty – are completely different from the volcanic hot springs found elsewhere in Japan. As for its beauty benefits, the salt clings to the skin after bathing, preventing evaporation of sweat for a heat-retaining effect, moisturizing the skin as a result.
You Can Do All Your Shopping Right Here
If you’re pressed for time, or you simply don’t feel like breaking the mood of your perfect hotel stay, you don’t have to go far to pick up a few essential souvenirs. Loisir Hotel & Spa Tower Naha has its very own shopping plaza, open from 7am to 10pm, and featuring all kinds of Okinawan goodies such as Ryukyu glass, folk craft items, shisa (Okinawan lions), awamori liquor, and Ryukyu confectionery. There’s also plenty of fashion to browse, and a convenience store for all those daily necessities – so there’s really no need to ever leave.
The Rooms Have Had a Makeover
Last year, a selection of suites at Loisir Hotel & Spa Tower Naha were treated to an upgrade, with the grand unveiling being in July 2016. All the rooms in the hotel feature expansive views either over the bay or city, and a natural hot spring bath, providing that extra dose of luxury and relaxation. And the Okinawan-flavored décor – which includes special touches such as local Yachimun pottery and Ryukyu grass – highlights the tropical atmosphere. There are plenty of different options for all budgets, from the Spa Deluxe Twin Bay View, which includes a “bath with a view” and a spacious balcony, to the Japanese Room City View, which gives you a touch of modern Japanese-style décor.
The Cuisine Is as Creative as It Is Delicious
With three restaurants and a top-floor bar to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice. To enjoy Japanese, Chinese and Okinawan cuisine with roots in Ryukyu history, book a table at Ryukyu Dining HANAFU. This restaurant gets its name from a traditional Ryukyu folk dance staged at the historical Miegusuku landmark. For all-day dining, there’s All Day Dining FONTAINE, which boasts a sunlit terrace; and for a casual poolside barbecue go to Sunset Terrace PAPILLON. Finally, end your evening off with a cocktail at Bar Planete, where the glittering night-time scenery will take your breath away.
Loisir Hotel & Spa Tower Naha, 3-2-1 Nishi,
Naha-shi, Okinawa | Tel: 098 868 2222