At once isolated and well-connected, the Mercure Luxembourg Kikuoka Golf & Spa is more than a four-star hotel: it offers peace and quiet, fun and stimulation, or the perfect atmosphere for a company retreat. Whether they are in town for business, tourism, or a downright relaxing time away from it all, the hotel has more than a few cards up its sleeve to offer guests exactly the experience they need.
TEXT: PIERRE ANTOINE ZAHND | PHOTOS: MERCURE LUXEMBOURG KIKUOKA GOLF & SPA | MAIN PHOTO: THE RESORT FROM ABOVE.
Nestled in a green, all-natural area in the village of Canach, the Mercure Luxembourg Kikuoka Golf & Spa does not look like it is located anywhere near a real city. The 120-hectare land that surrounds it and the lake that lies nearby are more evocative of a countryside retreat than a bustling European capital. And yet its proximity to the airport and downtown Luxembourg (ten and 20 minutes by car, respectively) make it the ideal choice for travellers who wish to take advantage of the city while enjoying everything a luxury hotel has to offer.
The resort’s impressive surroundings and infrastructure make it an optimal fit for business seminars, corporate retreats, and holiday parties in the summer or over Christmas. Besides four spacious conference rooms and a mezzanine lounge for coffee breaks or refreshments, the hotel also caters for team-building activities. With its vast country settings, for instance, it is an ideal ground for an afternoon treasure hunt. The more adventurous groups can also choose to team up, participate in a professionally supervised boat-building contest, and race it across the lake.
One of the hotel’s four seminar rooms
And then there is the golf: the Mercure Luxembourg Kikuoka Golf & Spa boasts an 18-hole, championship-grade golf course that regularly hosts international tournaments—although the hotel does provide individual and group lessons for the uninitiated. Finally, after a day of work or play, visitors are invited to wind down at the hotel’s state-of-the-art spa complex, featuring a hammam, a Finnish sauna, a solarium and a massage parlour.
Part of the Spa complex.
And while the hotel is a natural choice for a business trip, it also has a lot to offer to more casual tourists. Families holidaying in Luxembourg, couples on a romantic getaway, and solo travellers alike will appreciate the lush, natural scenery and the myriad leisure activities on offer. With gourmet visitors in mind, the hotel has developed a brasserie-style range of local cuisine, and organises tastings run by neighbouring wineries. With themed evenings, cocktail events, and DJ nights, it is also sure to appeal to the party enthusiasts. If the Mercure Luxembourg Kikuoka Golf & Spa presents a single challenge to its guests, it may be this: to enjoy everything before their check-out date.