Six Senses prepares to unveil first resort in Europe
Located in the beautiful Portuguese UNESCO World Heritage area of the Douro Valley
prepares to unveil its first resort in Europe. Located in the beautiful Portuguese UNESCO World Heritage area of the Douro Valley, the property is touched with the romance of 19th century architecture wedded to contemporary interiors reflecting the inimitable Six Senses style.
hued vine-filled terraces andthe River Douro winding its lazy way to the Atlantic Coast and passing though the oldest wine-producing region in the world.
The resort covers 19 acres (8 hectares) and features 71 guest rooms and suites which range fromValley, Spa and River rooms to spacious suites and villas with one, two and three bedrooms.
An all-day dining restaurant and a specialty restaurant draw upon the abundant fresh produce of theregion and from the resort's own gardens which feature a contemporary take on Portuguese classics. An interactive and instructional Wine Academy presents leading vintages from the area where guests are guided in the varieties and styles by leading Portuguese winemakers from the surrounding valley and the resort's sommelier.
An expansive Six Senses Spa measures over 24,000 square feet (2,200 square metres) with 10treatments rooms. Presenting the Six Senses specialty treatments and multi-day programs delivered by skilled therapists, the spa has a menu of locally-inspired therapies which include some which are wine based. The spa will also include Six Senses Visiting Practitioner Program which features over 100 of the world's best wellness healers, practitioners and experts. The group's popular Yogic Programs are also being added to the menu of services which appeal to different levels of yoga practitioners through Discover Yoga and Yogic Detox.
Spa facilities also include a heated indoor pool with water jets, a heated outdoor pool and bar, and agym with the latest exercise equipment and professional guidance. There are specially designed spa journeys for couples and some purely pampering procedures. A tennis court rounds out the on-site recreation facilities.
For added relaxation, guests can retire to the library and peruse a book whist enjoying a fine wine orcocktail.
Six Senses Douro Valley is scheduled to premiere in spring 2015 following an exciting refurbishment byClodagh Design, a leading design services studio based in New York City. This serene setting of splendid isolation is just 20 miles (33 kilometres) from Vila Real Airport and 88 miles (142 kilometres) from Oporto International Airport. Helicopter arrivals are catered for at the nearby Quinta Romeneira helipad. Six Senses Douro Valley is the 12th property to join the rapidly expanding Six Senses portfolio.
About Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain
Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain is superbly set at the picturesque gateway to China"s majestic Qing Cheng Mountains, Six Senses has created a resort to compliment the UNESCO World Heritage & Natural Cultural site at nearby Dujangan. 113 guest accommodations ranging from semi-detached suites in duplex villas with balconies and verandas to courtyard suites, garden and pool villas. Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain offers several dining outlets, renowned Six Senses Spa and an array of interesting outdoor activities.
About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a hotel and spa management company comprised of 11 resorts and 31 spas under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. Six Senses operates resorts in far-flung locations of incredible natural beauty known for their distinctive and diverse design personalities. Each of the eight properties is supported by a leadership commitment to community, sustainability and wellness.
Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists. Six Senses Spas operates 20 standalone spas in prestigious hotels and resorts as well as located aboard a ship and the premier class lounges of two major airports.
Evason introduces a collection of three unique resorts that follow the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and to the community. Family friendly, these properties also provide a strong value focus while offering a vast array of guest services and personal attention.