Global expansion for Six Senses
Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas is set to open four new spas and wellness centres and eight resorts over the next three years, as part of a global expansion drive. First of the spas to open is the Six Senses Spa at Esentai Tower in Almaty, Kazakhstan, which opened earlier this month.
The hospitality group will also manage the Six Senses World One in Mumbai, the Evason Pune Belmondo, managed by Evason by Six Senses and located in the Indian city of Pune, and the Six Senses Spa at Al Bustan Palace in Oman.
The Six Senses Spa at Esentai Tower features five treatment rooms, a thermal area with hammam, steam room, sauna and experience showers, relaxation pods with music and a fitness centre.
The Six Senses World One clubhouse in Mumbai stretches across 8,000sq m, with wellness facilities – open to both residents and external guests –including a spa with wet and relaxation areas and indoor and outdoor pools.
At the 6,400sq m Evason Pune Belmondo clubhouse, spread across three floors, guests can enjoy a range of wellness facilities that include an eight-treatment-room spa, a gym, a yoga studio, a pool, a hammam and several indoor and outdoor relaxation areas.
The Six Senses Spa at the Ritz-Carlton managed Al Bustan Palace features 20 treatment rooms, a number of hammams, different water features and an Arabic-style majlis relaxation area. The spa offers separate facilities for men and women, with a ladies club incorporating a gym, pool and private beach access.
The first of the eight new Six Senses resorts to open will be the 113-suite and villa Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain in China, due to open in the spring of 2014. This will be followed by the 32-suite Six Senses Mont Blanc in France in 2015 and the 82-suite Six Senses Bhutan, the 50-suite and villa Six Senses Wuma in Taiwan, the 129-villa Six Senses Ninghai in China and the 73-pool suite and villa Six Senses Freedom Bay in St Lucia – all in 2016.
The final two properties to open in the next 36 months will be 120-suite and villa Six Senses Uluwatu in Bali and the 67-pool suite and villa Six Senses Gammarth in Tunisia.
Neil Jacobs, chief executive of Six Senses, said of the company's expansion: "At the core of our DNA is creating unique hotel experiences that are located in untouched, pristine locations supported by sustainable development and culturally-sensitive design aesthetics. Our vision for growth is anchored in a dynamic and thoughtful approach to the science of wellness.”