France’s first Six Senses urban well-being
sanctuary - Six Senses rue de Castiglione, scheduled to open late
December 2009, is located close to the famous Rue St Honore, the
Jardin des Tuileries and the Louvre.
Perfectly integrated into its historic
surroundings, the creative interior draws on Parisian elements,
which include the famed skyline and the Jardin des Tuileries, plus
the natural and organic forms of each of the five senses - and
beyond. It balances the elements of sky and earth, combining
natural woods with skilled local craftsmanship, ensuring that
guests leave feeling rejuvenated and de-stressed, ready to face
the bustling urban lifestyle.
The entrance to Six
Senses rue de Castiglione features simple glass panels suspended
between classic columns leading into the retail boutique. The
focal point of the reception area is a two-storey
vertical hanging garden, which was specially designed by Patrick
Blanc to bring urbanites in touch with nature. Inspired from the
concept of the ancient hanging gardens of Babylon, the evergreen
garden offers soaring lines of vibrancy that uplift the senses.
Another innovative design aspect is featured in the
lower level. A real-time sky image is projected the full length of
the wall, creating the fascinating visual experience of being able
to see the actual Paris sky and weather whilst being indoors and
below street level.
Also featured are two double and four single
treatment rooms, innovatively designed as organic shaped cocoons.
Each cocoon exterior is made from hand curved light oakwood and is
decorated inside with back lighting to resemble the glow of a
Japanese lantern at night.
Six Senses’ signature
packages and rejuvenating Asian-based treatments are offered along
with half-day sensory journeys to balance the senses. The
comprehensive spa menu offers locally inspired treatments and
ingredients. A few of the treatments available include Organic
Detoxifier Journey using hand-collected organic seaweed to expel
toxins and re-balance the body, and the Opera de Paris Honey
Facial using honey harvested from hives atop the Paris Opera,
graciously collected by city bees from the nearby Jardin des
The Six Senses well-being programme is
complimented seasonally with a holistic calendar of treatments and
workshops administered by specialised visiting practitioners.
Treatments include reiki, shiatsu, chi kung, traditional Chinese
medicine, kinesietherapy and fasciatherapy to ensure a
comprehensive mind and body experience.
With the opening of Six Senses rue de
Castiglione Paris, it will bring the number of Six Senses urban
sanctuaries in Europe, to eight.
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