Six Senses is preparing to open the Evason Ma’In Hot
Springs & Six Senses Spa. In an extraordinary and rugged location in
Jordan, the new property is just minutes from the Dead Sea and a
one-hour drive west of the capital of Amman.
Sitting in a rocky ravine 264 metres below
sea level, the resort features hot mineral spring waterfalls.
Legend has it that Herod the Great bathed in the waters, and the therapudic benefits of the hot springs, has continued to lure
visitors over the centuries.
Today, visitors from
around the world mingle with regular patrons to the hot springs
and thermal pools, with the Evason Ma’In entrusted as custodian of
the public portion, whilst retaining the therapeutic falls at the
resort and the Six Senses Spa for the exclusive enjoyment of its
Originally constructed in the 1980’s, the
main resort building has completed a twelve million dollar
make-over to convert it to an Evason. This includes a new
free-standing Six Senses Spa complex that will focus on the
properties of the mineral-rich waters, offering Healing Mineral
and Dead Sea therapies such as salt scrubs and the famed mud
wraps. The spa will also feature an a la carte menu of Six Senses
signature treatments including the renowned Sensory Journey.
The purpose-built Six Senses Spa complex, with its own
thermal waterfall and pool, has been chosen as the best
environment friendly architectural project in a competition
organized by the Jordanian Association of Engineers. The award
recognized the great effort contributed to the project by the
Jordanian firm of DARB Architects & Engineers.
reconfigured accommodations offer ninety-seven deluxe guestrooms
and suites, including two Royal Suites. Several suites feature
personal spa facilities. Décor reflects the Evason concept of
fresh and colourful furnishings focusing on the use of natural and
environmentally friendly materials.
refreshment outlets include a Chef’s Table – a concept proving
overwhelmingly popular in many Six Senses properties, and a
traditional Jordanian tray-restaurant with plump cushions upon
The Wine Cellar offers regular degustation
dinners and tastings. A Brown Bar and a White Bar have been
created, with a feature being an impressive array of local olives
and olive specialties including fresh-pressed oils. Alfresco
dining beside the newly installed swimming pool overlooks the hot
spring waterfalls. Wood-fired oven specialties and a pizza bar are
Each evening, as another glorious
Jordanian day turns to twilight and the sun slips behind the Dead
Sea, the place to be is on the terrace, from which vantage point
the lights of Jerusalem glow in the distance and a myriad stars
(Learning-Innovative-Fun-Experiences) hosts at Evason Ma’In offer
an array of fascinating excursions, most of which are day-trips.
These include visits to the Dead Sea and the historic mosaic city
of Madaba. An Amman city tour is a must, with its colours, smells,
exotic tastes and ancient ruins. Overnight trips include the
Bedouin Experience in awe-inspiring Wadi Rum and the glorious city
of Petra – carved into the mountainside.
first opening on February 14, 2009 and a grand opening scheduled
for April 2009, the total make-over of Evason Ma’In Hot Springs &
Six Senses Spa has been under the direction of the Six Senses
Creative team in collaboration with the leaseholder of the
property, Ma’In Jordan Spa Company.
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