Six Senses has signed its first resort in
Located in the beautiful Portuguese UNESCO World Heritage
area of the Douro Valley, the resort covers 19 acres (8 hectares)
and features 71 guest rooms and suites which range from Valley,
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 the region and
from the resortís own gardens which feature a contemporary take on
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 resortís sommelier.
An expansive Six Senses Spa measures over 24,000
square feet (2,200 square metres) with 10 treatments rooms and
will offer specialty treatments and multi-day programs delivered by skilled therapists. The spa will also include Six Senses Visiting Practitioner
Program which features over 100 of the worldís best wellness
healers, practitioners and experts. The groupís 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 an heated
indoor pool with water jets, an heated outdoor pool and bar, and a
gym with the latest exercise equipment and professional guidance. A tennis court rounds out the on-site
For added relaxation, guests can
retire to the library and peruse a book whist enjoying a fine wine
Six Senses Douro Valley is scheduled to
open in spring 2015 following a refurbishment by Clodagh Design, a leading design services studio based in New York
This serene setting of splendid isolation is just 20 miles
(33 kilometres) from Vila Real Airport and 88 miles (142
kilometres) from Porto International Airport. Helicopter arrivals
are catered for at the nearby Quinta Romeneira helipad.
Douro Valley is the 12th property to join the rapidly expanding
Six Senses portfolio.
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