The past year has shone a light on how precious “we time” is with family and friends. Six Senses continues to ensure guests don’t waste a moment in 2022 through the quality and diversity of its properties and enhanced experiences – often unusual and unexpected – that complement the beautiful surroundings and wellness lifestyle the brand promotes.
A sneak peek at new openings
A restored palazzo in the center of ancient Rome, Six Senses Rome is the latest addition to the brand’s urban collection. Opening this Autumn, the emphasis is on wellness, delicious food, sustainable design, and community. The ground floor is a social floor for dining and gathering while the first floor is home to Six Senses Spa and Roman baths. The crowning glory is the large rooftop terrace with 360° panoramic views of the surrounding city, complete with an organic fruit and vegetable garden for recreating a Roman banquet or two.In December, Six Senses Kanuhura joins the brand as a sister property to the ever-popular Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives. This tropical paradise encompasses three white-sanded private islands, two of which are deserted. A 40-minute seaplane flight from the main international airport on Malé, the resort offers 80 private overwater, beach, or spacious family villas. Highlights include the high-touch, high-tech Six Senses Spa and nearby Lhaviyani Atoll with more than 40 dive sites for exploring marine life. Six Senses Crans-Montana opens in time for the winter season. A stone’s throw from the stylish Swiss village Crans, and just above the main gondola, 47 hotel suites and 17 residences enjoy a prime ski-on/ski-off location. The authentic Swiss chalet feel has been remodeled to maximize the connection to the pine forest surroundings to the back and left-to-right Alpine views that stretch from the Swiss Matterhorn to the French Mont Blanc massif to the front. Although World Cup skiing put this “Best of the Alps” resort on the map, with 300 days of sunshine a year and exceptional air quality, Crans-Montana operates year-round. Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea is one of two inland locations that together with coastal and marine initiatives form The Red Sea Project on Saudi Arabia’s west coast. Opening at the end of 2022, the resort’s architectural approach pays homage to its Nabataean heritage and majestic desert surroundings. The heart of the resort is the Oasis, inspired by a desert flower, gathering vibrant cultural, musical, and Earth Lab activities, boutique, meeting spaces, restaurants, and bars under one roof.
Retreat season, March to May
Expert-led retreats at Six Senses Ibiza and Six Senses Douro Valley are designed to provide much-needed space to leave the narrative of daily life, reconnect with what matters, and reach new possibilities. All offer access to Six Senses Spa facilities along with complimentary wellness activities and additional extras according to the daily schedule. Biohacking leader Ben Greenfield kicks off this year’s line-up at Six Senses Douro Valley with his Boundless Retreat. Three days of immersive wellness programming from March 7 to 10 will lead to mind, body, and soul transformation. From March 28 to 31, the WiseMotion Retreat with Dr. Hanna Poikonen will incorporate the latest brain and health research to improve physical and emotional well-being. At Six Senses Ibiza, dancing shoes are a must-pack item for the Santhosh Retreat. From March 19 to 23, dance becomes a tool of empowerment to help express inner beauty, grace, and vitality. Master detoxer Shlomo Darma will guide guests through a deep cleanse to reenergize their health at a cellular level during his Spring Detox by BodyFlow from March 23 to 27. The season continues at Six Senses Ibiza with the Face Reading Retreat led by Eric Standop, Runners’ Retreat with a team of experts and Pleasure Principles – Journey of Women’s Sexual Wellness with Dr. Nicola Finley. Sleep issues will be addressed by the acclaimed Dr. Michael Breus during the Solving the Mystery of Your Sleep retreat. Dr. Ana Moreira returns to Six Senses Douro Valley to re-educate habits and re-balance energy levels during her Journey to Vitality retreat. Guests can expect many more experts to join this line-up during the autumn and winter this year.
Latest Highlights and Hot Topics
Reconnection Time Every Time
With guests indicating how much they value precious time spent with family and friends, Six Senses continues to focus on reconnection. More spacious guest accommodations such as the Vineyard Villas at Six Senses Douro Valley and seven- to 10-bedroom mansions at Six Senses Ibiza will launch this spring to provide extra comfort and space for large gatherings. The newly renovated Reserves and Retreats at Six Senses Zighy Bay also provide the extra space needed when different generations gather together.At Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, plans are afoot to introduce an exciting kid’s journey to support the group-wide Grow With Six Senses initiative with no less than 58 arts, crafts, discovery, sports, ecology, and outdoor activities at the brand new Vooc Village club.
Classical and Cultural
The launch of Ibiza’s first international classical music festival, Ibiza Clasico, adds another dimension to Six Senses Ibiza’s program of cultural events. From April 20 to 26, guests can enjoy performances from violin superstar David Garrett, Russian pianist Denis Matsuev, and opera star Charles Castronovo. A special jazz evening is planned with Thomas Quasthoff.Harvest Kaplankaya’s gatherings have created positive change through a rich schedule of expert talks and practitioners, delicious food, nature, and a true community spirit. The next edition will return to Six Senses Kaplankaya from May 11 to 15, with more inspirational content, speakers, and hands-on experiences. At Six Senses Douro Valley, traditional artisans are invited each month to display and teach guests the fundamentals of Portuguese arts and crafts, from Bisalhães black terracotta pots to the macramé “knotting” technique. There is more to come throughout the year as teams at Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain and Six Senses Kocataş Mansions, Istanbul strengthen their collaboration with local artists and artisans to showcase their artwork around their resorts. In-residence artists are on the agenda at Six Senses Ibiza too.
Letting the Food do the Talking
Working hand in hand with farms and producers in the Bodrum area to showcase organic, fresh, and locally grown menus and wines, Six Senses Kaplankaya prepares for a slow food project this spring. At Six Senses Zighy Bay, Sense on the Edge is updating its menu with Kaiseki dishes inspired by this traditional Japanese dining style, comprising multiple unique courses using locally sourced Omani ingredients. The new dining experience at Six Senses Con Dao, Dining Under the Stars, enables guests to enjoy panoramic ocean views from the herb garden rooftop of the By the Beach restaurant.