Six Senses continues Greek odyssey

IHG Hotels & Resorts’ ultra luxury Six Senses brand has unveiled plans for a second Greek hotel, just months after revealing its entry into the country.

Six Senses Porto Heli in Ermioni on the Peloponnese peninsula is now due to be the line’s first open hotel in Greece, scheduled for 2026, while the previously-announced Six Senses Megalonisos in the Petalioi islands will follow at the end of 2027.

Private facilities

The Porto Heli site will offer around 60 rooms and suites, most with private plunge pools and private terraces or gardens, along with a three-bedroom retreat villa. In addition, there will be 10 branded residential villas for sale, offering five to eight bedrooms.

Along with eight treatment rooms, thermal wet areas and heat experiences, and an indoor swimming pool with ocean views, the 1,600 sq m Six Senses Spa will house a Biohacking Lounge, boutique and concept store, outdoor fitness and wellness circuit, and spa herbal gardens.

Beachside location

An all-day main restaurant will sit directly on the beach, joined by a sunset bar with panoramic views, traditional Greek Kafeneio, a variety of private outdoor event spaces, and an organic vegetable garden. 

Other facilities will include an Alchemy Bar, Earth Lab, outdoor pool and sports facilities, sound healing dome, and Grow With Six Senses play area and activities for children. Down by the beach, there will be a boat jetty and beach club hosting a range of water sports, beach dining, and juice and coffee bars.

Cascade effect design

Woven into the topography of the site so that the buildings and land become one, the hotel will rise from the shore to maximise the sea views, from a large infinity pool and spa on the lower level to the rooms split across two levels and up to the lobby and reception enjoying a panoramic view. The residential villas flank the hotel and back onto a natural park to ensure privacy and seclusion.

This cascade effect, conceived by Rome-based firm Delogu Architecture and Arch Group from Athens, reflects the relationship with nature, with buildings bridging the forest and the sea. Indoor spaces lead seamlessly to the outdoors and a resort lifestyle where guests can disconnect from the everyday and reconnect with loved ones.

Design elements are contemporary and natural, from the stone walls to limestone flooring, wooden structures, and bronze finishes. The local surroundings also inspire the colour palette and interior design by MuzaLab London, emphasising light and shadow play.

Joint venture

For this project, Six Senses has partnered with a joint venture between London-based real asset merchant bank CBE Capital, Golden Land Goutos, New York-based Taconic Capital Advisors, and London-based Cedar Capital Partners.

The site is located 200 km from Athens, where Porto Heli has evolved from a sleepy fishing village into a destination for glamour and outdoor adventure.

Wellness haven

Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs commented: “Six Senses Porto Heli will create a haven of wellness and emotional hospitality along the captivating shores of Ermioni, with panoramic vistas of Spetses and Hydra. We’re hoping to add an exciting new chapter to the Peloponnesian heritage and legacy. As we embark on this journey, we are committed to nurturing the essence of the region while introducing new ideas in holistic rejuvenation.”

Geza Toth-Feher, managing partner of CBE Capital, stated: “CBE Capital is thrilled to have brought together the best-in-class owners, investors, and operator to develop this new Six Senses hotel and branded residences in Porto Heli on the Greek mainland. In line with our investment strategy, this wonderful property will bring a new type of luxury experience to Porto Heli.”

Golden Land Goutos’ co-owner Aris Goutos added: “Over the last four decades, all of us at Golden Land Goutos have worked to build up the recognition of Porto Heli as an international hotspot for luxury hotels, residences, and magnificent holiday homes. The region’s unique beauty has attracted European Royals and Greek shipping magnates alike. We look forward to bringing the Six Senses ethos to Porto Heli and are excited to introduce these spectacular private villas with their authentic hospitality and timeless appeal.”

Southern European sites

Elsewhere in southern Europe, Six Senses will also be setting up on the Maltese island of Comino. Six Senses Comino will bring 90 keys online in 2027.

In Italy, Six Senses Antognolla will be the result of a historical castle conversion, delivering 68 keys in Q2 2026; while Portugal’s capital will welcome the 114-room Six Senses Lisbon in Q1 2025.