Six Senses plans openings in Iceland and Costa Rica

by | Jul 11, 2019 | Chains

Bringing Six Senses to Costa Rica’s stunning Papagayo Peninsula

The group, which recently joined IHG, has a new property coming to Costa Rica in 2021 and another coming to Iceland in 2022.

Six Senses will soon arrive in a pair of booming hospitality markets which offer very different experiences to visitors: Costa Rica and Iceland.

That’s right, the luxury resort brand which was recently acquired by IHG has announced a pair of significant new openings.

The first, Six Senses Papagayo in Costa Rica is slated to launch in 2021. The second, Six Senses Össurá Valley is scheduled for 2022 in much cooler Iceland.

Six Senses Papagayo, Costa Rica

Nicknamed the Switzerland of Latin America, Costa Rica is a paradisiacal country with miles of exotic beaches, some of the world’s most robust rainforests, volcanos and pristine lakes.

The Six Senses Papagayo itself is on the stunning 2,300-acre Papagayo Peninsula and will be a private and eco-conscious choice for adventure-seeking travellers.

The site stretches from the peak of the peninsula down to a forested beachfront where it will house 41 secluded pool villas as well as 31 residences available for purchase.

On this property, the hotel brand is partnering with California-based Canyon Group, which acquires and develops ultra-luxury boutique resorts in exciting destinations, and the Garnier Group, one of Costa Rica’s best-known and most reputable development companies.

Six Senses Össurá Valley, Iceland

Meanwhile, the Six Senses Össurá Valley, Iceland will be in a different kind of natural setting with its own appeal.

Surrounded by a mountain range the vast Össurá Valley and Vatnajökull National Park, the 70-key Six Senses Össurá Valley is being developed by the Álfaland Hotel with a long list of partners which includes the architect John Brevard, fashion entrepreneur Áslaug Magnúsdóttir and cultural entrepreneur Jakob Frímann Magnússon.

This property was built with renewable and locally sourced materials and was specially designed to adhere to high standards of energy and water efficiency.

The welcome lodge, for example, will be integrated into the surrounding environment. It will also include a library, theatre, water bar and an Earth lab which showcases the property’s sustainability.

Let’s take a look at a few more Six Senses hotel projects around the globe:

Six Senses Ibiza Resort

Six Senses Shaharut

Six Senses New York


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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 11 resorts and 29 spas in 20 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas.


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