Six Senses previews upcoming quartet

Pictured: Six Senses Southern Dunes in Al Wajh, Saudi Arabia.
IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury line, Six Senses, has given a sneak peek at four major properties opening until the end of 2024.

Each hotel represents a national debut, stretching from the Far East to the Caribbean, for the wellness-focused brand.

Saudi site

First off, the group will debut in Saudi Arabia with Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea, opening before the end of the year. 

The property’s exterior and interiors have been designed using accents of the desert. The luxury villas onsite showcase the local landscape’s view by being spread over different hills. Their undulating roofs are inspired by the shape of a dune.

Oasis hub

The heart of the resort is The Oasis. The canopy, inspired by a desert flower, provides shade. Located here will be the reception, lobby, a boutique, meeting and prayer rooms, a shared lounge and the Earth Lab. Surrounding The Oasis are the rooms with open-plan sleeping and living areas and an outdoor terrace. In total, the resort includes 36 guestrooms and suites as well as 40 pool villas.

Plus the onsite Six Senses Spa will include an anti-aging centre, a spa suite, treatment rooms and a pool bar. Six Senses Southern Dunes is part of the Red Sea development, which is prioritising sustainability, preserving and improving the region’s biological diversity and beauty.

Coming to the Caribbean

Next up, Six Senses La Sagesse will arrive in Grenada in Q1 2024. Located in the southern part of the Caribbean, the hotel will house 56 rooms, seven one-bedroom villas and five two-bedroom villas. Its traditional architecture was influenced by elements of the Caribbean region and the resort’s garden paths were made from reused nutmeg and cocoa shells.

Visitors will be able to book spa treatments, water sports activities or day trips in the Experience Centre and learn about plants’ healing effects in the Alchemy Bar.

Sustainable dining

Culinary experiences encompass a bakery, a beach restaurant, a private dining area and a raw bar with a demonstration kitchen that primarily uses local and natural ingredients. The new resort pays attention to sustainability, with the restaurants’ ingredients being picked from their own vegetable and herb gardens and fruit trees, and the seafood sourced from local fishermen. In the Six Senses Earth Lab, guests can also take part in workshops and learn more about nature or its sustainable footprint.

There will also be a Six Senses Spa offering lagoon views, designed in the style of a traditional fishing village. Various treatments will be carried out using Caribbean healing methods.

Japanese debut

Japan is calling for the brand in the first half of 2024, with Six Senses Kyoto, in a city known for its Buddhist temples, palaces, traditional Japanese architecture and cherry orchards. The hotel is being designed to reflect these sensory impressions of city life, with 81 rooms arranged around a courtyard that connects guests with nature through its seasonal landscape design. Interior designs combine simple lines with earthy, organic tones and feature many authentic Japanese traditions and decorations.

In the onsite spa, culture is incorporated in the wellness experience with traditional healing methods, from ryokan-style welcomes to tea ceremonies and specialty treatments.

Inside the hotel, guests can expect an all-day dining restaurant, a sushi specialty restaurant, the Brew Bar and a cocktail lounge bar. The property also offers meeting rooms with fireplaces, the Earth Lab, a boutique and child-friendly attractions.

Leading London light

Rounding off the year, Six Senses London will open its doors in the UK capital by the end of 2024 with 110 guestrooms and suites and 14 residences. The hotel will boast bespoke interior design, concierge services, dining and wellness programmes. Just steps from Hyde Park, guests in the Bayswater-based site will find a lobby bar, a lounge, an all-day dining restaurant with an open kitchen and a courtyard seating area.

Furthermore, the Six Senses Spa is intended to reflect the different energies of city life by making the space reminiscent of a historic London tube station. Both the sensory movement of the street and the silence of a quiet café or park are captured in the rooms.

Other highlights of the resort include the fitness area, a 20 m-long indoor pool, an Alchemy Bar and a relaxation room. Travellers also have access to a modern meeting and wellness area with a central bar and lounge, coworking spaces, a restaurant and wellness and treatment rooms.