Six Senses Douro Valley and Six Senses Zil Pasyon
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is honoured to have two resorts listed in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Gold List 2018. Six Senses Douro Valley and Six Senses Zil Pasyon joined the prestigious Gold List featuring the editors’ favourite hotels in the world, spanning six continents and 54 countries, proclaiming them the hotels that they return to time and time again, and daydream about long after they are home.
As a bestselling and highly respected travel publication, Condé Nast Traveler magazine published in New York is recognised as a benchmark of how stories should be told in print, in a world where social media posts last for the blink of an eye. They have announced the release of a collection of themed volumes that will tell readers about why we travel and also reveal the 2018 Gold List. The properties are currently featured on CNTraveler.com.
Nicholas Yarnell, general manager of Six Senses Douro Valley says, “This is simply amazing! Being able to keep ourselves top of mind amongst prominent hotels in established destinations shows that Six Senses is a trusted choice. This award follows the nomination for the Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2016, which recognises the world’s top 60 hotels and resorts opened during the past 12 months, and Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Gold List inclusion. We feel truly honoured, and having our sister hotel Six Senses Zil Pasyon among the recipients makes us even prouder.”
Six Senses Zil Pasyon was previously listed on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Hot List for Best New Hotel; the resort opened in October, 2016. Hilton Hastings, general manager of Six Senses Zil Pasyon says, “To be recognised by Condé Nast Traveler twice in just over one year of operation is a wonderful compliment for our resort and to our brand. We look forward to engaging our guests in emotional hospitality and out-of-the-ordinary experiences that lie at the core of our brand, and we continue to be excited by the positive accolades we receive from both the hospitality industry and our guests. As Six Senses continues to grow, we are proud to represent the brand and to receive positive recognition for the group. Thank you.”
Six Senses Douro Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage setting fronts onto the River Douro as it winds through the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. The estate covers 19 acres (7.69 hectares) with 57 guestrooms, suites and villas. The restaurant highlights regional produce and offers a new approach to food, Eat with Six Senses – another pillar of the Six Senses Integrated Wellness philosophy and an approach to food and drink that leaves guests feeling better than when they arrived. Six Senses Spa Douro Valley comprises 10 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools and a gym. It presents specialty and local therapies and multi-day programs. An outdoor yoga deck is ideal for individuals and groups. The sun-kissed valley is at the heart of the region that offers activities and excursions by foot, vehicle or water.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon is the sole resort located on Félicité, the fifth largest island in the 115-island archipelago of Seychelles. With dramatic granite boulders and lush foliage, the newest opening in the Six Senses portfolio offers more than just white sandy beaches. The resort comprises of 30 private pool villas, and a Six Senses Spa perched at the edge of the ocean with views out to neighbouring Coco and the two Sister islands (Grande Soeur and Petite Soeur). With five treatment villas, all prepared for double treatments, couples can enjoy signature massages to the sound of the ocean. The restaurants offer a mix of Eastern and Western fare, with local produce and Creole flavors inspiring the dishes and nightly specials adding to the variety. With unique destination dining options, such as sunset cocktails on the Top Hill, guests are invited to explore the island in unique ways. For those with a love of the ocean, the waters surrounding Félicité are rich with marine life, making it the perfect oasis for snorkelling or diving. Six Senses Zil Pasyon is committed to conserving the environment in which it operates, and the resort runs several programs to promote endemic and indigenous species both on the island and in the surrounding waters.