Friday, June 24, 2022

Six Senses Hotels Resorts plans debut resort in India

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has announced plans to open the Six Senses Fort Barwara in Rajasthan, India. Situated 110 kilometers southeast of Jaipur, the property is located in the village of Chauth ka Barwara on the site of a 700-year-old fort which was owned by the Rajasthani Royal Family and sits directly opposite the temple, Chauth ka Barwara Mandir.

The Barwara Fort is a 14th century fort structure which will be preserved and protected by a team of conservation experts, so that the original fort structure remains intact. The 5.5 acre site is encircled by an imposing 1.5m thick rock wall that rises up to 6m in some sections. Inside the historic fort, three buildings which traditionally accommodated the common, men’s and women’s palaces and two temples are being preserved and restored. Outside the fort, the property faces the local village to the west and protected land that will be reforested to the east.

Six Senses President Bernhard Bohnenberger said, “We are very excited to be working with Espire Group, our partner, on this wonderful project. This is the perfect complement to our resort portfolio which includes highly successful properties in China, Maldives, Oman, Portugal, Seychelles, Thailand and Vietnam. Six Senses Fort Barwara marks the second heritage property that Six Senses will manage. Using exquisite aesthetics and creative ingenuity, Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal offers a fresh design perspective that beautifully showcases its locality. The historic quinta (wine estate) has a rich history dating back to 1464 and we are taking a similar approach with the beautiful Fort Barwara project.”

Slated to open in late 2021, Six Senses Fort Barwara will feature 48 luxurious suites, two restaurants, bar and lounge, 2,800 sq m spa and fitness center, two swimming pools, banquet space, retail boutique and kids club. Rooted in the rich history of the fort, the design will include traditional gardens and water features. Shekhavati art will be used to depict the rich history of the fort in the landscape. An impressive Six Senses Spa, located in the original women’s palace, will feature an extensive ayurveda program, meditation and Six Senses Integrated Wellness programs including Six Senses Integrated Wellness and Sleep with Six Senses.

Thirty minutes from the Ranthambore National Park and famous for its tiger population, Six Senses will offer daily safari drives into the 1,400 sq km park. The sanctuary is home to a variety of wildlife including leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, sloth bear, southern plains gray langur, rhesus macaque and chital plus a wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles.

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