Main Photo: The new Six Senses resort in France
Date: July 2019
Location: Saint-Laurent-Nouan, Loire Valley, France
Name: Six Senses Loire Valley
No. of Keys: 88 suites and villas and 70 residential villas
Buyer: Roundshield Partners, who have given the management contract to Six Senses, currently with 20 properties predominantly in Asia, with Courcheval, France and Douro Valley in Europe. Besides Loire Valley, they are also opening in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Iceland, Ibiza, Spain, Switzerland and New York.
The Six Senses resort will be located within the Les Bordes Estate, which is home to Les Bordes Golf Club. It will feature 88 suites and villas built around the estate’s woodland landscape. There will also be 70 privately owned residential villas, which can be included in the hotel’s inventory.
Other facilities will include a Six Senses Spa offering treatments using plants and herbs grown in its own medicinal garden, while an Earth Lab will showcase the property’s conservation initiatives.
Dining options will include an all-day restaurant and lounge bar, while a speciality restaurant will offer menus using the Eat with Six Senses principles of local and sustainable sourcing.
Six Senses will be working with London-based investment firm RoundShield Partners on the development of the resort over the next few years.
Bernhard Bohnenberger, president of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, said: “We feel really fortunate to be collaborating with RoundShield Partners on a very unique project which will give a new dynamic to this world-famous destination and complement our existing and upcoming resorts in Europe.
“Six Senses Loire Valley is being designed with our sustainability values at its heart and will appeal to experience seekers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts looking to get up close with this region’s exceptional beauty, culture and history.”
THPT Comment: This Asian company, Six Senses with their HQ in Thailand, is growing nicely in Europe and elsewhere.
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