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Six Senses Bhutan will be intimate multi-location project

by Jane Kitchen | 14 Dec 2016

Wellness resort operator Six Senses has revealed details about its upcoming five-location Bhutan project, scheduled to open in the second half of 2017.

Each of the five individual satellite resorts are in separate locations, but packaged as a journey under one name: Six Senses Bhutan. With just 82 suites and villas distributed between five intimate lodges, the journey is designed to show guests the heritage and hospitality of the Kingdom known as the Happiest Place on Earth.

Project architects Habita have created five locations, each with a specific and appropriate theme, so that as guests move between them, they experience a journey through all their senses.

Starting in the capital of Thimphu, the design emphasis is on culture, and features interiors with modern, clean lines and an abundance of wood paneling, whitewashing and natural stone. Cultural items, handcrafted items and intricate weavings are shown against this backdrop, and old solid wood is repurposed into table and bench tops, while handcrafted rust-coloured brick is used in the structures.

The Thimphu location will include a spa with five treatment rooms, a gym, yoga and meditation facility and a hot stone bath.

The second stop on the circuit journey is Bumthang, where a forest-within-a-forest has been created. Accommodations are set within woodland with expansive windows, and recycled wood is used for furnishings and floors. The location includes a spa with two treatment rooms.

The circuit moves next to Punakha, a rural region, where the feeling of a traditional farmhouse has been created. Clean lines are combined with mud brick features in the bathrooms, light fittings crafted from mason jars, and woven bamboo feature walls. The location includes a spa with three treatment rooms, gym and yoga and meditation facility.

In Gangtey, the accommodation maintains the uncluttered lines and natural palette, adding in weathered timber floors, leather accents, and a bird-watching bridge crafted from local stone and enclosed with expansive timber-framed windows. The location also includes a spa with two treatment rooms.

The fifth stop at Six Senses Bhutan is Paro, at the site of old stone ruins. Hewn stone walls and working fireplaces are contrasted with mid-tone vertical timbers, and a spa with four treatment rooms, a yoga and meditation facility, outdoor sauna and pool.

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Wellness resort operator Six Senses has revealed details about its upcoming five-location Bhutan project, scheduled to open in the second half of 2017. Each of the five individual satellite resorts are in separate locations, but packaged as a journey under one name: Six Senses Bhutan. With just 82 suites and villas distributed between five intimate lodges, the journey is designed to show guests the heritage and hospitality of the Kingdom
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