Six Senses to open in Portugal its first European resort
Six Senses announcesl its first resort in Europe, located in the beautiful Portuguese UNESCO World Heritage area of the Douro Valley. The resort covers 19 acres (8 hectares) and features 71 guest rooms and suites which range from Valley, Spa and River rooms to spacious suites and villas with one, two and three bedrooms.
An all-day dining restaurant and a specialty restaurant draw upon the abundant fresh produce of the region and from the resort’s own gardens which feature a contemporary take on Portuguese classics. An interactive and instructional Wine Academy presents leading vintages from the area where guests are guided in the varieties and styles by leading Portuguese winemakers from the surrounding valley and the resort’s sommelier.
An expansive Six Senses Spa measures of over 24,000 square feet (2,200 square metres) with 10 treatments rooms will feature a menu of locally-inspired therapies which include some which are wine based. The spa will also include Six Senses Visiting Practitioner Program which features over 100 of the world’s best wellness healers, practitioners and experts. The Spa facilities also include a heated indoor pool with water jets, a heated outdoor pool and bar, and a gym.
Six Senses Douro Valley is scheduled to open Spring 2015. The resort is located 20 miles (33 kilometres) from Vila Real Airport and 88 miles (142 kilometres) from Oporto International Airport.