Six Senses Douro Valley premiers its new Vineyard Wing to greatly enhance the wine estate with seven suites, three additional guest rooms and a meeting and event space accommodating up to 70 people. The 19th century manor house and surrounds, located in Lamego in northern Portugal, is set on a UNESCO World Heritage site within the world’s oldest demarcated wine region.
The new guest accommodations, ranging from 430 to 1,140 square feet (40 to 106 square meters), are beautifully appointed to make for a very personal retreat and feature generous outside areas. Guests can customize their mini bars with fine wines and produce from across the Douro region. Authentic materials have also been incorporated into the design concept including vineyard tools of yesteryear and wall art inspired by wooden wine cases.
“We are thrilled to open this new wing to our guests,” said Nick Yarnell, general manager of Six Senses Douro Valley. “The project took one year to complete and was delivered by New York design agency Clodagh, which created a concept to complement the décor within the main manor house”.
Another highlight for Nick Yarnell is the creation of a new event space, containing meeting rooms with views across the vineyards and kitted out to inspire team creativity. “The walls have ‘writable’ sections to aid interactive meetings and are equipped with the latest technology. An adjoining room offers further possibilities for pre-function or break-out sessions”. This multi-function area includes a large open skylight and a full-height living wall enabling it to transform seamlessly from a quiet lounge to a luxurious cinema, lecture room, reception room or even aerial yoga or meditation space. Noisy, silent or upside down, there are many possibilities give participants a new perspective on their PowerPoint.
Six Senses Douro Valley now features a total of 60 guest rooms and suites, set on the magical 19-acre (7-hectare) estate. Further amenities include three restaurants, 10 spa treatment rooms as well as indoor and outdoor pools. A dedicated ‘wine team’ curates a selection of on- and off-site wine tastings and educational experiences to unlock the magical world of Douro Port and wines. Meanwhile, a regular schedule of activities allows guests to maximize their experience of the Douro Valley and includes river cruises, grape stomping, prehistoric rock art site visits, canyoning, mountain biking, helicopter tours and tree climbing.
About Six Senses Douro Valley
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 with 57 guestrooms, suites and villas. Three restaurants highlight regional produce with a dedicated wine cellar featuring local vintages. Six Senses Spa comprises 10 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools and a gym. It presents specialty and local therapies and multi-day programs. An outdoor yoga pavilion 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.
About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas manages 18 hotels and resorts and 30 spas in 21 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas, and has signed a further 25 properties into the development pipeline. Six Senses is part of the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) family.
Six Senses Hotels and Resorts: a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, emotional hospitality, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the vision remains the same: to reawaken people’s senses so they feel the purpose behind their travels and ultimately reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.
Six Senses Spas: a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 14 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.
Six Senses Residences: indulgent living as nature intended, providing all the unique amenities of a resort life community, while retaining the intimacy and personal touches of a beautifully-appointed private villa or apartment. Each is an appreciating long-term investment to be cherished for generations to come with immediate benefits including fine dining, pioneering wellness programming and exclusive status at other resorts worldwide.
Evason: sharing the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised social and environmental responsibility. Its two unique resorts provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love.