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31 Aug 2017

BY April Hutchinson


Six Senses plans India debut

Six Senses is planning to open its first hotel in India next year in an historic Rajastani fort.


The Six Senses Fort Barwara in Rajasthan is scheduled to open in Q4 2018, with conservation efforts currently underway to preserve and convert the 700-year-fort, 68 miles from Jaipur.


It is being restored by owner Prithviraj Singh and Espire Group, with hopes for a five-star green rating by Integrated Habitat Assessment, the highest classification of national sustainable design in India.


Inside the fort, two temples and three buildings which traditionally would have accommodated the common, men’s and women’s palaces are being preserved and restored and there will be eventually be 48 guest suites, two restaurants, bar and lounge, fitness center, two pools, banquet space, boutique and kids club.


A Six Senses Spa in the original women’s palace will feature ayurveda, Six Senses Integrated Wellness and Sleep with Six Senses programmes.


Six Senses president Bernhard Bohnenberger said: “This is the perfect complement to our resort portfolio which includes highly successful properties in China, Maldives, Oman, Portugal, Seychelles, Thailand and Vietnam.”


The hotel is also 30 minutes from Ranthambhore national park, with daily safari drives into the wildlife-rich park set to be offered to guests.

Six Senses operates 11 resorts and 31 spas in 20 countries and other properties in the pipeline include New York, Cambodia and Ibiza.

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