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12 Jul 2018

BY Rob Gill


Six Senses to unveil first three lodges in Bhutan

Six Senses Bhutan has opened reservations for its first three lodges opening later this year in the Himalayan kingdom.

Six Senses Bhutan Punakha

The luxury hotel operator plans to open five properties in Bhutan with the first three lodges – Thimphu, Punakha and Paro – due to be unveiled in November.


All of Six Senses’ properties will be located in Bhutan’s western and central valleys, with two further lodges - Gangtey and Bumthang – set to make their debuts in early 2019. There will be a total of 82 suites and villas spread across the five properties.


Six Senses Thimphu in Bhutan’s capital has been designed in the style of a traditional fortress, while Punakha, located close to Mo Chu river, will have a more rustic architectural style, and Paro overlooks the Paro Valley at an altitude of 2,250 metres.


All the lodges will have their own spa and wellness centres with treatments themed around each location, including a pyramid meditation room at Gangtey.


Activities will include hiking, helping local farms, treehouse dining and a private dinner among 15th century stone ruins.


Mark Swinton, general manager of Six Senses Bhutan, said: “Compassion is a way of life in Bhutan and it extends to the protection of nature and sustainability. Six Senses Bhutan shares these values and has become an integral part of the local fabric.


“Activities have been designed to showcase the best of Bhutan. The emphasis on experiences and service is brought alive by our guest experience makers who act as guides and assist guests in every manner possible to create an authentic Bhutanese and true Six Senses experience.”


Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines fly to Bhutan from key hubs such as Bangkok, New Delhi, Singapore and Kathmandu.


Prices for the first three Six Senses properties start from £765 per suite based on double occupancy including full board until February 28, 2019.

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