Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal, set for July opening

Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal, set for July opening

True to its heritage of creating exceptional guest experiences in places of incredible beauty, Six Senses Hotels will unveil its first resort in Europe on July 15th 2015.

Located in the beautiful Portuguese UNESCO World Heritage area of the Douro Valley, the property is touched with the romance of 19th century architecture wedded to contemporary interiors reflecting the inimitable Six Senses style.

The resort covers ten hectares and comprises 57 guest rooms and Suites which range from Superior, Deluxe, and River rooms to spacious suites and villas with one, two and three bedrooms. 

With a décor of light greys and sandy tones, New York based Clodagh Design has created glamorous rooms with eco-friendly materials blending nature, Portuguese tradition and the elements of water, nature, space, stone and wood.

Another great entertaining venue is The Wine Library – located at the heart of the resort, featuring a menu of tapas, cheese and smoked hams and local sausage which, when combined with local materials and furnishings, creates an authentic Douro Valley experience.

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The selection of tempting local charcuterie, cheeses paired with a wide selection of wines by the glass is perfect for learning and celebrating.

The room extends onto a covered stone terrace with comfortable armchairs and firepit.

An interactive and instructional programme 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 Wine Directors.

The expansive Six Senses Spa measures over 2,200 square metres and comprises ten treatments and heated in-door swimming pool with water jets, steam room, Sauna and Lanconium.

The spa menu includes locally-inspired wine based treatments which use grape based products from the Douro region.

There is also a Visiting Practitioner programme which features over 100 of the world’s best wellness healers, practitioners and experts.

The group’s popular Yogic Detox and Yogic Sleep Programs are also offered appealing to different levels of yoga practitioners.

Within the grounds of the resort there is an outdoor swimming pool with panoramic views of the Douro Valley.

Other facilities include an activities hut and gym, housing the latest exercise equipment and on site personal trainers and aerial yoga.

For added relaxation, guests can enjoy meditation nests dotted about the forest or simply retire to the library and peruse a book whist enjoying a fine wine or cocktail.

This serene setting of Six Senses Douro Valley is located 142 kilometres from Porto International Airport.

Helicopter arrivals are catered for at the nearby Porto de Lamego helipad.

Six Senses Douro Valley is the tenth property to join the rapidly expanding Six Senses portfolio.