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Six Senses goes to Iceland

Jun 18. 2019
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By The Nation

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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas makes its way to Iceland with the launch of Six Senses Ossura Valley, where guests can admire the Aurora Borealis from their beds.

Slated to open in 2022, this brand-new resort spread over 4,000-acres in Svinholar and stands alongside the Lon Lagoon, which is separated from the North Atlantic Ocean by a beautiful black sand beach. The first phase of the project will offer 70 elegant guestrooms and private cottages focusing on sustainable living. 

Built using renewable and locally sourced materials and adhering to high standards of energy and water efficiency, all accommodation and residences will tread lightly on the earth while providing an uncompromising level of space and comfort. 

The project’s architect John Brevard has added another layer to create a space that considers the implications of human bioenergy, electromagnetism, astrology, sacred geometries and the principles of Feng Shui. The goal is to align guests and residents with natural order and hyper0dimensional realities so they recharge and reconnect.

The welcome lounge will feel integrated into the surrounding environment and include a library, a cinema room, Earth Lab showcasing the project’s sustainability efforts, and a water bar. The Six Senses Spa has a functional fitness centre, yoga studio and comprehensive wellness programming, where guests can enjoy during their stays. 

There will be a farmhouse with an organic garden and a cooking school where chefs will share their passion for hearty and healthy food and showcase farm-to-table seasonal recipes. The all-day dining restaurant offers seafood delicacies and a lively bar will embrace indoor and outdoor living, following the guiding principles of Eat with Six Senses. Meal with a view will take on another meaning with different destination dining options ranging from over-water wooden walkways and a romantic setting by a waterfall to a traditional boat house.

“This development epitomises our commitment to finding locations where guests can be right in the heart of nature, and where they will come face-to-face with the raw beauty, power and soul of this magical destination. It will also appeal to experience-seekers looking for something uniquely joyful and playful. Legend holds that mystical elves still occupy the rocks and cliffs of this land. Each time we talk about the project we smile,” said Neil Jacobs, chief executive officer of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.

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