Six Senses to make American debut in 2021 with property in Brazil

Six Senses has confirmed it will launch in the Americas in early 2021 with the opening of Six Senses Botanique in Brazil.

The “intimate” eco-retreat is located in the forest around the Mantiqueira Mountains, two and a half hours from Sao Paulo and three and a half hours from Rio de Janeiro.

Formerly known as Botanique Hotel & Spa, the hotel was constructed in 2012 by regional architects and designers using indigenous materials such as jacaranda wood, natural stone and chocolate slate. 

Alongside the existing seven suites and 13 villas, Six Senses will add an additional 14 new villas and 37 branded residences, which will also be available to buy. 

There will be a Six Senses Spa, fitness centre, Earth Lab and destination dining spots, as well as an activity programme including hiking, horse riding and learning capoeira – the Afro-Brazilian martial art. 

Neil Jacobs, chief executive of Six Senses, said: “Six Senses Botanique will appeal to guests seeking an eco-retreat in nature along with authentic Brazilian design, culture and cuisine.

“We’re also putting together a program of rituals, workshops and festivals, offering time out to focus on living at ease with oneself and others and in a more reciprocal way with the natural world.

“What a wonderful place to breathe in the peace and beauty all around to find harmony and reconnection.”

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