Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas will open new properties in France’s UNESCO-listed Loire Valley, and Costa Rica’s Papagayo Peninsula.
The resort in France will be situated within the Les Bordes Estate, a 560ha site in the Sologne forest, home to Les Bordes Golf Club. The development will incorporate equestrian and tennis centres, an organic farm, an art gallery, a petting farm, a swimming lake with beach, watersports, and biking and walking trails. Although the golf club’s two 18-hole courses are private, hotel guests will have access to a new Gil Hanse-designed par three course and a new golf practice facility.
Six Senses Loire Valley will boast 88 guestsuites and villas, of which 70 villas will be up for private ownership, with the opportunity to also include them in the resort’s inventory.
Other amenities on-site include an all-day restaurant and lounge bar, speciality restaurant, and a meeting and conference centre. There will also be outdoor event facilities such as walled gardens and lawns.
Six Senses Loire Valley is expected to open in May 2022.
Over in Central America, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has teamed up with US-based The Canyon Group to develop its first resort in the subcontinent.
Six Senses Papagayo will be part of the 930ha Papagayo Peninsula, a mixed-use luxury development. Conceptualised by London-based architect John Heah, the property will comprise 41 pool villas, alongside 31 residences available for sale to owners who are seeking access to resort-life experience.
The highlight of the resort will be Six Senses wellness programming along with a spa and fitness centre. There will also be an organic farm located in the property including fruit, vegetable and herb gardens.