Six Senses to Open Resort in Portugal’s Douro Valley

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Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

Six Senses will debut its first European resort in spring 2015 in the UNESCO World Heritage area of Portugal’s Douro Valley, one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. Situated on a 19-acre estate, the Six Senses Douro Valley will have 71 rooms and suites.

True to form, the spa will be a strong selling point, encompassing 24,000 square feet with 10 treatment rooms. In addition to the signature Six Senses treatments (as you find in diverse locations from Paris to Bangkok), there will also be locally-inspired, wine-based therapies, plus multi-day programs, Yoga sessions, and Yogic detox. This destination spa will also have a heated indoor pool with water jets and a gym.

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Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

The resort is currently being refurbished by New York-based Clodagh Design. Other on-site attractions will include an outdoor pool, a restaurant featuring locally-sourced produce, a Wine Academy with tastings led by top winemakers, a tennis court, and a library. The resort is located 20 miles from Vila Real Airport and 88 miles from Porto International Airport.

Six Senses currently operates 10 resorts and 28 spas around the world (some under the Evason brand), and the company is expected to double in size in the next three years. For more information, visit

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