Six Senses opening first resort in the Galápagos

Site chosen on San Cristobal Island for new luxe-eco property

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas will expand its global footprint to include a resort in the Galápagos Islands, slated to open in 2021.

Developments in the Galápagos Islands are only permitted on 3% of the total area, and in accordance with strict local laws, and with involvement from the local community during the project’s early design and visioning stages, allowance has been granted for Six Senses to develop a resort on a hill with views of the ocean.

View from the project site at Six Senses Galapagos.

While final accommodations are being finalised, the architectural direction by Hitesh Mehta Design focuses on a necessarily idiosyncratic planning philosophy, balancing economic, environmental, social and spiritual aspects of the project.

“Sustainability is at the core of our brand, influencing everything from ongoing community engagement and conservation efforts to the local, repurposed materials used in the development. We are excited and delighted to work with Orgal Group on this extraordinary project in such a special and environmentally sensitive place, staying true to our joint purpose of ecosystem restoration, scientific research of marine species and low-impact tourism,” said Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.

Six Senses Galapagos will be located in Cerro Verde on the northeastern coast of San Cristobal Island, the quietest of the main islands blessed with a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere.

Lead image: Puerto Chino Beach, San Cristobel

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