Six Senses readies for Americas entry

Botanique Hotel & Spa to rebrand in early 2021

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has revealed it will open a boutique property in Brazil in early 2021 in the heart of the country’s Mantiqueira Mountains.

Six Senses Botanique will offer seven suites in the main hotel and 13 private villas dotted in the hills around it. The luxury hotel company is planning a further 14 villas, which will be constructed off-site in a modular manner using local materials. There will also be 37 branded residences built.

Six Senses Botanique will leapfrog the Six Senses New York, which had been earmarked as the luxury hospitality brand’s first hotel in the USA and Americas, and was slated to open in late 2020. Its opening date has been rescheduled for some time in 2021, no doubt delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Currently trading as Botanique Hotel & Spa, the hotel was constructed in 2012 using indigenous materials such as jacaranda wood, natural stone, and chocolate slate. 

About 2.5 hours from São Paulo and 3.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro, and 1,200 metres above sea level, the Mantiqueira Mountains are known as the ‘mountains that weep’ due to the abundance of springs and rivers. Enjoying a temperate climate with endless sunny days, Six Senses Botanique integrates mountain serenity with local features and modern luxuries.

Six Senses signature venues such as the Experience Centre, Alchemy Bar and out-of-the-ordinary dining spots will also be added next year.

“Six Senses Botanique will appeal to guests seeking an eco-retreat in nature along with authentic Brazilian design, culture and cuisine,” says Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs. “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.”

Lead image: Botanique Hotel & Spa | Source: Facebook

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