Six Senses Resorts Hotels Spas has welcomed the Six Senses Botanique into its stable of properties.
Six Senses Botanique lies at the confluence of three river valleys in the heart of Brazil’s Mantiqueira Mountains.
The property currently offers seven suites in the main hotel and 11 private villas in the surrounding hills. A further 16 villas are planned and there will also be 37 branded residences.
Training staff at the former Botanique Hotel & Spa over the past three-months has centred around the Six Senses brand standards and values, and Six Senses integrated pillars of sustainability and wellness are at the heart of the operation.
Through the Eat With Six Senses philosophy, Six Senses Botanique will bring out the best of the region’s cuisine and seasonal produce, starting with “Farm to Table” herbs, fruit and vegetables grown in the resort’s own organic gardens and farm.
Mina, the resort’s signature restaurant, offers modern, contemporary Brazilian dishes and 180-degree views of the mountains and valleys, with the suspended fireplace warming the dining room and rich wood floors underfoot.
The new Fire Side lounge features a variety of drinks prepared with home-grown probiotics and a tonic with ingredients harvested from the surrounding vegetable gardens. This is a perfect setting for guests to enjoy the weeping mountains while sampling local cheeses and cold cuts, house-made coxinha or fresh grilled vegetables that were still in the ground moments before.
The Adega (Wine Cellar) journey begins in the fireplace lounge, starting with a toast of bubbles with Chef Gabriel Broide as he explains the custom eight-course menu for the evening. Paired with a carefully curated wine list and candles, the atmosphere is ideal for celebrating special moments or simply the joy of living.
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The on-site spa currently features four treatment rooms, a beauty salon, floatation pool, sauna and steam room with rainforest mist. There is also an isotonic pool. New treatment rooms, relaxation and wellness areas, as well as a fitness centre will be added later this year.
The Alchemist’s Body treatment is an interactive workshop guided by an expert Alchemist. It teaches guests about the abundant, locally sourced ingredients and products, opening their senses to the various textures and extraordinary aromas as they create their own scrub and body mask that will be used in their treatment afterwards.
Six Senses Botanique will appeal to guests seeking an eco-retreat in nature along with authentic Brazilian design, culture and cuisine. The property features seven water springs providing guests with their own mineral water.
The hotel is 2.5 hours from São Paulo and 3.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro.
Lead image: Botanique Villa, Six Senses Botanique