Six Senses Resorts Hotels Spas will open its highly anticipated property in Israel’s Arava Valley next month.
Six Senses Shaharut has been opened to nationals since its soft launch, and will now debut to international arrivals from 5 August 2021 when borders are expected to reopen.
With its secluded setting, Six Senses Shaharut has the advantage of complete privacy. It aims to bring guests in balance with nature and its elements, and encourages them to kick back and enjoy traditional desert hospitality and rich Nabataean history delivered with uncompromising eco-conscious care and attention.
One of the biggest assets is the abundant space, essential for meeting today’s highest safety and hospitality standards.
There are 60 suites and villas spread across the expansive desert landscape along with a signature spa, sure to satisfy this year’s pent-up wanderlust as soon as border restrictions ease up. From immersive Kibbutz experiences to stargazing sessions, camel treks through the luminous Negev desert and floating in the Dead Sea, the aim is to leave enriched and reconnected.
“Six Senses Shaharut marks a new milestone for the brand as it enters another magical destination. After months of anticipation during these unprecedented times, I am very excited about this new opening. It brings the Six Senses ethos of sustainability, local sensitivity and wellness together with our unique desert culture and traditions,” said General Manager Thomas Fehlbier. “With a passionate team, we’ll work to create out-of-the-ordinary guest experiences in a setting of biblical proportions.”
Guests access Six Senses Shaharut via a drive from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, which takes around three and a half hours, or three hours from Petra in neighbouring Jordan.
Alternatively, guests can opt for a private helicopter transfer from Tel Aviv or a 45-minute car transfer via the new Ramon International Airport (ETM) near Eilat. A Six Senses GEM (Guest Experience Maker) will meet guests on arrival and remain on hand throughout the stay to share insights into the region and local life.
The Six Senses Spa offers six treatment rooms, a variety of wellness programs, an Alchemy Bar for mixing botanicals, and Visiting Practitioners specialising in Chinese medicine, osteopathy, energy healing and more. There are two pools including a freshwater infinity pool with desert views and a bar serving refreshing juices.