Six Senses is taking its wellness and sustainability formula to a sanctuary in Napa County. Named after the natural thermal Aetna Springs discovered in the 1870s, the original resort thrived until the 1970s as a natural spa destination.
Six Senses Napa Valley will welcome guests to the western edge of a vast 3,000-acre estate. The existing structures will be preserved, and the landscape regenerated to bring back the beauty and functionality of the natural mineral springs, with a focus on native planting.
The project will comprise 95 rooms and suites, including ten tent-style structures, with interiors designed by 1508 London, known for their knowledge and unique capabilities in luxury hospitality. There will also be 16 branded residences, which will be serviced by Six Senses and, alongside all the resort amenities.
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“Six Senses Napa Valley will marry the region’s beauty with the unique natural resources of the original Aetna Springs,” said Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses.
“Working with Weller Development Partners, Pegasus Capital Advisors, and committed sustainability partners, we have the right energy in place to revitalise this precious jewel in the Napa crown as a destination to rewild our guests back to a connection with nature, each other, and ultimately themselves.”
With a retreat vibe and location, wellness will be front and centre in luring local and international guests. Programming will include yoga, meditation, mindfulness, Visiting Practitioners, and various treatments and therapies, all inspired by nature. Personalized longevity programs will work on the mind-gut-skin connection, fusing scientific advances in neuroscience with ancient wisdom worth remembering.
The historic mineral springs will be revived with indoor and outdoor thermal experiences and bathing.
The investment group behind Six Senses Napa Valley comprises Weller Development Partners, Pegasus Capital Advisors, and IHG Hotels & Resorts. They will work with expert partners in sustainability to restore the recreational green spaces, vineyards, and agricultural activities supporting the resort. The water bottling program will tap into the natural springs and offset operational water requirements. Practices such as rewilding zones and the use of sustainable design and materials will help the resort achieve LEED certification.
Six Senses Napa Valley is slated to open in 2026.