The rapid brand expansion of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas ignited in Asia, Europe, Northern Africa and the Caribbean allows us to redefine ourselves on a global scale with the addition of our first ski resort, first urban hotel and two amazing resort projects located at UNESCO World Heritage Sites, said Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs. At the core of our DNA is creating unique hotel experiences that are located in untouched, pristine locations supported by sustainable development and culturally-sensitive design aesthetics. Our vision for growth is anchored in a dynamic and thoughtful approach to the science of wellness.
The upcoming developments in India include key two projects. Known as the tallest residential building in the world, built on one of the most expensive pieces of land, Six Senses World One is located in Mumbais Worli district. Six Senses will manage the entire club house designed for residents and select external guests. The club is spread over three floors; a podium area provides for a true green oasis in the middle of the Indian metropolis. An area of over 8,000 square meters (86,000 square feet) has been designated for the facility. The focus is on wellness and the creation of a club concept including innovative restaurant concepts, interesting options for social gatherings and events, an array of fun activities and areas for children, walking and jogging trails plus services for pets. The spa facilities include relaxation areas, indoor and outdoor recreational services, a variety of wet area circuits along with lap and outdoor pools.
Less than three hours by car from Mumbai lies the city of Pune, where the Evason Pune Belmondo project lies. Located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Pune, Evason by Six Senses will manage the entire club house which is approximately 6,400 square meters (69,000 square feet). The club house is built over three levels and includes two restaurants, meeting room, banquet hall, kids area spread over two levels, games rooms and library. The facility also incorporates a gym, yoga studio, pool, several indoor and outdoor relaxation spaces and a spa with eight treatment rooms each different and unique, Hammam and changing rooms with wet facilities.
The key hospitality projects include the Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain, opening in 2014. It is the only resort located adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Chinese province of Sichuan. The 113-suite and-villa resort has been brilliantly designed to incorporate regional architecture and landscaping, resulting in an extraordinary cultural offering with a strong sense of place wedded to contemporary attitude. Chengdu Shangliu International Airport is a one-hour drive from Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain and Chengdu City is 30 minutes by car or rail link.
Demonstrating that Six Senses ethos adapts wonderfully to all locations of great natural beauty, the 32-suite Six Senses Mont Blanc is nestled in the French Alpine area of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and offers an extraordinary 180-degree panorama of Europes highest peak. The mountain top resort sits on Mont dArbois and with over 450 kilometres (280 miles) of surrounding ski-in, ski-out runs, Six Senses guests have first access to untouched morning powder. Opening in 2015, its unique setting offers seclusion and privacy outside of ski hours and a generous diversity of experiences. It is a one-hour drive from Geneva and ten-minute gondola ride from Megve; the resort is accessed by cable car, snowmobile or helicopter.
Six Senses Bhutan allows guests to experience the depth of this wondrous destination of stunning natural scenery by creating five properties for the ultimate circuit experience. With a total of just 82 guest suites distributed between five intimate lodges, the project creates a Six Senses journey that comprises Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro. Also opening in 2016, the five guest lodges reflect the heritage and hospitality for which positions this colourful Kingdom as the Happiest Place on Earth.