Introducing Six Senses Botanique, Brazil - Opening 2021
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is delighted to announce the opening of its first property in the Americas in early 2021 with the launch of Six Senses Botanique in Brazil.
An intimate eco-retreat with Brazilian authenticity at its heart, the resort is located in the picturesque forest around the Mantiqueira Mountains, 2.5 hours from São Paulo and 3.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro. Formerly known as Botanique Hotel & Spa, the hotel was born out of Fernanda Ralston Semler’s vision to set a new benchmark in luxury hospitality that was completely home-grown, recognising local traditions and culture, as well as its natural setting. When the property adopts the Six Senses brand in early 2021, it will add an additional 14 new villas and 37 branded residences, which will be available to buy, to the existing seven suites and 13 villas. Each of the design elements, from the choice of building materials to the interiors and unique services on offer has been thoughtfully chosen to respect the region’s topography, native traditions, art and contemporary culture. Six Senses signature venues such as the Experience Centre, Alchemy Bar and out-of-the-ordinary dining spots will also be added next year as well as a main swimming pool, Grow With Six Senses kids’ club and Earth Lab. In addition to fitness programming including capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art, hiking and horse-riding will also be available as a means of exploring the native forest and observing the beautiful surrounding scenery. Nowhere is the local influence more evident than in the spa, which currently features eight treatment rooms, relaxation suites, floatation pool, CO2 bath and tropical rain humid sauna for a host of water-based therapies. New treatment rooms, relaxation and wellness areas, as well as a fitness centre will be added next year. In addition to treatments which incorporate Brazilian botanicals, the spa will offer a holistic haven of wellness programming integrating specific programs such as yoga, detox and anti-ageing.