Using exquisite aesthetics and creative ingenuity, Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal offers a fresh design perspective that beautifully showcases its locality.
The historic quinta (wine estate) has a rich history dating back to 1464 and we are taking a similar approach with the beautiful Fort Barwara project.” Panika, under the leadership of Nimish Patel and Parul Zaveri, known and respected for their conservation work is overseeing architectural design.
Slated to open in late 2018, Six Senses Fort Barwara will feature two restaurants, bar and lounge, 30,000 square foot (2,800 square meter) spa and fitness center, two swimming pools, banquet space, retail boutique and kids club.
Design efforts are being led by a team of conservation experts to preserve and protect the original fort structure.
The sanctuary is home to a variety of wildlife including leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, sloth bear, southern plains gray langur, rhesus macaque and chital plus a wide varierty of trees, plants, birds and reptiles.
About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 11 resorts and 31 spas in 20 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas.
Outside the fort, the property faces the local village to the west and protected land that will be reforested to the east.
Six Senses President Bernhard Bohnenberger said, “We are very excited to be working with Espire Group, our partner, on this wonderful project.
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This award-winning approach extends to new openings, including the urban concept premiering in New York in 2019.