Chain makes debut in China

Chain makes debut in China

By Matt Tewhatu

Chain makes debut in ChinaInternationally-renowned luxury brand Six Senses Hotels Resort Spas has opened a property in the Qing Cheng Mountains in Chengdu Province in China making it its first property in the country.

The new hotel is built in the shadow of the UNESCO World Heritage and Natural Cultural site at nearby Dujingyan and is the epitome of luxury. Designed by Bangkok-based Habita architects, the resort is located next to the entrance of the mountains which is home to the Giant Panda and where the Silk Road began.

The Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain is based around a “responsible luxury” design which incorporates regional architecture and landscaping. The resort offers 113 guest rooms and suite ranging from semi-detached suites in duplex villas with balconies and verandas, to courtyard suites, and garden and pool villas.

The ‘village’ theme means that a collection of four suites open onto a central courtyard, enabling them to be grouped into a private community for friends and family and, if desired, a canal running through the property, allowing for waterside accommodations and classic arched footbridges.

Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs said they wanted the resort to be reflective of their values and offer the visitor a connection with nature.

“Tao, meaning the Way, considers all things to be unified and connected, just as Six Senses’ overall vision is ‘reconnection’ – achieving harmony with nature, doing good, and always striving for self-development,” he said.

On top of the three swimming pools the hotel offers, the hotel has also cleverly combined Chinese traditionalist methods with facilities of the hotel creating a Daoyin Tao massage experience with three ‘journeys’. The ‘Jing’ journey, the ‘Qi’ journey and the ‘Shen’ journey are all experiences within the spa that adhere to traditional Chinese healing methods.