Six Senses bringing their signature hospitality to the land of the royals -Rajasthan, India. The Six Senses Fort Barwara features 48 suites and is situated 68 miles (110 kilometers) southeast of Jaipur (the famous Pink City). The property is located in the village of Chauth ka Barwara on the site of a 700-year-old fort which was owned by the Rajasthani Royal Family and sits directly opposite the temple, Chauth ka Barwara Mandir.
The fort was constructed in the 14th century and design efforts are being led by a team of conservation experts to preserve and protect the original fort structure. The project team will seek the five-star green rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) certification, the highest classification of national sustainable design ratings in India.
Six Senses President Bernhard Bohnenberger said, “We are very excited to be working with Espire Group, our partner, on this wonderful project. This is the perfect complement to our resort portfolio which includes highly successful properties in China, Maldives, Oman, Portugal, Seychelles, Thailand and Vietnam. Six Senses Fort Barwara marks the second heritage property that Six Senses will manage. 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.”
A 2018 launch is on the cards for this property which will include two restaurants, bar and lounge, 30,000 square foot (2,800 square meters) spa and fitness center, two swimming pools, banquet space, retail boutique and kids club. As with many other luxury resorts in the area, the design focus will be on the regal history of the fort. Traditional gardens and water features will be part of the property and Shekhavati art will depict the history of the fort in the landscape.
Six Senses properties are celebrated for their impressive Spas and this one is no exception. The Six Senses Spa will be located in what was once the women’s palace. Here guests can enjoy an extensive Ayurveda program, meditation and Six Senses Integrated Wellness programs including Six Senses Integrated Wellness and Sleep with Six Senses.