Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is continuing its rapid expansion,
planning to open an Iceland resort in 2022.
The Six Senses Ossura Valley will be located near Loni, in
proximity to the Lon Lagoon and roughly a 30-minute drive from Hornafjorour
Airport. Set on 4,000 acres of privately owned land, the development will be
built using renewable and locally sourced materials. Energy- and water-conservation
techniques will be deployed.
The first phase of the project will comprise a 70-room
resort as well as an unspecified number of private cottage accommodations and
Six Senses-branded residences. At the heart of the resort will be a "welcome
lounge" space, which will include a library, cinema room, water bar and an
"Earth Lab" area dedicated to showcasing Six Senses Ossura Valley's
On the culinary front, guests will have access to an all-day
dining venue, an indoor-outdoor bar and a specialty restaurant focused on
seafood. More unique F&B experiences will also be available, including
options to dine on over-water wooden walkways, near a waterfall or in a
traditional boat house.
Additional amenities will include a fitness center, yoga
studio and other wellness programming, including a farmhouse with an organic
garden and cooking school.
In addition to its first Icelandic outpost, Six Senses
recently unveiled plans to open its inaugural Caribbean resort, the Six Senses
La Sagesse in Grenada, in 2022, as well as its first Central American location,
the Six Senses Papagayo in Costa Rica, by mid-2021.
The expansion efforts follow InterContinental Hotels Group's
$300 million acquisition of the luxury wellness brand earlier this year,
with IHG pledging to grow the flag's footprint to around 60 hotels over the
next 10 years.
Six Senses currently has 19 hotels, with an additional 18 in