Six Senses Douro Valley takes top award
Six Senses Douro valley is proud to have been awarded first place in the category “Resorts in Europe” by Germany’s Traveller’s World, a magazine that lures their readers to the most enchanting places on earth with exciting features, opulent pictures, traveler’s news and hints.
“This is an amazing award,” explained Nick Yarnell, general manager of the hotel. “ The German market is very important for us and this award will certainly put Six Senses Douro Valley top of mind for some of the most discerning travelers. We are delighted to be honored along with the top properties in the world including two of my personal favorites: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes and Finca Cortesin in Malaga.”
With its premium presentation and high journalistic standard, Traveller’s World appears four times per year and fills an important niche for the German-speaking market. The magazine is displayed in selected bookstores, in all airports and train stations newsstands in Germany, in the First and Business Class of airlines, in the suites and lounges of top hotels and resorts, on luxurious cruise ships, in exclusive golf clubs and at high level tour operators and, since 2009, on board Lufthansa airlines. Moreover, several thousand copies are distributed by mail to VIPs, decision makers in the economy, opinion leaders and multipliers.
Since 2011, the readers of Traveller’s World have chosen their favorite hotels, resorts, spas, airlines and cruise lines and the motto has been: In Good We Trust. This year, in addition to the magazine readers’ votes, input was expanded with Traveller’s World asking respected influencers in the hospitality sector for their personal opinion and choice. Mary Gostelow, la Grande Dame of the travel journalism; Ingo Schweder, the ultimate opinion on spas and wellness and Alex Macheras, British expert on aviation added their expertise and knowledge to the award process.
About Six Senses Douro Valley Six Senses Douro Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage setting fronts onto the River Douro as it winds through the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. The estate covers 19 acres with 57 guestrooms, suites and villas. Three restaurants highlight regional produce with a dedicated wine cellar featuring local vintages.
Six Senses Spa comprises 10 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools and a gym. It presents specialty and local therapies and multi-day programs. An outdoor yoga pavilion is ideal for individuals and groups. The sun-kissed valley is at the heart of the region that offers activities and excursions by foot, vehicle or water.
About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates two hotels, 15 resorts and 31 spas in 21 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. The portfolio will triple over the next 5 years with resort, hotel and spa openings underway in Austria, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, St. Kitts and Nevis, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.
Six Senses properties share a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the enduring purpose is to help people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.
Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 16 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.
Evason follows the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and the community. Its two unique resorts provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love.