Six Senses Galapagos to open in 2021

Six Senses Galapagos to open in 2021.
While designs of the accommodations are still being finalized, the master architectural direction by Hitesh Mehta Design focuses on sustainability. Photo credit: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Six Senses Galapagos is scheduled to open in 2021 in Cerro Verde on the northeastern coast of San Cristobal Island, 35 minutes away from the island’s airport at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

UNESCO recognized the Galápagos Islands as a World Heritage Site in 1978 and a Biosphere Reserve in 1985, and development is only permitted on 3 percent of the total area. In accordance with strict local laws, and with strong involvement from the local community during the project’s early design and visioning stages, allowance was granted to develop the resort on a hill with views of the ocean and other topographical landmarks.

While designs of the accommodations are still being finalized, the master architectural direction by Hitesh Mehta Design focuses on sustainability. In particular, there is focus on restoring the original endemic Miconia ecosystem, eradicating invasive species and maintaining a native plant nursery on site.

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Plans already are underway for an "Earth Lab and Experience Center" that will have three components. The first will showcase the project’s sustainability efforts, while the second will host research and educational activities by academics and non-governmental organizations already engaged in the Galápagos. Meanwhile, an observation post will have spaces for stargazing and fine dining. All three facilities were designed by architect Simon Velez.

The property will have a spa with fitness center, yoga studio, the Alchemy Bar and the Fermentation Room, where guests will be taught about pickling.

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, part of IHG, manages 18 hotels and resorts and 30 spas in 21 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. It has signed a further 19 properties into the development pipeline.

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