Six Senses to enter South America with new Brazil resort

Baia Formosa, Brazil. Photo credit: Marinelson Almeida - Traveling Through Brazil/Flickr

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has set plans to open its first South American property Six Senses Formosa Bay in Brazil, which will open in 2021. 

The resort at Baia Formosa—a part of the Eco Estrela Project—will be developed on almost 4.5 miles of Atlantic Ocean beachfront on an area of 6,350 acres. Six Senses will convert a former coconut plantation into the new resort. The proposed master plan at Six Senses Formosa Bay includes 127 villas and 58 Six Senses Residences available for private ownership. The resort will be near the largest reserve of Atlantic forest, the city of Natal and the Governador Aluizio Alves International Airport. 

“Six Senses is thrilled to be developing this fantastic venture with our project partner Greg Hajdarowicz, owner of Gremi International S.a.r.l.,” Wolf Hengst, executive chairman of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, said in a statement. “Our joint synergies and common values on sustainability, wellness and hospitality vision will allow us to create a varied and responsible atmosphere. We could not ask for a more superb site for a Six Senses development in this amazing country.”


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Six Senses currently has two properties in the Americas. The hotel group recently opened the 70-villa Six Senses St. Kitts in St. Kitts and Nevis while it operates a Six Senses spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. 

The Six Senses New York is slated to open just a year earlier than the Six Senses Formosa Bay. The group’s first North American property will be part of The Eleventh development—two towers between Manhattan’s High Line and the Hudson River. The hotel will include a Six Senses spa. 

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