The Travel + Leisure It List spotlights the hotels and resorts that have made the biggest impression by editors and contributors. Hundreds of new and renovated properties in 35 countries were vetted by the travel magazine in collaboration with a network of travel professionals and writers. All three new Six Senses properties made the list: Six Senses Fort Barwara – Rajasthan, India, Six Senses Shaharut – Negev Desert, Israel, and Six Senses Ibiza on the iconic white isle’s peaceful northern tip.
“We know that the world has changed immeasurably in the past few years, presenting unprecedented challenges to the industry—which makes inclusion on this particular list all the more extraordinary,” said Jacqueline Gifford, Editor in Chief of Travel + Leisure. “We’ve aimed to showcase the properties that are at the top of their game and adding something new to the conversation.”
Delighted at the news, Neil Jacobs, Six Senses CEO said, “Wherever we go, our guests trust Six Senses for our ability to provide sensory, authentic, and emotional hospitality that promotes wellness and is sustainable for the environment, respectful of traditions and inclusive of local communities. We were excited about our latest trio of openings as we feel they truly showcase our brand and deeper purpose. Our teams have worked hard and shown unswerving resilience and optimism so it’s especially joyful to see this rewarded.”
Best quoted by Travel + Leisure:
Six Senses Ibiza: welcoming guests since July 2021
“Six Senses brings its healthy-but-fabulous vibe to Ibiza, an island more generally known for 6:00 am taxi rides home from the club, as opposed to 6:00 am yoga classes. But here, wellbeing feels utterly self-indulgent as opposed to self-denying, with food so delicious you won’t even notice you’re detoxing. The enormous cliff-top space has been sensitively designed to fit in with the island, using local materials for the buildings and the gardens are filled with homegrown herbs of vegetables, so that it feels fully integrated, as opposed to a chain brand clumsily dropped on a rock. The Sea View Premium Suites are especially great, as you’ll get your own little lawn and herb garden. On top of the facials, saunas and massages, the real jewel in the crown here is the Rose Bar, which offers state-of-the-art treatments, including cryotherapy and hypoxic training. And afterwards, you can walk straight into the sea and feel the wellbeing wash over you.”
Six Senses Shaharut: welcoming guests since August 2021
“Visitors must veer way off the beaten path to get to this oasis in southern Israel—it lies in the near-empty desert expanse along the ancient Incense Route. But when guests arrive, they’re rewarded with refreshing iced tea and date cookies, along with uninterrupted vistas of golden sand dunes and the dramatic red Edom Mountains. Instead of rising above its sandy surroundings, the property’s low-slung, rough-hewn buildings (made with limestone excavated on site) are seamlessly integrated into the terrain. The 60 suites and pool villas are decorated with locally made ceramics and wall hangings that cover the TV (you can roll them up via remote control). Like all Six Senses properties, sustainability is at the forefront—most notable in the preservation of dark-sky conditions for optimal and a garden whose produce you’ll find at the property’s four restaurants.”
Six Senses Fort Barwara: welcoming guests since October 2021
“Visitors to this hotel will feel like they’ve stumbled out of a time machine: it occupies a restored 14th-century hilltop garrison that was once owned by a Rajasthani royal family. Within the 700-year-old walls are lush gardens filled with native plants and palm trees; two swimming pools; and 48 suites, all of which have views of either the starkly beautiful Rajasthani countryside or Barwara village, which lies a three-hour drive south of Jaipur. The Six Senses brand is known for its emphasis on wellness, so the spa gets the royal treatment, with 30,000 square feet for ayurvedic therapies, meditation, yoga, and more. And in the property’s three restaurants, the Cortile, Rani Bagh, and Roohani, you’ll find food that feeds the soul—ingredients for masala, paneer, and curries are supplied by local farmers and the on-site organic garden.”
For more details, reservations and travel arrangements, contact the resort’s reservation team directly:
Six Senses Ibiza: reservations-ibiza@sixsenses.
Six Senses Shaharut: reservations-shaharut@
Six Senses Fort Barwara: reservations-fortbarwara@