Six Senses has unveiled a new hotel Six Senses Ossurá Valley, located on 4,000 acres of privately-owned land in Svinholar near Loni, Iceland. The scheme is adjacent to the Lon Lagoon, which is separated from the North Atlantic Ocean by a beautiful black sand beach. This is the biggest gathering space for swans in the country and Six Senses will be involved in monitoring and protecting this Icelandic population.
The first phase of the project will see the opening of a 70-guestroom resort and private cottages dotted on the surrounding land serving as an icon for sustainable living. Six Senses-branded residences will offer residents the opportunity to call this exquisite location home and tap into all the unique amenities and privileges of the Six Senses resort.
Built using renewable and locally-sourced materials and adhering to high standards of energy and water efficiency, guest accommodation and residences will tread lightly on the earth while providing an uncompromising level of space and comfort. The project’s architect John Brevard has added another layer to the design brief to create a space that considers the implications of human bioenergy, electromagnetism, astrology, sacred geometries and the principles of Feng Shui. The goal is to align guests and residents with natural order and hyperdimensional realities so they recharge and reconnect.
Six Senses Spa with a functional fitness centre, yoga studio and comprehensive wellness programming will be a highlight of any stay. There will be a farmhouse with an organic garden and a cooking school where chefs will share their passion for hearty and healthy food and showcase farm-to-table seasonal recipes. The property will also feature a speciality restaurant offering seafood delicacies and a lively bar will embrace indoor and outdoor living, following the guiding principles of Eat With Six Senses.
“This development epitomizes our commitment to finding locations where guests can be right in the heart of nature, and where they will come face-to-face with the raw beauty, power and soul of this magical destination. It will also appeal to experience-seekers looking for something uniquely joyful and playful. Legend holds that mystical elves still occupy the rocks and cliffs of this land. Each time we talk about the project we smile,” said Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.
Six Senses Ossura Valley is owned and being developed by the Álfaland Hotel ehf under the care and creative inspiration of its partners; architect John Brevard, fashion entrepreneur Aslaug Magnusdottir and cultural entrepreneur Jakob Frimann Magnusson.
Aslaug Magnusdottir said: “Joining forces with Six Senses represents a great alignment of visions: a passion for protecting Iceland’s natural habitat while affording guests the opportunity to connect with pristine nature. We’re excited to be creating a special place dedicated to wellness, self-development and sustainability in a breathtaking location. It is a first of its kind resort in Iceland.”