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DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE: EUROPE

Thermal spa resort Lithuania

six senses loire valley

Opening: 2023-24

Opening this year, Six Senses Loire Valley is situated at a chateau within easy reach of Paris

Six Senses Loire Valley France Opening: Beyond 2023

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Arches

Six Senses is working on plans for a resort in France’s stunning Loire Valley, 90 minutes south of Paris, developed by an affiliate of Londonbased RoundShield Partners LLP. Sitting within the Les Bordes Estate, a 1,400-acre (560-hectare) site in the Sologne forest, the development will incorporate equestrian and tennis centres, an organic farm, an art gallery, a petting farm, a natural swimming lake with beach, water sports, biking and walking trails and an abundance of additional activities for children and adults alike.

Signature specialties will be offered at the Six Senses Spa and locally inspired treatments will use plants and herbs grown in the medicinal garden. The preserved château will host a restaurant and bar, event facilities, and a garden with earth sculpture and water features designed to enhance meditation and reconnection. Guests will be able to learn about the resort’s conservation initiatives at the Earth Lab. There will be a specialty restaurant offering cuisine reflecting the Eat With Six Senses principles. Encompassing 88 guest suites and villas, the woodland accommodation will be built alongside streams and waterways. Provision is being made for 70 villas which will be offered for private ownership. ■■ http://lei.sr/q9R8N_B

Global spa, hotel and wellness consultancy, The E77 Company, is realising a new thermal spa resort and hotel in a historic pine forest in Lithuania’s coastal region of Klaipėda. The centrepiece of the 168-room resort in Giruliai will be a 3,000sq m spa complete with 25 to 30 treatment rooms and 1,700sq m of indoor and outdoor thermal pools, filled with local geothermal mineral water. After a €40m (£34.4m, US$48.7m) investment, the resort is set to become an oasis of natural wellbeing, immersing guests in lush green forest and invigorating sea air. E77 is working alongside owner and developer Releven, Lithuanian architecture studio, Arches and professor of architecture, Dr Edgaras Neniskis, to sensitively integrate the resort within the forest habitat. The wellness offering will include hydrotherapy experiences, forest bathing and healing in nature. ■■ http://lei.sr/f8Q6r_B

Forest bathing and healing in nature spa business HANDBOOK 2021 – 2022

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