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Six Senses Galapagos set to debut in 2021

BANGKOK — Six Senses, part of the IHG InterContinental Hotels Group, has announced plans to build a new resort on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos Islands.

Six Senses Galapagos will be located in Cerro Verde on the northeastern coast of San Cristobal Island, about a 35-minute drive from the San Cristobal airport at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The opening of the resort is scheduled for 2021.


View from the Six Senses Galapagos site

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% of the total area.

Six Senses says that in accordance with strict local laws, and with strong involvement from the local community during the project’s early design and visioning stages, allowance has been granted to develop the resort on a verdant hill with unspoiled views of the ocean and other topographical landmarks.

“Sustainability is at the core of our brand, influencing everything from ongoing community engagement and conservation efforts to the local, repurposed materials used in the development,” says Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.


Galapagos fur seal

Plans are already underway for an Earth Lab and Experience Center. The first will showcase the project’s sustainability efforts and the second will host research and educational activities by well-respected academics and NGOs already engaged in the Galápagos.

The almost zero light pollution ensures night skies are some of the most spectacular on earth, and an Observation Post will serve up a heady cocktail of stargazing and fine dining.

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

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