Six Senses has announced plans to open its first resort in Switzerland.
The 47-room Six Senses Crans-Montana will be in one of the region’s most popular ski areas. Located in the canton of Valais, Geneva is located two hours away by car and train.
Resort accommodations include both guestrooms and suites, with 17 residential units already available for purchase. The units include three-bedroom lofts and four-bedroom configurations. There are special Crans-Montana provisions that allow 13 of them to be bought by foreigners as second homes. This is one of the last construction projects in Switzerland that is able to sell residences to foreigners.
Two restaurants are planned as well as a sun terrace and bar and retail space. Wellness offerings at the resort include a 22,000 square foot (2,000 square meters) spa specializing in alpine treatments, gym and fitness studio, pool and suspended relaxation area. The spa will also include a dedicated area for children and teen treatments.
Consistent with Six Senses sustainability focus, recycled, local materials will be selected by the architect and design teams and repurposed materials will be used in the manufacture of finishes including flooring, millwork, and fabrics. Energy and water conservation also plays a key role in the project’s design.
Efficient lighting, lighting controls, ozone protection and renewable energy sources will be featured at the resort. The design team is dedicated to establishing energy efficient systems and equipment integrated throughout the design, following Six Senses sustainability guidelines as a minimum. A black water and grey water system are to be included in the infrastructure of the project ensuring that wastewater is not wasted, but reused within the building operations. Rainwater will also be collected for treatment and use.
Six Senses Crans-Montana will offer ski-in and ski-out access and is slated to open in 2020.