Descending from the highest Himalaya, Six Senses Bhutan has opened three of its planned five lodges in Thimphu, Punakha and Paro
Six Senses Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Six Senses Bhutan’s first three lodges in Thimphu, Punakha and Paro. The lodges seamlessly combine the brand’s commitment to wellness, sustainability and out-of-the-ordinary experiences with the country’s rich culture, warm hospitality and omni-present spirituality. The newly-opened lodges reside in the west and central valleys of this remote Himalayan kingdom, with the additional Gangtey and Bumthang locations opening in the summer of 2019. Inspired by Bhutan’s infamous Gross National Happiness (GNH) philosophy, it will include sunrise meditations, holistic spa treatments, private astrology readings, butter lamp lighting ceremonies and incredible hikes and treks through pristine forests.
Each of the five lodges is different in style, showcasing the diversity and special character of each valley it occupies and having been designed to fully immerse travellers in the local culture. The spacious interiors are inspired by Bhutanese architecture, from the simple lines of the natural timber furniture to the bukharis, a traditional wood-burning stove, and vegetable-dyed, antique-washed Himalayan rugs.
The Kingdom of Bhutan keeps 60 per cent of its land under forest cover, as mandated by its constitution, and the Six Senses lodges have been founded in sustainability, actively managing energy, water, waste, purchasing and chemical usage.
Reservations are being accepted now for the lodges in Thimphu, Paro and Punakha with introductory rates available through March 31. Full rates will be applied for stays from April 1 onwards. The lodges in Gangtey and Bumthang are expected to open in the summer of 2019.
In celebration of the opening of Six Senses Bhutan, guests will receive a complimentary upgrade from half board to full board each day of their stay. In addition, Six Senses Bhutan is rewarding guests who book five consecutive nights or more with a private vehicle with driver and a licensed English-speaking Bhutanese guide at their disposal for their entire journey to explore the Kingdom of Bhutan.