Six Senses is the latest wellness pioneer headed to Amaala

The iconic wellness brand joins the likes of Clinique La Prarie and Jayasom in opening at the Red Sea destination…

Pioneering wellness operator Six Senses is headed to Amaala. The luxurious eco-conscious brand is set to bring its second hotel to Saudi Arabia with a property that will form part of Triple Bay, one of the key developments within the Amaala masterplan. Six Senses Amaala will open in the first phase of the development.

The news was first confirmed by Hassan Allam Construction Saudi, the company that will carry out the construction of the property last month, but now further details have been shared by Six Senses.

Six Senses are renowned for their intuitive, local-first approach with a holistic, sustainability-driven edge, which is exactly what you can expect at Six Senses Amaala. The collection of 64 rooms, six suites, 30 villas and 25 branded residences have been designed to look like a traditional coastal village, using the local topography and materials to inspire the aesthetic. The resort will unroll along one of the most dramatic landscapes at Amaala’s Triple Bay, with mesmerising views of the Hijaz Cove and the Red Sea. At its beating heart will be Mesa, that after centuries of wind and water erosion has seen the dramatic site fill with overhangs and caves.

To the north and south there will be plenty to discover. Guests heading north can enjoy the golden beaches of Hijaz Cove, home to a beach restaurant, family pool and branded residences. Heading north will take you to natural rock pools, pocket beaches, and a mangrove boardwalk to access the spa. The Six Senses Spa will be particularly special. Designed within a private cove, inside guests will benefit from a cryotherapy chamber, longevity clinic, herbal steam rooms, salt rooms, vitality pools, and ice baths. Further wellness offerings will include the Watsu pool, a yoga platform, and several relaxation areas.

Meaningful experiences

Inspired by Amaala’s key pillars of ‘wellness and sports,’ ‘arts and culture,’ and ‘sun, sea and lifestyle,’ activities at Six Senses Amaala will take place across the coffee roastery, bakery and water bar, there will be kids’ clubs, communal lounges, prayer rooms, and an extensive collection of restaurants that offer natural ingredients, with a local and sustainable approach.

Opening date

The first phase of the development is slated for completion by 2024 – not long to go now – and will consist of more than 1,300 hotel rooms across eight different resorts. The complete integrated wellness destination is slated for completion by 2027.

Another Six Senses heads to Saudi

Before the Red Sea property, Six Senses will debut in Saudi Arabia with a breathtaking desert resort at The Red Sea project. Called Six Senses Southern Dunes, the property is one of only two hotels opening on an inland site at The Red Sea, nestled within desert mountains and narrow wadis. The 76-room resort is split between 36 guest rooms in the main building, and a collection of 40 villas ranging in size from one to four bedrooms are dotted strategically across the peaks to offer panoramic views of the breathtaking natural landscape. Everything will centre around the Oasis, where the hotel reception, lobby, community lounges, and meeting spaces are located. It will also house the hotel’s signature Earth Lab is, an ecology area showcasing their sustainability efforts to reduce consumption, produce locally, and support communities and ecosystems.

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