Six Senses is taking its wellness and sustainability formula to a sanctuary in Napa County, an agricultural haven producing some of the world’s most sought-after wine. Named after the natural thermal Aetna Springs discovered in the 1870s, the original resort thrived until the 1970s as a natural spa destination. Located a two-hour drive from San Francisco, Six Senses Napa Valley will welcome guests to the western edge of a vast 3,000-acre estate. The existing structures will be sensitively preserved, and the landscape regenerated to bring back the beauty and functionality of the natural mineral springs. Architecture firm Olson Kundig will work alongside California-based Architectural Resources Group and renowned developer of multiple historic projects, Weller Development Partners, to ensure the structures of the heritage property are preserved and adapted to suit the next chapter in its story.
The property will feature 95 rooms and suites, including 10 tent-style structures, and 16 branded residences with interiors designed by 1508 London. One of the four dining outlets will be an open-plan dining hall with long communal tables and cosy corners. Wellness will be at the core with programs including yoga, meditation, and therapies inspired by nature. Personalised longevity programs will work on the mind-gut-skin connection, fusing scientific advances in neuroscience with ancient wisdom. At the sensory Alchemy Bar guests will be able to blend spa scrubs and soaps using natural ingredients picked from the resort’s organic garden.