Six Senses Douro Valley is honoured to be named in the Gallivanter’s Guide 2017 Awards of Excellence as Best European Resort Hotel. This award is voted by readers of Gallivanter’s Guide from 42 countries worldwide.
Gallivanter’s Guide was founded in 1991 with the aim of serving the world’s high-end hotel aficionados. The publication privately published travel advisory reached thousands of discerning travellers every month.
According to Gallivanter’s Guide Co-founder Lyn Middlehurst, “This year’s votes show that brand loyalty remained firmly with high end hotels that have been around as well as to hotels whose general managers commit to more than a year at the helm. Six Senses Douro Valley has set the benchmark for a new breed of high end hospitality: service-oriented and wellness focused, the Six Senses team does not talk about goals but simply achieves them”.
Nicholas Yarnell, general manager of Six Senses Douro Valley said, “We must be doing something right based on the voted from the readers of Gallivanter’s Guide. Six Senses Douro Valley was conceived and is driven by sustainability and wellness, a passion for great intuitive service, and evolution through continuous guest-focused innovation. We strive to be the standard bearer for out-of-the-ordinary travel experiences”.
About Six Senses Douro Valley
Six Senses Douro Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage setting fronts onto the River Douro as it winds through the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. The estate covers 19 acres with 57 guestrooms, suites and villas. Three restaurants highlight regional produce with a dedicated wine cellar featuring local vintages.
Six Senses Spa comprises 10 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools and a gym. It presents specialty and local therapies and multi-day programs. An outdoor yoga pavilion is ideal for individuals and groups. The sun-kissed valley is at the heart of the region that offers activities and excursions by foot, vehicle or water.