Six Senses has announced the debut of its inaugural UK property – Six Senses London – slated to open in 2023
Haute hotel news! Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has announced the brand’s highly anticipated debut property in the UK with the opening of Six Senses London.
Slated for 2023 and residing in former art deco department store, Whiteleys, in West London, the hotel will comprise 110 guest rooms and suites, as well a pampering Six Senses Spa.
Guest rooms will start from 33 square metres and will celebrate the building’s origins, while making space for modern living. It will also feature 14 branded residences available to buy.
These will come with coveted privileges, such as bespoke interior design, concierge service, dining, housekeeping and wellness programming.
Sustainable heritage preservation
The redevelopment of Whiteleys is headed by a Meyer Bergman-advised fund, with the preeminent residential real estate developer Finchatton as development manager.
In collaboration with the British architectural firm, Foster + Partners, renowned for its eco credentials and responsible design approach as architect, this historic landmark will become a sensitively restored mixed-use development.
The original Grade II façade, central courtyard and dome will all be preserved, as will the majestic internal staircase (modelled on the La Scala opera house in Milan), which features as the centerpiece on the ground floor of the hotel.
Art Deco & Eclectic Designs
Inspired by the building’s origins, the interiors of Six Senses London will be designed by internationally celebrated AvroKO in conjunction with executive architects EPR and combine nostalgic nods to classical detailing and art deco along with modern streamlining.
To add a touch of local culture to the preserved Great Exhibition mood, contemporary art from British artists will be showcased throughout the hotel.
The Six Senses brand philosophy of connection to people and nature is central to the convivial and biophilic tone of the ground floor.
It will feature a cosy lobby bar and lounge, all-day dining restaurant with an open kitchen and seating area in the courtyard.
Much of the lobby’s character derives from its verdant, elegant and eclectic style. Imaginative planting, textured fabrics, bespoke flooring, reclaimed wood furniture and upholstery in natural tones with glass display cabinets flanking its walls cleverly bring about coziness in 1,300 square metres of public space which encourages guests to socialize, eat, play or simply be.
Against The Grain Wellness
In today’s hyper-connected world and stressed lifestyle, the Six Senses Spa will play an integral part in the hotel’s offering.
In a space reminiscent of an old-fashioned London underground station, the spa journey will mirror the different energies of the city life, from the sensory stimulation and movement of the street to the stillness and calm of a quiet café or park.
Highlights include 3,500 metres dedicated to fitness, a 20-metre indoor swimming pool, an Alchemy Bar and a relaxation room with vaulted ceilings.
On the second floor, residents and members will access a new kind of social and wellness club. Perks will feature a central bar and lounge, coworking spaces, a restaurant and wellness rooms, and offer pioneering programme to encourage growth, reflection and reconnection.
Six Senses London is slated to open in 2023. To find out more, please click here.
Renderings courtesy of Lightfield for Foster + Partners.