Luxury is about creating beautiful spaces for your guests and help them reconnect with the royal times, observes Sangjay Choegyal, GM, Six Senses Fort Barwara.
In the world of hospitality, this is a match made in heaven. Sixth Senses Fort Barwara brings legacy of history and heritage to the lilting tunes of ‘padharo mhare des’. To this, the iconic brand adds wellness tourism and passion for sustainability. The result is a sensual experience for travellers, offering them a luxurious stay in the 14th century Barwara Fort.
The resort, inaugurated in October, has become the buzz about town. Rumour has it that two Bollywood actors have selected it to host their wedding. With the right mix of glory and architectural grandeur, it seems like a perfect choice for Indian weddings, but we are looking to redefine sustainability and wellness, says Sangjay Choegyal, GM, Six Senses Fort Barwara.
What are your reasons behind picking Rajasthan for your India debut?
Rajasthan boasts of so many great existing properties, and most of all, a fascinating and beguiling history. Fort Barwara encompasses and seamlessly weaves all these traits into the restored 14th century fort and palaces we call Six Senses Fort Barwara. Guests can also have a dekko of the wild: Ranthambore National Park.
Is India ready to be a sought-after wellness destination keeping in mind the neighbours, such as Maldives, Seychelles and Singapore?
The definition of luxury has evolved a lot in recent years. I believe luxury is about creating beautiful spaces for your guests and help them reconnect with the royal times. This is what we have strived to do at Six Senses Fort Barwara, and I believe, we are more than ready to be positioned in this light.
Indians often prefer foreign destinations for luxury vacations. Would they be equally excited for a domestic destination?
The restrictions we have experienced on travel abroad has made us appreciate the beauty of a resort or a hotel closer to home to spend a long and memorable weekend. With Six Senses Fort Barwara being our first property in India, we have crafted a package for our guests — daily unique Six Senses experiences. We aim to showcase to the domestic market how best to implement sustainability and wellness
What is the famed ‘Six Senses experience’?
The fort along with the two palaces were restored to their glory highlighting the beauty of the over 700-year-old structures. The experience at Six Senses is not all about sheer opulence, but about creating spaces and opportunities for our guests to reconnect with themselves and others.
“We aim to showcase to the domestic market how best to implement sustainability and wellness”
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