WHY IT RATES: Guests can now enjoy added benefits such as lunch and the use of a car, guide and driver. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer
Starting November 3, 2018, travelers visiting the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan can enjoy distinctive new lodging options at Six Senses Bhutan. The resort encompasses five individual lodges in the scenic valleys of Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro. Each valley embodies its own landscape, character and crafted experiences.
Six Senses Bhutan will provide complementary benefits exclusively for travelers who book their transformational stay through an advisor affiliated with leading global luxury travel network Virtuoso®. In addition to daily dinner, guests who stay by February 28, 2019, will receive lunch each day, either picnic or in the restaurant. If staying for five consecutive nights, guests will enjoy the use of a car, guide and driver.
The above advantages are in addition to these ongoing complimentary Virtuoso extras:
—Two 60-minute massage treatments per suite/villa per journey
—A la carte breakfast daily
—Early check-in/late check-out if available
“Luxury travelers actively seek new destinations that offer a level of purity and authenticity, both of which Bhutan embodies for the adventurer as well as the spiritual traveler,” says Albert Herrera, Virtuoso’s senior vice president of Global Product Partnerships. “Six Senses Bhutan will provide an exceptional experience through its focus on travelers’ passion points such as culinary, wellness and sustainability. We are delighted to welcome another Six Senses property to our network and invite travelers to experience the individual character of these unique five lodges united under a world-class brand.”
With 82 guest suites and villas among the five lodges, guests at Six Senses Bhutan will delight in intimate hospitality influenced by the brand’s guiding principles, including sustainability, wellness, healthy eating and sleep comfort. Travelers can immerse themselves in Bhutan’s spirituality, nature, heritage and culture, as well as its celebrated ethos of Gross National Happiness. Lodges will provide stunning panoramic views. The Thimphu, Paro, and Punakha locations will offer the only three-bedroom villas in Bhutan as well as swimming pools. The villas at Six Senses Punakha will feature private plunge pools–a first for that destination.
Guests will enjoy Bhutan’s largest spa and wellness facilities, and signature programs that bring the principles to life. Through Eat with Six Senses, the resort creates dining experiences in magical settings, from the riverside in Punakha to the ancient ruins in Paro. Six Senses also prioritizes sustainability practices, such as not using plastic bottles, offering house-bottled water, serving produce from organic farms at each lodge, and developing a sustainable farming village in Paro in conjunction with local farmers.
Six Senses Bhutan is the latest upscale property to debut supported by the renowned Virtuoso Preview program, which includes benefits exclusively for clients of affiliated travel advisors. Preview is part of Virtuoso’s industry-leading Hotels & Resorts Program, which includes more than 1,300 world-class properties in over 100 countries.
These value-added advantages at Six Senses Bhutan are only available through Virtuoso, either by reserving a stay at Virtuoso.com or booking with a network travel advisor. To find an advisor, visit https://www.virtuoso.com/advisors#. Reservations will be accepted for the lodges in Thimphu, Paro, and Punakha from November 3, 2018, onwards. The lodges in Gangtey and Bumthang will open in early 2019.
SOURCE: Virtuoso press release.
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