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Luxury lodges set to open in Bhutan

Each of the lodges has a character and a spa that reflects the location in which it situated.

Six Senses Bhutan, a collection of five boutique lodges situated in or overlooking the little-visited mountain kingdom, is preparing to open its doors in October.

The lodges, each in a different location, will have its own character, environment and experiences, the luxury hotel operator says.

The first of the properties, Six Senses Thimphu, will be in the country’s capital, while Six Senses Punakha will stand in the low-lying valley of Punakha.

Six Senses Gangtey is situated in the glacial valley of Phobjikha, while the central area of Bhutan will be home to Six Senses Bumthang. Finally, Six Senses Paro overlooks the Paro Valley next to the ancient stone ruins of dzong.

The Thimphu, Paro and Punakha resorts will open in October, with reservations currently being accepted for stays starting on November 3, while the Gangtey and Bumthang resorts are scheduled to open in early 2019.

“There is so much to explore in this mystical Himalayan Kingdom, with its cultural, natural and spiritual beauty making a compelling choice,” remarks Six Senses Bhutan’s general manager Mark Swinton.

“With the nation’s driving force being Gross National Happiness, the Kingdom has protected its identity while progressing with the world. Compassion is a way of life in Bhutan and it extends to the protection of nature and sustainability.”

Scenic spas
Each location will have its own spa and wellness centre, with extensive facilities and treatments reflecting the valley in which it is set.

Therapies range from hot stone baths in Thimphu and Bumthang to a pyramid meditation room and swedana body heating treatment at Gangtey, a dip in a heated outdoor pool at Punakha or a treatment in a spa room overlooking the ruins in Paro.

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