Six Senses Douro Valley
Six Senses may have started as an eco-leaning, rustic-luxe hotel brand, but one of its latest openings—a 19th-century manor house turned 57-room hotel in Portugal’s stunning, vineyard-packed Douro Valley—puts the company’s more-luxe-than-rustic ambitions on full display. The result is a sophisticated, hyper-local guest experience. For starters, the female wine director runs tastings in the wine library before dinner, which is served in a contemporary dining room. The concierge will arrange access to otherwise off-limits quintas (estates) to sip 100-year-old ports. Vinotherapy treatments are a hallmark of the 10-room, 24,000-square-foot spa, as are of-the-moment trends like forest bathing, rose-crystal lymphatic facials, and sleep wellness programs. Rest up between sips at the river-facing swimming pool, or in your room’s custom Naturalmat bed, made of organic lamb’s wool and sustainable latex. It’s as if somebody knew you’d need to nap off those glasses of red you had at lunch.