The No. 1 Hotel Brand in the World Is Bringing Its Famous Wellness Programming Online — and It’s Free (Video)
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is widely regarded as one of the most luxurious wellness and hospitality brands on the planet. And we’re not just saying that — Travel + Leisure readers have voted Six Senses the No. 1 Hotel Brand in the World for the past three years.
The past few weeks have been trying, to say the least, and it’s natural to fantasize about faraway places. But, of course, a last-minute spa getaway would be highly inadvisable — and likely, due to travel bans and social distancing measures, all but impossible. The best thing we can do right now is to take care of ourselves and others. And recently, Six Senses announced that it’s offering new tools to help us navigate the new, stay-at-home normal.
The brand’s new At Home With Six Senses initiative will bring its world-renowned wellness programming online. “In these challenging times and as a wellness-driven company,” Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs told Travel + Leisure, “we feel that, at the very least, we can share to our guests, trade partners, and hosts healthful modules that cover all aspects of well-being.” He continued, “We’re excited at the possibilities and how we can, in our small small way, create some good and help bring about some behavioral change.”
What does that look like? At Home With Six Senses will comprise advice and articles (such as this guide to working from home), video tutorials, recipes, workouts, and more, published on sixsenses.com and through resort newsletters and social media. Content is broken out into categories, representing each of Six Senses’ philosophical tenets: Mindfulness, Eat, Sleep, Move, Live Naturally, and Connect.
The first mindfulness session, a kickoff of a daily Facebook Live meditation series, was led by Anna Bjurstam, who directs the wellness programming for the entire Six Senses brand. She, like many of us, was working from home, guiding the audience in a loving-kindness meditation from her living room. As Bjurstam noted, research has shown that this type of meditation “increases self-love, increases love for others, which” — as has become evident in recent weeks — “we really need at this time.”
At Home With Six Senses programming will draw upon the knowledge of wellness experts from the brand's properties around the world. And while Six Senses resorts are solidly in the luxury category — generally, with a price tag to match — the new online tools are available to anyone, anywhere in the world, free of charge. To learn more, check out Six Senses on social media and look for the hashtag #AtHomeWithSixSenses.