Set to open in 2024, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas’ Svart property, situated at the foot of the Scartisen glacier in Norway, will be entirely off-grid and carbon neutral.
In addition, Six Senses Svart will operate with local production and zero waste to landfill. To minimise the on-site impact, the building is poised on poles above the waters of the Holandsfjorden fjord, at the base of the glacier. The circular form is tactile, creating a feeling of openness and perpetual consciousness of nature as it gives the building a transparent appearance. It has the ability to collect energy from the roof and offer panoramic views and privacy, with the expanded distance between rooms.
As pioneering wellness is central to the Six Senses DNA, each guest room will become a wellness concierge through the Svart Touch concept. Non-invasive touchless technology will adapt the room to the guest’s state of mind and health, providing intuitive options to evoke a deeper sense of well-being.
The concept of a ‘stay’ will be redefined from a passive or static experience to an immersive and purpose-driven journey. Guests are welcomed into breathtaking nature to enjoy unplugged exploration and signature standards such as Eat With Six Senses, Sleep With Six Senses and Grow With Six Senses.
Experts will guide guests on the path to well-being, however far they want to go. From effective fixes from compression boots, to vitamin IVs in the biohacking lounge, to all-round fitness in the sensory treatment suites. Six Senses Svart will cover the full gambit of integrated wellness, with state-of-the-art equipment and wearable technology assimilation.
Guests can lounge in the Experience Center, where materials will be light and raw, with local fabrics to tie ‘the space to the place’. The Alchemy Bar will highlight the rich history of regional healing techniques by turning local flora and fauna into pampering scents and scrubs. As a centre for engagement and innovation, the Earth Lab will serve as the sustainability outreach space, showcasing ‘lifecycle living’ initiatives on and off the property.
The Marketplace will be the anchor, zero-waste dining venue, where the lines between food storage, prep and dining are blurred to create an inviting and active environment (whatever isn’t eaten fresh from the farm may well get pickled). Six Senses Svart will filter and bottle its own drinking water.