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IHG’s luxury brand Six Senses is to be the first-ever resort on the idyllic Pacific paradise of the Galapagos Islands.


Six Senses Galapagos offers one of a kind experience
The Galapagos Islands, an archipelago far off the Pacific Coast of Ecuador, is one of the planet’s most biodiverse regions. Known for its variety of wildlife, it is also on many travellers’ bucket lists.

Now, there is even more reason to visit these fabled islands, as a stunning new property by luxury hotel brand Six Senses welcomes guests on San Cristobal.

Six Senses Galapagos is set in a serene, lush environment on the archipelago’s quiet main island which has uninterrupted views over the ocean and other natural landmarks. Guests will be able to amble around the inimitable haven, meeting the locals – the giant tortoise, blue-footed boobies and sea lions.

Arturo Kayser, Chief Executive Officer, Orgal Group, Six Senses’ partners in the venture, said, “The Galápagos Islands are a magical destination with a unique place in natural history. Our guests will come face-to-face with their raw beauty and experience the extraordinary wildlife which inspired Charles Darwin to develop his Theory of Evolution.”

“Joining forces with Six Senses represents a great alignment of visions: a commitment to sustainability and preservation of the environment while enhancing social and economic benefits of the local community. We’re excited to be working on this iconic project with them,” Mr Kayser elaborated.

Sustainability at Six Senses
It is perhaps no surprise that building restrictions on the islands are incredibly strict, and development is only allowed on 3% of the total area, so it makes sense that Six Senses would become the first hotel brand to build a resort on the archipelago, given their commitment to sustainable practices in every aspect of their service and offering.

Neil Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, said, “Sustainability is at the core of our brand, influencing everything from ongoing community engagement and conservation efforts to the local, repurposed materials used in the development.”

“We are excited and delighted to work with Orgal Group on this extraordinary project in such a special and environmentally sensitive place, staying true to our joint purpose of ecosystem restoration, scientific research of marine species and low-impact tourism,” Mr Jacobs went on to say.

The resort has several sustainable aims, including restoring the original endemic Miconia ecosystem, getting rid of invasive species and maintaining a native plant nursery on the hotel’s premises.

 

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