Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is set to expand into Scandinavia with the launch of Six Senses Svart in northern Norway. Expected to debut in 2024, the forthcoming 94-room resort will set new standard for eco-conscious travel as the brand’s first energy-positive project. The self-sustaining, carbon-neutral project will be equipped with its own waste and water management, recycling, and renewable infrastructure.
Constructed upon poles and elevated above the Holandsfjorden fjord, Six Senses Svart will reference Norwegian design traditions such as the “fiskehjell,” an A-shaped wooden structure for drying fish, and the “rorbu,” a coastal fisherman’s cabin. The circular design will embody openness and transparency while framing panoramic views.
A modern and sustainable Scandinavian aesthetic will characterize interiors, where cheeky artwork and objets d’art will animate public spaces. Zero-waste dining will further diminish the project’s environmental impact. In addition to a range of wellness facilities, amenities will include the Experience Center, where light and raw materials as well as local fabrics instill a tactile sense of place. The Alchemy Bar will also be featured, highlighting the region’s rich legacy of healing, while the Earth Lab will function as a sustainability outreach space that showcases “lifecycle living” initiatives onsite and beyond. The Svart Design Lab will also operate as an incubator for innovation and education to further enlighten guests to the technologies bringing us closer to carbon neutrality.
“Sustainable properties call for extraordinary creativity, and Six Senses Svart takes us to a whole new level in terms of pushing boundaries,” says Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs. “The concept has become bigger than the project itself, as it will provide a futuristic showcase for what can be achieved in terms of sustainability and energy solutions, and therefore a blueprint within our hospitality industry and the development sector in general.”