Spread across the luscious landscape of the unique Himalayan lands, Six Senses of Bhutan opens its first five boutique eco-lodges.
Described as the ‘happiest place on earth’, strict government regulations have enforced strict island regulations to restrict more commercially well-known brands from opening up on their land in a bid to keep local.
Adding to that, this somewhat pioneering location measures its success in happiness, rather than momentary success. The government regulations protect local businesses, demonstrating the concept that looking after your community pays dividends.
On top of that Its capital city, Thimphu, is one of few capitals in the world that has negative carbon emissions.
In keeping with the countries eco-friendly ethos, November brings new boutique lodges to the ‘Six Senses’ resort. The lodges will sleep 82 guests across the suites and villas. The resort, the largest across Bhutan’s cities of Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro, is an exquisite build.
“There is so much to explore in this mystical Himalayan Kingdom, with its cultural, natural and spiritual beauty making a compelling choice,” the resort manager explained. “With the nation’s driving force being Gross National Happiness, the Kingdom has protected its identity while progressing with the world. Compassion is a way of life in Bhutan and it extends to the protection of nature and sustainability,” he added.
“Six Senses Bhutan shares these values and has become an integral part of the local fabric.” showing that he is keen to have the resorts in-keeping with the societies views,” the resort manager explained. The resort has “GEMs (Guest Experience Makers) who act as guides and assist guests in every manner possible to create an authentic Bhutanese and true Six Senses experience.”
“Six Senses Bhutan shares these values and has become an integral part of the local fabric. Activities have been designed to showcase the best of Bhutan. The emphasis on experiences and service is brought alive by our GEMs (Guest Experience Makers) who act as guides and assist guests in every manner possible to create an authentic Bhutanese and true Six Senses experience.”
Eco-friendly seems to be more and more of a sell on point for hotels and resorts, which can only benefit tourism. Too long have big businesses taken advantage of poorer countries. Handing power back to local communities can only have a positive impact. Bookings are now been taken for their opening in October.