The first Six Senses foray into China

The new hotel has the resort’s signature style and is close to a Unesco heritage site

Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain in Chengdu, China
Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain in Chengdu, China

A city of 14m in China might not seem the most intuitive location for a resort brand known for purveying sustainable indulgence at various beachy, back-of-beyond coordinates, but Chengdu is where Six Senses has planted its first flag in the Middle Kingdom.

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Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain(www.sixsenses.com; from £260) leverages its proximity to the Unesco-protected Dujiangyan heritage site and Mount Qing Cheng rather than to the metropolis: its 113 suites and villas have all the eco and style credentials the company’s known for (the beamed ceilings and smoothly planked walls are all of sustainable timber), while the 1,700sq m spa – complete with indoor-outdoor pools and 10 treatment rooms – is vintage Six Senses.

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For more compelling openings turning Chengdu into a new cultural and wilderness hub, see The Temple House and our report out in the September 5 issue of the magazine.

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