Six Senses to debut on Greek Peloponnesian Riviera

Six Senses Porto Heli to open in 2026
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Six Senses to debut on Greek Peloponnesian Riviera

Set to open in 2026, the LEED-certified Six Senses Porto Heli will offer around 60 rooms and suites

Luxury hospitality firm Six Senses has announced plans for setting up its first property in the Greek Peloponnesian Riviera with the Six Senses Porto Heli that is scheduled to open in 2026.
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Thai luxury hospitality firm Six Senses says that it will be entering the Greek market as its Six Senses Porto Heli will bring the brand’s wellness and sustainability ethos to the elegant Ermioni in the beautiful Greek Peloponnese, with the famous islands of Spetses and Hydra within view. 

In a press statement, the hotel operator says that the beauty spot is surrounded by protected coves and bays enjoying the clear waters of the Aegean and is known for its yacht-filled marinas, palatial summer villas, sun-kissed Mediterranean landscape, fine dining, and boutique stores.

The statement adds that historically, the Peloponnese has been the main field of action for Greece since prehistoric times, hosting important archaeological sites, including Olympia, Epidaurus, and Mycenae. Located 200 km from Greek capital Athens, Porto Heli has evolved from a sleepy fishing village into a destination for glamor and outdoor adventure.

Set to open in 2026, the LEED-certified Six Senses Porto Heli will offer around 60 rooms and suites, most with private plunge pools and private terraces or gardens, along with a three-bedroom retreat villa. In addition, there will be 10 branded residential villas for sale, offering five to eight bedrooms, it adds.

The hotel group says that woven into the topography of the site so that the buildings and land become one, the hotel will rise from the shore to maximise the sea views, from the large infinity pool and spa on the lower level to the rooms split across two levels and up to the lobby and reception enjoying a panoramic view. 

The residential villas flank the hotel and back onto a natural park to ensure privacy and seclusion. This cascade effect, conceived by Rome-based firm Delogu Architecture and Arch Group from Athens, reflects the relationship with nature, with buildings bridging the forest and the sea. Indoor spaces lead seamlessly to the outdoors and a resort lifestyle where guests can disconnect from the everyday and reconnect with loved ones, it adds.

Design elements are contemporary and natural, from the stone walls to limestone flooring, wooden structures, and bronze finishes. The local surroundings also inspire the colour palette and interior design by MuzaLab London, emphasising light and shadow play. The landscape of pine, cypress, olive trees, and lavender attracts abundant birdlife.

Neil Jacobs

Neil Jacobs

Along with eight treatment rooms, thermal wet areas and heat experiences, and an indoor swimming pool with ocean views, the 1,600 sqm Six Senses Spa will house a Biohacking Lounge, boutique and concept store, outdoor fitness and wellness circuit, and spa herbal gardens.

The all-day main restaurant will sit directly on the beach, joined by a sunset bar with panoramic views, traditional Greek Kafeneio, a variety of private outdoor event spaces, and an organic vegetable garden.

“Six Senses Porto Heli will create a haven of wellness and emotional hospitality along the captivating shores of Ermioni, with panoramic vistas of Spetses and Hydra. We are hoping to add an exciting new chapter to the Peloponnesian heritage and legacy. As we embark on this journey, we are committed to nurturing the essence of the region while introducing new ideas in holistic rejuvenation,” says Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs.

Geza Toth-Feher

Geza Toth-Feher

Six Senses says it has partnered with a joint venture between London-based real asset merchant bank CBE Capital, Golden Land Goutos, New York-based Taconic Capital Advisors, and London-based Cedar Capital Partners.

“CBE Capital is thrilled to have brought together the best-in-class owners, investors, and operator to develop this new Six Senses hotel and branded residences in Porto Heli on the Greek mainland. In line with our investment strategy, this wonderful property will bring a new type of luxury experience to Porto Heli,” says Geza Toth-Feher, Managing Partner of CBE Capital.

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