Six Senses Douro Valley has expanded with the addition of a new Vineyard Wing.

Located in a 19th century manor house, the hotel lies in Lamego, northern Portugal, and is set on a Unesco World Heritage Site within the demarcated wine region.

With an additional seven suites and three guestrooms, ranging in size from 430ft2 to 1,140ft2, the key count now totals 60.

“We are thrilled to open this new wing to our guests,” comments Nick Yarnell, General Manager of Six Senses Douro Valley. “The project took one year to complete and was delivered by New York-based design agency Clodagh, which created a concept to complement the décor within the main manor house.”

Authentic materials have been incorporated into the design scheme, including old vineyard tools and wall art inspired by wooden wine cases.

The extension has also introduced a new meeting and event space which accommodates up to 70 people and offers views across the vineyards.

According to Yarnell, “The walls have ‘writable’ sections to aid interactive meetings and are equipped with the latest technology. An adjoining room offers further possibilities for pre-function or break-out sessions.”

This multi-function area also includes a large open skylight and a full height living wall, enabling it to transform from a quiet lounge into a cinema, lecture room, reception room or yoga and meditation space. Elsewhere, facilities include three restaurants, 10t ten spa treatment rooms and an indoor and outdoor pool.

Words: Donna Salek