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perspectives

sustainable studio

six senses
douro valley

By Kathleen Kervin
Photography by Daniel Aubry

GRAND RENEWAL
A brand's eco vision is translated to its first
European property

Set in the lush hills of Northern Portugal's
Douro Valley-amidst a working vineyard and
overlooking the Douro River-a 19th-century
manor house that was once a working quinta
and most recently the Aquapura Hotel is now
home to Six Senses' first European property.
When the sustainably minded brand took
over, it enlisted New York-based Clodagh
Design-which had worked on the rebranding
of the company when it was acquired by

Pegasus Capital Advisors in 2012-to revamp
the property. With the rebrand, the company
was aiming to encompass "local luxury and
glamour," says firm founder Clodagh, "but also
maintain the same environmental ethics and
be able to [eventually] introduce it as an urban
experience."
For Six Senses Douro Valley, "our job was
to bring life, joy, and good energy into the
property," she says. The firm completed some
build-out within and around the existing hotel-
including working with renowned landscape
architect Margie Ruddick to swap out the
"massive" tennis court for an organic garden
that now supplies much of the resort's seasonal
produce (the rest is sourced from the area), and
installing a glass box off the eighth-floor lobby

where guests can step out and take in the heady
views of the river below. In line with the brand's
commitment to minimize its ecological impact
and support the community, materials and
elements were sourced in Portugal, including
stone from Lisbon for the lobby floor, locally
made chandeliers (as well as lighting fixtures
made from wine bottles and old fishing baskets),
and Portuguese fabric and textiles in pure cotton
and linen.
As far as the design, "We were inspired by all
the surroundings, of course," Clodagh explains.
"We brought in the colors of the vineyard, the
colors of the earth. It's one of the things we
always do-bringing the outside in and inside
out, weaving the two together."
Here are some of the property's highlights.

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Hospitality Design - December 2015
Contents
Online TOC
From the Editor
Behind the Design
People
People
Perspectives
Sketchbook
Sustainable Studio: Six Senses Douro Valley
5 Questions for Lee Schrager
Products
Profile: Marcel Wanders
Trends: Technology
Bedding
Lighting
Carpet
Edge of Creativity
Projects
The Cape, a Thompson Hotel
The Old Clare Hotel
Habitual
Ad Index
Back Space
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Behind the Design
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - People
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Perspectives
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Sustainable Studio: Six Senses Douro Valley
Hospitality Design - December 2015 - 54
Hospitality Design - December 2015 - 55
Hospitality Design - December 2015 - 5 Questions for Lee Schrager
Hospitality Design - December 2015 - 57
Hospitality Design - December 2015 - 58
Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Products
Hospitality Design - December 2015 - 60
Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Profile: Marcel Wanders
Hospitality Design - December 2015 - 62
Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Trends: Technology
Hospitality Design - December 2015 - 64
Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Bedding
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Lighting
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Carpet
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Edge of Creativity
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Projects
Hospitality Design - December 2015 - The Cape, a Thompson Hotel
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - The Old Clare Hotel
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Habitual
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