Walking in a winter wellbeing wonderland
It has been a long day in the City, I’m snuggled up under a blanket in my armchair with a mug of hot Peruvian chocolate, and I see the news that “Christmas lights are already up in Oxford Street!” It’s the beginning of October, and we’ve practically surpassed All Hallow’s Eve before it has even begun in order to get ready for the Holiday Season. At The Sybarite we adore winter – for this is the time of year when we feast on rich, filling comfort food, shop ‘til we drop on the King’s Road (and online from the comfort of our own homes to avoid the crowds) and prepare for a season of decadence and indulgence.
But hark, dear Sybarites, for the season to be jolly also comes with some downsides – our health and wellbeing can take a hit. Which is why we at The Sybarite feel it is our prerogative to bring you the crème de la crème of winter retreats, to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and to get the relaxation you truly deserve.
This winter, it’s the exquisite Six Senses Residences in firm ski season favourite, Courchevel.
Known as the St Tropez of winter sports, the petite village of Courchevel is the go-to ski destination for the wealthy, the stylish, the discerning; the ultimate Sybarite. It therefore makes perfect sense that the renowned hotel and spa group would open their first European residential project in the heart of this world-famous ski resort – and the epic mountain ranges surrounding it.
Featuring 53 one to three bedroom apartments, the famous Six Senses Spa and exclusive private ski concierge services, you have to see it to truly believe it. All interiors have been designed by Alain Foeillet in a blend of contemporary and traditional mountain influences, in celebration of their alpine surroundings.
However, for those of you seeking an even more decadent and thrilling snowy holiday, Six Senses Residences also offer 10 exquisite penthouses of over 1,000 square feet, with up to 5 bedrooms, panoramic mountain views, triple aspect balconies overlooking the slopes, bespoke designed furniture, private wine cellars and private spas to boot. Furthermore, exclusive private jet access and bespoke gourmet ski guides can be arranged via a Six Senses Residences concierge who are available not only in winter, but 24/7, 365 days of the year.
Perhaps the largest appeal of the Six Senses Residences Courchevel is the focus on wellness and wellbeing combined with luxury experience. All residents will have exclusive use of the Six Senses Spa: five treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, facilities including saunas, steam and Kneipp path and a separate relaxation lounge, a gym and a studio for wellness classes. Signature treatments, a healthy juice bar installed in the Spa, and comprehensive tailored wellness packages make it a truly magical and invigorating destination; the ultimate luxury retreat from the stress of work and the winter blues. We’re packing our bags already.
By Jessica Young