27 Apr The World’s First Energy-Positive Hotel in Norway
The New Six Senses Hotel in Norway, with 94 rooms, is set to open in 2024. Six Senses already operates 21 hotels and resorts in 17 different countries, but its new Norway location is going to stand out in a big way! Built at the base of the Almlifjellet mountain, the hotel is supposed to consume 85% less energy than any modern hotel, while producing its own energy.
Inspired by a coastal fisherman’s cabin known as a rorbu, the 94-room hotel will be carefully suspended above the Holandsfjorden fjord via poles that minimize the impact on the surrounding glacial environment. The distinctive building, which takes cues from a wooden structure for drying fish known as a fiskehjell, will be outfitted with the latest green technology.
Six Senses says the property will harvest enough solar energy to power not only the hotel, but all other adjacent operations. This includes the net-zero boat that will shuttle guests sans emissions to and from the remote destination. Even the construction of the hotel will be carried out using solar energy. This means Six Senses Svart will be completely off-grid and carbon neutral. It will also be self-sustaining, with its own waste and water management system and recycling infrastructure.
Naturally, you can expect a strong focus on health and wellbeing that has become synonymous with Six Senses. There will be the signature programs centered around the six dimensions of wellness, for instance, along with a new technology called Svart Touch that is said to adapt each room to the guest’s state of mind. You can embark on everything from vitamin IVs to pampering scrubs during your stay.The hotel will also house an Alchemy Bar highlighting regional healing techniques, an Earth Lab showcasing various eco-initiatives and a Svart Design Lab displaying the green tech. Elsewhere, there will be a zero-waste restaurant and bar that will serve up fresh local produce sourced from local suppliers.
The hotel is definitely a step forward in the cause of environmentally friendly travel, and it is of course located in one of the most sensitive areas of the world. The sustainable building that is being constructed for the hotel will leave a minimal environmental footprint and will also promote Norway as a sustainable tourist destination.
Guests will be able to hike on glaciers, enjoy the Northern Lights, the midnight sun and delicious Norwegian specialties.
Some extracts have been written by RACHEL CORMACK in the Robb Report.
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