Six Senses New York Replaced by Faena New York

Six Senses New York to Open Early 2023

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Updated 7/3/22: The Six Senses New York has been replaced by Faena New York (partnered with Accor, the French hotel behemoth better known to many U.S. luxury travelers for its Sofitel, Raffles, and Fairmont brands) as part of the One High Line project.

Faena partnered with Accor in early 2021 to expand Faena globally, beyond its current Miami and Buenos Aires locations. Originally Dubai was to be the third Faena location, but New York became an opportunity after new ownership took over the mixed use project that was to include the Six Senses (itself owned by IHG). The current One High Line owners, Witkoff Group and Access Industries, acquired the XI development during foreclosure after its previous owner, HFZ Capital Group, was beset by financial problems as well as a lawsuit alleging fraud and racketeering. Len Blavatnik, founder of Access Industries, is also a founding partner of Faena. It's a significant coup for Accor's luxury arm, which to date lacks a luxury presence in NYC. Both Faena hotels are Virtuoso members.

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The Six Senses New York Will Open in Early 2023 as the first Six Senses hotel in the U.S., and the second in the Americas, after the Six Senses Botanique in Brazil. The building itself is architecturally striking with its twisting towers by Bjarke Ingels.

Six Senses New York Twisting Towers by Architect Bjarke Ingels

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Six Senses New York Location

The Six Senses New York Hotel and The XI New York, the associated private residences, are located at 76 11th Avenue in West Chelsea, Manhattan, between West 17th and West 18th Streets. It's a short walk to The High Line, Chelsea Piers sport complex, the Chelsea Waterside Park, Chelsea Market, and West Village dining and shopping. Newark Airport (EWR) is a 25-45 minute drive, depending on traffic.

Six Senses New York Hotel

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Six Senses New York Rooms and Amenities

The new hotel will offer 137 rooms and suites across ten floors, with interiors by Parisian design firm Gilles & Boissier, which also worked on the Baccarat Hotel New York, Ritz-Carlton New York, part of the Mandarin Oriental Paris, and the Mandarin Oriental Ritz Madrid, among others. Neutral colors and natural materials, light wood floors and stonework imbue spaces with a sense of tranquility against the dramatic backdrop of NYC's dynamic skyline.

Six Senses New York Hotel Opens 2023

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For dining, there will be a restaurant situated just off of the High Line, and a café with an outdoor terrace.

Hotel guests will enjoy access to 45,000 square feet of wellness space including a full-service spa with a bathhouse and magnesium pool, holistic anti-aging center, fitness center, yoga studio, vibroacoustic meditation dome, in addition to cafés, a restaurant, juice bars, co-working and lounge areas. 

These wellness amenities will be complemented by a number of social spaces, including cafés, juice bars, a restaurant, and coworking and lounge areas. The club roof will double as an organic vegetable patch and a social area with a dance floor.

Swimming Pool at Six Senses New York Hotel
Fitness Center, Six Senses New York Hotel

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Virtuoso Benefits

The new hotel is expected to offer the following Virtuoso benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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