Six Senses to open on the island of Comino, Malta in 2027

Global wellness operator announces plans for new property on the Mediterranean Sea, midway between Malta and Gozo


By Wendy Golledge

26 April 2023

Six Senses has announced the delevelopment of a new resort on the Maltese island of Comino.

Located on two bays of the island, Six Senses Comino will offer a collection of 71 low-rise suites and 19 stand-alone retreats as well as a comprehensive spa.

Comino Island, midway between Malta and Gozo, was once was a refuge for exiled knights and philosophers, and is classified as a Natura 2000 site, offering guests a tranquil island escape.

The investors, HV Hospitality, a subsidiary of Hili Ventures, have set out to meet all aspects of the Natura 2000 management plan through a sensitive, sustainable design strategy.

six senses Comino Hotel
Six Senses Comino terraces and waterfront, looking north

Longevity therapies and personalised wellness

Facilities at Six Senses Comino will include a 1,000sqm spa that will offer locally inspired treatments, infinity pools, a restaurant and two bars.

As well as longevity therapies, the Six Senses Spa will also offer personalised wellness programmes.

Six Senses Comino will be a positioned as a healing backdrop for a range of guided retreats, curated by experts and spiritual and artistic communities. These will range from dance and yoga to emotional and physical healing.

A headshot of Neil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses Resorts Hotels and Spas, a man with grey hair and an open-neced shirt

“We're doing something unique in the Maltese hotel landscape, creating a lavish and sustainable resort on a small footprint to make way for new trees and shrubs and, as a result, a thriving environment for new guests and returning wildlife."

Neil Jacobs

CEO, Six Senses

Blurring indoor and outdoor spaces

Six Senses Comino, located on the shores of San Niklaw and San Marija Bays, has been designed by Belvedere Architecture.

The two distinct sites will be fully rebuilt within the existing area of development using low impact construction methods.

The 71 low-rise suites will offer views of the Mediterranean from private terraces. Full-height openings and terraces will blur the boundaries between outdoor and indoor space, encouraging star gazing and total immersion in nature.

Infinity pools on the ground floor will serve as private rock pools, inviting guests to lie back and ‘limpet’ in the shallows.

Six Senses Rome opened in early 2023

Holistic design strategy

The 19 stand-alone retreats will each have green roofs and terraces to follow the natural terrain.

Melo Hili, CEO of Hili Ventures, said: “Six Senses, one of the world’s leading hotel brands in sustainable tourism, is the perfect partner for this new property.

“The brand has a history of weaving long-term positive change and impact for good into the fabric of each property. We share the same goal.”

As part of the holistic design strategy, contractors will carefully dismantle existing structures, regenerate portions of disturbed land, and improve the skyline by reducing the height of the retreats to a single level.

Timber will be a primary material due to its low embodied energy and compatibility with prefabrication.

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About Six Senses...

Part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts family, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas manages 19 hotels and resorts and 27 spas in 16 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. It has a further 38 properties into the development pipeline.


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