Six Senses Zighy Bay Offers First Luxury DJ Retreat with DJ Dispensary

 

Six Senses Home Office, Bangkok – 6 June 2013

The Best Hotel in the Middle East*, Six Senses Zighy Bay announces a new themed retreat exclusive, led by The DJ Dispensary. Between the 20th and 27th September and again from the 6th through 13thDecember 2013, guests can book a 4-night or 6-night retreat at the resort with world-renowned DJs Matty Wainwright, Brendon P and Stephen Day.

At the culmination of the retreat, celebrate with an inaugural solo-spin session during the limited-entry Farthest From Earth event; Friday, 27th September at the mountaintop restaurant, Sense on the Edge.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula, Six Senses Zighy Bay hosts the inaugural DJ Dispensary retreat in the Middle East. For the first time at the resort, guests will have the opportunity to learn how to spin their favourite tunes with private hands-on lessons.  Groups are exclusive, with a ratio of just five pupils to each DJ tutor.

Executive Assistant Manager of the resort, Guillaume de Lasteyrie is among many excited to welcome the retreat: “This is unlike anything we have yet offered our guests. Music is integral to our senses, and an exceptional experience such as this DJ retreat is perfectly in line with the unique nature of our resort. We aim to attract guests who may not have considered us before; those who have been waiting for the just the right sensory journey”.

DJ Dispensary ‘Head Honcho’ Matty Wainwright speaks of the collaboration, “Following our success in Singapore, the Maldives, Bali and Thailand, Oman fits perfectly into the mix. Six Senses as a brand is uniquely in harmony with our philosophy, and the splendid isolation of Zighy Bay will provide an unparalleled DJ experience for our guests.”

Matty brings fourteen years of international experience, including: Singapore; Mumbai; Abu-Dhabi; London; Ibiza and France. He has marked these experiences by playing alongside top acts such as James Lavelle (UNKLE), DJ Yoda, David Holmes, Jose Padilla, Pete Gooding, The Unabombers, Norman Jay and Rob Da Bank, among others.

DJ tutor Brendon P has enjoyed spinning success since the 1980s throughout New York City, as well as an eight-year residency at the globally renowned, Zouk Club in Singapore.

Stephen Day is the third DJ tutor, complete with super-club experience from the newly opened Ministry of Sound, Singapore in 2005, where he remained resident for four years. Since then, his DJ travels have taken him to Supperclub, and alongside legends such as Pete Tong, Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Tony Humphries, DJ Spinna and Derrick Carter, to name but a few!

The ultimate luxury DJ retreat offers 6-nights / 5-days of morning group tutorials and afternoon one-on-one lessons with Matty, Brendon or Stephen; during which new skills are developed on the decks and in the privacy of the DJ training HQ. Summing up the ‘DJ’ as we know it: progression timelines from 7” records of the 1970s to the mp3s we use today; beach screening of the documentary, Maestro, which chronicles the early years of the New York City underground DJ/ Dance Club culture; equipment familiarisation; Sunset-Mix dhow cruise; daily sunset session catch-ups and more.

Additional pampering and excitement is on hand with an adventurous arrival at the resort by paraglide, a whimsical spherical molecular cooking class, daily hands-on Mixology courses at Zighy Bar, and a Deep-House Hot Rock Therapy at the award-winning Six Senses Spa. Take-home memories will be plentiful with the Epic DJ Dispensary Survival Bag: including tote bag; t-shirt; CD wallet; headphones; course handbook; X-Mini speaker; and a copy of the book, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life.

The 4-night/3-day DJ Retreat consists of morning group tutorials and afternoon one-on-one lessons; equipment familiarisation; invitations to all DJ Dispensary night time activities such as the Maestro beach screening; daily Sunset Session catch-ups; Sunset-Mix dhow cruise, and daily hands-on Mixology courses in Zighy Bar. Take-home memories include professional images on USB, live-streaming and recording of the guest’s live set, along with the DJ Dispensary Survival Bag: including tote bag; t shirt; and CD wallet.

Nightly accommodation for the retreats is included in the resort’s authentic Omani-styled villas with private pool.  Breakfast and dinner in the resort’s restaurants further enhance the restricted hideaway charm, and the resort’s ample weekly activity schedule offers a multitude of experiences in between beach lounging.

Exclusive benefits for resort guests during the week are also on-hand. Guests can book private 2-hour sessions with the DJs during the week as well as enjoying nightly sundowner spin-sessions in Zighy Bar between 18:00 and 20:00 while enjoying tapas with mocktails and cocktails from the resort’s vast 2,500 square metre organic garden.





Six Senses Zighy Bay - Awarded as Oman’s Leading Resort 
four years running from the World Travel Awards

Sense on the Edge, perched 293 metres above resort-level will be the site of 
Farthest From Earth DJ cocktail-dinner event on Friday, 27th September
 2013










DJ Tutor and ‘Head Honcho’ Matty Wainwright of The DJ Dispensary.

 

DJ Tutor Brendon P of The DJ Dispensary.



DJ Tutor Stephen Day of The DJ Dispensary.  

For further press information, please contact Monica Majors (Ms) Public Relations and Media Manager: pr-zighy@sixsenses.com  or visit our website at www.sixsenses.com

For further media information about the DJ Dispensary please contact, Angeline Leo on E: angeline.leo@the-magnolia.com  

 

Notes to Editor:

*Six Senses Zighy Bay was awarded Best Hotel by the Middle East Hotel Awards on 22nd May, 2013.

** 4 Night | 3 Day DJ Dispensary Retreat Package – pricing begins at USD $3,229.

  • Arrival on Thursday 19th or Sunday 22nd September
  • Half Board
  • Daily morning group tutorial with DJ Dispensary
  • Daily afternoon one-on-one sessions with DJ Dispensary
  • Daily Sunset Session catch-ups
  • Live recording and online streaming of your final DJ mix
  • Professional photographs
  • Daily Mixology Course in Zighy Bar
  • Sunset Mix Dhow Cruise
  • DJ Dispensary Goodie Bag including: tote bag; t-shirt; CD wallet
  • Complimentary pressing of up to 2 pieces on arrival
  • Complimentary use of non-motorised water sports equipment
  • Complimentary use of tennis, jungle gym, beach volleyball, petanque courts and fitness centre
  • Access to steam, sauna and ice cave
   6 Night | 5 Day DJ Dispensary Retreat Package – pricing starts at USD $6,018
  • Arrival on Monday, 23rd September
  • Half Board
  • Daily morning group tutorial with DJ Dispensary
  • Daily afternoon one-on-one sessions with DJ Dispensary
  • Live recording and online streaming of your final DJ mix performance at Farthest From Earth event at Sense on the Edge, Friday 27th September
  • Daily Sunset Session catch-ups
  • Professional photographs
  • Daily Mixology Course in Zighy Bar
  • Sunset Mix Dhow Cruise
  • Paraglide Arrival
  • Deep House Hot Rock Massage
  • Complimentary access to Farthest From Earth event
  • Epic DJ Dispensary Goodie Bag including: tote bag; t-shirt; CD wallet; headphones; course handbook; X-mini speaker; copy of the book Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
  • Access to beach screening of Maestro
  • Complimentary pressing of up to 2 pieces on arrival
  • Complimentary use of non-motorised water sports equipment
  • Complimentary use of tennis, jungle gym, beach volleyball, petanque courts and fitness centre
  • Access to steam, sauna and ice cave

 

Above inclusions are per person; double-occupancy rates are available. | Pricing is subject to 9% government tax and 8.4% resort service charge. | Retreat bookings cannot be combined with any other offer. | Bookings can be made via www.sixsenses.com, directly with resort reservations: reservations-zighy@sixsenses.com or +968 26735888.

 

About Six Senses Zighy Bay

A soaring paraglide up to 500m or a fresh-air speed boat arrival tease your sense of reality as your smiling butler welcomes you to a piece of paradise.  Tantalise your senses and feel the sand beneath your toes with a walk through our traditional Omani-style village; observe marine life up close with a snorkel or scuba; listen as your sunset dhow cruise glides through waves, washing away the sounds of the city; smell fresh herbs emanating from your beach barbecue; taste culinary delights of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula; ascend as the healing hands in our award-winning Spa take you beyond.

 

About DJ Dispensary

The DJ Dispensary is a collective of DJs & luxury travel experts with years of experience and a shared passion for music and travel. We run luxury retreats for aspiring DJs to develop skills in style. We believe in Creativity, Passion, 12” Vinyl, Peace, Unity, Love and Having Fun. And most of all we believe in YOU.

Your DJD tutors have a combined worldwide DJ experience of over 65 years and will be at your side to personally guide you through the practical and theoretical stages of your DJ retreat.

Editor’s Notes:

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a management and development company, which manages resorts under the brand names Six Senses and Evason, plus Six Senses Spa.

Six Senses: A focus on the incredible natural beauty of locations, together with generous personal spaces, constantly creates something new to discover. Six Senses offers individual style with a unique and diverse design personality, plus a strong sense of community.

Six Senses Spa: A key element of all Six Senses properties, Six Senses Spa offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists. Six Senses Spa is also hosted by prestigious hotels and resorts in many other locations.

Evason introduces a collection of unique resorts that follow the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and to the community. Family friendly, these properties also present a strong value focus while offering a vast array of guest services, personal attention and facilities.

For further press information, please contact Benjawan Sudhikam (Ms) Director of Public Relations & Communications: ben@sixsenses.com or visit the website at www.sixsenses.com

 

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