FÉLICITÉ ISLAND, Seychelles - May 25, 2018 - Six Senses Zil Pasyon has been named the winner of the 2018 Prix Versailles for Hotel Exteriors at an award ceremony held on May 15 in Paris. The accomplishment follows the announcement of Six Senses Zil Pasyon as continental winner, Africa and West Asia, for hotels in the Special prize Exterior 2018 category.
The Prix Versailles recognizes the most remarkable architectural structures, both interior and exterior, across a range of developments. The judging panel consists of the most highly regarded architecture and hospitality professionals and insists that nominees and winners exhibit the world-renowned symbol of beauty and elegance associated with the city of Versailles in France, from which it takes its name. The award also aims to serve as a beacon for quality architecture, today and into the future.
The architecture for Six Senses Zil Pasyon was executed by Studio RHE (Richard Hywel Evans), based in London, UK. The concept was to integrate the stunning natural beauty of Félicité Island, allowing the architecture to complement it rather than compete against it. Sustainable processes and technologies were also at the forefront of the plans, a key requirement for all Six Senses projects, with a resulting symbiotic relationship between the buildings and that nature, allowing the resort to become an integral part of the island system and its beauty.
The resort villas have been designed with a modern twist on indigenous architecture. The timber frames and shingled roofs blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings, creating an attractive but unobtrusive addition to the island. Their positioning, each with a private pool, make the most of the views and take advantage of the privacy that the surrounding nature affords. Meanwhile, the residences, which are located at higher elevations on the island, use their black granite cladding to blend in with the island rock while simultaneously contrasting the soft forms of the natural boulders with their strong geometric angles.
The two styles of architecture could not be more dissimilar, yet they work in perfect harmony with each other and the environments which they inhabit. Studio RHE has accomplished a feat of architectural creativity and Six Senses has been a proud partner in the design of the interiors for these architectural jewels.
Hilton Hastings, general manager of Six Senses Zil Pasyon, and his team are extremely proud of this international recognition, saying “It’s a great honor to receive such a respected architectural award. What Studio RHE was able to do not only reflects the natural beauty of the island, but also enhances the magnificence of the topography of Félicité. The entire team is proud to be working at such a beautiful and inspiring resort.”
Natural materials allow the villas at Six Senses Zil Pasyon to seamlessly blend into its natural surroundings.
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Six Senses Residences Zil Pasyon feature modern design that works harmoniously with nature.
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About Six Senses Zil Pasyon
Six Senses Zil Pasyon is located on the private island of Félicité, the fifth largest island in Seychelles offering unsurpassed vistas of the ocean and surrounding islands. This 30-villa resort occupies one third of the total land and has been brilliantly designed to embrace the picturesque landscape of untouched beauty. The residences will add an exciting new element to the current offering on Félicité.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon offers several dining options in a relaxed but sophisticated ambiance and showcasing the freshest products of the surrounding areas. A wide range of activities and excursions are also available for everyone in addition to the Six Senses Spa.
Six Senses Spa at Zil Pasyon is located among beautiful rock formations by the sea. All spa facilities, including individual villas for treatments, unique wet area experience and a yoga platform, fit seamlessly into the natural surroundings, at one with the nature.
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 16 hotels and resorts plus 31 spas in 21 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. The portfolio will triple over the next five years with resort, hotel and spa openings underway in Austria, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, St. Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.
Six Senses properties share a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the enduring purpose is to help people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.
Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 16 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.
Evason follows the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and the community. Its two unique resorts provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love.
For further information, please contact:
Marketing Communications Manager
Six Senses Zil Pasyon
T +248 467 1000
M +248 282 5640
|Benjawan Sudhikam (Ms.)
Director of Public Relations
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
T +66 2 631 9781
M +66 8 181 38234