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Six Senses Douro Valley

This Luxurious Portuguese Hotel Protects Local Endangered Donkies
The ecofriendly Six Senses brand debuted its first European property in July on 20 acres of vine-covered land overlooking the Douro River. Guests can geek out on port at the in-house Wine Library or indulge in a grape-based scrub at the 24,000-square-foot spa. A bottle of Portuguese wine is an essential souvenir, but guests should also consider purchasing a miniature donkey figurine made with wool and Portuguese clay. The indigenous Miranda donkey has been adopted as the hotel’s mascot, and 50 percent of profits from the sale of each replica is donated to a local rescue association that works to protect the endangered animal. From $270.

This appeared in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue.
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Heaven in Wine Country
Six Senses is the premier luxury hotel in Douro Valley. This sustainable, eco-friendly property has all the bells and whistles one comes to expect from a luxury hotel. What makes this place truly special though? The food & beverage program. The food is incredible, many thanks to an amazing executive chef and a general manager who is nothing short of a foodie. The wine program is - obviously - nothing short of fabulous.
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