Six Senses Napa
Weller Development is partnering with Six Senses and Pegasus Capital Advisors to bring the first Six Senses resort and branded residences to the United States. The project will be located in on the western edge of a vast 3,000-acre estate in the heart of renowned global travel destination Napa County, conveniently located a two-hour drive from San Francisco. Named after the natural thermal Aetna Springs discovered in the 1870s, the original property was home to a historic resort that thrived until the 1970s as a natural spa destination, with Aetna Mineral Water also sold throughout the American West.
Weller Development will work alongside award-winning architecture firm Olson Kundig and California-based Architectural Resources Group to ensure the existing historic structures will be sensitively preserved and the landscape regenerated, with a focus on native planting and carbon sequestration. The resort will offer 95 rooms and suites, including ten tent-style structures, and 16 branded residences, with interiors designed by 1508 London. With a retreat vibe and location, wellness programming will be front and center in luring local and international guests. The historic mineral springs will be revived with indoor and outdoor thermal experiences and bathing. Thoughtfully designed food and beverage offerings will celebrate the history of Aetna Springs with mineral water bottling and distilling, alongside the region’s best wines, including Napa’s famed Cabernets.
The investment group, comprising Weller Development Partners, Pegasus Capital Advisors, and IHG Hotels & Resorts, will work with expert partners in sustainability to restore the recreational green spaces, vineyards, and agricultural activities supporting the resort. The water bottling program will tap into the natural springs and offset operational water requirements. Practices such as carbon sequestration, sustainable design and materials, and rewilding zones will help the resort achieve LEED certification.
Six Senses Napa is slated to open in 2026. Read more about the project here.