Six Senses to open first hotel in Israel in August

Set in the Arava Valley, Six Senses Shaharut will welcome guests from 5 August

Located in the Arava Valley in the south of Israel’s Negev Desert, Six Senses Shaharut will celebrate its highly anticipated arrival this August. 

With its secluded setting, Six Senses Shaharut boasts complete privacy as a key attraction. It aims to enable guests to soak up nature and the elements so they can kick back and enjoy traditional desert hospitality and rich Nabataean history, all delivered with an eco-conscious approach to hospitality.


The property comprises just 60 suites and villas spread across the expansive desert landscape. The modern reinterpretation of nomadic structures is reminiscent of the Nabataean community that occupied the area more than 2,000 years ago and introduces architecture that blends seamlessly with the desert environment. The interior design draws inspiration from patterns and textures lining the ancient Incense Route, and the furniture and fittings have been sourced from local artisans. 

Private Reserve Master Bedroom
Private Reserve Master Bedroom

The natural beauty of the desert setting lends itself to immersive experiences, from camel treks and overnight camping to extreme sports, e-mountain bike tours, hiking, jeep excursions and Shabbat dining in a nearby community. There are also opportunities to explore farther afield, to the Dead Sea and Masada and to Petra.

For those looking to unwind and engage in self-care, the property’s signature Six Senses Spa offers six treatment rooms, a variety of wellness programmes, an Alchemy Bar for mixing botanicals, plus visiting practitioners specialising in Chinese medicine, osteopathy and energy healing. There are also two pools including a freshwater infinity pool with desert views. 

The spa's subterranean indoor pool
The spa’s subterranean indoor pool

General manager Thomas Fehlbier said: “Six Senses Shaharut marks a new milestone for the brand as it enters another magical destination. After months of anticipation during these unprecedented times, I am very excited about this new opening. It brings the Six Senses ethos of sustainability, local sensitivity and wellness together with our unique desert culture and traditions. With a passionate team, we’ll work to create out-of-the-ordinary guest experiences in a setting of biblical proportions.”

Six Senses Shaharut will welcome guests from 5 August 2021 onwards.

For more details visit or email the resort’s reservation team at

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