by Matt Alderton | November 13, 2018
The Swiss Alps have long been a magnet for celebrities and royals, who routinely holiday at Swiss ski resorts because of their inherent privacy, pristine scenery and superior service. And also: because of their reputation for wellness, which they owe to Switzerland's storied history as a haven for "medical spas."

The Swiss Alps' elite clientele and deep wellness roots make them a logical destination for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, which last week announced plans to open its first resort and residential project in Switzerland.

Located in Crans-Montana -- in Switzerland's Sierre district -- Six Senses Crans-Montana will open in 2021 with 47 guest rooms and 17 private residences, as well as two restaurants, a bar, a terrace and a 21,527-square-foot spa specializing in "adapted alpine" therapies and treatments. The spa will include a gym, a swimming pool, a relaxation area and a separate area for children and teens, featuring spa treatments adapted for younger guests.

There will be access to skiing in the winter and to golf in the summer.

"Switzerland is a very important milestone for us, and we're looking forward to the launch of the Six Senses resort and residences in Crans-Montana," said Bernhard Bohnenberger, president of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. "This resort will offer many outdoor activities, including direct access to the ski slopes and a rich wellness concept. In addition, the property is within walking distance of the après-ski area in Crans, which is world-class."