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Six Senses to Open First Australian Property in the Dandenong Ranges

by Aoife O’Riordan

Dec 7, 2022

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Six Senses recently announced plans to open its first Australian property in Burnham Beeches, a heritage mansion built in 1933 and situated on the 22 hectares of fern glades and forested hills of the Dandenong Ranges. The property lies 24 miles from Melbourne and neighbors Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, one of the country’s finest examples of domestic Art Deco.

“For Six Senses Burnham Beeches to be regenerative, it will not be a static place,” said Neil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses. “We’ll evolve and respond to bring the rich heritage of Burnham Beeches to life, inviting moments of exploration, discovery, connection to nature, and delight through interactive gastronomy, wellness, and sustainability experiences.”

The new Six Senses property will initially include 43 guest accommodations, as well as a welcome lounge and terrace, restaurant with outdoor seating, library bar and rooftop retreat surrounded by garden planters. Patterned spaces pay homage to the mansion’s original Art Deco beginnings. Guestrooms feature individual layouts spread across the mansion’s three main wings. The property will also include a separate, two-bedroom cottage with an interconnecting one-bedroom suite in the site’s Hilltop Retreat. The property plans to add premium and unique glamping options to bring the total accommodations to 82.

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