Six Senses focuses on energy efficiency in the construction of a new hotel in Norway
The Six Senses hotel group is building an energy-efficient hotel with 94 rooms in Holandsfjord by the Svartisen glacier. The Six Senses Svart stands on poles and is expected to welcome its first guests in 2024. The location on the Arctic Circle guarantees visitors long summer nights and short winter days with Northern Lights dancing in the sky.
Unique is not only the location, but also the fact that the house can store enough solar energy to cover the energy for the hotel buildings, the boat shuttle and even the energy needed for the construction of the complex. The hotel is self-sufficient and does not need to be connected to the local electricity grid.
Also playing a central role are waste, wastewater management and recycling, for which the hotel has its own infrastructure. Local food suppliers will provide products from the region to cater for the guests.
The hotel will be built primarily from organic materials that require as little energy as possible. The Six Senses Svart will be the first hotel in the northern hemisphere to have the highest energy efficiency standard.
With the location on the glacier, the hotel group wants to sensitize its guests to sustainable travel and is committed to protecting the glacier environment.