Six Senses Douro Valley Welcomes Marc Lorés Panadés

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Six Senses Douro Valley Welcomes Marc Lorés Panadés as the Resort’s New Executive Chef

LAMEGO, Portugal – July 2, 2020 – Marc Lorés Panadés recently come on board at Six Senses Douro Valley as the resort’s executive chef. He joins from his previous four-year stint as executive chef and food and beverage director at the acclaimed Alila Hotel in Bali, renowned for healthy, plant based forward cuisine and zero waste. Marc hails from Lleida in Catalonia where his mother still lives and works the farm on which he grew up. 

After training in some of the best restaurants of Spain (El Bulli, Mugaritz) his exciting international career included tenures in Austria, England, Denmark, Germany and Hong Kong. Along the way, Marc has developed a distinctive style of cuisine. He loves growing his own food and sourcing the best local ingredients to create vibrant nutritious dishes, using both modern techniques and the best of local culinary traditions. 
A highlight of his career was as head chef of Cal Xirriclo in Lleida, a modern fine dining restaurant, recognized by Michelin for producing wonderful dishes from local organic ingredients. It was here that Marc appeared on several cooking shows, wrote a food blog for the local paper, and won several of Spain’s top culinary awards. including Best Dish at the Negrini Creative Cuisine Madrid in 2012 and 2016. His thirst for adventure eventually has led him to Hong Kong and ultimately to Bali.
 
Commenting on his new role Marc says how thrilled he is to join Six Senses Douro Valley where the knowledge and skills acquired over the years will allow him to flourish. His personal values around wellness, sustainability and zero waste align perfectly with those of Six Senses. Marc is accompanied by his wife Olivia, and in what little spare time he as, Marc likes to unwind by training for endurance sporting events, which have included several Ironman triathlons. Six Senses Douro Valley is as excited he is to take on this new challenge, and his reputation as an enthusiastic leader who is passionate about healthy vegetarian-focused food and sustainability will stand him in excellent stead.
New Executive Chef Marc Andrés Panadés at Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal
Six Senses Douro Valley Welcomes Marc Lorés Panadés as the Resort’s New Executive Chef

The Open Kitchen at Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

Six Senses Douro Valley

About Six Senses Douro Valley


Six Senses Douro Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage setting fronts onto the River Douro as it winds through the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. The estate covers 19 acres with 57 guestrooms, suites and villas. Three restaurants highlight regional produce with a dedicated wine cellar featuring local vintages.
Six Senses Spa comprises 10 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools and a gym. It presents specialty and local therapies and multi-day programs. An outdoor yoga pavilion is ideal for individuals and groups. The sun-kissed valley is at the heart of the region that offers activities and excursions by foot, vehicle or water.

About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas manages 18 hotels and resorts and 29 spas in 21 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas, and has signed a further 27 properties into the development pipeline. Six Senses is part of the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) family.
Six Senses Hotels and Resorts: a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, emotional hospitality, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the vision remains the same: to reawaken people’s senses so they feel the purpose behind their travels and ultimately reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.

Six Senses Spas: a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 14 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.

Six Senses Residences: indulgent living as nature intended, providing all the unique amenities of a resort life community, while retaining the intimacy and personal touches of a beautifully-appointed private villa or apartment.
Each is an appreciating long-term investment to be cherished for generations to come with immediate benefits including fine dining, pioneering wellness programming and exclusive status at other resorts worldwide.

Evason: sharing the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised social and environmental responsibility. Its two unique resorts provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love.

*as of March 2020

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