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Wellness Tourism: Sensei Porcupine Creek Set to Open November 2022

Wellness Tourism: Sensei Porcupine Creek Set to Open November 2022

Porcupine Creek, a wellness retreat designed by Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Dr. David Agus, will open in Rancho Mirage, California

Dr. Agus, a physician, scientist, and CBS News contributor, and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison are both passionate about health and well-being, and have created wellness retreats that combine nourishment and science. And now, Ellison’s private Rancho Mirage property, Sensei Porcupine Creek, will begin welcoming wellness seekers on November 1.

The Sensei Way, founded by Dr. Agus and Larry Ellison, is dedicated to living a healthy and vibrant life through a data-driven, evidence-based approach, and has been expanding into wellness retreats. 

This will be the wellness hospitality brand’s second location, following Sensei Lna’i, A Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii.


Ellison’s sprawling 230-acre Rancho Mirage estate, operated by Sensei, will offer golf, tennis, spa gardens, and 22 room accommodations, including private villas. 

As more people pivot towards health, travel journalist Larry Olmsted writes that Sensei Porcupine Creek will be one of the most anticipated hotel openings of 2022. 

 “Sensei is excited to offer leisure travelers the full expression of its brand through programs and services that support greater wellbeing at its resort in Rancho Mirage. Immersed in nature, Sensei Porcupine Creek will provide a place for those who wish to discover more about healthier living, hone their sport performance, simply relax in an elegant setting, enjoy great cuisine, or indulge in therapeutic spa treatments,” says Kevin Kelly, CEO of Sensei. 

“While providing luxury hospitality, Sensei remains committed to science-led, curated offerings designed with the Sensei Way in mind – organized around the paths of movement, rest and nourishment.”

The ultra-luxurious and tranquil wellness retreat will almost certainly have built-in golf and tennis supporters, as Ellison, a tennis fan, purchased the BNP Paribas Open and the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in 2009. 

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Sports enthusiasts can book a special well-being program that includes skill development as well as video analysis with a pro. The Optimal Wellbeing Program includes a team of interpreters who will analyze biomarker data from a complimentary wearable device that the guest will wear.

For those who want to simply pursue wellness and restoration, guests can enjoy time at  Porcupine Creek’s spa, and take part in yoga, meditation, fitness, or take in a lecture. The dining options will be nutritious and will “ignite the senses and provide optimal benefits,” according to Sensei Porcupine Creek.

According to the Global Wellness Summit, wellness tourism is one of the top ten trends for this year.

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