IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has acquired the ultra-luxurious Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas – and guests will soon able to book their Six Senses stay through IHG’s booking platforms.
Six Senses focuses on wellness and sustainability, with each hotel and resort set in a location of stunning natural beauty.
Following the acquisition, Six Senses is expected to expand to 60 properties within the next 10 years. New Six Senses hotels and resorts range from a restored 14th-century fort in Rajasthan, to villas on a private island in Cambodia, and the brand’s first hotel in North America – a contemporary duo of twisting towers designed by Bjarke Ingles near the High Line in Manhattan’s West Chelsea.
IHG chief executive, Keith Barr, described IHG’s growing portfolio of luxury brands as “a collection of the very best in the travel industry. Each one offers something unique to our guests, and together they offer an unparalleled choice of locations and experiences.
“We’re incredibly proud to welcome Six Senses into our family of brands and look forward to opening more stunning hotels, resorts and spas – each one staying true to Six Senses’ world-renowned reputation for wellness and an unwavering commitment to purposeful travel.”
Every Six Senses hotel and resort features a Six Senses Spa, “where guests can relax, reconnect, and completely refresh”.
Six Senses aims to guide guests on a personal path to finding harmony and balance, to ensure positive and lasting benefits.
“Six Senses has also taken wellness out of the spa and integrated it across the entire stay, helping guests learn something new and reconnect with themselves, others, and the world around them,” according to a recent company statement.
“This is an exciting new era for Six Senses,” Six Senses chief executive, Neil Jacobs, commented on the IHG acquisition.
“IHG believes in our purpose to merge the two platforms of wellness and sustainability to promote personal health, and the health of the planet. Joining forces with IHG means we can use a wealth of systems and operational excellence to grow our brand and reach new markets without losing our quirky personality and playful touch.”
Featuring properties in 12 countries, Six Senses runs some of the world’s most enticing hotels, resorts and spas, including: a 19th-century wine estate in the Douro Valley (Portugal), breathtaking island resorts in the Seychelles and Maldives, beachside retreats in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Oman, a city escape in Singapore, and residences in the mountains of Courchevel (France).
Six Senses joins a growing number of luxury brands in the IHG family, including:
- InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, which claims the title of world’s largest luxury hotel brand, having recently celebrated the opening of its 200th hotel and was named World’s Leading Hotel Brand title for the 12th time at the World Travel Awards (WTA).
- Regent Hotels & Resorts, also recently acquired and now undergoing a repositioning, which celebrates the brand’s heritage and legacy. This collection of modern hotels and resorts was founded in 1970.
- KimptonHotels & Restaurants, the industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique concept to the US. The brand is now set to open in 20 new destinations including Mexico City, Paris, Barcelona, Bali and Shanghai.
Through these four IHG leading luxury brands, guests can enjoy nearly 300 luxury hotels around the world, with more than 100 set to open in the coming years.
Edited by Peter Needham