IHG aims to boost its luxury portfolio by harnessing Six Senses’ expertise in wellness and sustainability.
To boost its growing luxury portfolio, IHG has purchased Bangkok-based Six Senses for US$300 million. This move will encompass the management of 16 hotels and resorts, 37 spas, as well as sister companies Evason and Raison d’Etre.
Following this acquisition, Six Senses is expected to grow to 60 hotels within the next decade.
Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs says: “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.”
Over the next 12 months, travelers can look forward to new Six Senses properties in various destinations, such as the private island of Krabey in Cambodia, a circuit of five lodges in Bhutan, and a 14th-century restored fort in Rajasthan.
Other exciting properties in the works include a desert hideaway in Israel’s Negev Desert, the transformation of a series of 19th-century mansions in Istanbul, as well as the group’s first project in North America—a contemporary duo of twisting towers designed by Bjarke Ingles located along the High Line in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood.
IHG notes that Six Senses’ dedication to a great wellness experience for its guests will continue to be a guiding light for its growing portfolio. CEO of IHG Keith Barr said: “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.”
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