Six Senses Brand Joins IHG
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InterContinental Hotels Group announced its acquisition of the Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas brand. The acquisition includes 16 hotels and resorts, with 18 properties in the pipeline and more than 50 potential properties under discussion. Six Senses is known for its luxury properties in exotic destinations such as the Seychelles, Maldives, Zighy Bay in Oman and more. The brand places a high focus on wellness and sustainability.
“Six Senses is an outstanding brand in the top-tier of luxury and one we’ve admired for some time. You only have to look at its iconic hotels and resorts to see how this acquisition will further round out our luxury offer. With a focus on wellness and sustainability, Six Senses has been voted the world’s top hotel brand for the past two years, which is testament to its impressive management team who bring deep experience to IHG’s luxury operations,” said Keith Barr, CEO, IHG.
“Six Senses’ attractive development pipeline provides us with a platform for high quality growth. With the power of the IHG enterprise, we believe we can expand Six Senses to more than 60 properties globally over the next decade. This acquisition continues the progress we’ve made against the strategic initiatives we outlined a year ago, which included a commitment to adding new brands in the fast-growing $60 billion luxury segment.”
The acquisition brings IHG’s total luxury properties to nearly 300 around the world, with more than 100 set to open in the upcoming years. IHG expects to expand the Six Senses brand to 60 properties within the next decade. New properties include a hotel and resort within a restored 14th-century fort in Rajasthan and the brand’s first hotel in North America, set across two towers in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood.