InterContinental Hotels Group Acquires Six Senses

Ocean Pool Villa at Six Senses Krabey Island

Up to 60 new Six Senses properties will open over the next ten years under the ownership of InterContinental Hotels Group

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced it has purchased Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. The luxury brand is the latest to join the IHG family, which currently includes InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, and Kimpton Hotels & Resorts.

A number of Six Senses properties were already set to open in new locations in the next 12 months, including a restored 14th-century fort in Rajasthan, a private island of Krabey in Cambodia, and also the group’s first project in North American—a contemporary duo of twisting towers designed by Bjarke Ingles near the High Line in Manhattan’s West Chelsea. Up to 60 Six Senses hotels will open within the next 10 years, with other projects currently underway in Austria, Brazil, Mainland China, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, and also Israel’s Negev Desert.

“We’re incredibly proud to welcome Six Senses in to 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,” said IHG’s Chief Executive Officer, Keith Barr.

The Six Senses brand is known for its focus on wellness and sustainability. Instead of wellness being limited to the Six Senses Spa, Six Senses has integrated wellness into all aspects of their guests’ stays, including the food they eat and the way they sleep. Guests are guided on a personal path to finding harmony and balance, to ensure positive and lasting benefits. Sleep With Six Senses, Eat With Six Senses, and the latest, Grow With Six Senses children’s initiative have all been successful programs so far.

Six Senses Chief Executive Officer, Neil Jacobs, said the two brands are perfectly aligned in their wellness ethe. “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,” he stated.

Following the completion of the merger, guests will be able to book their Six Senses stay through IHG’s booking platforms as well as reap the advantages of the IHG Rewards Club loyalty program, which is already offered at more than 5500 hotels around the world.

Across IHG’s four leading luxury brands, guests can now enjoy nearly 300 luxury hotels around the world, with more than 100 set to open in the coming years.

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