Purposeful travel: IHG is focusing on sustainability with the acquisition of Six Senses


IHG wants to merge the two Six Senses’ platforms of wellness and sustainability “to promote personal health, and the health of the planet.” IHG has agreed to acquire Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas and its management business for $300 million in cash.

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six senses zilpasyon seychelles; @six senses

Six Senses luxury wellness and spa resorts join the InterContinental Hotels Group to bring the passion for wellness, community, and sustainability to new exclusive destinations.

The $300 million cash acquisition from Pegasus Capital Advisors includes all of Six Senses’ brands and operating companies and does not include any real estate assets. Six Senses joins a growing number of luxury brands in the IHG family, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

Six Senses will sit at the top of IHG’s luxury portfolio, complementing the world’s largest luxury hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts; the recently acquired and repositioned Regent Hotels & Resorts; and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, for which IHG has secured a presence in 14 countries, since its acquisition of the brand in 2015. Today’s acquisition of Six Senses takes IHG’s portfolio of open and pipeline luxury hotels to 400 hotels (108,000 rooms) globally.

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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six senses zil pasyon seychelles; photos: @six senses

As part of the IHG family, Six Senses is expected to expand to 60 properties within the next 10 years. This includes incredible new Six Senses hotels and resorts 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.

Core to every Six Senses hotel and resort is a Six Senses Spa, where guests can relax, reconnect, and completely refresh. Guests are guided on a personal path to finding harmony and balance, to ensure positive and lasting benefits. Unique to the hospitality sector, 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.

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Six Senses Douro Valley Portugal; photos: @six senses

Six Senses Key hospitality awards:

2018, 2017: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas – Travel & Leisure, US – World’s Best Award, Top Hotel Brand;
2018: Skift 2018 Innovators in Travel, Hospitality and Aviation – Best Hotel Brand;
2018: Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain – Conde Nast Traveler, China – The Gold List 2018, Best Wellness Getaways in China;
2018: Six Senses Fiji – TIME Magazine – World’s Greatest Places Top 100
2018: Six Senses Douro Valley – Conde Nast Traveller, US – 2018 Gold List, Editors’ Favourite Hotels in the World
2016: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas – The Telegraph, UK – Travel Awards, Best Hotel Group.

Six Senses Douro Valley Portugal

Six Senses Douro Valley Portugal; photos: @six senses