It’s a big day in the hospitality world as Six Senses has announced it’s joining InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). The official deal? IHG purchased the group from private equity fund Pegasus Capital Advisors for $300 million—and it includes the management of 16 hotels and resorts, 37 spas and sister companies Evason and Raison d’Etre.
The Six Senses brand has gained a cult following over the years for its focus on sustainability, design, and wellness. The luxury spa is a key feature in the properties, offering personalized wellness programs, locally-inspired therapies, and yoga. Six Senses takes it one step further by integrating wellness into the entire hospitality experience (think Sleep with Six Senses, Eat with Six Senses). The portfolio currently comprises exciting new hotels like the Douro Valley resort in Portugal and a duo of urban hotels in Singapore. Six Senses expects to expand to 60 hotels within the next decade.
There are some buzzworthy projects in the pipeline: A private-island resort on Krabey in Cambodia, a circuit of five lodges in Bhutan, a hotel inside a 14th-century fort in Rajasthan. First up is Six Senses Krabey Island, which will show off its 40 villas and private plunge pools when it debuts on March 1, 2019.
InterContinental Hotels Group franchises, manages or owns more than 5,500 hotels in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,800 hotels in development. IHG continues to expand in leaps and bounds, currently incorporating luxury brands like Regent Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton, and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. Now Six Senses joins the roster.