BANGKOK — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has acquired Six Senses Hotels Resort Spas in a blockbuster deal valued at US$300 million.
The sale includes the management of 16 hotels and resorts, 37 spas and sister companies Evason and Raison d’Etre. Following the acquisition, Six Senses is expected to grow to 60 hotels within the next 10 years, including a restored 14th-century fort in Rajasthan, villas on a private island in Cambodia, and the brand’s first hotel in North America – a duo of twisting towers near the High Line in Manhattan.
“This is an exciting new era for Six Senses,” said CEO Neil Jacobs, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. “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.”
IHG’s Chief Executive Keith Barr also added: “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.”
Six Senses, which includes 16 award-winning properties in 12 countries, joins a growing number of luxury brands in the IHG family, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (the world’s largest luxury hotel brand), Regent Hotels & Resorts, and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Across all four brands, guests can now enjoy nearly 300 luxury hotels around the world, with more than 100 set to open in the coming years.