Six Senses Continues Management of Maldives’ Property

Six Senses Home Office, Bangkok – 2 September 2013

Six Senses Laamu is delighted to announce that it will be business as usual following the acquisition of the property by Singapore-based HPL through its subsidiary Leisure Frontiers Pvt Ltd. With the addition of the resort to HPL’s Maldives portfolio, the future looks brighter than ever as the new owners are planning property enhancements in concert with Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.

Designed and operated by Six Senses, the 97 villa eco-friendly property, with its award-winning Six Senses Spa, opened in 2011, in a ground-breaking and very successful move to be the first high-end island resort in the southern Maldives’ Laamu atoll. As well as a stunning location, with powder white sand and azure blue lagoon waters, it embraces Six Senses’ leadership in environmental and local community commitment.

The idyllic destination presents a wealth of activities offered by the resort. Dive enthusiasts will thrill to the early morning and evening dives, or have an entire excursion of underwater adventures planned for them. Water sports choices abound, with wakeboarding, water-skiing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, and the added bonus of the aspirational offshore Ying Yang wave for surfing enthusiasts.

Then there’s the dolphins, swimming and spinning along the shoreline. Private picnics are to be had on nearby deserted islands, barbecue dinners on the resort’s sandbank and full days of island hopping, where snorkelling and a delicious lunch enhance the castaway experience.

Announcing the acquisition, Stephen Lau, Chairman of HPL Hotels & Resorts stated, “As the new owners, we are extremely pleased that Six Senses will continue operating the property, which incorporates all the creativity and personal attention to detail for which Six Senses is renowned. The group’s pioneering position in the Maldives gives them a unique insight to target markets and to operating in the destination”.

His counterpart at Six Senses, CEO Neil Jacobs added, “I am very happy to have HPL as the new owner of a Six Senses resort. This is a wonderful culmination of more than twenty years of personal and professional relationships with executives of HPL, during which time the company has established an enviable record of being exceptional owners”.

The acquisition of Six Senses Laamu will be a seamless transition for trade and consumer sectors, with all programmes and commitments on-going.


Panorama View of Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Water Villa at Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Deck-a-dence and Longitude at Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Editor’s Notes:

About HPL Hotels & Resorts:

HPL Hotels & Resorts is a Singapore-based hospitality management company, operated and wholly owned by Singapore public-listed company Hotel Properties Limited (HPL), website at www.hotelprop.com and www.hplhotels.com.

HPL Hotels & Resorts manages 12 properties in Asia Pacific and the Indian Ocean. The HPL Group has ownership interests in 28 hotels in 12 countries.


About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas: 

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a management and development company, which manages resorts under the brand names Six Senses and Evason, plus Six Senses Spa.

Six Senses: A focus on the incredible natural beauty of locations, together with generous personal spaces, constantly creates something new to discover. Six Senses offers individual style with a unique and diverse design personality, plus a strong sense of community.

Six Senses Spa: A key element of all Six Senses properties, Six Senses Spa offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists.Six Senses Spa is also hosted by prestigious hotels and resorts in many other locations.

Evason introduces a collection of unique resorts that follow the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and to the community. Family friendly, these properties also present a strong value focus while offering a vast array of guest services, personal attention and facilities.

For further press information, please contact Benjawan Sudhikam (Ms) Director of Public Relations & Communications: ben@sixsenses.com or visit the website at www.sixsenses.com 

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