Six Senses crowned world’s top hotel brand

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has been named the Top Hotel Brand in the world by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.

The August issue of the magazine marks the 22nd edition of World’s Best, with more than 300,000 respondents submitting ratings in categories ranging from cities and hotels to airlines, cruise ships, and destination spas.

“We are super excited to receive this prestigious award from the readers of Travel + Leisure. Everyone at Six Senses could not be more proud, and deeply appreciative of the guests who took the time to vote,” Neil Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer at Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, was quoted in a statement as saying.

Jacobs credits the debut win to the values that the Six Senses brand is built on — incredible locations, sustainable practices and a deep commitment to pioneering wellness — along with a personalised and consistent approach to service.

“Across all of our 11 properties worldwide, day in and day out, our dedicated hosts make sure each stay is unique and memorable ensuring that our guests leave in a better place than when they arrived. Our owners and travel partners are also key contributors in delivering this winning guest experience,” he said.

According to Six Senses, the brand is expanding to more magical places around the globe, including new openings next year in Bhutan, Bali, Cambodia, Fiji and Turkey and development of the first urban property in New York’s art district opening in 2019. Six Senses will continue to focus on greeting new and returning guests with its empathetic and quirky take on hospitality, it said.

With a monthly circulation of over 950,000 readers, Travel + Leisure has been considered the leading travel authority in the world of publishing since it first hit the newsstands in 1937. Each year, the World’s Best survey takes place from November through March, inviting readers to participate through Travel + Leisure magazine, T+L tablet editions, newsletters, social media, and its website.

In Maldives, Six Senses runs the Six Senses Laamu, the only resort located in the relatively unexplored southern atoll of Laamu. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the resort prides itself on its commitment to sustainable operations and development as outlined by Agenda 21 and Green Globe Benchmarking.

At Six Senses Laamu, most of the villas and facilities are built overwater. However, beach villas and on-land dining is an option. All villas offer a sense of privacy and seclusion, with an amazing view to the Ocean and Maldivian nature.

Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world, a swimming pool with a sunken bar, an ice cream parlour, an overwater wine cellar and a signature Chill bar. Many activities, excursions and options are available for everyone to enjoy, both overwater and underwater, in addition to the Six Senses Spa.

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