HPL acquires Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
Maldives.net.mv – Singapore-based HPL Hotels & Resorts purchased the resort located in the southern Maldives’ Laamu atoll through its subsidiary Leisure Frontiers, and plans to enhance the 97-villa property in the future.
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas will continue to operate the Six Senses Laamu even after the property’s acquisition by new owners.
Designed and operated by Six Senses, the 97 villa eco-friendly property, with its award-winning Six Senses Spa, opened in 2011, in a move to be the first high-end island resort in the southern Maldives’ Laamu atoll.
“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,” said Stephen Lau, chairman, HPL Hotels & Resorts.
“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,” said Neil Jacobs, chief executive officer, Six Senses.
The acquisition of Six Senses Laamu will be a seamless transition for both trade and consumer sectors, with all programmes currently ongoing.
The hotel brands managed by HPL Hotels & Resorts include Concorde Hotels, Hard Rock Hotels and The Boutique Collection. Six Senses Laamu’s marks the parent company – Hotel Properties Limited’s sixth resort in the Maldives. The other properties are Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru; Gili Lankanfushi; Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma; and Rihiveli Beach Resort.