Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has been voted the world’s No. 1 Hotel Brand for the second consecutive year by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, the largest and most influential travel magazine in the United States. In addition, Six Senses Yao Noi has been named the No. 1 Resort Hotel in Southeast Asia.
The double accolade confirms how Six Senses is satisfying travelers through its core values of sustainability, pioneering wellness, a fun and quirky vibe, unique experiences, local sensibility and emotional hospitality that begins with empathy. Across all its properties, the enduring purpose is to help guests reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.
Receiving the awards at a special cocktail celebration in New York City, Neil Jacobs, chief executive officer at Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas said, “We are thrilled to receive this award for the second year in a row. On behalf of our entire community of hosts who care about creating out-of-the-ordinary experiences for our guests, we could not be more honored and grateful by the readers of Travel + Leisure, who took the time to vote. It is a special joy to receive the award in New York, where our first US hotel – Six Senses New York – is under construction at The Eleventh and getting ready to open in 2019.”
Six Senses continues to win hearts and minds, with 2018 seeing the brand’s expansion to Bali, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Singapore and Turkey. Six Senses currently manages 16 resorts and hotels plus 31 spas. Neil Jacobs went on to say that the Six Senses brand is not just about the latest in luxury or outrageously beautiful locations (although those are important too), but also its sustainable practices and commitment to groundbreaking wellness initiatives. He added that Six Senses is careful to establish consistent quality and standards without being formulaic. “Each property brings our brand to life in their own playful and unique way. Our owners and travel partners are also key contributors in delivering this winning guest experience.”
The August issue of Travel + Leisure marks the 23rd edition of World’s Best, with more than 300,000 respondents rating hotel brands on their locations, rooms and facilities, food, service, and overall value.