Zil Pasyon, luxury resort in Seychelles, part of mass sale to InterContinental Hotels Group

The Six Senses hotels, resorts and spas including Zil Pasyon luxury resort on Seychelles’ Félicité island have joined the InterContinental Hotels Group.
The Six Senses hotels resorts and spas said in a statement this week that the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) purchased the hospitality and wellness company from private equity fund Pegasus Capital Advisors for $300 million.
“This is an exciting new era for Six Senses,” said Neil Jacobs, the Chief Executive. 
“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,” said Jacobs.
The IHG’s Chief Executive, Keith Barr said, “IHG’s growing portfolio of luxury brands is a collection of the very best in the travel industry. Each one offers something unique to our guests, and together they offer an unparalleled choice of locations and experiences.”
He added that “we’re incredibly proud to welcome Six Senses into 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.”  
The sale includes the management of 16 hotels and resorts, 37 spas and sister companies Evason and Raison d’Etre.
The Six Senses hotels, resorts and spas have the Zil Pasyon on Félicité, the fifth-largest island of the Seychelles archipelago in the western Indian Ocean. The luxury resort with 30 pool villas opened in September 2016 and was featured on the Luxury Travel Expert list of the Top 10 best luxury resorts in the Seychelles and Africa’s most astonishing beach retreats.
Speaking to SNA via email, the general manager at Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Hilton Hastings, said, “Six Senses Zil Pasyon is very excited to have the support of IHG. The acquisition presents a unique opportunity for Six Senses Zil Pasyon to reach new guests and share our commitments to sustainability and conservation in Seychelles with an even wider audience.”
Hastings added that “we look forward to continue to inspire travellers to visit Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles and are confident that with IHG behind us, our hosts and local communities will also benefit.”
The InterContinental Hotels Group is a global organisation that leases, manages or owns more than 5,500 hotels and approximately 826,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries.
As part of the InterContinental Hotels Group, Six Senses is expected to open properties in surprising locations.
Source: Seychelles News Agency