(15 Sep 2021) Six Senses has signed a deal with Singapore-based Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) to take over the management of what will be Six Senses’ second resort in Maldives.
Located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, the resort currently operates as the Kanuhura Maldives and encompasses three private islands – two deserted neighboring islands – Jehunuhura and Masleggihuraa – and Kanuhura itself.
The property will adopt the Six Senses brand in late 2022 as a northerly sister to the popular Six Senses Laamu.
The Six Senses Kanuhura, a 40-minute seaplane flight from the main international airport on Malé, will feature 80 overwater, beach and family villas offering sunset or sunrise views.
Over the coming months, the resort will be renovated with plans for the overwater villas to feature private pools, new family suites, new dining concepts and a new wellness offering will all improve the guest experience.
Below the water, the Lhaviyani Atoll offers more than 40 dive sites for exploring marine life. In the coming months, new watersport activities and high-performance equipment will be added in partnership with Ocean Wings, a subsidiary of Ocean Group Maldives.
“Six Senses Kanuhura is an unique opportunity to combine our three best-loved ideals in life: sustainability, wellness and locally themed experiences,” said Six Senses Chief Executive Officer, Neil Jacobs. “By day, your feet will be sandy and your hair salty. By night, surrender to the spa and your skin will be smoothed, your soul will be soothed, and your mood will be as sparkling as your sundowner.”
HPL currently owns 41 hotels and resorts in 15 countries, of which 8 are in Maldives.
Stephen Lau, Executive Director of HPL and Chairman of HPL’s Hotel Division, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with Six Senses on our latest acquisition in the Republic of Maldives. Kanuhura is one of the few pristine islands blessed with amazing natural beauty. We are confident that Six Senses will be able to bring to Kanuhura what it has achieved at its sister resort, Six Senses Laamu: a high degree of sustainable sophistication in a natural environment coupled with unparalleled service.”