By: | Posted on: Sep 16, 2021

Aerial view of Kanuhura (Credit: Six Senses)

SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - Singapore-listed Hotel Properties (HPL) and Six Senses are collaborating for the second time on a property located on the Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives.

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HPL had acquired the resort, known as Kanuhura Maldives, from Mauritian hotel group Sun Resorts earlier this year.

The property will adopt the Six Senses brand in late 2022 and will be a sister resort to Six Senses Laamu, HPL and Six Senses’ first collaboration.

“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,” says Stephen Lau, executive director of HPL and chairman of HPL’s hotel division.

“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,” Lau adds.

Currently, HPL owns 41 hotels and resorts in 15 countries, with eight of them located in the Maldives.

Under the Six Senses brand, Kanuhura, which is a 40-minute seaplane flight from the main international airport on Malé, will offer 80 private overwater, beach and spacious family villas.

The retreat encompasses three private islands - Kanuhura itself, along with two deserted neighbouring islands.

Enhancements are planned for the resort over the coming months, including an upgrade of the overwater villas to include private pools, new family suites, new dining concepts and a wellness offering. New watersport activities and high-performance equipment will also be added in partnership with Ocean Group Maldives.

“Six Senses Kanuhura is a unique opportunity to combine our three best-loved ideals in life: sustainability, wellness and locally themed experiences,” says Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs.


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