InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has acquired Six Senses for $300 million from private equity fund Pegasus Capital Advisors. Six Senses currently manages 16 hotels and resorts, with 18 management contracts signed into its pipeline, and more than 50 further deals under active discussion. Following the acquisition Six Senses, which has been known for its wellness focus, is expected to grow to 60 hotels within the next 10 years. Neil Jacobs, Six Senses’ CEO, said IHG believes in his company’s purpose of merging wellness and sustainability to promote personal health, and the health of the planet. Joining forces with IHG, he said, “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.” IHG 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, he said, “offers something unique to our guests, and together they offer an unparalleled choice of locations and experiences.” The acquisition takes IHG’s portfolio of open and pipeline luxury hotels to 400 hotels (108,000 rooms) globally.