From Ibiza to the Seychelles: IHG adds 3 more Six Senses resorts to IHG Rewards

Apr 23, 2021

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional information.


In early 2019, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) acquired Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. Ever since, IHG Rewards loyalists have excitedly waited for the day Six Senses properties would be bookable with IHG Rewards points. On 31 March 2021, six hotels joined IHG Rewards as part of a phased integration of selected Six Senses properties into the IHG Rewards programme.

  • Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
  • Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
  • Six Senses Botanique, Brazil
  • Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
  • Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
  • Six Senses Fiji, Fiji

Thursday, IHG Rewards announced the integration of three more Six Senses properties. In particular, IHG Rewards members can earn and redeem points and get elite benefits at the following Six Senses properties:

  • Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
  • Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey
  • Six Senses Ibiza (will be fully integrated before its opening in July)

Of course, you’re likely wondering what redemption rates look like at these Six Senses properties. So, today I’ll consider several redemption examples as well as take a look at benefits IHG Rewards members can get when staying at select Six Senses properties.

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Redeeming IHG points for Six Senses stays

You can redeem IHG points for stays at select Six Senses properties with a check-in date on or after 27 April 2021. Just like other IHG Rewards properties, award nights at these Six Senses hotels will utilise dynamic pricing. So, the number of points required will change as cash rates do.

However, some Six Senses properties have minimum stay requirements that vary based on your stay dates. But an IHG spokesperson confirmed eligible cobranded cardholders can get a fourth night reward at Six Senses properties when redeeming IHG points for stays of four nights or longer.

You can search for cash stays and award stays at the above Six Senses resorts through IHG Rewards or Six Senses. Here’s what I found when searching each of the six properties for stays on 6-8 July 2021 and 5-7 November 2021 (or similar dates for properties with more than a two-night minimum stay). I list the lowest price currently bookable when stating cash rates, even if it isn’t flexible.

Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand

Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand (Photo courtesy of IHG Rewards)

You can book a Hideaway Pool Villa using IHG Rewards points at Six Senses Yao Noi in Thailand. This one-bedroom villa is 1,658 square feet. However, when booking with points, your reservation is only refundable until 14 days of arrival. Here’s the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • 6-8 July 2021: £945 or 220,000 points (0.43p per point)
  • 5-7 November 2021: £1,315 or 220,000 points (0.59p per point)

Related: Second Cities: Destinations to add onto a trip to Bangkok

Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
Six Senses Laamu, Maldives (Photo courtesy of IHG Rewards)

You can book a Lagoon Water Villa using IHG Rewards points at Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives. This villa is 1,160 square feet. However, when booking with points, your reservation is only refundable until 14 days of arrival. Here’s the current pricing for two sample stays (note, I searched for four-night stays since that’s the minimum stay requirement for this property):

  • 6-10 July 2021: £1,814 or 400,000 points (0.45p per point)
  • 5-9 November 2021: £3,272 or 400,000 points (0.82p per point)

Six Senses Botanique, Brazil

Six Senses Botanique
Six Senses Botanique, Brazil (Photo courtesy of IHG Rewards)

You can book a mountain view suite using IHG Rewards points at Six Senses Botanique in Brazil. This suite is 645 square feet. However, when booking with points, your reservation is only refundable until 14 days of arrival. Here’s the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • 6-8 July 2021: £885 or 475,000 points (0.19p per point)
  • 5-7 November 2021: Dates are blocked as “no arrival”

Related: These are the best times to visit Brazil

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam (Photo courtesy of IHG Rewards)

You can book a Hill Top Pool Villa using IHG Rewards points at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam. This villa is 1,700 square feet and has an ocean view. However, when booking with points, your reservation is only refundable until seven days of arrival. Here’s the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • 6-8 July 2021: £1,434 or 150,000 points (0.96p per point)
  • 5-7 November 2021: £1,193 or 150,000 points (0.8p per point)

Related: You’ll want to save your IHG points for these Six Senses properties

Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia (Photo courtesy of IHG Rewards)

You can book a Sky Suite using IHG Rewards points at Six Senses Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia. This suite is 1,160 square feet. However, when booking with points, your reservation is only refundable until seven days of arrival. Here’s the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • 6-8 July 2021: £519 or 120,000 points (0.43p per point)
  • 5-7 November 2021: £519 or 120,000 points (0.43p per point)

Six Senses Fiji, Fiji

Six Senses Fiji
Six Senses Fiji (Photo courtesy of IHG Rewards)

You can book a Hideaway Pool Villa using IHG Rewards points at Six Senses Fiji. This villa is 1,200 square feet. However, when booking with points, your reservation is only refundable until 30 days of arrival. Here’s the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • 6-13 July 2021 (7-night minimum stay for check-in on 6 July): £6,206 but no award availability
  • 5-7 November 2021: £1,338 or 200,000 points (0.67p per point)

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles

Six Senses Zil Pasyon
Six Senses Zil Pasyon (Photo courtesy of IHG Rewards)

You can book a Panorama Pool Villa using IHG Rewards points at Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles. This villa is 2,150 square feet. However, when booking with points, your reservation is only refundable until 30 days of arrival. Here’s the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • 6-8 July 2021: £2,913 or 400,000 points (0.73p per point)
  • 5-7 November 2021: £3,333 or 400,000 points (0.83p per point)

Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey

Six Senses Kaplankaya
Six Senses Kaplankaya (Photo courtesy of IHG Rewards)

You can book a Ridge Terrace Room using IHG Rewards points at Six Senses Kaplankaya in Turkey. This sea view room is between 442 and 491 square feet. However, when booking with points, your reservation is only refundable until seven days of arrival. Here’s the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • 6-8 July 2021: £938 or 160,000 points (0.59p per point)
  • 5-7 October 2021 (since 5-7 November is unavailable): £590 or 160,000 points (0.37p per point)

Six Senses Ibiza

Six Senses Six Senses Ibiza
Six Senses Ibiza (Photo courtesy of IHG Rewards)

The base room at Six Senses Ibiza is the Deluxe room. So presumably, this will be the room type that becomes bookable with points before the hotel opens in July. Here’s the current pricing for two sample stays in a Deluxe room:

  • 10-12 July  2021 (since the first day you can book is July 10): £2,130 but not bookable with points yet
  • 5-7 October 2021 (since 5-7 November is unavailable): £1,006 but not bookable with points yet

IHG perks at Six Senses properties

Six Senses properties are often relatively small. And many offer non-traditional service delivery methods. As such, some IHG Rewards benefits may differ or not be available at select Six Senses properties. For example, the welcome amenity for IHG Rewards elite members at Six Senses properties is an in-room wellness platter. And if the hotel’s best flex rate includes breakfast, then breakfast is also included on reward night stays at Six Senses properties for all IHG Rewards members.

Additionally, InterContinental Ambassador, Royal Ambassador and Kimpton Inner Circle members get the following additional benefits when staying at Six Senses properties:

  • Complimentary breakfast for two each day in the main restaurant
  • A signature amenity of either a complimentary 50-minute Six Senses Spa massage for two or local experience once per stay
    • The Signature Amenity varies by resort, is subject to availability and will be confirmed upon arrival
  • Complimentary one category room upgrade (subject to availability, excluding residences and two-bedroom or greater suites/villas)
  • Extended check-out of 4 p.m. (subject to availability for InterContinental Ambassador members)
  • Early check-in of 10 a.m. (subject to availability for InterContinental Ambassador members)
    • In circumstances where the room is not available at 10 a.m., the hotel may check you into another available room until the room you booked becomes available

Finally, IHG confirmed that all of the above benefits are available regardless of whether you book a paid stay through eligible methods or redeem IHG Rewards points.

Bottom line

IHG Rewards has been working to improve the luxury end of its portfolio. After all, you can now book more than 300 Mr and Mrs Smith properties through IHG Rewards. And IHG is rapidly expanding its voco footprint. So, it’s great that IHG Rewards is progressively adding more Six Senses properties to its program.

For the sample Six Senses stays I searched, I found redemption rates that ranged from an excellent 0.96 cents per point to a modest 0.19 cents per point. So, be sure to check your redemption rate before deciding to book with IHG points instead of cash.

Featured image of Six Senses Ibiza courtesy of IHG Rewards.

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