“India is an emerging market in its appetite for luxury experience,” said Samir Patel, managing director of Six Senses Spas. The luxury hotel operator has two more projects coming up in Pune and one in Mumbai. “We will also bring our second brand, Evason, in India after Six Senses,” Patel said.
These luxury hoteliers will also be eyeing the increasing number of upper middle class households for luxury services such as spas, say industry experts.
“Since a couple of decades, wealth shift is happening towards Asian countries, so luxury companies are trying to establish their presence in India and infusing capital,” said Abhishek Dadlani, founder and chief executive of Lushescapes, a travel firm that promises luxury holidays. “In India, there is a growing number of billionaires.”Siz Senses Resorts and Spas has 10 properties across Asia and Europe