Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a company ahead

first_imgSix Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a company ahead of its time, envisioning a sustainable future for hospitality from its very foundation. On Wednesday 11 May, CEO Neil Jacobs invited select media guests, including LATTE, to journey through the brand and its development plans over an intimate dinner at Bennelong in the Sydney Opera House.While diners enjoyed Peter Gilmore’s signature dishes, such as roasted carrot salad and Macleay Valley suckling pig, Jacobs shared the group’s latest additions, such as the recent opening of Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain in China and the forthcoming properties, Six Senses Zil Pasyon on the Seychellois island of Felicité (due at the end of 2016) and Six Senses Fiji on Malolo Island (due in 2017), announced just this week.The new and developing properties join a portfolio of luxury retreats that are sensitive to not just the surrounding environment, but the surrounding communities. Jacobs emphasises the importance of recruiting locally with an eye to attitude rather than ability. This philosophy gives each Six Senses a thorough grounding in the fabric of its destination, and with it a more authentic experience for guests. With eight open resorts across China, the Maldives, Oman, Portugal, Thailand and Vietnam (plus two Evason Hotels Resorts Spas), the group is also looking to expand into Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Saint Lucia, Taiwan and Tunisia, as well as the announced Seychelles and Fiji properties, with 14 properties currently under development.Another key aspect of Six Senses’ identity is its health and wellbeing programmes. Aiming to “help people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them”, the group has created the Six Senses Wellness Board, partnering with clinical psychologist, Michael J. Breus, Ph.D; cardiac surgeon, Dr Steven Gundry; and Dr Mehmet Oz, a professor at the Department of Surgery at Columbia University. The Integrated Wellness programme allows guests to address all manner of health concerns, including nutrition, sleep, movement, holistic treatments, yoga and meditation, all in the comfort and luxury of Six Senses’ restorative destination resorts.Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailandlast_img read more