Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Recognizes Hosts as Magic Behind Third Top Hotel Brand Win
PUBLISHED July 10, 2019
Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has been voted the world's No. 1 Hotel Brand for
the third year in a row by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, the
largest and most influential travel magazine in the United States.
A meaningful brand is at the heart of any thriving business. It is what people
connect to more than any product. According to Chief Executive Officer Neil
Jacobs, there is no promotion or offer in the world that can influence brand
love as much as employees, "This is a joyful opportunity to recognize our
hosts, who live our values and project what our brand stands for every day.
They create the magic behind each meaningful guest experience, so this win is
for them. I am blown away by the readers of Travel + Leisure and their
continued endorsement for our commitment to wellness, sustainability and fun
and quirky way of doing things."
The Six Senses brand unites a diverse, multinational and multicultural
portfolio of properties, with each host bringing the values to life in their
Working at Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Sales and Marketing Coordinator Pedro says:
"Wellness and sustainability really go hand in hand as one concept for me,
as a core pillar of Six Senses and core value of mine. I try and help wherever
I can, from beach clean-ups and mindful resource usage, to avoiding printing
and limiting waste by reusing and recycling. As they say, you don't need one
person to do sustainability perfectly, you need eight billion people doing it
Six Senses Samui Sustainability Coordinator Tanita runs on the beach every
morning, as this gives her positive energy to be ready for work: "I
motivate other hosts and show them how to make our own products such as candles
and mosquito sprays. Everyone has a lot more awareness on sustainability
compared to a few years ago."
For Six Senses Laamu Sustainability Manager Megan, sustainability is part of
everyone's job, not just her own. "I hope to inspire people to incorporate
sustainability into their work and their home lives, so that it becomes second
nature. It is not exclusive. I used to do an evening sustainability
presentation but it sounded so boring! So I turned it into a Trivia Quiz. That
got people interested and drew them in, so that I could tell them about all of
the great work we do in sustainability."
Esther has recently moved into HR, and believes wellness and sustainability are
fundamental to all hosts: "Everyone should take a moment for themselves on
a daily basis, to simply relax or just think about their day which is why we
incorporate so many activities related to wellness, from yoga to sound healing.
At the same time, we ensure we are minimizing our use of resources such as
paper or plastic. We are all hard working, but it is also important to have a
Fun is high up on the priority list at Six Senses Fiji, where Guest Services
Supervisor Sairusi immerses his guests in stories about Fijian culture and
history. Working at the resort's Grow With Six Senses club, Alisi embraces this
core value throughout the day: "We perform the meke to all guests and we
make sure to get them all involved in the tuiboto (conga line). Everyone has a
laugh and it brings the guests together. Living on an island means it is
important to be sustainable and every morning we take the kids to Cluckingham
Palace to collect their eggs."
At the corporate office in Bangkok, PR Assistant Wanpiti implements wellness
and sustainable habits into her daily work and lifestyle, "Habits are
often perceived as a cage or a restriction, but I find this to be an effective
tool - once you master the habit itself, it becomes automatic and therefore
convenient in nature. Living in an urban setting can be a little challenging
due to convenience culture; however, with a little adaption, I take public
transport and also reuse as much as I can, for example bottles and cloth
In addition to its pioneering wellness offering, Six Senses also extends the
invitation for guests to take part in sustainability initiatives that ensure
local communities and ecosystems continue to thrive. From Earth Labs to coral
colonies and manta ray research to supporting local schools, Six Senses works
with owners and travel partners to offer guests unique opportunities to travel
beyond the destination into first-hand discovery.
The August issue of Travel + Leisure marks the 24th edition of World's Best,
with hundreds of thousands of respondents rating hotel brands on their
locations, rooms and facilities, food, service, and overall value. With a
monthly circulation of 950,000 and 6.7 million readers, the publication, which
first hit newsstands in 1937, promotes the survey from November through March
via the print magazine, tablet editions, newsletters, social media and website.
About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts
Spas is one of
the worlds leading operators of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, managing 18
hotels and resorts across 14 countries, plus 37 spas under the brand names Six
Senses, Evason, Six Senses Spas and Raison dEtre. There are a further 17
hotels and resorts signed into its development pipeline. In February 2019, Six
Senses became part of the IHGÂ®
(InterContinental Hotels Group) family of hotel brands.