Six Senses announces expansion plans

Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spas announced five new-build properties across five countries. All are scheduled for completion by 2016.

The new additions will include the brand’s western hemisphere debut, with properties under development in St. Lucia, Dominican Republic and Colombia; its first presence in Bhutan; and the opening of Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain, China at the end of 2013.

The growth of the brand comes under new leadership, with Wolf Hengst as executive chairman and Neil Jacobs as CEO of Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spas. Hengst and Jacobs will work hand-in-hand to shape Six Senses strategic vision. Bernhard Bohnenberger, president of Six Senses, continues in that role reporting directly to Jacobs. Anna Bjurstam also joins the executive team as VP of spa and wellness for the brand.

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In addition to the physical expansion, Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spas is introducing a new visual identity, which will be launched with a new web site in early March. The new branding will place emphasis on the “refined and modern traits of Six Senses, while preserving its philosophy of being part of the local culture, yet in tune with the wider world.”

Six Senses resorts and spas are currently operating in Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Europe. There are 29 Six Senses Spas found in locations from South America and the Caribbean to the mountains of Gstaad, and Asia, as well as the following Six Senses and Evason-branded resort properties: Six Senses Laamu (Maldives), Six Senses Zighy Bay (Oman), Six Senses Yao Noi (Thailand), Six Senses Samui (Thailand), Six Senses Con Dao (Vietnam) and Six Senses Ninh Van Bay (Vietnam).

Other properties include: Six Senses Saigon River (Vietnam), Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain (China), Evason Ana Mandara (Vietnam), Evason Hua Hin (Thailand) and Evason Ma’In (Jordan).

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