14 Jan 2014

Heartfelt hospitality with Six Senses Hotels, Resorts, Spas

Having only just recently launched a brand new spa in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is rapidly making its lavish, yet thoughtful, presence known around the globe, promoting wellness, sensitivity and creativity.

Neil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses Hotels, Resorts, Spas, a hospitality veteran with more than three decade's of experience, exclusively explained to TTG MENA Luxury that the brand itself is looking to further bolster its wellness influence in the Middle East, expressing his concern for the wellbeing of Middle Easterners.

"We want to change the Middle East’s perspective of wellness. We want to play a role in changing people’s lives and habits. This is the right time for this,” noted Jacobs.

With emotional luxury infused with environmental consideration the core of its ethos, Jacobs shared the heart and soul of the brand.

We, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, are quirky; we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

"For us it is all about emotional hospitality. How do you touch people? We want to connect people to each other and we like to think of ourselves as being refreshingly human,” enthused Jacobs, a man with a fantastic sense of humour, overflowing with charismatic charm. 

When asked to describe Six Senses’ ideology in three simple words, Jacobs – taking a minute to select only the most appropriate words – smiled and answered: “Honest. Healthful. Heartfelt. Six Senses is not about exclusivity. We are about inclusivity.”

Currently operating nine hotels and 29 spas, the hospitality company recently announced another 10 projects in the pipeline, including its inaugural diamond in southeast Asia on Qing Cheng Mountain in China – a UNESCO world heritage site.