Zighy Bay, Oman - 15 January 2014 - Oman’s Leading Resort* Six Senses Zighy Bay is delighted to announce a great line-up of executives coming on board for the 2014 season and beyond: Resort Manager Paul Jordaan, Executive Chef Richard Lee and Executive Assistant Manager in Rooms (E.A.M.) Lizzie Baxter, have been welcomed to the fold!
The three newest additions to the management team join General Manager Axel Jarosch on site at the multi award-winning beach and spa resort located on Oman's Musandam Peninsula. Vice President of Resort Operations John Philipson commented on the recruitment, “We are extremely pleased to see Richard Lee and Lizzie Baxter take on their new roles; the experience obtained from Evason Ma’in, Jordan and Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam adds strength to the resort’s management team. The addition of Paul Jordaan as Resort Manager further strengthens the team at the resort as it continues to grow and develop as a prime market leader and much lauded resort.”
Paul Jordaan brings to his role an extensive background in boutique luxury brands throughout Africa, Asia, Great Britain and North America. He relocated from a Regional General Manager position with Aman Resorts in India and Sri Lanka. Bringing with him a strong foundation of food and beverage management, Paul has been an Executive Manager since 2007 as Hotel Manager at Point Grace on Turks and Caicos, B.V.I. An avid outdoorsman, Paul is currently the resort’s only South African host, thus increasing the resort’s nationality lineup to twenty seven.
Richard Lee’s inter-company transfer as Executive Chef places him at his third Six Senses property; following three years as Opening Executive Chef and Brand Champion at Six Senses Con Dao in Vietnam, and two years as Opening Executive Chef at Evason Ma’in in Jordan. Prior to joining Six Senses in 2008, Richard worked with Hilton Hotels throughout the UK, and has led professionally in the kitchen since 1997. Richard has wasted no time in his new position, already finalizing the senior members of the resort’s culinary team for 2014.
Lizzzie Baxter joins as Executive Assistant Manager in Rooms alongside E.A.M. Isaline Goy. Also an inter-company transfer, Lizzie brings forth her experience from Evason Ma’in as Revenue Manager for two years and Six Senses Con Dao, as Executive Assistant Manager for three years, which includes the resort’s opening. Prior to international exposure in 2008, Lizzie worked out of her home country in the UK from 1996, in room and revenue management for some prominent hotels.
General Manager Axel Jarosch welcomed the executives to the resort just in time for the peak festive season, “Working alongside Paul and with the leadership of Richard, Lizzie and the experienced on-site management team is a strong way for us to finish out the year and begin the next. Together we aim to advance Six Senses Zighy Bay into its new era of crafted experiences.”
All-star executive line up: Executive Chef - Richard Lee, Executive Assistant Manager in Rooms - Lizzie Baxter and Resort Manager - Paul Jordan join Six Senses Zighy Bay
The Main Pool in a dramatic setting at Six Senses Zighy Bay
* Six Senses Zighy Bay has been awarded annually since 2010 as Oman’s Leading Resort.by the World Travel Awards.
Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. The setting of 82 authentic, village-style pool villas is spectacular, guarded by the dramatic Hajar Mountains and private sandy beach.
Guests have a diverse selection of memorable dining experiences, from a mountain top restaurant serving international cuisine together with spectacular views, to regional specialties at the Shua Shack, Vinotheque and Wine Cellar. For a change of pace, in-villa dining is an intimate and most enjoyable experience, which personal butlers will be pleased to arrange.
Six Senses Spa at Zighy Bay is a refuge for mind and body, a sanctuary of ultimate wellbeing committed to delivering integrated wellness experiences. The spa combines peace, tranquillity, fitness and health with ancient and modern holistic treatments from expert in-house and visiting wellness practitioners.
Adventures start with paraglide arrival into Zighy Bay and invites guests to experience the culture of Oman with the buzz of chic a lifestyle. Dhow cruises, trekking, mountain biking or rock climbing and customised tours suit both the active guest and the guest who prefers to sit back and relax - taking in all that this rich and vibrant culture has to offer.
About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a hotel and spa management company comprised of nine resorts and 28 spas under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spa.
Set to double in size over the next three years, Six Senses operates resorts in far-flung locations featuring incredible natural beauty. Known for its unique and diverse design personality, each property is supported by a leadership commitment to community, sustainability and wellness.
Six Senses Spa offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists. Six Senses Spa is also located in prestigious hotels and resorts around the globe.
Evason introduces a collection of unique resorts that follow the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and to the community. Family friendly, these properties also provide a strong value focus while offering a vast array of guest services and personal attention.
For further information, please contact:
Benjawan Sudhikam (Ms)
Director of Public Relations & Communications
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
T+66 2 631 9781
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