dcsimg Global Wellness Summit | Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Global Wellness Summit | Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Global Wellness Summit Honors

BANGKOK – October 19, 2017 – The 2017 Global Wellness Summit presented Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas with its Leader in Sustainability award. The annual conference, which was held in Palm Beach, Florida, brings together leaders and top-level decision makers from all parts of the world to solve shared problems and contribute to shaping the future of the wellness industry. The Global Wellness Awards honor outstanding industry leaders in seven categories.

Commenting on the prestigious award made to Neil Jacobs, the Global Wellness Summit affirms that human wellness is crucially linked to the health of the planet and environment, and that this award honors a leader or innovator in, or advocate for, sustainability in all its diverse forms. Neil Jacobs has combined his creative vision of global hospitality and his passion for sustainability, impacting how people view their destination experiences. The Leader in Sustainability award was presented by Mary Tabacchi, Global Wellness Summit advisory board member and PhD, RD, Professor Emerita at Cornell University.

Founded at the beginning of the 2000s, the spirit of the Global Wellness Summit is one of a shared purpose, where speakers, presenters and panelists refrain from promoting themselves and their companies to ensure that the exchange of ideas, debates and strategies are for the good of their industry, the consumers they serve and the planet they share.

In receiving the Leader in Sustainability award, Neil Jacobs said that he was accepting the award for everyone who makes up the Six Senses family and who works together with a common mission to promote responsible sustainability practices, and who keeps Six Senses at the forefront of innovation in the global hospitality and lifestyle sector. Sustainability is a key consideration in the development, design and daily operations at each Six Senses location. Efforts are made to act responsibly in measuring and minimizing each resort’s carbon footprint and impact on the environment, all through active management of energy, water, waste, biodiversity, purchasing and chemicals usage. 

Jacobs cited how Six Senses has successfully brought together the resort and spa operations with programs that combine the expertise of both.  The result so far includes Sleep With Six Senses, a program that helps guests get their best night’s sleep and Six Senses Integrated Wellness, a program that has been endorsed and developed by highly respected doctors and wellness professionals that blends high-tech science with ancient healing traditions, alternative therapies and holistic spa treatments.

New initiatives that will be launched in 2018 include Eat With Six Senses, a program that is based on a respect for local and seasonal food cultures and traditions, cutting-edge nutritional research and a commitment to sustainable practices. A Jet Lag program for guests and Grow With Six Senses which encourages healthy lifestyles for younger guests is also in the works.

Neil_Jacobs_Final_Mar17_lores.jpg
Neil Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spa awarded Leader in Sustainability at 2017 Global Wellness Summit.

Click here to download this image in high resolution

Water_SS_lores.jpg
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas features water-bottling plants at each resort. The effort reduces waste associated with shipping costs and plastic bottles.
Click here to download this image in high resolution

About
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 11 resorts and 30 spas in 20 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas.

Six Senses resorts are set in locations of incredible natural beauty that will stop you in your tracks, and an uncompromising level of service that will stay with you long after you’ve left. Each property has a distinctive personality, but shares a commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design. This award-winning approach extends to new openings, including the urban concept premiering in New York in 2019.

Six Senses Spas incorporate local healing traditions with holistic rejuvenation treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists and visiting practitioners. They constantly explore and rethink the typical spa model to offer pioneering wellness, not only in all resort spas, but also in standalone spas in prestigious hotels and premier class lounges.

Evason properties continue the philosophy to protect their natural environments and cultures. Family friendly, these properties also provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences.

For further information, please contact:

Benjawan Sudhikam (Ms.)
Director of Public Relations & Communications
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas 
T +66 2 631 9781
M +66 8 181 38234 
E ben@sixsenses.com

Close

Enquiry Form

Thank you your message has been sent

There has been a problem sending your email. Please try again in a few moments.