CON DAO, Vietnam – August 7, 2018 – Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has appointed Christoph Holzapfel as general manager of Six Senses Con Dao, set on Vietnam’s breathtaking Con Son Island. Joining Six Senses Con Dao from his previous role of resort general manager at JA Manafaru in the Maldives, Christoph brings more than 25 years of experience to this role, having worked with international and independent hotel groups.
Coming from a strong culinary background as an experienced executive chef, Christoph had extensive experience in Africa leading teams in restaurants as executive chef in South Africa and Tanzania as well as general management roles in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa with the Orient Express group, Abercrombie and Kent and various independent lodges and camps. He has also worked with Anantara as general manager in Abu Dhabi and has been involved with several resort pre-openings.
With a passion for good food along with a keen interest in wines, Christoph’s inspiration for food began at the tender age of six years in Stellenbosch, South Africa where he would don an apron and stand behind the Sunday brunch at The Lanzerac Hotel and Spa in Stellenbosch then graduating to cooking flapjacks at the live cooking station and interacting with guests. Now, 20 years later he held the role as executive sous chef at The Marine Hermanus, a five-star Relais et Chateau property on the clifftops of Hermanus.
Christoph, who is an accomplished scuba diver and amateur photographer describes this posting as a coming home as he is accompanied by his Vietnamese-born wife, Thuy Nguyen.
Christoph Holzapfel joins Six Senses Con Dao as general manager.
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About Six Senses Con Dao
Six Senses Con Dao is located in a national and marine park. Comprising 50 contemporary pool villas, it offers several dining options with seafood and a focus on world cuisine. The Six Senses Spa has a backdrop of the Lo Voi Mountains, plus there are activities to entertain all ages.
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 16 hotels and resorts and 30 spas in 21 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. The portfolio will triple over the next five years with resort, hotel and spa openings underway in Austria, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, St. Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.
Six Senses properties share a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the enduring purpose is to help people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.
Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 16 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.
Evason follows the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and the community. Its two unique resorts provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love.