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Six Senses Laamu Wins the First Ever BlueGreen360 Hotel/Resort of the Year Award - Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Six Senses Laamu Wins the First Ever BlueGreen360 Hotel/Resort of the Year Award

LAAMU, Maldives – April 19, 2017 – During the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) 2017 held in Singapore, Six Senses Laamu won the first ever BlueGreen360 award to be granted to a hotel or resort for their commitment to sustainable operations.

ADEX is the longest running and the largest dive expo in Asia having celebrated its 22nd year in 2017. In the three days of its duration it attracts up to 60,000 visitors and proudly presents world-renowned marine life artists, conservationists and photographers to speak about their passion and work towards marine life. This year ADEX was dedicated entirely to climate change and the impact it is having, and will have, on our oceans. The BlueGreen360 Awards are organized by the Coral Triangle Center (CTC) and Underwater360 (UW360), and supported by Blue Ocean Business Summit and Green Fins. 

The BlueGreen360 Awards celebrate businesses and individuals in the marine tourism industry which have proven their dedication to sustainable tourism within the communities they operate. The awards recognize marine tourism industry pioneers that are leading the way and are dedicated to inspiring and championing sustainable solutions in their day-to-day operations and sharing their invaluable knowledge and resources with the wider community. 

Six Senses Laamu takes pride in its innovative ideas, initiatives and in its engagement with the local communities in an attempt to protect the oceans for generations to come. In addition to its sustainable operations Six Senses Laamu has established partnerships over the past few years, which include Manta Trust and the Blue Marine Foundation, to reinforce its commitment to sustainability and marine conservation. 

Marteyne van Well, general manager of Six Senses Laamu, said, “Six Senses Laamu is delighted to have been recognized and proud to find ourselves amongst a remarkable group of business and individuals who all exhibited their exemplary commitment to environmental programs to protect marine biodiversity. We are inspired by the many individuals who consistently promote on-the ground marine conservation efforts that benefit the environment and the local community.”

This award follows the prestigious nomination as the only hotel in the world to become a finalist in the Responsible Business 2017 Ocean Awards. The Ocean Awards celebrates individuals, companies, legislators and projects that have made outstanding contributions to the health of the oceans. 

General Manager Marteyne van Well and the sustainability and marine conservation team
 
Six Senses Laamu wins the first ever BlueGreen360 Hotel/Resort of the Year Award

Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a beautiful coral house reef.

Most of the villas and facilities are built overwater, however beach villas and on-land dining is an option. All villas offer a sense of privacy and seclusion, with an amazing view to the Ocean and Maldivian nature.

Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world, a swimming pool with a sunken bar, an ice cream parlor, an overwater wine cellar and a signature Chill bar.

Many activities, excursions and options are available for everyone to enjoy, both over water and underwater, in addition to the Six Senses Spa.

About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 11 resorts and 29 spas in 20 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. Aggressive development plans will triple the portfolio over the next five years with resort, hotel and spa openings underway in Austria, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Nicaragua, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and United States.

Six Senses operates resorts in far-flung locations of incredible natural beauty known for their distinctive and diverse design personalities. Each of the nine properties is supported by a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design. Six Senses hotels which share the same vision and values found at their award-winning resorts will premiere in urban locations in 2019.

Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists. Six Senses Spas are located in all Six Senses and Evason resorts; 18 additional standalone spas are located in prestigious hotels and resorts as well as the premier class lounges of two major airports.

Evason introduces a collection of two 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:

Lora Hoare
Marketing Communications Manager
Six Senses Laamu
T +960 6800 800
M +960 79 44 800
E prex-laamu@sixsenses.com

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

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