BANGKOK – January 10, 2018 – Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is pleased to announce that Jeffery Smith has been promoted to vice president, sustainability from his former role of director of sustainability. He takes over the position from Amber Marie Beard who will consult on special projects.
Since joining Six Senses in 2016, Jeffery has been an integral part in supporting the group’s leadership position in sustainable hospitality. He spearheaded the redevelopment of the group’s Earth Lab concept with sustainability leaders from across all Six Senses properties and lead the first Six Senses Sustainability Conference. He continuously coordinates closely with both Technical Services and Operations to ensure that new projects and concepts adhere closely to the group’s guidelines as well as ongoing auditing all Six Senses resorts for guideline compliance.
Jeffery draws upon a decade of experience launching community based tourism programs where he focused on capacity building and facilitating connections between travelers, indigenous peoples and the natural world. He is a strong believer in the hospitality sector’s capacity to engage with sustainability, to welcome guests and communities to join in rebuilding a better future and foster the authenticity and optimism that the world seeks.
As vice president, sustainability, Jeffery is tasked with ensuring that Six Senses remains at the leading edge of sustainable tourism practices that includes environmental performance of each property, supporting the preservation of natural and cultural heritage and enhancing social and economic benefits to local communities in destinations where Six Senses operates. Under his leadership, Six Senses will continue to optimize its measurable performance in sustainable hotel and spa operations, while maximizing the benefits provided to communities and environments.
Jeffery holds a Master of Environment and Sustainability degree from Western University and Bachelor of Applied Science from University of Waterloo in Canada. He has a technical background in environmental engineering with consulting experience in the United States and his native Canada, where he also worked for two years in solar energy development. His wide experience also includes ecosystem risk management, municipal planning advisory and elephant conservation.
Jeffery Smith named vice president, sustainability at Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
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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