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Eco Resort Thailand, Samui Farm on the Hill - Six Senses Samui, Thailand

Farm on the Hill

SAMUI, Thailand – October 12, 2016Six Senses Samui has unveiled its latest sustainability initiative, Farm on the Hill, in its quest to be more environmentally conscious and to offer an authentic Thai farm experience to guests.

The farm may be small, yet it adds big purpose and value to the resort’s operation while benefitting the local community. The farm’s inception was born from a landscaping necessity, which includes a large volume of organic waste generated (e.g. branch trimmings), unutilized grey water, and lack of nutrient rich soil. All the resort needed was 15-20 goats, 80 chickens, one simple greywater catchment system and the problem was solved.

Six Senses Samui now has nutrient rich soil and is able to produce organic eggs, goat milk and an abundant crop of fresh vegetables. Other valuable features include a natural reed bed system that filters and remineralizes the grey water, which can be used for irrigation; a creative waste to wealth garden and a module aquaponic system that is solely constructed from reclaimed waste materials.

Farm on the Hill is not only a sensible step in the right direction, it has also become a popular fun and learning experience for all ages. Guests, hosts and the local community can enjoy feeding the goats, collecting newly laid eggs and even picking organic produce for their next meal. Driven by the passion and commitment of the resort’s engineering and gardening teams, this space adds value to guests’ experiences.

Guests can reserve Farm on the Hill for dinner and take in a private sunset tour of the grounds before enjoying a rurally-wholesome Thai barbecue.

Gary Henden, general manager of Six Senses Samui said, “Farm on the Hill started as a small home-grown initiative to support our commitment to sustainability in the resort and our operations, yet in a short time it has grown into a positive example of what can be done with strong conviction and minimal funds. The project has inspired the team and the local community, who actively participate in its upkeep and in some circumstances have replicated at their own homes. The farm is only the start of a much larger transformation, as we plan to evolve our landscaping to become even more purposeful.”

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Farm on the Hill at Six Senses Samui
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Chef preparing for a cooking class
 
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Time out with the goats 

About Six Senses Samui
Six Senses Samui is set on a headland; with glorious Gulf of Thailand vistas. The 66-villa resort serves some of the best regional and international cuisine on the island. A Six Senses Spa delivers a comprehensive menu of treatments, while excursions around the island present a wealth of natural beauty.

About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 11 resorts and 28 spas in 19 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:

Alice-Apichana Hiransathitporn
Public Relations Manager
Six Senses Samui
T +66 77 245 678
M + 66 81 733 6929
E pagm-samui@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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