Frans brings with him extensive experience in top-tier resorts and excellent leadership skills.
Frans started with Six Senses in 2014 as the resident manager at Six Senses Laamu where he had the opportunity to mentor under General Manager Marteyne van Well. Frans then moved on to Six Senses Yao Noi, as resort manager, in 2018 where he worked under General Manager Graham Grant. Prior to Six Senses, Frans held various leadership positions in operational roles and has overseen luxury lodges and resorts in Namibia, the Maldives and Seychelles. Through these roles he has developed a great passion for hospitality and guest experiences.
Frans studied Hotel Management at the University of South Africa and completed the Cornell University’s Strategic Leadership for Hospitality Professional. He is multilingual and speaks English, German and Afrikaans. A Namibian native, Frans grew up on a farm and he loves the outdoors. He has dived with the great whites and his next mission is to track down polar bears in the wild and would be excited if he could see a Yeti on the way! Frans also holds a private pilot license.
About Six Senses Fiji
Located on the idyllic Malolo Island, with sandy beach and turquoise lagoon, Six Senses Fiji comprises 24 pool villas with private decks and modern comforts; all complemented by ever-smiling Fijian hosts.
For families and groups, two- to five-bedroom residences come with pool, kitchen, dining room and generous living spaces, offering wonderful panoramas and easy access to the resort’s facilities.
Dining options highlight local ingredients, while a Six Senses Spa offers a layered approach to wellness. The resort also hosts Fiji’s largest off-grid solar power system. Activities include a wide range of experiences such as snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing.
About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is one of the world’s leading operators of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, managing 18 hotels and resorts across 14 countries, plus 37 spas under the brand names Six Senses, Evason, Six Senses Spas and Raison d’Etre. There are a further 18 hotels and resorts signed into its development pipeline. In February 2019, Six Senses became part of the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) family of hotel brands.
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.
Six Senses Residences provides the best life has to offer. From beautifully-appointed villas on the beach, rustic chalets in the mountains and spacious urban hideaways, Six Senses features a variety of residential choices in stand-alone buildings or attached to a resort or hotel. No matter the location, the promise remains the same and the commitment to create a community where every day revolves around learning and growing, great food and drink, innovative wellness programming, sustainable living – all mixed in with a lot fun.
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.
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