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Six Senses Hotels appoints Guy Heywood as Chief Operating Officer

Category: Worldwide Appointments
Press release published on 2019-04-05

Guy Heywood has been appointed to the role of chief operating officer with Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.


He joins Six Senses from his previous role as the chief operating officer for Alila Hotels and Resorts, a position he held for the past eight years.

With over 30 years of experience within the international hotel and tourism industry, Guy started his journey down under in Australia as the restaurant and lounge manager at InterContinental Sydney. He then moved on to The Regent Sydney, followed by Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi and Four Seasons Hotel Singapore in a similar capacity.

In 1997, Guy joined Aman Resorts as general manager of Amankila in Bali, and quickly rose through the ranks to become the area manager for Amanresorts Indonesia, based at Amanusa. He then moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to act as country manager of Amanresorts Americas and Caribbean, based at Amangani.

When Australia beckoned again after so many years away, Guy moved back to be the group general manager of Voyages Hotels and Resorts in Cairns, looking after the renowned properties of Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Longitude 131° at at Uluru-Kata Tjuta and El Questro In The Kimberley, among many others.

Guy who has a hotel diploma from Cornell University and holds Australian and British citizenship, is always on a quest for meaningful experiences via travel adventures, whether racing 165 miles (270 kilometers) on a mountain bike across Bhutan or climbing to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town. An advocate for exercise and a competitive triathlete, he needs to run, swim or bike ride most days.

On being appointed to his new role with Six Senses, Guy commented, “The company has set new standards for thoughtful luxury, guest experience and environmental practices. This role is the ideal culmination of my past experiences all amalgamated into one.”

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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This press release has been selected by Claire Hannequin

Claire Hannequin, ​Client Service Ambassador

Passionate about human relationships, Claire participates since June 2016 in the development of the Journal des Palaces by being attentive to the specifics needs of the recruiters and applicants. Claire also writes articles for the Career section.


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