Friday, 2 November 2018

Hotel Updates: Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Six Senses Zil Pasyon Welcomes Hospitality Graduate from St. Kitts

With the continued growth and expansion of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, the brand lends its support to growing and developing future hospitality leaders. 

As part of the upcoming resort development on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, which is scheduled to open in 2021, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas and Range Developments has awarded a scholarship to a hospitality graduate from Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC). 

Wycliffe Clarke, an accomplished student at the university, was the recipient of this prestigious award and will spend six months at Six Senses Zil Pasyon, located on Félicité Island.

The scholarship was presented to Clarke by the Minister of Tourism, the Honorable Lindsay Clarke. Mister Clarke was enthusiastic about the placement in Seychelles, commenting, “This partnership will not only help one student; it benefits the entire destination as we strive to employ only the highest standards and best practices in hospitality."

During his six months at the private island resort, Clarke will continue his practical education with a position within the front office team as a Guest Experience Maker, better known as a GEM, a unique Six Senses twist on the butler. The GEM is an essential part of the Six Senses experience and will train Clarke in the emotional hospitality that the brand has become known for.

The founder of Range Developments, Mohammed Asaria, shared the minister’s belief that Clarke’s development in Seychelles will assist the growth of the Caribbean island’s tourism industry by sharing best practices gained from the destination. 

“Hospitality training is a key component to a successful tourism industry. Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas shares our ethos,”Asaria added.

Hospitality training is an active commitment for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas and a cause that President Bernhard Bohnenberger holds in high importance. As a board member of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Bohnenberger has engaged with many students throughout the years, encouraging internships and student project placements, and he has additionally begun a mentoring relationship with CFBC through monthly video lectures.

This commitment runs through to all of the resorts around the world. Six Senses Zil Pasyon works closely to develop hospitality hosts, both locally and internationally, and offers internships and traineeships, which help them to develop their skills in a leading brand and resort. Internships are offered across divisions and allow students and recent graduates the opportunity to expand their knowledge in real-life situations and cultivate the guest-centric attitude that elevates resorts like Six Senses Zil Pasyon.

Six Senses Zil Pasyon recently participated in the Seychelles Tourism Academy job fair, where human resources representatives met with motivated students to discuss training and employment opportunities at the resort.

Hilton Hastings, general manager at Six Senses Zil Pasyon, said, “One thing that consistently sets our resort apart from our competition is our down-to-earth approach that makes guests feel at home without sacrificing the level of service guests expect in a high-end resort."

"It’s a tough balance, but one we are proud of and are pleased to be able to teach growing talents within the industry,” he added.

Students and recent graduates with a passion for hospitality are encouraged to contact the resort’s human resources department if they are interested in enhancing their hospitality skills, knowledge and passion.

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