Six Senses recruits Neil Palmer as COO

Hospitality industry veteran joins IHG's ultra-luxury portfolio

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has appointed Neil Palmer as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Palmer has nearly 40 years of international hospitality experience, the majority of which was spent at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Following his 25-year tenure with Starwood, Neil became Chief Executive Officer and Co-owner of the premium luxury company, Per AQUUM Retreats & Resorts. Neil has, in recent years, been Chief Executive Officer of Elements HSC, a company he co-established specialising in global hospitality consulting and asset management.

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Neil Palmer, COO, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Palmer will take responsibility for Six Senses’ growing portfolio of hotels, resorts and spas in 20 countries, with a further 34 properties signed into the development pipeline. He will also focus on translating the Six Senses vision of reconnection into emblematic resort locations, downtown addresses and new residential offerings.

“With his boundless experience, energy and integrity, Neil is an exciting new protagonist in the Six Senses story as we continue to unite our vision of hospitality and reconnection in our places and spaces,” said Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses.

Palmer commented: “I am thrilled to be part of this amazing hotel company and global hospitality and wellness brand. I have observed with admiration the development of Six Senses over the past few years. I believe there remains massive opportunity in the industry space where Six Senses already plays a leading role. There is truly no better brand positioned to lead the way forward.”

Currently residing in New Zealand, Palmer will relocate to Singapore with his wife and son to take on the role.

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