Appointed General Manager
At Six Senses Con Dao , Vietnam
Six Senses Con Dao John Allanson joins the team as general manager, following a successful two-year role as resident manager at Six Senses Laamu, Maldives. He succeeds Edouard Grosmangin, who moves to the Seychelles as general manager for the 2015 opening of Six Senses Zil Pasyon.
John’s 20 plus years of all-around experience and executive management are no less than exemplary, including a history with Rocco Forte hotels at the Lowry Hotel, Manchester. He has worked in several luxury hotels throughout the United Kingdom as a general manager since 2007, including Hoole Hall Hotel and Spa, Old Course St Andrews, Macdonald Hotels and the privately-owned Taplow House Hotel.
In October, 2012, John moved abroad to join Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. While based in the Maldives, he worked with the resort’s innovative sustainability team on policies and procedures in addition to overseeing the daily operation of the 97-villa resort. President Bernhard Bohnenberger of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas says of John’s promotion, “John infuses the kind of charismatic leadership that fosters development among our hosts and stakeholders while reinforcing the vision for an environment that helps people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them. We know that he will continue this mission at Six Senses Con Dao, as we believe that John is the best candidate for his new role.”