Appointed Executive Chef
At Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain in Chengdu, China
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Chef Rick Gonzalez comes to Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain following previous roles at the recently opened Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal and with Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles, opening Fall 2016. A graduate of the Institut Hôtelier César Ritz in Switzerland, Chef Gonzalez began his career in New York City in 1989 with the restaurant Adrienne at Hotel Maxim’s de Paris. This was followed by culinary stints at Maurice restaurant with three Michelin star Chef Marc Haeberlin, The Peninsula Hotel in New York and the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach. Gonzalez also served as Executive Chef at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort in Costa Rica after which he opened his own restaurant featuring modern Latino cuisine in Cleveland, Ohio. During the last 15 years he worked with many world renowned chefs including Jean Michel Diot, Jacques Chibois, Marc Haeberlin, Hubert Des Marais and Douglas Rodriguez.
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 11 resorts and 29 spas in 20 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. Aggressive development plans will triple the portfolio over the next five years with resort, hotel and spa openings underway in Austria, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Nicaragua, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and United States.more information
Recent Appointments at Six Senses
9 September 2019 — Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has tapped Manish Puri as the general manager for its upcoming property, Six Senses Shaharut, Israel, scheduled to open in early 2020. Manish joins Six Senses Shaharut following a stint as general manager of Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali.read more
22 August 2019 — Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Gaehler as the general manager of Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali.A seasoned professional, Michael brings more than 33 years of experience within the high-end hospitality sector, having recently completed a stint as general manager of the Oriental Residences Bangkok.read more