Industry Update
Appointment29 September 2021

Neil Palmer

Appointed Chief Operating Officer
At Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas in Singapore, Singapore

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Neil Palmer

Six Senses has appointed Neil Palmer as Chief Operating Officer.

Neil has 37 years of international hospitality experience, most of which he spent with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. In his role as Senior Vice President Operations Asia Pacific, he developed the company's hotel portfolio and oversaw the pre-opening hotel pipeline within the region.

Following his 25-year tenure with Starwood, Neil became CEO and Co-owner of Per Aquum Retreats & Resorts, and in recent years worked as CEO of Elements HSC, a company he co-established specializing in global hospitality consulting and asset management.

"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," says Chief Executive Officer, Neil Jacobs.

A graduate of Westminster Hotel School in London and a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality UK, Neil spent his childhood between Kenya, New Zealand and Fiji.

Neil will be based in Singapore.

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