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Press Release 3 May 2021

Six Senses Is The First Hospitality Brand To Partner With The United States Coalition On Sustainability And SustainChain™

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Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas

As part of an ambitious Plastic Free 2022 strategy to remove and avoid all virgin plastic materials from its hotel and spa operations, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is the first hospitality brand to collaborate with the United States Coalition on Sustainability and SustainChain™. This follows a partnership with the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative signed in 2020 to work with suppliers to seek safer alternatives and address the root causes of plastic pollution.


SustainChain™ is a change engine to drive unprecedented action and progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Championing the value of collaboration, SustainChain™ connects the global sustainability ecosystem to join collective ventures, share best practices, and scale solutions.

Starting with single-use and disposable plastic as the top priority, Six Senses is removing exposure to all plastics for guests and communities in and around its properties. Innovation is required to meet this goal – on everything from packaging materials to fabrics and furniture – and SustainChain™ provides a dynamic platform for connecting with suppliers, innovating together and bringing about meaningful change.

Six Senses has been serious about reducing disposable plastic for many years, going back to the 1990s with refillable ceramic bathroom amenities, its signature water bottled in glass since 2003 (more than 2.4 million single-use plastic bottles were replaced group-wide in 2019/2020 alone), and more recently with the elimination of plastic straws and delivery containers in 2016. In parallel, Vice President Sustainability Jeff Smith and Six Senses Yao Noi have worked on a prototype for a plastic free kitchen with the intention of extending the approach to all Six Senses properties.

Jeff elaborates: "Our collaboration with SustainChain™ opens options to collaborate and innovate throughout our value chains, to help deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals and more specifically for us to achieve our goal of Plastic Free 2022. We're already seeing huge innovations, and the opportunities to grow together as a movement are incredible."

About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas manages 16 hotels and resorts and 25 spas in 19 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas, and has signed a further 31 properties into the development pipeline. Six Senses is part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts family.

Six Senses Hotels and Resorts: a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, emotional hospitality, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the vision remains the same: to reawaken people"s senses so they feel the purpose behind their travels and ultimately reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.

Six Senses Spas: a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 10 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.

Six Senses Residences: indulgent living as nature intended, providing all the unique amenities of a resort life community, while retaining the intimacy and personal touches of a beautifully appointed private villa or apartment. Each is an appreciating long-term investment to be cherished for generations to come with immediate benefits including fine dining, pioneering wellness programming and exclusive status at other resorts worldwide.

Evason: a strong value focus with a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love, while sharing the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised social and environmental responsibility.

For more information,

Benjawan Sudhikam
Director of Public Relations & Communications - Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Phone: +66 2 631 9781
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