Archive - January 2021

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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Delivers Sustainability Results
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Capella Bangkok’s new Staycation Package
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Six Senses Yao Noi Awarded HICAP 2020 Sustainable Hotel Awards

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Delivers Sustainability Results

THE RESULTS ARE IN AND Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has every reason to be delighted with its combined sustainability figures gathered from all properties in 2019. Meaningful and measurable, the figures are based on energy and water consumption, solid waste and waste diversion, indicating that their industry-leading sustainability vision is flourishing.

Initiated in 2012, and led by the group’s Vice President of Sustainability Jeff Smith, individual properties monitor and measure their environmental efforts. All of the group’s hotels and resorts contribute to Cornell University’s Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking program, which compares their performance against a global dataset of their peers.

In 2019, Six Senses sustainability data reveals that as a group:

3,48 kWh  energy consumption decrease per occupied room in 2019

 422,895 pounds (191,822 kilograms) of compost and natural fertilizer given back to the earth

164,828 pounds (74,765 kilograms) of organic fruit and vegetables grown for guests and communities

1,802,794 glass water bottles replaced disposable plastic bottles

22 per cent of solid waste diverted from landfills

3,549 meaningful local jobs created

 109,000 free-range organic eggs contributed from happy Six Senses hens compared to 73,000 in 2018

28,126 kWh generated renewable electricity increase

143 pounds (65 kilograms) scrubs for spas by repurposing coffee grounds and other natural ingredients from the garden

Over the past 16 years, Six Senses has been bottling its own still and sparkling drinking water. By establishing on-site filtration and bottling facilities, each resort eliminates the transportation impacts and use of plastic water bottles. Six Senses drinking water has proved a taste-test winner with guests also.

Each Six Senses resort and hotel features and Earth Lab, which promotes sustainable living in inspirational and innovative ways. The space is used to host workshops that empower guests and community members to learn about and connect more closely with the natural world.

For everyone in the company that Six Senses can demonstrate its commitment to Sustainability Funds

Sustainability Funds are managed at each Six Senses property with sales added directly from house-bottled water and popular stuffed animal mascots that reflect each location. Sponsored projects in 2019 totaled US$ 626,641.

This means:

1,084,680 people gained access to improved medical care

105,099 people gained access to clean drinking water and sanitation

19,974 kilograms of trash was collected voluntarily by our Hosts – enough to fill enough to fill 3 garbage trucks!

1,719 hours of teaching was directly conducted or supported by us

We provided access to education and skill training to 14,057 students

We engaged with 3,079 people to raise awareness and educate about sustainable tourism

10,334 endangered sea turtles hatched on our beaches

3,234 coral fragments were successfully planted

6 critically endangered and 50 endangered/ vulnerable species protected

280 ghost nets collected

On announcing the figures, Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs of Six Sense Hotels Resorts Spas, said: “We’re not just passionate about sustainability; we want to lead the industry. Through the environmental performance of our resorts and hotels, through preserving the natural and cultural heritage around us, and through enhancing social and economic benefits to local communities. It’s motivating sustainability in this way.”

 

 

Capella Bangkok’s new Staycation Package

CAPELLA  BANGKOK IS OFFERING A Staycation package for stays up to May 31, 2021. It comes loaded with special benefits, ranging from 8,800 THB to 132,800 per night, based on room type booked.

The daily hotel benefits can be used for wellness treatments and at all the hotel’s restaurants, including at its coming Côte by Muro Colagreco. Phra Nakhon, Stella and Tea Room.The credits can also be used to offset accommodation, capped at 3,000 THB for Riverfront, Riverfront Premier and Verandah; and 5,000 THB for suites and 8,000 THB for Villa.

The package includes: Daily breakfast for two guests ay Phra Nakhon or in-room dining; a bottle of Capelle Bangkok Signature Diamant Champagne; flexible check-in and check-out up to 36 hours; daily sunrise yoga by the river; complimentary pressing up to five pieces of clothing per stay; and daily complimentary non-alcoholic mini bar.

Additional complimentary benefits for Villa and Presidential villa; round-trip limousine transfer from any Bangkok residences; a 30-minute wellness massage on arrival; a dedicated Capella culturalist and daily Apero.

The package is available for Thai residents only, including expatriates residing in Thailand.

 

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Six Senses Yao Noi Awarded HICAP 2020 Sustainable Hotel Awards

SIX SENSES YAO NOI HAS  been awarded the HICAP 2020 Sustainable Hotel Awards in the Positive Community Impact (Property) category for its Clean Water Project.

Since its inception in 2014, the program has improved the lives of 102,976 community members through its activation in more than 32 locations to provide access to clean drinking water.

Initially launched in Cambodia, the Clean Water Project later expanded locally to Thailand in 2016 through partnerships with NGOs like Geo Life, Imagine Thailand and local community groups. The program has also continued to focus its efforts on removing the need for importing plastic water bottles onto Koh Yao Noi island.

At present, there are 15 filtration and dispensing units installed in schools, hospitals, community halls and places of worship on the island.

Water consumption remains a concern despite high annual rainfall as shortages take place during the dry season.

At Six Senses Yao Noi, the water used within the resort and host compound comes from the resort’s reservoir, making it self-sufficient. Drinking water is filtered and bottled in reusable glass bottles onsite, eliminating imports of drinking water and up to 101,000 plastic water bottles per year by the resort directly.

“We’re honoured to be recognized by HICAP for this award. Six Senses Yao Noi has been producing drinking water on-site since the resort opened 13 years ago, mainly to be more environmentally conscious and to create public awareness of “food-miles”.

The provision of drinking water filtration is strategically aligned with brand-wide policy that all Six Senses drinking water must be bottled in refillable glass bottles,” said General Manager Graham Grant.

By investing in in-house expertise in water filtration, the resort is able to send its engineering team for equipment installation at designated Clean Water Project locations, and at the same time build stronger bonds with the community.

While Six Senses Yao Noi provides its own drinking water, the Clean Water Project is also part of a larger strategy to reduce dependence on disposable plastic bottles and raise awareness in the local communities. This includes talking to local community leaders about the importance of adopting these systems for the benefit of all. Reusable water bottles are also distributed amongst the community.

Community engagement activities have also extended to a new initiative, Trash Hero Koh Yao Noi, the local island chapter of Trash Hero Global. This brings the local community together for weekly beach clean ups, collecting 12.6 tons of waste in 2019.

The importance of eliminating single-use plastics can be seen first hand through the amount of trash collected each week.

“We encourage people to refill their reusable water bottles at no cost, instead of purchasing bottled water from stores. This leads to a significant decrease in the number of single-use plastic entering the island, as well the associated cost. In line with this purpose, we have to date supplied 1,200 reusable water bottles to children on the island,” said Grant.

Aside from the Clean Water Project, Six Senses Yao Noi has also invested in medical facilities, education, permaculture and environmental projects, including mangroves and Hornbill conservation efforts.

 

 

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