Six Senses has appointed Samir Patel as managing
director of its Spas division. His appointment supports the planned
global expansion of Six Senses Spas throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle
East, Africa and the Americas.
Samir has specific responsibility for overseeing
financial and operational performance and reports directly to the
chief operating officer of Six Senses.
He joins Six Senses from his previous role with Taj Hotels, Resorts and
Palaces, where he held the role of vice president of spa
operations and development. During his 5 year tenure, Samir
created Taj’s luxury spa division, which boasts over 40 spas in
operation or under development across India, the Maldives,
Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Prior to that, Samir worked for a
non-profit organization - SYDA Foundation, as regional operations
director for India.
A British National, Samir is
originally from India and holds a Bachelor of Engineering majoring
in production engineering from Sardar Patel University. He brings
with him a wealth of experience spanning two decades living in
India, Kenya, the United Kingdom and the USA.
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