3. It lives up to the hospitality brand’s core values
If you’re a fan of the finer things in life, then the name ‘Six Senses’ shouldn’t sound foreign to you. As one of the world’s leading operators of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, Six Senses believes in having guests leave the hotel feeling de-stressed, restored and refocused. Besides that, they’re also committed to sustainability and preserving the environment – a point I cannot highlight enough.
Luxurious custom-embroidered headboard aside, the mattress in every room are made by Naturalmat and imported from the UK. Those organic mattresses are accompanied by organic cotton bed linen by Beaumont & Brown and organic comforters and pillows by Hanse. Besides that, the bathroom amenities also comes in packaging made out of recycled materials. I especially LOVE how the corn starch toothbrush is biodegradable and that the toiletries (like hand lotions and shower gels) are provided by The Organic Pharmacy.
For the last 16 years, Six Senses has been bottling its own still and sparkling drinking water – a fact I learnt during my stay. Each room comes with reusable glass bottles of drinking water that has been treated, purified and mineralised by the property’s own water filtration system. Not only does this initiative help to mitigate the negative environmental and social aspects associated with imported water and plastic bottles, the team at Six Senses assured me that 50% of the revenue from Six Senses drinking water goes towards their sustainability fund which will be used to support social and environmental projects at a local level.
So while you might find Nespresso capsules provided in your room, rest assured that at the end of the day, those used aluminium capsules will be collected (yes, from the trash can) and they will be crushed to be reused as recycled materials. The coffee powder will also be extracted to be used as compost for organic farming. Talk about a smart win-win situation right here! You get your daily coffee fix and Six Senses is one step closer to their sustainability goal.