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NEIL JACOBS
CEO, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Neil Jacobs' background at Starwood Capital
Group, leading the development of Baccarat Hotels
and 1 Hotels, and his 14 years with Four Seasons
has set him up for his role as CEO of Six Senses
Hotels Resorts Spas. He's determined for the
eco-resort brand to serve a larger purpose, with
environmental impact top of mind. Combining his
passion for sustainability, innovative design, and
experiential travel, under Jacobs' leadership, the
luxury brand is redefining hospitality through a
wellness lens.

A community-oriented approach

Wellness and sustainability are no longer
mere afterthoughts, having morphed into one
comprehensive term. These interchangeable
ideas are a hallmark of Six Senses. "We don't talk
about things that hotel companies talk about, but

we do talk about connection and reconnection.
And we also talk about community, because we
think that's what's missing in our world today."
Jacobs says Six Senses is marrying wellness with
community by operating their own thinktank,
which "is coming up with new initiatives all
the time." In fact, Jacobs' team is beta testing
a holistic anti-aging center in its Kaplankaya,
Turkey project.

Translating wellness into design

By researching neuroscience's influence on
wellness, Jacobs has made incremental changes
with the brand (think meditation rooms or
soothing water elements in guestrooms). For
example, to build the Six Senses Duxton in the
heart of Singapore, Jacobs transformed eight
historic shophouses into a 48-room property
with "absolutely no facilities," he says. "There's
a bar, a restaurant, and a lounge, but there's no
spa." In its place, a lounge next to the reception

The grand entrance at Six Senses Douro
Valley in Portugal, helmed by Clodagh

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desk was converted into the home for a
Chinese doctor who meets guests at check
in for a consultation. "You can do wellness
[anywhere]," he confirms.

A trillion-dollar industry

The nearly $4.2 trillion wellness industry
has grown 13 percent in the last two years-
twice as fast as global economic growth. The
largest segments are wellness real estate and
wellness communities, with nearly 700 going
up around the world. Here, multigenerational
environments, hospitals, clubs, and retail are
"being built around tremendous philosophies
of wellness." Jacobs is building one such village
(with 2,000 residences, two hotels, a club, and
a wellness center). This type of overarching
design "has always resonated with the group
and with me personally," he points out. "We
are in the right place at the right time, with the
right product to take us forward."


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Hospitality Design - February 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - February 2019

Hospitality Design - February 2019
Contents
From the Editor
Behind the Design
CitySCENE: Dallas
Sketchbook
Inspiration: MO Modern Art Museum
On the Boards: RCHS
Brand Identity: Radisson
Interview: Avi Brosh
5 Questions for Emmanuel Sauvage
Profile: Iris Apfel
Casegoods
Lighting
Made in America
Wallcoverings
Projects
Placemakers: Tourists
Placemakers: The Wheelhouse Hotel
Placemakers: Caldera House
Placemakers: Hotel Figueroa
Development: Going Places
Montreal
Paris
Brisbane
Rome
The Caribbean
Chicago
Kuala Lumpur
Hamburg
Lisbon
Tulum
Sanya
Savannah
Costa Rica
Elevate
Tye Farrow
Martin Gran
Neil Jacobs
Isabelle Olsson
Primo Orpilla
Benjamin Porto
David Rockwell
Devin Vermeulen
Steve Wilson
Ad Index
Back Space: Keith Menin
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Intro
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Hospitality Design - February 2019
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Cover2
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 1
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 2
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 3
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 4
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 5
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 6
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 8
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Contents
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 10
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 11
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - From the Editor
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 13
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Behind the Design
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 15
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 16
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 17
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - CitySCENE: Dallas
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 19
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 20
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Sketchbook
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 22
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 23
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 24
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 25
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 27
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 28
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Inspiration: MO Modern Art Museum
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 30
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - On the Boards: RCHS
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 32
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 33
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 34
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Brand Identity: Radisson
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 36
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 37
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 38
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 39
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 40
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 41
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 42
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Interview: Avi Brosh
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 44
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 45
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 46
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 47
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 48
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 49
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 5 Questions for Emmanuel Sauvage
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 51
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 52
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 53
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 54
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Profile: Iris Apfel
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 56
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Casegoods
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 58
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 59
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 60
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 61
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 62
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Lighting
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 64
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 65
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 66
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 67
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 68
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Made in America
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 70
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Wallcoverings
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 72
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 73
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 74
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 75
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 76
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Projects
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Placemakers: Tourists
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 79
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Placemakers: The Wheelhouse Hotel
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 81
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Placemakers: Caldera House
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 83
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Placemakers: Hotel Figueroa
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 85
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 86
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Development: Going Places
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Montreal
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 89
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 90
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 91
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Paris
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 93
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 94
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 95
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Brisbane
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 97
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Rome
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 99
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 100
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - The Caribbean
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 102
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 103
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Chicago
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 105
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Kuala Lumpur
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 107
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Hamburg
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 109
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Lisbon
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 111
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 112
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Tulum
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Sanya
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 115
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Savannah
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 117
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Costa Rica
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 119
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 120
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Elevate
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 122
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 123
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Tye Farrow
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 125
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Martin Gran
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 127
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Neil Jacobs
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 129
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 130
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 131
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Isabelle Olsson
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 133
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Primo Orpilla
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 135
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Benjamin Porto
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 137
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 138
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 139
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - David Rockwell
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 141
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Devin Vermeulen
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 143
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Steve Wilson
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 145
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 146
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 147
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 148
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 149
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Ad Index
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 151
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Back Space: Keith Menin
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Cover3
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