Six Senses names Asia spa manager


Bangkok-based Six Senses Hotels and Resorts, the owner and operator of high-end individual luxury boutique resorts and city hotels in Asia, through its Soneva and Evason brands, has appointed Anna Keen as its new area spa manager, southeast Asia.

British-born Keen, a seasoned spa professional, has been spa manager and director at some of the world's leading spa resorts, including the world-famous Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand.

Keen was educated in England and gained the internationally recognised CIBTAC and CIDESIC qualifications in beauty therapy.

She began her career in Bristol but soon moved to London where she spent five years specialising in the set up and operations of health and beauty departments within top British health clubs.

Keen moved to Thailand in 1998 where she spent two years managing the spa at the Chiva-Som International Health Resort, during which time Chiva-Som was voted the 'Best Destination Spa in the World' by readers of Conde Nast Traveller magazine in 1999.

She joins Six Senses after spending the last year setting up and opening a high profile destination spa in Bangalore, India.

Skilled in all aspects of spa management and training, Anna has also undertaken a number of post-graduate courses in many aspects of holistic therapy and beauty therapy including courses in reflexology, blend electrolysis, Doyer Hydrotherapy, Eve Taylor Aromatherapy, and Perfector Face and Body.

Keen will oversee the development of the Six Senses Spas within the group's properties in southeast Asia, including the group's two new spa resorts in Thailand, The Evason Resort Hua Hin and The Evason Resort Phuket.