Former Perowne International sales boss joins Six Senses

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has appointed Michael Vance as regional director of sales and marketing for the Maldives.

Vance will oversee Six Senses Laamu and new property Six Senses Kanuhura, which is scheduled to open in December 2022. He will remain based in the UK. 

Vance has more than 15 years’ international experience in the high-end hospitality sector and spent the last four years as head of sales and marketing at sales and representation company Perowne International, where he oversaw a global portfolio of more than 20 independent luxury hotels, resorts and lodges. 

Vance returns to Six Senses having spent more than six years at the company between 2011 and 2018 as director of sales for the UK market.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming Michael back to Six Senses to oversee the sales and marketing strategies for our two properties in the Maldives: Six Senses Laamu and Six Senses Kanuhura,” said Marteyne van Well, Six Senses regional general manager for the Maldives.

"A great addition to the team, I am confident that Michael's inspirational and results-oriented leadership will lead to a successful launch of our second property, while also ensuring growth and further strengthening relationships with our key partners.” 

Vance added: “Both of the Six Senses properties in the Maldives will offer incredible experiences for guests, and I am looking forward to working with our teams on the ground to develop these further and share our stories and plans with guests and partners around the world.

“Having such a connection to the brand and to the Maldives, I have long aspired to take on such a role. To have the opportunity to do so at this pivotal time in the development of Six Senses and its growth in the Maldives is something incredibly special.”

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