Andrew Whiffen has been appointed general manager of multi-award winning Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam. His most recent roles were resort manager and general manager of Soneva Kiri Thailand and Soneva Jani Maldives respectively – resorts renowned for their commitment to sustainability.
Andrew brings with him over 30 years of hospitality experience having commenced his career in culinary arts, working his way up to the executive chef position, then later transitioning into hotel operations overseeing the food and beverage operations. Andrew’s profession has taken him all over the world and he prides himself on having worked for highly respected brands that include Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados, Marco Polo Niccolo in Chengdu, Raffles Hotel in Dubai and many more. He identifies himself as a true global citizen.
Apart from his love for street food from around the world, Andrew possesses a passion for art and music. His current project is a work in progress – the renovation of his beautiful family cottage in France where he can relax with his family. His favorite quote “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” by Albert Einstein certainly leads him to his next adventure with Six Senses.
Dominic Scoles has joined Six Senses Con Dao in Vietnam as general manager. With more than a decade of experience working in the high-end hospitality sector, Dominic brings experience and extensive passion to his new role.
After graduating from the Arizona State University with a degree in economics, Dominic decided to pursue his passion and turned it into his lifetime career. Having opened his first hotel at the age of 24 as Director of Nightlife for W Hotels, he has since been a part of five hotel openings.
In the role of Director of Food and Beverage, he headed up luxury properties in the USA, Mexico, Turks & Caicos and Maldives, with respected brands such as COMO, St. Regis and W Hotels. Dominic was part of teams in two hotels winning the Forbes Travel Guide Stars Award and had the opportunity to handle some of the most outstanding events in his career, like the NBA All-Stars, Miami Music Conference, BPM Festival Mexico and ESPY Awards as well as the Oscars.
Dominic believes in a mindful approach to hospitality and feels that the best way to learn and grow through travel is to first ‘seek to understand and then to be understood’. Moving from the Maldives to Vietnam, he firmly believes he is now right where he is meant to be. The differences in cultures and perceptions seem not to be a challenge but a chance to grow and move forward. He looks forward to spending time with the hosts at Six Senses Con Dao and learn more about their personal journeys and dreams so he can support and motivate them, and encourage their growth.
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas manages 18 hotels and resorts and 30 spas in 21 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. It has signed a further 19 properties into the development pipeline. Six Senses is part of the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) family.
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