Six Senses Laamu has appointed Graeme Freeman as its Resident Manager.
Graeme will be in charge of the resort’s overall operations, ensuring that guests continue to receive exceptional and out-of-the-ordinary experiences.
Bringing more than 14 years of executive experience to the role, Graeme gained his proficiency in the high-end hospitality and real estate sectors across Asia. He joins Six Senses Laamu following his previous position as general manager at the award-winning Aleenta Hua Hin Resort and Spa in Pranburi, Thailand, prior to an extensive career with the Karma Group based in Bali, Indonesia.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Graeme to Six Senses Laamu and we look forward to his leadership in this key role. The great background and professional experience of Graeme will add a further dimension to our resort and continue to enhance our guests’ experiences,” Marteyne van Well, General Manager of Six Senses Laamu, was quoted in a statement, as saying.
Beginning his hospitality career as marketing manager with Karma Group, Graeme’s focus was on promoting the portfolio of properties in Indonesia and Thailand. A move into operations followed and after successful tenures as Operations Manager and Resort Manager, Graeme was appointed General Manager at Karma Jimbaran, Jimbaran Bay, Bali in 2013. His travels have taken him to five continents and his education included exposure to business and law in addition to holding a diploma from Cornell University.
“I am very excited to take this new challenge with Six Senses. I believe that the ethos, the growth and the focus of the brand on sustainability and wellness are a perfect fit for me. I am very happy to have joined the family and I look forward to the future with tremendous enthusiasm and confidence,” Graeme said.
Originally from Scotland, Graeme is an avid football fan and keen soccer player. In his free time he enjoys traveling and exploring new lands and cultures, while in this new appointment he is also looking forward to taking on diving to explore Six Senses Laamu’s rich underwater marine life.
Six Senses Laamu is the only resort located in the Laamu atoll, which lies in the southern part of the Maldives. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the resort prides itself on its commitment to sustainable operations and development as outlined by Agenda 21 and Green Globe Benchmarking.
At Six Senses Laamu, most of the villas and facilities are built overwater. However, beach villas and on-land dining is an option. All villas offer a sense of privacy and seclusion, with an amazing view to the Ocean and Maldivian nature.
Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world, a swimming pool with a sunken bar, an ice cream parlour, an overwater wine cellar and a signature Chill bar. Many activities, excursions and options are available for everyone to enjoy, both overwater and underwater, in addition to the Six Senses Spa.