BANGKOK – November 10, 2014 – The 2014 Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) Annual Alumni Awards held at EHL’s gastronomic restaurant Le Berceau des Sens has presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Bernhard Bohnenberger, president of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.
The award honors the alumnus whose remarkable career is an example and inspiration for the network members around the world. Bernhard’s achievements and professional path exemplify the ambitions, which EHL students aspire to for their own future, and serve as a model to the entire Alumni network.
In announcing the award, Michel Rochat, general director of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne stated, “This is a great opportunity to recognize the great achievements of EHL’s graduates around the world.”
Three candidates were nominated for each award category by the overall alumni network and the final winners were designated by the network’s 70 “Stammvaters and ladies”, i.e. the leaders of the worldwide alumni chapters, as well as the EHL Swiss Alumni Council.
In accepting the award, Bernhard said, “I feel honored and most proud to receive this award and would like to thank all those who have supported me. EHL has been key to my formation and the basis of my career. EHL is unique in the terms of just the right balance between practical and theoretical education; the rich student diversity and philosophy of savoir être. The network of the Anciens (alumni) of EHL is another fantastic asset. Beyond loyalty and hard work the strong foundation which I built while in school has allowed me to contribute in a meaningful and often unconventional manner throughout my career.”
Bernhard, EHL graduate of 1986, joined the company that would become Six Senses in 1991 as development director and was appointed managing director in January 1996, and then president in July 2011.
Prior to joining Six Senses, Bernhard’s hotel operation experience includes the Hilton in Geneva, the Marco polo Group in Hong Kong, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Munich, Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich and the Peninsula Hong Kong.
About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a hotel and spa management company comprised of nine resorts and 27 spas under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. Set to double in size over the next three years, Six Senses operate resorts in far-flung locations featuring incredible natural beauty. Known for its unique and diverse design personality, each property is supported by a leadership commitment to community, sustainability and wellness.
Six Senses Spas offer a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists. Six Senses Spas are also located in prestigious hotels and resorts around the globe.
Evason introduces a collection of unique resorts that follow the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and to the community. Family friendly, these properties also provide a strong value focus while offering a vast array of guest services and personal attention.