Date: August 2018
Location: The Forestias green development at Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand
Name: The Forestias
No. of Keys: 60 rooms and 36 residences
Buyer: Magnolia Quality Development Corporation, MQDC, is delivering the 119 acre project. Six Senses, who currently operates 16 hotels and 30 spas globally, will manage.
The companies formalised their collaboration, also covering branded residences and the hotel group’s first membership club in Asia, at a signing ceremony at the Research & Innovation for Sustainability Centre (RISC).
MQDC CEO Visit Malaisirirat and the developer’s President for Hotels & Hospitality, Chris Ow, signed on behalf of the developer with Six Senses represented by Neil Jacobs, CEO and Bernhard Bohnenberger, president of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.
“This collaboration is based on a shared goal: to give guests and residents the highest-quality experiences for health and well-being while operating in total harmony with the human and natural environment, an approach MQDC calls for all well-being,” said Visit Malaisirirat.
“Six Senses has won the devotion of an exacting clientele with its vision of intelligent luxury. MQDC is honored to be hosting this outstanding global brand at its The Forestias, built under our ‘sustainnovation’ principle with extensive woodlands and green spaces that can contribute to crafted experiences and lasting memories.”
“At Six Senses Forestias, our guests and residential owners will enjoy a tranquil haven in easy reach from Bangkok’s multitude of cultural and leisure attractions. Their lifestyles will also be enhanced by spectacular on-site facilities and services including our first membership club in Asia, also offering the wider community a chance to enjoy the finest health and wellness amenities,” said Jacobs.
MQDC’s Ow said the developer would contribute expertise in design and management to ensure an exceptional experience. “MQDC’s increasing success as a mixed-used property developer is confirmed by this agreement, which follows similar associations with other high-end hotel brands,” he added.
THPT Comment: With 16 hotels and resorts plus 30 spas in 21 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas, under their belt, they say the the portfolio will triple over the next five years with resort, hotel and spa openings underway in Austria, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, St. Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.
Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC) is a business unit of DTGO Corporation Limited (DTGO) that develops, invests in, and manages villa, condominium, and mixed-use projects with a corporate commitment ‘for all well-being’.
MQDC develops residential and mixed-use projects under the luxury Magnolias brand and the youthful, urban Whizdom brand. The company has also set up The Aspen Tree to provide eldercare residences and full-spectrum services, enabling ‘aging in place’.
Applying its philosophy of ‘sustainnovation’ MQDC aims to lead its sector in sustainability.
The company supports the Bangkok-based Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center (RISC), Asia’s first research base for sustainable building with a focus on well-being.
MQDC also pursues innovation in energy-efficient technologies such as district cooling and onsite power through the EEC DT joint venture between EEC Engineering Network and DTGO.
MQDC is determined to operate with concern for all life on Earth, advancing this agenda through sustainable development for the wider benefit of society.
First Seen: Six Senses website