Vietnam's jewel resort welcomes nature-loving family man.
Mr. Hilton Grant Hastings has been appointed General Manager of Six Senses Ninh Van Bay. “I am enthusiastic about being part of the team here at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay; we have a great product, wonderful people, and good leaders,” he said.
A native of South Africa and nourished by the fruit of the sea and the hospitality of local people, Mr. Hastings entered his first resort management role in Madagascar as a Water Sport and Marina Manager at AnjajavyL’Hotel.
From there he enjoyed steady career growth into various positions, from Assistant General Manager and Resident Manager to General Manager. In 2007 Mr. Hastings joined Constance Hotels and Resorts and managed resorts in Madagascar, the Maldives, and most recently in the Seychelles.
Mr. Hastings is a natural linguist fluent in Afrikaans, French, and English with some Italian, Malagasy and Zulu. Fly-fishing and scuba diving have kept him busy on and in the water, while on land he samples local cuisine.
He believes the next months are going to be challenging for the resort but the challenges that he sees are the ones he likes. “They are going to unify us and make us stronger and become our success stories,” he said. “And I am sure that all of the challenges that we face together today, once conquered, are going to make us all very proud of what we have been able to achieve.”
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits on a dramatic coral bay with golden sand and towering mountains. It comprises 59 pool villas on the beach or nestled above and between massive stone boulders. A Six Senses Spa is a sanctuary for the senses, while guests enjoy many family-friendly activities, culinary experiences, and excursions.