Our interview with Megan was hugely insightful and hopefully highlights the conflicts there are when trying to be environmentally responsible whilst still providing a luxury experience for customers. Six Senses truly leads the way by integrating social responsibility at leadership level throughout the company from the top down.
One of the things this interview flagged up for us was, given the choice, would every guest demand air conditioning? If we, as guests, were informed of the environmental impact of permanent aircon, water and electricity would we be willing to compromise? If we could make the facts more available to holidaymakers then perhaps we can give everyone a choice. I certainly would have no problem with a ceiling fan and water/electricity off between 10pm & 5am if it meant protecting the beautiful Maldives.