Six Senses Zil Payson welcomes General Manager
The pristine private island of Félicité in the Seychelles is the extraordinary setting for Six Senses Zil Payson and the latest home for Hilton Hastings, its newly appointed general manager. He returns to the Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas’ family having previously worked with the group at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam.
A South African national, Hilton is a dedicated nature lover who entered his first resort management role in Madagascar as a water sport and marina manager at Anjajavy L’Hotel. From this posting, his career developed through various positions from assistant general manager to resident manager and then general manager.
In 2008, Hilton joined Constance Hotels and Resorts and managed properties in Madagascar, Maldives, Seychelles and most recently with Six Senses in Vietnam. He has worked in unique properties that include private island resorts, fly-in-only reserves and golf resorts.
Hilton has a degree in Industrial Psychology, Marketing and Communication from UNISA. A linguist, he is fluent in Afrikaans, French and English with some Italian, Malagasy and Zulu.
Henry Gray, vice president of operations at Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas said, “”I am very excited to have Hilton back with us and look forward to working closely with him and the Six Senses Zil Pasyon team in achieving our business and environmental goals. Hilton’s rich experience is enveloped in his passion for cultures and people development.””
Hilton likes to fly-fish, golf, scuba dive and sail but when the weather is not so promising he likes to explore local cuisine. He will be joined by his wife, Anna, and their two daughters.