“We have been dedicated and enthusiastic towards sustaining and further developing the environmental programmes implemented by us and we are delighted to be recognised for our efforts” said B H R Sariffo’deen, Assistant Vice President, Aitken Spence Hotel Management.
The Six Senses spa situated on a rock overlooking the world famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress belongs to a chain of twenty-four spas.
The hotel has a comprehensive energy conservation policy with power cut-off switches, energy efficient lighting (CFL bulbs), photo active garden lights and a gasification plant, which uses biomass in the form of Gliricidia wood which is a renewable source compared with the previous boiler, which used diesel, a rapidly depleting fossil fuel. The hotel also has a comprehensive water conservation policy where no surface water is utilised. Water is obtained from 150-200 foot deep tube wells and a maze of gutters that collect rainwater.