BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) Hospitality Division graduate Wycliffe Clarke has been awarded a scholarship and the opportunity to work for six-months at the Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles from Range Developments and Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas in St. Kitts.
Clarke, an accomplished student in the CFBC Hospitality Division graduate received the award on Aug. 29, from Minister of Tourism the Honourable Lindsay Grant. During the next six months, Clarke will continue his practical education at the Six Senses Zil Pasyon, one of the finest resorts in the world.
“We wish this young man all the best with the advancement of his career and I am sure he will return to St Kitts enriched by the experience,” Range Developments founder Mohammed Asaria said. “We expect Wycliffe to share his experiences with his peers.
“In this way, the island’s tourism industry will learn best practices from other leading resort destinations,” Asaria explained. “Hospitality training is a key component to a successful tourism industry. Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas shares our ethos and appreciates its commitment to St Kitts.”
During the signing ceremony in February to launch the Six Senses St Kitts, Asaria, and President of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Bernhard Bohnenberger, made a long-term commitment to hospitality training in St Kitts.
One of the key pledges made by Range Developments and Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas to CFBC, was to award a hospitality scholarship one of the top-performing CFBC hospitality students.
“Hospitality training is key to ensuring St Kitts cements its position as the leading five-star tourism destination in the Caribbean,” Asaria explained. “Six Senses Hotels Resort Spas’ senior management, including Mr. Bohnenberger, has been lecturing hospitality students every month via a video link. Mr. Bohnenberger has a wealth of experience in the industry and is a member of the board of Lausanne Hospitality School (EHL).
“At Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, we take great pride in bringing on=board hotel school interns and graduates and assign projects to student groups from around the world” Asaria said. “We are thrilled to have agreed with Range Developments to include CFBC in the institutions we will closely cooperate with from now on.
“This first scholarship and our regular lectures and interactions with the school are only the beginning,” he said. “We look forward to working very closely with CFBC in gearing up for the opening of Six Senses St. Kitts and its future.”
Range Developments is the developer of the award-winning Park Hyatt St Kitts, Kempinski Dominica and Six Senses St Kitts, and is fully committed to tourism in the Eastern Caribbean.
Construction of Six Senses St Kitts will begin in the coming weeks and project managers have already been appointed.
“We are extremely pleased that Range Developments and Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas have committed to this scholarship and to the development of hospitality training for our youths, who are the future of St. Kitts’ tourism industry,” said Minister Grant.
“This partnership will not only help one student; it benefits the entire destination as we strive to employ only the highest standards and best practices in hospitality to ensure that our target visitors continue to want to return to our shores and stay at the new Six Senses St. Kitts when it opens in 2021.”