As a global industry leader, Banyan Tree Group is a socially responsible business that drives sustainable development and stewardship. Amidst COVID-19, our sustainability arm – Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF) – has stepped up to uncover opportunities to extend help. Stemming from a belief that all businesses have a duty to do their part for society, the Greater Good Grants (GGG) launched last year will be awarded to support eight external organisations with projects that will benefit local communities and natural environments in countries where the Group’s hotels and resorts operate.
Global greenhouse gas emissions are rising every year, and a 2018 study revealed that worldwide tourism accounted for 8% of such emissions from 2009 to 2013. To improve sustainability in line with the Paris Climate Change Agreement and United Nations (UN) Global Goals, the UN has been working with the travel industry to reduce its carbon footprint by 66% by 2030.
Pegasus Investment and Consultancy JSC (“Pegasus”) and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts today signed a hotel management agreement to operate Dhawa Quy Nhon Vietnam upon the completion of the resort, expected in 2023. Aiming to create an international tourist destination with beautiful landscape and architectural design, Dhawa Quy Nhon Vietnam will be managed by highly-acclaimed and deeply experienced Singapore hotel operator – Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts – under its Dhawa brand.
Moving into 2021, hospitality company Banyan Tree Group is set to continue with its global expansion. Founded on the core values of wellbeing and sustainability, the Group’s multi-branded ecosystem of 5 brands offers exceptional design-led experiences for travellers. Strengthening its positioning amidst Covid, it has continued to receive industry recognitions built upon the central value propositions of its brands and has signed 20 hotel management agreements in 2020, adding to its pipeline of 35 properties opening over the next 3 years.
Metee Arun, the singer and guitarist of the famous Labanoon rock band, took time whilst visiting Banyan Tree Phuket to host a special performance on the greens of the Laguna Golf Phuket golf course. Performing the locals’ favorite song, Dok Fah, Metee Arun was joined by ten students from the Laguna Phuket Kindergarten.
Banyan Tree Group’s Laguna Golf celebrated its triple win of international award recognitions. The Group’s 18-hole oceanfront course – Laguna Golf Bintan and its flagship hotel – Banyan Tree Phuket were named Indonesia’s Best Golf Course 2020 and Thailand’s Best Golf Hotel 2020 respectively by World Golf Awards, while Banyan Tree Lăng Cô won Best Luxury Golf Resort in Asia by World Luxury Awards 2020.
We all have certain habitat needs for the conditions where we can thrive.” With the rise of remote working and post-Covid changes in consumer travel patterns, Banyan Tree Group announces the launch of Habitat.
We all have certain habitat needs for the conditions where we can thrive.” With the rise of remote working and post-Covid changes in consumer travel patterns, Banyan Tree Group announces the launch of Habitat.
Banyan Tree Group rolls out 3 pioneering groupwide initiatives to promote wellbeing, particularly mental wellbeing, during Covid and beyond. Ahead of World Mental Health Day 2020, it advocates for more corporate leaders to invest in mental health and align to WHO’s call to action to redress the historical neglect of this area.
Banyan Tree Group extends its multi-brand presence in Indonesia as part of its regional expansion strategy. With Indonesia being an important market of growth, the Group is set to open more hotels in exciting destinations of unspoilt nature and cultural sights within the beautiful country.
As Phuket rebounds with domestic tourism, industry players rally together while keeping health and safety regulations in mind. Fully accredited recently by Thai Meeting Venue Standards (TMVS) Certifications for mass participation events, Laguna Phuket hosted a series of events to celebrate the rescheduled Thai Songkran holidays.
Laguna Phuket reaffirmed its position as the premier Safe Destination in Thailand, as it strengthened its healthcare partnership with Bangkok Hospital Phuket and hosted the inaugural Laguna Phuket Health Fair. The event featured free consultations and health screening by specialists in dental, eye, heart, sports medicine and wellbeing, for the residents and guests of Laguna Phuket.
Following the inaugural success of Ultimate Getaways promotion in May, Banyan Tree Group has launched its exclusive Ultimate Getaways 2. This time, featuring more than double the destinations, the Group’s 30 properties worldwide will offer countless travel choices with savings of up to 80%.
Banyan Tree Group announces a brand partnership with KrisShop, Singapore Airlines’ flagship retailer. As homegrown brands gone global, KrisShop and Banyan Tree Group are like-minded partners with common shared values for the greater good. The recently formalised brand partnership starts first with making available Banyan Tree’s exclusive, value-aligned offerings with KrisShop’s complementary audiences, and will extend into multiple other synergies.
Banyan Tree Group announced the launch of its third property in Mexico, Hacienda Xcanatun which will be operated by its upscale brand, Angsana. Located 15 minutes from the centre of Merida, 10 minutes from the archaeological zone of Dzibilchaltún, and 20 minutes from the beaches of Puerto Progreso, Hacienda Xcanatun by Angsana promises to be a new historic-chic oasis in the region.
Banyan Tree Group’s flagship destination integrated resort - Laguna Phuket has secured and successfully held its first post-COVID event “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Certification Award Ceremony” at the Angsana Convention and Exhibition Space (ACES).
Banyan Tree Group has opened ORI9IN, the first gourmet organic farm in Chiangmai, Thailand, together with James Noble, Chef-turned-Sustainable-Farmer of The Boutique Farmers, established as a reputable grower. A partnership grounded on the passion for a sustainable future through food, this enterprise leverages the post-COVID quest for better health and wellbeing. This venture of Agro-tourism aims to lead the curve in sustainable retained farming and cooperatives for living and eating well.
In preparation for the return of travel, Banyan Tree Group is committed to going the extra mile to ensure a Safe Sanctuary for both associates and guests. Partnering with Bureau Veritas to co-develop a proprietary label and set of protocols, the Group is launching the SafeSanctuary Programme, an integrated health and wellbeing programme that incorporates protocols of assurance and wellbeing standards. This will be rolled out progressively from June 2020 throughout all properties.
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited (through its wholly-owned subsidiary Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts) and Myanmar Treasure Hotel & Resort Group Company Limited (better known as Htoo Hospitality) today announced the signing of a joint venture agreement for the formation of a hotel management business in Myanmar (the “JV”). Launched in 2002 and built upon authentic Burmese culture and traditions, Htoo Hospitality owns and manages the largest collection of 15 hotels located across 8 states and 11 destinations in Myanmar. With 9 brands under 4 boutique collections, its two signature brands include the Aureum Palace Hotels & Resorts and the Myanmar Treasure Resorts.
Island Developers and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts today announce a partnership introducing the Banyan Tree’s first property in The Bahamas. Located just 48 nautical miles and a 20-minute seaplane ride from Miami, Banyan Tree illa Bahamas is set on 40 acres of pristine Atlantic Oceanfront and Bimini Bayfront properties.
Known as an innovative disruptor with responsible entrepreneurship at its heart, Banyan Tree Holdings strengthens its founding competitive edge in people to future proof its mission of sustainable value creation for all stakeholders.
Asia’s premier and first destination resort Laguna Phuket, part of Banyan Tree Group, celebrates double joy as its 18-hole championship course Laguna Golf Phuket and the Group’s flagship Banyan Tree Phuket are named Thailand's Best Golf Course 2019 and Thailand's Best Golf Hotel 2019 at the recent 6th Annual World Golf Awards held in Abu Dhabi on 29 October 2019.
Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings and Laguna Resorts and Hotels, and Executive Chairman of Thai Wah Public Company, Mr Ho Kwon Ping was conferred the prestigious HICAP Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent 30th annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) held in Hong Kong. In the conference’s 30-year establishment history, this exclusive award had only been awarded 10 times prior to this. As the 2019’s winner and unique in his own right, Mr Ho is the only recipient of both HICAP’s Innovation Award (2003) and Lifetime Achievement Award (2019).
Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket was selected to host Thailand’s mega charity run event “Kao Kon La Kao – Southern Series” on Sunday 27 October. Over 13,000 charity runners, led by Kao Foundation’s Founder and Thailand’s no.1 rock star Artiwara (Toon) Kongmalai, collectively broke the record as the largest mini-marathon event organised in the South of Thailand.
In celebration of its 25th Anniversary and the recent World Environment Day, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has introduced a slew of groupwide sustainability initiatives to raise awareness and make a positive impact on the environment and surrounding communities. Supporting World Environment Day 2019’s theme of Air Pollution, the Group aims to plant more than 25,000 trees by year-end around participating resorts worldwide under its Stay for Good Greening Communities programme.
In conjunction with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ 25th Anniversary celebration and the international commemoration of Global Wellness Month, 31 hotels under the award-winning hospitality company have each recently launched a collection of handcrafted and locally-sourced Wellness Degustation Set Menus , inspired by their respective destinations to deliver an authentic and holistic taste of wellness.
The award-winning luxury hospitality company and one of Asia’s most successful brands is celebrating its momentous 25th anniversary this year with the theme “Exceptional Experiences” as a fitting homage to the brand’s rich heritage and core values. A total of 39 hotels and resorts worldwide across four hotel brands – Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia and Dhawa will be crafting their own local and authentic Exceptional Experience with their guests in mind.
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 25th Anniversary and Earth Day 2019 with over 25% groupwide reduction of single-use plastic in a year. The Group announced a pledge against single-use plastic in support of Earth Day 2018 theme End Plastic Pollution. Within a year, this declaration has inspired the change across its 48 hotels worldwide and successfully eliminated 4.2 million single-use plastic items, equating to a significant 26% reduction in total usage.
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, and Richesse Management, Inc. today announce the signing of a hotel management agreement to operate the first Banyan Tree hotel in Japan upon the redevelopment of Hotel Ryozen (Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto).
AccorHotels and Banyan Tree has announced a strategic long-term partnership in December 2016 whereby both groups will collaborate to develop and manage Banyan Tree-branded hotels around the world. The partnership also gives Banyan Tree access to AccorHotels’ global reservation and sales networks as well as the renowned Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program.
The international operator and developer of premium resorts, hotels, residences, spas, golf and integrated resorts, Banyan Tree Group has garnered 241 global awards in 2018, in recognition of its branding and exceptional experiences as a leading hospitality leader.
Banyan Tree Group, the leading international operator and developer of premium resorts, hotels, residences and spas, announces its continuing global expansion with the successful signing during 2018, of 26 hotel agreements for its four brands. These are in addition to the current 48 hotels in operation at end 2018, and seven new hotels slated to open in 2019.
White powdered beaches fringed by swaying palm trees and sparkling turquoise seas will welcome guests at Angsana Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba when it opens on 15 November 2018. Widely unexplored, the vicinity’s biodiversity is a UNESCO ecological treasure trove and with Angsana Cayo Santa Maria set amidst the delicate and endangered ecosystem, expect a beachfront resort that is sensitive to the local environment and one that uses local and natural materials.
Operated by Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, the first Dhawa hotel in China will open its doors in Jinshanling, Beijing on 1st September 2018. Following the success of Banyan Tree and Angsana, Dhawa is Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ third brand in the Chinese market. This exciting new brand will cater to an emerging group of design-savvy travellers who seek distinctive experiences in unique destinations. A two-hour drive from Beijing and located at the foot of the Great Wall, Dhawa Jinshanling blends China’s rich cultural heritage with contemporary comfort and seamless technology.
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts welcomes its first Dhawa in Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba on 24 December 2016. Located in Cayo Santa Maria, a province of Villa Clara, Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria presents white sandy beaches, stunning landscapes along the Caribbean Ocean, warm beautiful people coupled with Cuba’s musicality of African and Spanish beats that will make for a wonderfully intriguing visit. Edgy, cool and sassy, Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria will be the first and only all-inclusive lifestyle resort with a private beach in the area.
Following the footsteps of Ms. Claire Chiang, mother of three, who co-founded Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and pioneered the group’s retail business in 1996 which has grown to over 70 retail galleries worldwide, Banyan Tree believes in empowering women at work and advocating women’s rights to succeed at work and home. This International Women’s Day on 8 March, Banyan Tree will celebrate women with an exclusive 38% off Best Available Rate* for hotel stays and 38% storewide on Banyan Tree Essentials website from 1 to 15 March 2018.
Mandai Park Holdings (MPH) announced today the appointment of Banyan Tree Holdings (Banyan Tree) as the operator of an eco-friendly resort to be located within the new integrated nature and wildlife destination at Mandai. This partnership marks the debut of the award-winning, Singapore-based hospitality company on home ground after its global success.ai Park Holdings (MPH) announced today the appointment of Banyan Tree Holdings (Banyan Tree) as the operator of an eco-friendly resort to be located within the new integrated nature and wildlife destination at Mandai. This partnership marks the debut of the award-winning, Singapore-based hospitality company on home ground after its global success.
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited (Banyan Tree) and China Vanke Co., Ltd (Vanke) have agreed to create Banyan Tree China (BTC), a new joint venture between Banyan Tree and Vanke, to consolidate the ownership of Banyan Tree-branded hotels and assets in China. The amount of initial paid-up capital of BTC is estimated to be no more than RMB2,000 million. BTC will also be the development and management platform for new projects by both parties in hospitality, senior-living and wellness.
Banyan Tree Holdings today announces that it has entered into a heads of agreement with AccorHotels. Under a long-term partnership, both parties intend to collaborate to develop and manage Banyan Tree branded hotels around the world. Banyan Tree will also have access to AccorHotels' global reservations and sales network, as well as its loyalty programme Le Club AccorHotels.
Angsana Hotels and Resorts’ stunning MICE facilities and dynamic programming ensure the most successful, polished and fun corporate events. Angsana Lang Cô, Angsana Laguna Phuket and Angsana Bintan are located in an array of sought-after destinations, each of which has a specialised events team and a wide range of complimentary leisure and recreational activities including luscious golf courses. The in-house teams produce seamless and stress-free events while helping add value and excitement to every planner’s programme.
With a huge array of activities; accommodation in spacious beachfront or InOcean pool villas; award-wining spa facilities, a wide choice of restaurants and a calm lagoon featuring vibrant marine life, Angsana Velavaru is the place to be for a special Robinson-Crusoe style family holiday. The stunning surroundings of the Maldives, combined with an exciting variety of experiences are perfect for kids, (and kids at heart).
Just in time for summer, the boutique resort of Angsana Balaclava Mauritius has launched their ‘Adrenaline & Zen’ experience, offering guests a wave of high adventure activities, followed by Zen-inspired pampering. To offset urban stress, city dwellers are increasingly seeking anxiety-busting experiences, combining high-energy with complete relaxation. High-adrenaline activities are trending, as “extreme” has become the cultural zeitgeist. With a vast array of on-site and off-site adventures, the team at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius is on hand to tailor Adrenaline activities with chill-out experiences for guests.
With its stunning white beach, calm blue lagoon and natural beauty, Angsana Ihuru plays host to one of the most romantic locations in the Maldives. Here, nature lovers looking for a unique proposal destination are invited to ‘pop the question’ underwater, providing the most colourful of backdrops for the most romantic of gestures. To celebrate becoming a Mr & Mrs.; the resort will offer a complimentary private dining experience for guests who initiate (or surprise) a loved one with an underwater engagement, providing the perfect way to celebrate back on dry land.
Angsana Hotels & Resorts offers families unique getaways with beautiful landscapes, delicious cuisine and historical sites, through extraordinary experiences especially tailored for them. With packages that include complimentary dinners and baby-sitting services to unique activities like yoga for kids, both parents and youngsters will be able to bond over fun times together.
Angsana Laguna Phuket will celebrate the Thai New Year in style with the traditional Songkran Festival. It will be a day of endless fun with an exhilarating water fight at Xana Beach Club to top it off. The Songkran or Thai New Year is one of Thailand’s most anticipated and celebrated annual festivals. The New Year’s celebrations will take place from the 13th to 15th of April across Thailand.
Diving, snorkeling and swimming with Nemo on a shipwreck in the Indian Ocean is what diving dreams are made of. Angsana Ihuru’s annual 24-hour diving event in and around Raanamaari, the resort’s very own shipwreck, will take place once again on 25th April 2016.
Dedicated to those looking forward to longer days and warmer nights, Angsana, a captivating collection of resorts in exotic, sunshine-filled destinations, have the perfect antidote to winter - a long Easter or Spring break surrounded by crystal-clear waters in the Maldives’; or the tranquillity of Mauritius. For those looking for some adventure, discover Thailand, the ‘land of smiles’, or the ancient heritage of Central Vietnam.
Banyan Tree Group welcomes the new year by clinching a grand total of 8 awards at the recent 2015 Travel & Leisure China Awards ceremony held in Shanghai at The House of Roosevelt on 26 January 2016. Established in 2001, Travel & Leisure is dedicated to explore and advocate life and travel. Travel & Leisure organises the annual Tourism Awards, to recognise the best hotels, spas, airlines, destinations, golf and other categories in travel industry.
An alluring tropical island getaway where panoramic views of the South China Sea meet white sand beaches, Angsana Bintan offers a new dimension for meetings and events away from the bustling city. Book your team a stimulating and inspiring business retreat like no other.
This coming February, couples will have the chance to put a cool spin on their Valentine’s celebration with DJ classes at Phuket’s leading beach club, XANA. The right beat, the correct rhythm, a great song choice and a cool attitude makes a great DJ and sets the tone for an amazing evening. This Valentine’s, XANA Beach Club at Angsana Laguna Phuket has created a unique idea for a special date; a two-hour introductory DJ course to set couples up with skills to become the life of their next party.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day in 2016, couples staying at Angsana Velavaru during the month of February can have their wish come true. Each couple is invited to choose from a list of five complimentary ‘wishes’ ranging from a couples’ cooking or cocktail making class; to a bottle of sparkling wine; a gift of local Maldivian sarongs or complimentary happy hour drinks - what better way to celebrate a wish come true in one of the world’s most romantic destinations.
On this 20th Anniversary of Luang Prabang as a UNESCO Heritage Site, we have put together five of the most amazing ‘off the beaten path’ experiences. Take a step back in time and discover Lao’s many cultural and historical gems, from its golden roofed temples and age old monasteries, stunning natural sights to its charming blend of French and Laotian influences.
Encircled by a beautiful coral reef and crystal clear water, Angsana Ihuru is famous for its dive sites teeming with vibrant sea life. With global climate change, the Maldives face rising sea levels in addition to issues such as overfishing. Angsana Ihuru is proud to be at the forefront of protecting the Indian Ocean’s sensitive eco-system; and, under the guidance of renowned Marine Biologist, Dr. Steven Newman, guests can now play their part to save the planet, enriching their stay with a hands-on experience of marine conservation.
From now till 30 March 2016, enjoy complimentary dining, spa and shopping with Angsana’s Credit Goes To You global promotion where you will receive up to USD200 nett worth of hotel credits per day. Redeem your credits at any of the Angsana hotels’ restaurants, spa and gallery retail outlets during your stay. This is on top of daily breakfast provided for two persons per room per day.
We’ve never really needed a compelling reason to head to Bintan for a weekend island retreat. Imagine, jet skiing and playing beach volleyball by day and reveling in sensational seafood barbeques on the beach with a DJ to entertain by night. Need we say more? Pack your bags because Angsana Bintan is throwing her annual beach party from Thursday 24 September to Saturday 26 September 2015!
Who can say no to an extended time of fun and adventure? Create your spontaneous moments now with Angsana’s Night On Us promotion. Bookable from now till December 2015, enjoy complimentary nights when you book on www.angsana.com/en/offers.