All Banyan Tree Spa therapists are trained at internationally acclaimed Banyan Tree Spa Academies in Phuket in Thailand, and Bintan in Indonesia. First established in Phuket in May 2001, the Academy provides dedicated training facilities to ensure that therapists consistently deliver high-quality treatments that guests have come to expect. Accredited by Thailand’s Education and Public Health Ministries, all Spa Academy therapists undergo at least 350 hours of rigorous theoretical and practical training. Master trainers also provide intensive in-spa training at individual spa outlets worldwide including Greater China. Its rigorous theoretical and practical training ensures therapists deliver consistent service that guests have come to expect from the evolving brand, in line with the Group’s worldwide expansion plans.