Stay For Good

In our view the mission of business and the purpose of growth are to build a better society for all. We see sustainability not only in terms of the environment, but also in terms of the benefit to the communities we operate in. This has been Banyan Tree's ethos since the company was founded and continues to be the guiding principle. We created ‘Stay for Good' which encompasses our sustainability efforts and encourages our guests to get involved through a number of new initiatives. We believe we can do well and do good at the same time.

All guest who stay at a Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts property Stay For Good.

Green Imperative Fund
The Green Imperative Fund, forms part of the Stay For Good programme, which crowd sources micro-contributions from our guests during their stay with every dollar matched by Banyan Tree. Since the fund's inception in 2001, the Green Imperative Fund has raised more than US$7 million, disbursing over US$4.1 million in support of worthy social and environmental efforts whereby the primary beneficiary is external to Banyan Tree.

Stay for Good: Join In
"Immerse into a host culture, enrich your stay and return home with authentic, rewarding memories."

Greening Communities Together – in celebration with World Environment Day
From 2 – 8 June, all our hotels around the world commit to plant two trees per room night as a gesture of environment conservation and habit protection. You are invited to get involved and be part of this planting effort during this week each year.

Feeding Communities Together – in celebration of World Food Day
From 13 – 19 October, all our hotels and resorts around the world will support and empower communities through food. You are invited to support and serve host communities by preparing and serving meals for local community members.

Pack for a Purpose

Being a proud member of Pack for a Purpose, Banyan Tree Lijiang alleviates poverty by actively carrying out a variety of programs, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination.

Every year on Children's Day (1 June), staffs of Banyan Tree visit Lijiang’s orphanage and Yulong WenHai Primary School to send the children donated money, clothing, books, sporting goods and school supplies. With the information provided by the Women's Federation of Local District, Banyan Tree Lijiang supports 2 local students who has low family income from middle to high school by providing them 5,000 yuan per year. Yunnan Ethnic Minority Student scholarships worth 8,000 yuan of tuition and living expenses are also offered to Lijiang School of Tourism and Culture in Yunnan University. Internships and job opportunities are also provided to these students after university graduation. Welcomed by the school and community, these projects are strongly supported by the Banyan Tree group.

You can also help if you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need. You will make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.
Find out more here.
Pack for a Purpose


Earth Check

  • Carbon (kg CO2-e/Guest Night): 7.4
  • Water (L/Guest Night): 1542.3
  • Waste (L/Guest Night): 4.8