Phuket, Thailand, July 2015 – Banyan Tree Phuket is thrilled to announce the arrival of Alfonso de la Dehesa as its new Executive Chef. Coming to Thailand from the Banyan Tree resort in Cabo Marqués, Mexico, Alfonso brings with him a highly-developed focus on modern and international cuisine, honed over decades of experience at some of the world’s most distinguished restaurants.
Singapore, July 2015 – Banyan Tree Huangshan has officially opened in the misty awe-inspiring landscape of Anhui Province, east of China, enshrouded by the great Mount Huangshan. The 10th Banyan Tree in China, it is 70 minutes away from Huangshan city. Cultural adventurers and explorers will be fascinated by the ancient-styled dwellings of Xidi and Hongcun, two UNESCO world heritage sites and the breath-taking Mount Huangshan with its peculiar shaped granite peaks, woody pine trees and hot springs. This perfect harmony of nature and culture embodies Banyan Tree Huangshan’s dedication to create a Sanctuary for the Senses amidst picturesque landscapes and rich Chinese history.
Vietnam, 18 June 2015 – Laguna Lăng Cô, the first and largest world-class integrated resort in Vietnam, and a premium second home destination development in Central Vietnam by the Banyan Tree Group, announces the appointment of celebrated six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo as its Brand Ambassador. He will represent the brand at his final Open Championship this July and partner the Group on a series of upcoming events including the inaugural Laguna Golf Classic in November 2015 and 11th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final for young golfers in March 2017 to be held at Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club.
Phuket, Thailand, June 2015 – An island paradise of golden sunsets and perfect family moments, Banyan Tree Phuket offers you the natural beauty of sun-kissed beaches, turquoise seas and sunny skies. This summer, enjoy family time in the privacy of your pool villa with the “Sense of Family” package and with the Laguna Summer Family Festival and create wonderful holiday memories with your loved ones.
Singapore, May 2015 – Banyan Tree’s Stay for Good initiatives reinforce the Group’s long-standing commitment to the environment and surrounding communities by highlighting sustainability-oriented guest experiences. To celebrate World Environment Day on 5th June 2015, Stay for Good Greening Communities Together activities will take place in Banyan Tree resorts worldwide. Special tree planting and community clean-ups will support, protect and enhance each resorts’ local environment; the target for 2015 being two trees planted (per room night booked) at each hotel, from 1st to 7th June.
Singapore, April 2015 – A marriage proposal is the most important and nerve-wracking decision a man (or woman) can make. A proposal needs the right venue and ambience, offering romance and intrigue in equal measures. Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is renowned for providing ‘Instagram-worthy’ spots to propose. Whether it’s after a hike through the Rio Secreto, relaxing in a luxurious infinity pool or indulging in an elegant dining experience overlooking the Indian Ocean, Banyan Tree presents some of the world’s most beautiful places to pop the big question.
Singapore, April 2015 – Discover the route less travelled with an ‘Off the Beaten Path’ experience available only at Banyan Tree. Journey back in time to explore an ancient city, be captivated by awe-inspiring views and indulge in a feast of local delights. A variety of enriching journeys await you.
Singapore, February 2015 – Sweeten your Easter this year with a sublime getaway to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations. A Sanctuary for the Senses, Banyan Tree offers a signature blend of romance, adventure and vitality, ensuring you return home with a renewed spring in your step.
Whether it’s riding a camel over the sun soaked dunes; swimming in crystal clear waters with manta rays and turtles; or sipping sunset cocktails on a secluded sandbank, Banyan Tree will tailor-make experiences to create lasting memories with your loved one or family this April.
Singapore, February 2015 – Renowned for its expertise in the art of romance, Banyan Tree has designed a special Art of Romance questionnaire to inspire couples on their holiday, whether they are hopeless romantics or hopeless at romance. Eight fun questions will determine if the couple are one of three types: ‘Traditional Romantics’; ‘Inquisitive’ or ‘Dynamic’. Based on their type, the resort’s romance concierge team will recommend tailor-made experiences for the couple to enjoy, at or around the resort during their stay.
Singapore, January 2015 – On Singapore’s 50th Anniversary, SilkAir and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, two Singapore brands have worked together to craft five one-of-a-kind experiences in Bali, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Lang Co and Phuket. Expect a complete seamless and wonderful travel journey from the moment you step onto the SilkAir flight to your stay experience with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. Packages include full service SilkAir flights, resort stay with daily breakfast, and may include amazing inclusions such as in-villa dining experiences, guided tours, spa treatments and some special surprises along the way.
Singapore, December 2014 – Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings has won the Design Leadership Award 2014 from the Hong Kong Design Centre. He received the award at the BODW Gala Dinner on 5 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, together with two other award recipients Kohei Sugiura for the Lifetime Achievement Award and Arnold Chan for World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer.
Bali, Indonesia – October 2014 – The White Dove, a Wedding Chapel opening in the Summer of 2014 is the latest addition to Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali – the ultimate destination wedding venue perched high on the cliffs of Bali's southernmost peninsular. With three hundred ornamental white doves placed on the side of the chapel and offering romantic vistas of the Indian Ocean, it is the perfect backdrop to celebrate one of life's happiest moments.
Singapore, October 2014: Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts wrap up its 20th anniversary celebrations with the best vacation spots in the region to enjoy year-end festivities. Whether celebrating with a gourmet gastronomical experience, fun in the sun for families and friends, or a big city blow out to count down the final seconds of 2014, there is a Banyan Tree or Angsana destination to suit.
Singapore, October 2014: Celebrating the romance of travel during their 20th Anniversary year, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has selected 10 unique wedding experiences across the world. Whether it’s a formal wedding, relaxed blessing or renewal of vows, the professional wedding teams across the resorts will ensure each and every occasion is as unique as it is seamless.
Singapore, September 2014: As the day turns into night, a favourite holiday past-time is best served at dusk, where a signature cocktail or cool drink provides a fitting farewell to the setting sun. To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, Banyan Tree and sister resort brand, Angsana have selected ten of their favourite places across the world to relax over a sundowner or two.
Singapore, September 2014: To celebrate World Food Day on 16th October 2014, Banyan Tree will launch a special initiative: Stay for Good Feeding Communities Together. During the week of 13th to 19th October, Banyan Tree and Angsana resorts will support and empower communities across the world through food.
Singapore, September 2014 – Step back in time and soak in the rich history and culture of ancient dynasties and kings past. From the centuries-old cities of China to the Mayan ruins in Mexico, the Banyan Tree Group is proud to have a number of resorts in or near UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the world.
Vietnam, September 2014 – Indulge in unlimited soothing massages by masterful therapists daily with our Ultimate Banyan Tree Lăng Cô package. Relax and unwind with a pampering array of spa treatments including soothing body therapies using a combination of restorative strokes and essential oils, refreshing facial treatments and nourishing body scrubs. For those who prefer the great outdoors, tee off and enjoy unlimited golf rounds daily at the 18-hole Sir Nick Faldo Championship Golf Course with its magnificent views of the East Sea and vast mountainscape.