Singapore - 23 January 2017: 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.
Singapore - 8 December 2016: 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.
Koh Samui, Thailand - June 2016: Samui can be called ‘The Island of Coconuts’ as they can be found throughout the whole island and the coconut industry is the second strongest here after tourism. Moreover, locals say that Samui coconuts are the best in Thailand and there are 101 ways to enjoy them!Banyan Tree Samui invites guests to sample the coconut spirit of Samui while relaxing in the comfort of the pool villas set amid the privacy of the resort’s bay as well as enjoy pampering at the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa Samui or enjoy delicious cuisine at the resort’s signature restaurants.
Singapore – May 2016: To commemorate World Environment Day on 5th June 2016, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts invites guests and resort associates to participate in a special project to improve the environment under its global Stay for Good Greening Communities Together initiative. To raise awareness and make a positive impact on the environment and surrounding communities, each hotel and resort will roll out clean-up programmes in their surrounding areas.
Singapore – May 2016: With resorts located in idyllic destinations around the world, and a philosophy rooted in supporting the surrounding natural ecology, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is committed to the conservation of one of the world’s most beloved creatures, the sea turtle. World Turtle Day, on 23rd May, is a worldwide campaign to increase knowledge of and respect for turtles, encouraging them to survive and thrive. To celebrate, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts invites guests to participate in supporting its efforts to protect endangered turtles at its resorts in the Indian Ocean and Thailand.
Singapore – April 2016: Those looking to go beyond the standard chocolate and flowers this Mother’s Day can take inspiration from Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts with their personalised e-Gift card service. Its swift and seamless process means memories can be created at just the click of a button, allowing sons and daughters to show just how much they care with a choice of unforgettable experiences. Voucher values range from USD $50 – $3,000, allowing endless ways for mothers to enjoy their special gift at a host of stunning Banyan Tree resorts, Banyan Tree Galleries (retail outlets) and Banyan Tree Spas across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Mexico, featuring luxury accommodation to exquisite dining, heavenly spa treatments and inspirational activities.
Indonesia – April 2016: Bali is the ideal destination for guests seeking a memorable holiday filled with one-of-a-kind experiences. This spiritual island is teeming with cultural diversity, rich landscapes and stunning seascapes; combined with a local culinary tradition bursting with the fresh flavors of nature; and warm, hospitable people. Banyan Tree Ungasan is the perfect base to discover the magic of Bali where action, relaxation and privacy are complemented by the service and comfort for which Banyan Tree is renowned.
Singapore – April 2016: Discovering fascinating places and stories about people, culture and history, and returning home with a tale, rather than a tan, is a dream holiday for many travellers, young and old. Found in some of the World’s most beautiful off-the-beaten-path locations, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts offers discerning nomads a window into a world of exotic experiences, many of which are waiting to be explored.
China, March 2016: – Adding to the recent increased flight capacity to Beijing from Birmingham with Hainan Airlines; this summer will see the airline adding new routes from Manchester. Proving that China is becoming a ‘must-visit’ destination for curious travellers, China’s world-famous Silk Road was named a ‘destination to watch’ in the ABTA Travel Trends report 2016* whilst historian Michael Wood has delved into the fascinating traditions, history and culture of the country in his recent BBC documentary, ‘The Story of China’.
Bangkok, Thailand – March 2016 – From iridescent temples and floating markets to dinner on the Chao Phraya River and cocktails overlooking the city; the Thai capital is a bustling, vibrant metropolis waiting to be discovered. Located at its heart is the world-renowned urban retreat of Banyan Tree Bangkok offering guests a base to explore the diverse and lively culture of the city.
Riviera Maya, Mexico – February 2016 – Banyan Tree Mayakoba, an award-winning resort on the shores of the Riviera Maya, has introduced HAAB’, an immersive outdoor dining experience that brings to life the ancient culture, customs and cuisine of the Mayan people. Hidden in the jungle, yet steps from the resort, HAAB’ is the first dining experience of its kind, commemorating how the ancient Mayans cultivated their food in agricultural fields and forest gardens, allowing guests to actively participate in the narrative.
Maldives – February 2016 – Every year following the full moon, millions of coral across the Maldives simultaneously spawn and release their eggs creating an awe-inspiring, natural phenomenon and sight to behold. This year the mass coral spawning event is expected to occur during the week after the full moon on March 23rd 2016.
Guests who visit the Maldives during Easter will be able to participate in and observe this spectacle during a special coral spawning night safari arranged by Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Those who prefer to stay on dry land can watch it directly on the beach via a webcam placed on the house reef.
Singapore, February 2016 – 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.
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Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - January 2016 – Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show loved ones how special they are. This year, couples can get a little help from the pioneers of romance, Banyan Tree and their resorts in Ras Al Khaimah. To mark the special occasion, a series of romantic experiences have been created, indulging in-villa spa treatments, stargazing amongst the sand dunes, or enjoying a romantic alfresco dinner.
Seychelles - January 2016 – Couples seeking a romantic beach holiday this Valentine’s need look no further than Banyan Tree Seychelles, a picturesque hideaway nestled along the world-renowned beach of Intendance Bay. Available throughout February 2016, a special experience has been created by Banyan Tree Seychelles, offering couples the opportunity to combine their stay at the spectacular Banyan Tree Seychelles with one night on the nearby, yet other-worldly, Bird Island. Guests who stay a minimum of four nights at Banyan Tree Seychelles between 1 and 28 February on the Sense of Romance package will receive a fifth night complimentary at the special sanctuary of Bird Island (including round trip transfers, domestic flights, accommodation and meals).
Bangkok, Thailand – January 2016 – This February, Executive Chef Vivek Singh, renowned for transforming the face of Indian cooking in the UK, will be the chef-in-residence at Banyan Tree Bangkok. Vivek will host an invitation-only, exclusive cocktail reception and live demonstration for select guests at the hotel on 11th February, followed by an imaginative five-course tasting menu paired with wines at the hotel’s spectacular rooftop restaurant, Vertigo, from 12th to 14th February, perfect for Valentine’s.
Phuket, Thailand, December 2015 – Banyan Tree Phuket has launched an offer to announce its revamp into a signature all-pool villa resort with world-class service. In total, 44 newly-upgraded Deluxe Villas have now transformed into 34 Pool Villas and 10 Banyan Lagoon Pool Villas.
Phuket, Thailand, December 2015 – This holiday season, a wonderful blend of exquisite cuisine and exhilarating entertainment is on offer at Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand. A festive programme including sumptuous gourmet dining choices, plenty of champagne and fine wines, fireworks, as well as the smooth sounds of JIVE, Thailand’s own internationally-recognized band and DJ are all part of the splendid celebrations hosted by the resort. There is no better way to celebrate!
Mexico - December, 2015 – Couples who book and celebrate their wedding at Banyan Tree Mayakoba from now until end of 2016 will receive the gift of an exclusive honeymoon to China’s incredible Yunnan Province, with compliments from Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts.
Singapore, November 2015 – Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with the launch of the new Spa Sanctuary Villa category at all 24 Banyan Tree brand hotels & resorts from 1 December 2015. With a growing number of travellers seeking a getaway to simply relax and recharge, look forward to a holistic spa-centric experience that includes unlimited spa treatments amidst stunning views and the signature Banyan Tree hospitality that will awaken your five senses and help kick start your wellness journey.
Shanghai, China , October 2015 – Banyan Tree Group celebrates its 10th anniversary in China this October. Since the opening of Banyan Tree Ringha in the Shangri-la highlands in 2005, a total of ten Banyan Tree and four Angsana hotels and resorts have been built in China, delighting guests with its strong connection to a sense of place, timelessness, harmony and support of local communities. On this celebratory occasion, Banyan Tree Group cordially invites you to enjoy a gift of CNY1,000 credits when you book the 10th Anniversary Package for your stay in any Banyan Tree or Angsana hotel or resort in China.
UAE, October 2015 – 21st Century travellers are always on the hunt for new experiences and adventure-driven holidays as an alternative to the usual beach holiday. In keeping with this, Banyan Tree Al Wadi and Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach now offer guests free soft drinks in their villa as well as a host of complimentary activities, providing discerning travellers with an opportunity to explore the surrounding desert landscape and immerse in the UAE culture in style. From 1st November, guests who book a villa at either resort can enjoy a complimentary guided nature walk, archery lesson, falconry show and selected kids activities, elevating the already-outstanding luxury experience at Banyan Tree resorts in Ras Al Khaimah.
Singapore, September 2015 – To celebrate World Food Day on 16th October 2015, for the second year in a row, Banyan Tree hotels and resorts across the globe will roll out special activities to support local communities as part of the Group’s initiative: Stay for Good Feeding Communities Together.
Phuket, Thailand, September 2015 – A tranquil oasis in Thailand’s most scenic destination, Banyan Tree Phuket invites you to join in celebrating its highly anticipated re-launch as the island’s most recognised five-star retreat in its 21st year. With a complete redesign of several restaurants and villas, Banyan Tree Phuket offers a distinctive and memorable experience which indulges all your senses.
Singapore, September 2015 – In 1995, Banyan Tree launched its first resort in Bintan, featuring tropical villas ingeniously raised on stilts with endless views of the South China Sea. Since then, Banyan Tree Bintan has blossomed into the quintessential island-getaway resort. To commemorate 20 years, the hotel has launched a celebratory package with special treats for dining and activities for stays from now till 18 December 2015. In addition, as November 20th marks its 20-year anniversary, an exclusive palate-pleasing weekend has been created for guests to share in this joyous occasion.
Singapore, August 2015 – Enjoy up to USD350 nett worth of hotel credits per day with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ Credit Goes To You global promotion. Bookable from now till 30 March 2016, you can redeem the credits at any of the Banyan Tree luxury hotels’ restaurants, spa and gallery retail outlets during your stay. This promotion also includes daily breakfast for two persons per room per night.
Singapore, August 2015 – Pristine beaches, exquisite dining and awe-inspiring destinations await with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ Night On Us promotion. Bookable from now till December 2015, enjoy complimentary nights when you book on www.banyantree.com/en/offers
Singapore, August 2015 – From breathtaking cliff-top dining and private seafood barbeques to lively cookery masterclasses, Banyan Tree Ungasan in Bali is the place for culinary-minded newlyweds looking to discover their passion for gastronomic delights. Blessed with stunning natural surroundings and a bounty of fresh produce on its doorstep, the island of the Gods is an enchanting backdrop for romantic food-lovers on their honeymoon.
Singapore, July 2015 – Koh Samui is the perfect base to explore the wonderful islands in the Gulf of Thailand. The archipelago is home to a huge array of pristine islands and deserted beaches. Banyan Tree Samui has recently commissioned a custom-built speedboat, perfectly designed to discover Thailand’s tropical islands in style. Whether it’s arriving to the resort via speedboat from the airport; making an entrance to a wedding or party on the beach or exploring the stunning beauty of surrounding islands directly from the resort’s private bay, Banyan Tree Samui combines unique cruising experiences with seamless service on board its new speedboat: the ‘Sense of the Sea’.
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 Lang 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 Lang 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 Lang 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.