Press Releases

Unlimited Spa And New Signature Touchpoints With New Spa Sanctuary Villa Category

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.


Banyan Tree Group Celebrates 10 Years in China
Enjoy CNY1, 000 credits for your stay

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.


Banyan Tree resorts in Ras Al Khaimah announce new Complimentary Activities and Inclusions

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.


Banyan Tree celebrates World Food Day with Stay for Good programme

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.


Banyan Tree Bintan Celebrates 20 Years

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.


Banyan Tree launches Credit Goes To You Global Campaign

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.


Enjoy a ‘Night On Us’ at Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

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


Enjoy Romantic Culinary Experiences in Bali

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.


Explore the Gulf of Thailand with Banyan Tree Samui’s very own Private Speedboat

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’.


El Bulli-Trained Chef Alfonso De La Dehesa Helms F&B At Banyan Tree Phuket

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.


Official Launch of Banyan Tree Huangshan

Singapore, July 2015Banyan 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.


Laguna Lăng Cô appoints celebrated six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo As Brand Ambassador

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.


Perfect Family Moments at Banyan Tree Phuket

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.


Commemorating World Environment Day Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts invite guests to support Green Communities

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.


Discover Instagram-worthy Proposal Spots With Banyan Tree

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.


Go Off The Beaten Path And Discover The World With Banyan Tree

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.


Easter Holidays

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.


The Art Of Romance

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.


5 Iconic Destinations, 5 Exclusive Experiences

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.


Ho Kwon Ping wins prestigious Design Leadership Award 2014

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.


The White Dove at Banyan Tree Ungasan presents an exclusive and intimate new wedding venue in Bali

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.


Fabulous Festive Getaways to Wrap Up 2014

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.


Top Spots to say “I do”

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.


Celebrating 20 years of creating unique Guest Experiences, Banyan Tree presents the World’s Best Sundowner Destinations

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.


Banyan Tree launches Stay for Good ‘Feeding Communities Together’ to celebrate World Food Day

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.


Discover some of the World’s most exciting UNESCO Heritage sites with Banyan Tree and Angsana Hotels & Resorts

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.


Retreat and Rejuvenate – Unlimited Golf & Spa Treatments with Banyan Tree Lăng Cô’s Ultimate Getaway to Central Vietnam

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.