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Singapore’s first Banyan Tree Spa to be unveiled at Marina Bay Sands

Category: Corporate Announcements

21 Apr 2010

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Singapore- Marina Bay Sands has added another world-class brand to enhance its guests’ experiences. After more than a decade spent amassing a portfolio of properties around the world, the award-winning Banyan Tree Holdings Limited (“Banyan Tree”) founded by the entrepreneurial Singaporean husband and wife team Ho KwonPing and Claire Chiang, is set to open its very first Banyan Tree Spa on its home ground. This is a long-anticipated move for what is widely recognized as Singapore’s most successful global hospitality and leading spa brand.

This is expected to be a fruitful homecoming for the Singapore-headquartered company which started out as a single resort in Phuket in 1994. The company has since transformed itself into an innovative, vertically integrated business model comprising multiple business segments ranging from architectural and interior design, to hotels, spas, and retail galleries.

“Marina Bay Sands will welcome our first guests soon, and we’re committed to showcasing the best of Singapore – be it brands or people. There’s no better way to do this than to bring home one of Singapore’s most established global brands – Banyan Tree,” said Marina Bay Sands President and CEO Thomas Arasi. “With Banyan Tree’s strong spa management expertise and unparalleled luxurious treatments, we are confident that the spa experience at Marina Bay Sands will be highly sought after by international travelers and Singaporeans alike.”

Banyan Tree will design and operate the 20,000 square feet Spa and Health Club located on the 55th floor of the spectacular Marina Bay Sands Hotel, which offers panoramic views of the city. The Spa will consist of 15 uniquely designed treatment rooms with nature-inspired themes. In addition, the Health Club will feature a gym and cardio corner, Pilates and yoga, as well as a juice spa.

On its inaugural opening in Singapore, Banyan Tree Executive Chairman Ho KwonPing said, “We’ve always hoped to have a presence in Singapore and are delighted to be working together with renowned partners such as Marina Bay Sands to launch the first Banyan Tree Spa in Singapore. Banyan Tree is all about creating and delivering unforgettable and memorable guest experiences, and our spas are an integral component of this unique experience. The spectacular location we have found to plant our first flag in Singapore will no doubt reinforce our positioning as a premier spa operator and I am confident we will continue to exceed our customers’ expectations.”

All Banyan Tree spa therapists undergo a certified proprietary training program at the Banyan Tree Spa academies in Phuket and Bangkok, Thailand and Lijiang, China to ensure a consistently high level of service and quality. A pioneer of the tropical garden spa concept, Banyan Tree Spa operates over 60 spas spanning more than 20 countries around the world today, and has close to 50 more spas scheduled to open by 2013.

The Health Club at Marina Bay Sands will be opened first in mid-2010, followed by the Spa. The two facilities will be enjoyed by guests staying in the hotel. In the pipeline are exclusive memberships for a select group of clientele.

With 2,560 rooms and suites, Marina Bay Sands Hotel will set new benchmarks with its luxury accommodation, personalized service and round-the-clock dining options. Its three stunning hotel towers are capped by the Sands SkyPark, creating a new landmark in Singapore with its iconic design.