2012 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE HOTEL AWARDS HONOUR BANYAN TREE PROPERTIES WORLDWIDE
Singapore, February 2012–Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts start off the new year on a winning note with four of the group’s properties recently honoured in the 2012 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards. Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico, Banyan Tree Al Wadi in the UAE, Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali and Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru in Maldives all achieved high rankings in their respective categories.
Now in its tenth year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honour the world’s best hotels as judged by a discerning panel of experts – real travellers. Winners are selected from millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.
Located on the picturesque shores of Riviera Maya, Mexico’s premier beach destination fronting the Caribbean Sea, Banyan Tree Mayakoba was honoured in three categories, achieving second position for both Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Mexico and Top 25 Relaxation/Spa Hotels in Mexico, and ninth position in the Top 25 Top Hotels in Mexico. With the distinction of being the first Banyan Tree property to open in the Americas, Banyan Tree Mayakoba has built a strong reputation for guests seeking a rejuvenating, luxurious getaway.
Elegant desert spa resort Banyan Tree Al Wadi was ranked in fourth position in the category of Top 25 Relaxation/Spa Hotel in Middle East. Located in tranquil Wadi Khadeja in Ras Al Khaimah, the resort offers guests a unique retreat within its own nature reserve – 60 hectares dedicated to local desert wildlife such as Arabian gazelles and oryxes, as well as a beach club. Banyan Tree Al Wadi also features The Rainforest – the first and only complete hydrothermal experience in the UAE. A signature innovation by Banyan Tree Spa, The Rainforest features invigorating hydrothermal experiences infused with time-honoured Asian wellness philosophies.
Perched 70 metres above sea level on the cliff-top of Bali’s southernmost peninsula, Banyan Tree Ungasan was ranked sixth position in the category of Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Indonesia. Since the resort opened in 2009, it has received rave reviews for its expansive pool villas with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, as well as for its signature restaurant Ju-Ma-Na, helmed by award-winning Chef Mandif Warokka.
Situated on the North Male Atoll in the Maldives, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru was ranked eighth in the category Top 25 All Inclusive Resorts in Asia. Since opening in 1995, the stunning island resort has charmed countless guests with its collection of 48 villas surrounded by white talc sand and captivating views of the Indian Ocean.