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BANYAN TREE HOTELS AND RESORTS ANNOUNCES LATEST AWARDS AND ACCOLADES GARNERED THROUGH Q3 2012

Category: Awards Corporate Announcements

Singapore, October 2012 – Luxury hospitality developer and operator Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts announces that through Q3 2012, the group has garnered 864 awards and accolades since flagship resort Banyan Tree Phuket opened in 1994.  Thus far for Q1- Q3 2012, 82 unique awards have been bestowed on the group.

The quarter began with several accolades for Banyan Tree’s spa practice which is regarded as a benchmark of quality and innovation in the field of wellness with its unique focus on proprietary training for therapists, Asian-inspired treatments and lavish facilities.  The group’s two Mexico-based retreats in Mayakoba and Cabo Marques were cited at the 2nd Annual spAWARDS as two of the Top 50 Spas in Mexico.  Chinese Beauty & Life magazine awarded Banyan Tree Spa the accolade of Best Spa Brand as recommended by editors, and Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia gave Angsana Spa Kuala Lumpur two awards for the Best Body Massage and the Most Luxurious Traditional Pampering Body Treatment. Tripadvisor bestowed a Certificate of Excellence on Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali, and the company received a Gold Award for Best Annual Report from the Singapore Corporate Awards.

During the month of August, Smart Travel Asia gave both Banyan Tree and Angsana brands awards for Best Asian Travel Brands 2012 as part of their Best in Travel PollTime Out Shanghai bestowed awards on three of the Group’s Spas, including Banyan Tree Spa Shanghai for Best Popular Spa, Angsana Spa Hotel Nikko Shanghai for Best Spa Design, and Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund for Best Upcoming Spa. 

The World Travel Awards counted Banyan Tree Cabo Marques as one of Mexico & Central America’s Leading Spa Resorts in their 2012 roundup.  The inaugural Thailand Spa & Wellbeing Awards which were held at the end of September in Bangkok bestowed five accolades on Banyan Tree Spa, recognising the high standards and influence of the group in this domain.  Banyan Tree Samui received the Innovative Spa Treatment award for its signature Rainforest Indulgence treatment, Angsana Laguna Phuket was recognised for it’s Innovative Spa Menu, Banyan Tree Bangkok won in both the Amazing Hotel Spa and Amazing Resort Spa categories, and finally, Banyan Tree Group was awarded as a pioneer in the Spa Product category.