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BANYAN TREE HOTELS AND RESORTS REACHES OVER 900 AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Category: Awards

Singapore, January 2013 – Luxury hospitality developer and operator Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts has ended 2012 with an additional 136 awards and accolades, pushing its total tally to 917 since opening Banyan Tree Phuket in 1994.

In Q4 last year, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd, Mr. Ho Kwon Ping was honoured with CNBC’s Travel Business Leader Award in Asia Pacific (TBLA) 2012.  The award was presented to Mr. Ho Kwon Ping during the Asia Travel Leaders Summit (ATLS) Gala Dinner on 16 October 2012.  CNBC’s TBLA recognises the business pioneer who has demonstrated leadership excellence in the travel and tourism industry – driving growth, success and profitability. Candidates for this award come from the following sectors: airlines, hospitality, attractions and tour operators, travel agents, and airports.

In China, Banyan Tree continued to receive industry acknowledgement for its two brands. Banyan Tree Group was awarded Best Green Hotel Group at Travel+ and Best Hotel Brand at the 2012 Top Travel Ceremony Hotel Leadership Awards. Angsana Hotels and Resorts took home the Best Hotel Brand for Family at the 2012 Best Voyage Hotel & Resort Value Awards.

At the City Traveler Awards 2012, Banyan Tree secured six awards, including Best Stylish Hotel Award for Angsana Hangzhou, Best Vacation Destination Hotel Award for Banyan Tree Lijiang,The Most Anticipated Hotel Award for Banyan Tree Tianjin Riverside, Best New Opening Hotel Award for Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund, Best Boutique Hotel Award for Banyan Tree Hangzhou and Best Luxury Hotel Award for Banyan Tree Macau. Banyan Tree Sanya secured Best Hotel in Sanya at the 2012 iDeal Shanghai Awards and Best Luxury Hotelat the 2012 Luxury Review. 

Elsewhere in the world, a proud Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali, scooped Indonesia Leading Luxury Resort at The Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards 2012/13. 

At the end of last year, Banyan Tree Spa received a bounty of awards including US SpaFinder Wellness 2012 Readers' Choice Awards for Best Spa Brand as well as Best Spa Operator for the eighth consecutive year at the 23rd Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) Travel Awards 2012.

At SpaChina Awards 2012, Banyan Tree Spa Academy garnered Best Spa Academy of the Year for the third consecutive year whereas Banyan Tree Spa Macau received the Best Spa Design of the Year. At AsiaSpa Awards 2012, Banyan Tree Spa Academy won Best In-Spa Training of the Year, while Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands bagged Best Urban Spa of the Year.    

Banyan Tree Spa in Thailand emerged victorious at the Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2012, with Banyan Tree Spa Samui winning Innovative Spa Treatment – Rainforest Indulgence and Amazing Resort Spa. Banyan Tree Spa Bangkok took home Amazing Hotel Spa and Angsana Spa Laguna Phuket Innovative Spa Menu.