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BANYAN TREE LĂNG CÔ MAKES ITS DEBUT IN CENTRAL VIETNAM IN NOVEMBER

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Vietnam, August 2012– Banyan Tree Group is proud to mark its first footprint in Vietnam with the opening of Banyan Tree Lăng Côon 1 November. Part of Vietnam’s first world-class integrated resort, Laguna Lăng Cô, Banyan Tree Lăng Cô is poised to offer the group’s signature brand of luxurious accommodation with spacious pool villas, award-winning spa facilities, an 18-hole champion golf course, an array of dining venues and much more.

Inspiration

Designed to offer absolute privacy and exclusivity, Banyan Tree Lăng Cô is nestled in a unique crescentbay framed by a three kilometre beach on the Central Coast of Vietnam, an area renowned for its pristine coastline, tropical jungles, rugged mountain peaks and proximity to the country’s most storied UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the cities of Hue and Hoi An along with the relics of My Son. The resort is easily accessible within a 60 minute car ride from Da Nang International airport, which is fed by Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh).

Inspired by the artistic heritage of Vietnamese dynasties past, the resort features 32 lagoon pool villas and 17 beach pool villas set on the shores of Canh Duong beach. The architecture and design of this stunning all-pool villa resort pays contemporary tribute to the cultural richness of the region. Integrating clay tiled pitched roofs, open courtyards and wood rafter ceilings, the main building and villas feature modern interpretations of design elements seen in the traditional garden houses of Hue. Villa interiors are replete with traditional Vietnamese aesthetic themes. Lotus motifs, lacquer and silk embroidery in a neutral palette of earth tones and accents of regal purple adorn fabrics, elegant furnishings, paintings and pottery. Natural materials such as bamboo, wicker, and raffia (palm) ropes are used to create a setting that blend the resort into the lush green forests that surround it.

Dining

Banyan Tree Lăng Cô offers an array of eclectic dining experiences from modern Thai cuisine toFrench specialties with hints of Vietnamese influence.  With indoor and alfresco seating and a show kitchen, The Watercourt serves up a decadent international breakfast buffet and a variety of a la carte dishes in the evening.  Banyan Tree’s signature Thai restaurant, Saffron, offers classic Royal Thai cuisine with a twist.  The elaborate décor of Thai royal purple fabrics and silk embroidery complement expansive views of the shimmering East Sea.  This hilltop restaurant is an idyllic venue for intimate dinners with friends and loved ones.

Azura, a beachfront restaurant, serves Italian fare featuring fresh local seafood. Library offers a sophisticated all-day snack menu featuring a vast selection of teas, along with cocktails and other concoctions. Whether to unwind with a glass of wine before dining at one of the restaurants, or just simply to enjoy a good read, Library is a haven of calm, comfort and impeccable service.

Facilities

Banyan Tree Spa Lăng Cô focuses on a holistic approach of physical and spiritual well-being, drawing on time-honoured Asian spa traditions. Spa therapists are trained at one of the accredited Banyan Tree Spa Academies in Phuket, Thailand; Bintan, Indonesia; or Lijiang, China. Incorporating fresh, indigenous ingredients unique to Vietnam, the signature treatments at Banyan Tree Lăng Cô feature local ingredients as primary components to the treatment recipe, offering guests a truly sensory experience. Leisurely pursuits take centre stage at Banyan Tree Lăng Cô.  A fitness centre and yoga classes are also available.

For guests who are more inclined to the outdoors, the Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club, an 18-hole, par-71 championship course designed by Sir Nick Faldo, delivers a golfing experience that can be enjoyed by skilled and novice players alike. The site’s natural rugged terrain has been preserved, offering a distinctive course with changing landscape framed by mountains on three sides and the East Sea to the west.  The grounds weave between soaring trees, flowing streams, verdant rice paddies and dramatic rock features, and are noted for their oceanfront footage.

With a multitude of activities to choose from, the Water Sports Centre offers an array of marine activities that take advantage of the resort’s unspoiled beach.

With seating of up to 12 people, the handsomely appointed boardroom is suited for small meetings and intimate discussions.

Introductory Offer

To celebrate the opening on 1 November, the resort introduces the Must Stay Banyan Tree Lăng Cô promotion starting from USD735++ per night with a minimum two nights stay. Guests who book for a minimum of two nightsfrom 1 November 2012 through 31 March 2013 are entitled to complimentary credits during their stay that can be redeemed at Banyan Tree Lăng Cô’s restaurants, Banyan Tree Spa Lăng Cô and Banyan Tree Gallery.

Guests who stay two consecutive nights receive USD735 worth of complimentary hotel credits per stay, and guests who stay three consecutive nights receive USD735 worth of complimentary hotel credits per stay plus private round trip transfers.

For more information, please contact Banyan Tree Lăng Cô directly at +84 54 3695 888, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit banyantree.com for online bookings.