Welcome to Banyan Tree Lijiang

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A very warm welcome to Yunnan and to Lijiang. Yunnan is known as the Natures Garden with lush tropical mountains and rivers, blessed with plenty of sunshine and pleasant weather most of the year.
Lijiang is known as the Venice of the Orient and is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to a unique mixture of several minority communities and ethnic cultures.
The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the Tiger Leaping Gorge as well the Black Dragon Pool are just a few remarkable sites that you could visit within a few hours.
Banyan Tree Lijiang is a multi-award winning resort, recently recognised with a Gold Certification by EarthCeck for its environmentally friendly practices. The resort offers a variety of beautiful and luxurious Villas with stunning views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and also two restaurants. Banyan Tree Lijiang is also the home of the award winning Banyan Tree Spa which one should not miss while visiting Lijiang.
Banyan Tree Lijiang was awarded as one of the Best Hotels in the World for 2014 by T + L Readers.
While at the resort, you could have a casual stroll across to the 800 year old quaint "Old Town" of Shuhe to experience the traditional lifestyles of the minority communities and to enjoy some excellent local cuisine.
Our associates and I look forward to being of assistance to you.
Warm regards,
Michael Thomas


Michael Thomas, a veteran hotelier with over 30 years' experience in the industry, joined Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts in June 2013. Michael is currently the Area General Manager of Banyan Tree Lijiang and Banyan Tree Ringha. He will also assist in the upcoming developments in Lijiang with the Angsana and Cassia projects.
Michael has spent many yearsin the International Hotels arena, was Executive General Manager for Accor Hotels in Bangkok, and also spent time time with the Shangri La group in Hong Kong and the Philippines. He was awarded "Best General Manager" with Accor Hotels in 2005, a Global Recognition due to his very successful management of a Flagship Accor hotel in Thailand. He is no stranger to China, having been General Manager of Sofitel Hyland Shanghai, Sofitel Forebase Chongqing and also at the Palace Hotel in Beijing, in Food and Beverage Management.
Michael is originally from Sri Lanka where he graduated and later, moved oversees to pursue his passion of hospitality. He has travelled extensively and gained tremendous experience in the hospitality industry, with his permanent home now in Australia.